Looking for some spring break family fun that won’t strain your wallet? We’ve compiled a short list of free admission activities across Dallas-Fort Worth. Check individual websites for schedule changes and other updates.
SPRING TAKEOVER IN LEGACY HALL
Weekday activities are planned in the outdoor Box Garden at Legacy Hall, including a fun day for the whole family March 10 with a bounce house, face painting and more. Spider-Man, Wonder Woman and Captain America will be on site 13 March for a superhero stage show and lunch. There will also be children’s yoga (March 14), a movie day (March 15) and a magic show (March 16). The activities are free except for the purchase of food and drink. The hall’s restaurants and food stalls will have child-friendly items on the menu.
Continues through March 16 at various times at Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano. Free. legacyfoodhall.com.
SPRING SUB-CRIME BATTLE STYLE
Head to the Fort Worth Stockyards for free activities every day. In addition to the twice-daily cattle drives on Exchange Avenue at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., families can enjoy live music and lawn games while enjoying the wild west atmosphere.
Continues until March 19, daily from 10 a.m. at the Fort Worth Stockyards, 131 E. Exchange, Fort Worth. Free. fortworthstockyards.org/events/spring-breakaway.
SPRING BREAK IN THE PARK
Visit Klyde Warren Park, the downtown deck park, for Cliburn Kids concerts, movies in the park (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on 11th of March), arcade fun, Perot Museum and Dallas Children’s Theater pop-ups and more. Times vary; check the website for each day’s schedule.
March 11-19, various times daily at Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas. Free. klydewarrenpark.org.
ART BREAK! SPRING BREAK IN THE MODERN
Families can spend time in the galleries to see paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos up close. Stop at the Art Break stations to hear from local artists or museum docents and take part in gallery projects. On 13 March and 17, admission is free for all, and visitors are invited to participate in collaborative art building. On 13 Marchchildren can enjoy free hot dogs and lemonade in Cafe Modern.
March 13-17, daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. Children under 18 enter free every day, and there will be free entry for everyone on 13 and 17 March. themodern.org.
SPRING BREAK FAMILY FUN
Visit the Dallas Museum of Art during spring break for art making, family-friendly tours, guest lectures and activities inspired by works of art in the museum’s collection.
14.–17. March, daily at various times at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas. Free. dma.org.
SPRING BREAK AT THE CARTER’S
All ages are invited to participate in gallery games, art making and other daily creative challenges.
March 14-17, daily from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Free. cartermuseum.org.
MOVIE ON THE LAWN
AT&T Discovery District’s outdoor movie series kicks off a new season with a screening of Top Gun: Maverick on the huge media wall. Entry is free, and snacks and drinks can be purchased. Free parking is available in the garage at 1212 Jackson St. with merchant validation from the Exchange Food Hall, Jaxon Beer Garden or Experience Store.
15 March at 7 p.m. at the AT&T Discovery District, 208 S. Akard St., Dallas. Free. discoverydistrict.att.com/things-to-do-in-dallas.