2016 Spring Break Safari Week!
Explore nature with us March 14 - 18!

Join us as we celebrate Spring Break in Garden Style! Activities are free with paid garden admission and are geared toward all ages. Remember that Tuesdays are always free (Butterfly House exhibit is regular admission).

Each day of the week has a special nature theme. With 20 activities and 15 crafts throughout the week, you can keep coming back with fun new experiences all week long.
At 11 am, enjoy nature walks or outdoor activities.
At noon, enjoy our butterfly release talk in the Butterfly House.
At 1 pm, we'll hold an active game.
At 2 pm, we'll hold two story times (one for pre-school and one for elementary aged kids).
At 3 pm, enjoy animal encounters or interactive activities.
Enjoy come-and-go crafts each day!

For each activity listed below, the activity starts on the hour and lasts about 30 minutes. Please make sure you arrive at the activity site a little before the hour, so you don't miss anything. Crafts are come-and-go between 11 am and 3:30 pm. If we run out of materials for a specific craft, we'll substitute it with something just as fun!

Monarch Monday!

11 am – Butterfly Life Cycle Hunt/Touch & Feel
1 pm – They Gotta Go to Mexico
2 pm – Story time: Fly, Monarch, Fly/Monarch of Aster Way
3 pm – Try to Fly
Activity – Butterfly Dress Up
Craft #1 – Monarch Ring
Craft #2 – Caterpillar to Butterfly

Monarch wings

Green in the City Tuesday

All day: meet our North Texas Master Naturalists and Reading Partners!
11 am – Garden Walk
1 pm – Recycled Paper Making
2 pm – Story time: Recycle Every Day/Empty Lot
3 pm – Critter Talk
Craft #1 – Bottle Terrariums
Craft #2 – Compost in a Bag
Activity – Nature Touch Boxes/p>

Bug noculars

Wacky Water Wednesday

All day: Meet the folks at Cease the Grease!
11 am – Bubbles!
1 pm – Wandering Water Game
2 pm – Story time: "The Rain Came Down," "A Drop of Water"
3 pm – Drip & Drop’s Puppet Show
Craft #1 - Painting with Icicles
Craft #2 – Paper Porthole
Activity – Water Table

Butterfly House

Creepy Crawly Thursday

All day: meet our Reading Partners!

11 am – Bug Hunt
1 pm – Snake Tail Tag
2 pm – Story time: Rattlesnake’s Tale/Magic School Bus gets Ants in it’s Pants
3 pm – Meet the Snakes!
Craft #1 – Swirly Snake
Craft #2 – tba
Activity – Noodle Snake

Garden in the City

Fur & Flight Friday

11 am – Birding Walk
1 pm – tba
2 pm – Story time – Arthur’s Nose/ Flora’s Surprise
3 pm – Bird Beak Buffet
Craft #1 – tba
Craft #2 – M is for Mouse
Craft #3 – tba