Spring Break is here. Kids are out of school, college students are cleaning out pantries and parents and guardians are silently crying. Thankfully, if your family doesn’t have any vacation plans for Spring Break, Arkansas has plenty of camps and programs to keep your household occupied. Browse through the list below to find an event your youngins (or bigguns) would be interested in, which could very well be all of them if you’re lucky.
Amazeum Spring Break Camps: Academy of Superheroes and Villains
Where: Scott Family Amazeum (Bentonville)
Join the Amazeum for a week of mastering hero and villain skills. The “Academy” will test forensic abilities and problem-solving skills in hero classes while exploring the ins and outs of being as sneaky as a villain. Your child will find out whether they’re a hero or a villain.
Where: Community Creative Center (Fayetteville)
Head to the Community Creative Center to let your kids learn how to work a pottery wheel. Pick up new skills, get creative and take home some handmade art!
Spring Break at the Jones Center
Where: The Jones Center (Springdale)
Enjoy extending skating hours, swimming and daily activities at the Jones Center. Something new is happening every day so your kids will never get bored. Craft in the lobby on Monday, dive into movies at the pool on Tuesday, jump on inflatables in the gym on Wednesday, bike and play games on Thursday and skate like Elsa on Friday.
Spring Break Volleyball Camp
Where: Arkansas Volley Hogs (Springdale)
Put down the Roku remote and suggest to the kids the Arkansas Volley Hogs Spring Break Volleyball Camp. Available for grade levels 3rd-6th, 6th-8th and 9th-12th, sign them up and prepare a trophy shelf for when they become champions.
Spring Break: Peel Compton Foundation Events
The Peel Compton Foundation has various programs planned for the week for your kiddos to choose from. There will be hands-on camps and experiences at the Coler Mountain Bike Preserve, The Quiver Archery Range, Osage Park and the Peel Museum & Botanical Garden.
Arkansas Spring Break Week
Where: Petit Jean State Park (Morrilton)
According to Petit Jean State Park, school is so last week. The park staff has planned family-friendly programs to forget all about bell schedules, school lunches and waking up early. Guided nature hikes, games, tours and stories are only naming a few of the events Petit Jean has in store, so drive up and check it out!
Spring Break at the Library
Where: Jonesboro Public Library
Welcome to kids of all ages, join the librarians at the Jonesboro Public Library for a week full of activities. From costume tea parties to kids yoga, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Spring Break at Jacksonport
Where: Jacksonport State Park (Newport)
Schools out and state parks are in for Spring Break! Join park interpreters for themed programs and interactive activities. Space may be limited, so get in touch with the park for more information.
Wiggle Worms: Dinosaur Skeletons
Where: Museum of Discovery (Little Rock)
Museum of Discovery’s “Wiggle Worms” introduces children and their families to science through hands-on activities. For the week of Spring Break, the topic is “Dinosaur Skeletons.” Let your kids get their hands dirty and learn about all the different kinds of dinosaurs that once roamed the Earth. The program will start with a book reading and then move on to the activities.
Arkansas Spring Break Programming
Where: Pinnacle Mountain State Park (Little Rock)
The staff at Pinnacle Mountain have organized special programs for every member of the family to enjoy. The theme for this year is outdoor recreation meaning that each day will be dedicated to an outdoor activity such as kayaking, hiking, biking, camping and more.
Grab N’ Go Activity Bags
Where: Nixon Library (Jacksonville)
When: Library hours
The Nixon Library has STEAM-inspired activity bags available for preschool and school-age kids. Swing by and pick up bags to keep your little ones entertained and learning. Find more information here.
Digging into Spring Break
Where: Rogers Historical Museum
When: 10 am to noon, March 22 and March 24
Ages 6 to 12 are welcome to join the staff at the Rogers Historical Museum for fun at the Excavation Station and Connecting-The-Pots. Kids will become archaeologists digging for artifacts and learning how to document their finds. Find more information about this exciting opportunity here.
Seafari: A Conservation Zoo Cruise
Where: Little Rock Zoo
When: 9 am to 4 pm, March 18 – 27
If you’re unable to go on a physical cruise this year, why not go on a special Seafari Cruise at the zoo? Stop at educational ports and learn about the animals in each stop. Additionally, the carousel will be in operation and there will be food trucks including Flossie’s Funnel Cakes, Wentworth’s BBQ, W&M Concessions and Juicy J’s Chicken and Fish. Find more information about this grounded cruise here!
Spring Break Camp
Where: Young Chef’s Academy (Rogers)
When: 9 am to noon, March 21 – March 25
Let your little baking partner gain some more culinary experience at Young Chef’s Academy Spring Culinary Camp. Kids will explore a variety of cooking techniques, flavors and learning moments to take home and use the next time they’re helping with dinner. Find more information here!
Movies at the Fayetteville Public Library
Where: Fayetteville Public Library Event Center
When: 2 pm, March 21 – March 25
Visit the Fayetteville Public Library for free movie screenings for the whole family. Seating is first-come, so get there early with the kids!
Monday: Clifford the Big Red Dog
Tuesday: PAW Patrol: The Movie
Wednesday: Encanto (Spanish)
Thursday: The Addams Family 2
Friday: Ron’s Gone Wrong
Imagine Studios Art Camps
Where: Imagine Studios (Rogers)
When: 9 am to noon, March 21 – March 25
For kids K-5th grade, Imagine Studios is offering art camps every day of Spring Break. Kids can draw, paint and create with watercolor, pottery, canvas, crafts and more with different themes each day. Find more information here!
Spring Break Specials
Where: Crystal Bridges (Bentonville)
When: 1 pm to 4 pm, March 19 – 27
Crystal Bridges has planned creative activities for all ages every afternoon of Spring Break. Create with artists, explore rare books in the library, enjoy live performances, play board games and learn about birds and blooms from guest speakers. Find more information here.