Spring Break Activities

  • Date(s): March 14, 2023 - March 18, 2023

Mar. 14-18: Fabulous Fauna of Texas! Humans have interacted with animals since we first inhabited Texas--as a source for food, feathers, fur and bone, and in spiritual practices. Participate in FREE Spring Break activities and explore the animals that call Texas home. Activities will be held between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day, and are free and open to the public. Supplies provided for the first 50 participants each day. Take home kits and the Skull Terrarium Workshop require a fee.

TUESDAY, March 14:  REPTILES--Create a snake out of a cardboard tube, and an ornate box turtle out of metallic relief paper. Take home kit:  Lizard lanyard

WEDNESDAY, March 15:  BIRDS--Watch an origami demonstration and create your own birds, make a masquerade mask that looks like a Texas bird, and create a felt bird magnet. Take home kit: Bird masquerade mask
THURSDAY, March 16:  NOCTURNAL ANIMALS--Play a glow-in-the-dark ringtail ring-toss game, and create a mask that makes you "see" like an owl. Take home kit: Bat mobile
FRIDAY, March 17:  MAMMALS--Walk a mammal maze to match the animal to their habitat, and create a felt mammal pin to wear. Take home kit: Mammal pin

SATURDAY, March 18:  PREHISTORIC ANIMALS--Construct a saber-toothed cat paper model, make your own animal tooth necklace using self-hardening clay, and create a mammoth magnet or pin.

SATURDAY, March 18: SKULL TERRARIUM WORKSHOP--Create a skull terrarium with a small animal skull, a succulent, and decorative rocks. Recommended for ages 12+. Limited to 10 students. Advance registration encouraged to ensure your space. Fee is $15 per person for museum members; $20 per person for non-members.

Take home kits are $5 each. Buy 4 or more take-home kits and receive 25% off! Purchase in-person or online for pick-up at the museum, Mar. 14-18.