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If you are looking to avoid the “I’m bored” conversations with your kids or grandkids during Spring Break, here are 14 ideas of some cultural activities that will be fun for the entire family!

Family Day at the Museum of North Texas History – March 17

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture presents FREE Family Day at The Museum of North Texas History on March 17 in celebration of The Legends Project honoring Charlye Ola Farris. Ms. Farris holds the distinction of becoming the first African-American woman licensed to practice law in Texas, the first African-American attorney, male or female, in Wichita County, and the first African-American to serve as a judge in the South since Reconstruction.

Our Family Days are designed to celebrate the creative potential in all of us and offer opportunities for kids and their caregivers to create and connect with one another. Each program is unique, fun, and free – emphasizing history, imagination, and hands-on creativity.

After exploring the exhibition, families can engage in art-making at three activity stations. Guest artists from the​ community will share innovative projects they’ve created just for this exhibition.

Encanto Day Camp – March 14

Like many people recently, Little Hearts Dance and the Youth Opportunities Center have discovered Disney’s newest movie Encanto and gotten a little (OK, maybe a lot) obsessed!

On March 14th, they are inviting you all to join them for some fun! They will create their own Miracle Candles, filling them with their own magic and love, decorate terracotta pots, and like Isabela, kids will be able to fill them with their favorite plants. Encanto Day Camp will also include creating some gorgeous butterfly wings matching Mirabel and butterfly’s throughout the movie.

Little Hearts Dance will dance to… YOU GUESSED IT!!! We Don’t Talk About Bruno because who isn’t obsessed with that song?

This camp is offered to kids ages 3 through 12 years! Lunch, water, snacks, and all craft supplies are included. March 14 from 11 am until 2 pm.

Anime: Spring Break Mini-Camp – March 14 to March 16

Are your kids looking for something fun to do over spring break? Join us for our Anime Mini-camp, perfect for beginner and advanced anime students.

Learn about:

  • Drawing anatomy
  • Stylistic development
  • Character development
  • How to professionally sketch, ink, and color your character design
  • All supplies provided
  • Ages: 10 – 18
  • Dates: Monday, March 14 through Wednesday, March 16
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Location: The Kemp

STEAM Spring Break Camp – March 14 to March 18

Spring Break Camp is back again this year at River Bend Nature Center, March 14th through the 18th from 8:30 am to 12 pm.

Join in on all the cool hands-on activities and make new friends. Outdoor adventures await this year’s campers. Every day will explore a different theme. Campers will construct art tool bags and create their own handmade journals.

They will use these items every day as they explore the bottomland forest and nature trails. Campers will use a variety of artistic mediums and materials to construct, paint, and design projects. Innovation and creativity will be at the heart of every activity.

STEAM camp combines components of science, technology, engineering, art, and math in a meaningful, hands-on, engaging, fun week of activity.

$60 for RBNC Members, and $70 for Non-Members

Register here!

March Movie Madness – March 14 to March 17


Come visit the Recreation Department and celebrate Spring Break by joining us for March Movie Madness! The department is located above the Public Library. Movies will be shown in Room 205 at 2:00 p.m. sharp. Free popcorn and lemonade will be provided.

MONDAY: Lego Movie 2
TUESDAY: Encanto
THURSDAY: Turning Red*

*Subject to change (dependent on release date) – replacement is Coco.

Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Elementary Art: Spring Break Mini-Camp – March 14 to March 16

  • Learn about a variety of art materials and processes
  • All supplies provided
  • Ages: 5 – 9
  • Dates: Monday, March 14 through Wednesday, March 16
  • Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: The Kemp

Spring Break Animal Show – March 15 and March 17

Join River Bend Nature Center for its Spring Break Animal Show. Learn all about some of our live exhibits up close! You will see Barred Tiger Salamanders, Ornate Box Turtles, Tarantulas, and more! This program is included with general admission of the STEAM Spring Break.

Green Succulent Painting – March 17

Join How Great Thou Art/Painting Studio at the Kemp Center for the Arts located at 1300 Lamar in downtown Wichita Falls and paint this fun artwork with step-by-step instruction. For ages 12 and up! The painting will begin at 6 pm.

Southwestern Regional Rendezvous – March 12, 13 and 19

The Southwestern Regional Rendezvous is a historical re-enactment portraying the western fur-trapping mountain men, women, and their families of the 1800-1840s. The last rendezvous was held in Nocona back in 2018. The public is invited to visit the gathering on March 12, 13, and 19 at 5423 FM 1956 in Nocona. The entry fee is $5 per person, free for kids under 12.

Bus Tour: Oklahoma City Ballet – Saturday, March 19

Join the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas for a bus tour to see a lively performance and learning experience at Oklahoma City Ballet’s Susan E. Brackett Dance Center.

This award-winning facility is the home of the OKC Ballet dance school and features a beautiful, intimate performance space. The Future Voices program focuses on choreography, giving guests an up-close look at the inner workings of performance creation. Seating is extremely limited! Tickets are available through March 12.

The bus tour includes:

  • discounted ticket to Oklahoma City Ballet
  • light snacks on the way to and from OKC
  • break for lunch
  • Lunch is not included in the ticket price.
  • Guests will self-pay for a lunch from a selected menu (restaurant TBA)

Get bus tour tickets HERE!

Nature Tots: Plants Everywhere! – March 19

Join River Bend Nature Center on Saturday, March 19th, from 11 am-12 pm for our Nature Tots program, Plants Everywhere!

  • Read plant stories!
  • Act in a plant skit!
  • What do plants need?
  • What’s inside a seed?
  • Plant an amazing plant!

This program is for ages 2-6, is included with general admission, and is free for RBNC members. Nature Tots begins at 11:00 am, and it is not a come-and-go program. Sponsored in part by Southwest Wichita Falls Rotary Club.

General admission: $6, Children/Seniors/Military/Students: $5, and Children 1 and Under and RBNC members are free.

Fatherhood Family Fun Day – March 19

Come celebrate spring with music, food, games, a bounce house, and other outdoor activities. Fatherhood Family Fun Day is March 19 from 11 am to 1 pm at the All Hands Cultural Community Center at 302 Tulsa Street. The event is hosted by 24/7 Fatherhood Engagement.

Science Saturday: All About Green! – March 19

Join Riverbend Nature Center on Saturday, March 19th, from 1 pm- 2 pm for our Science Saturday program, All About Green!

  • Get a microscopic view of how plants work!
  • Learn the science behind the green pigment -chlorophyll!
  • Learn the photosynthesis dance!
  • Plant and take home a native producer for your yard!

This program is for ages k-8th, is included with general admission, and is free for RBNC members. Science Saturday begins at 1 pm, and it is not a come-and-go program. General admission: $6, Children/Seniors/Military/Students: $5, and Children 1 and Under and RBNC members are free.

Bubbles the Turtle – March 19

Join How Great Thou Art Painting Studio at the historic Kemp Center for the Arts for this fun family workshop for all ages! Canvases are pre-sketched with the general shape. Learn fine art skills along the way! It is taking place from 2 pm to 3:30 pm.