In Arizona, school starts early, our spring break is early, and our kids get out of school early.
A lot of schools have already started spring break this week (ours is next week) so I thought I would share some fun things to do on spring break!
(Some of these are Arizona focused, but hopefully it will give you some ideas if you aren’t local!)
2. Desert Breeze Park
3. Tumbleweed Park
4. Spring training
5. Phoenix Zoo
6. Out of Africa Wildlife Reserve
7. Wildlife World Zoo
8. Tour a dairy farm
9. Castles & Coasters
12. Movies (in home or at a theater)
13. Mini Golf
14. Head up north for a snow day
18. Ice Skating
19. Bounce U
21. Kiwanis Wave Pool
22. Arizona Renaissance Festival
23. As You Wish
26. Grand Canyon
27. Tumbleweed Recreation Center
29. Create a scavenger hunt in the neighborhood
30. Attend a play
31. Attend a music show (ie: The Duttons!)
32. Go on a picnic
33. Sea Life
There are Sea Life Aquariums all over the
I can tell you that Sea Life Arizona is having a Spring special –
For a limited time, admission to Sea Life Arizona is only $10 per ticket (normally they are $11 and up.)
In addition – opening March 20th (although you are going to want to watch my instagram feed on the 19th) – Sea Life Arizona will have a new exhibit!
Octopus Hideout features five tanks of cephalopods (meaning “head foot” because their heads are attached to their feet). The Giant Pacific Octopus will reside in one of the largest tanks in the exhibit, but that does not belittle the other fascinating creatures in the exhibit. The Common Cuttlefish and Dwarf Cuttlefish are strangely adorable, with eight arms and two tentacles used for eating. The deep-dwelling Chambered Nautilus looks like something from a sci-fi movie with its 90 tentacles, hard shell and primitive eyes. Last but not least the Peacock Mantis Shrimp rounds out the exhibit. A common predator of cephalopods, the Mantis Shrimp can “punch” its claws fast enough to break glass- don’t worry; this creature will have a tank of her own!
Octopus Hideout opens to the public March 20, 2015. It is a traveling exhibit and will be on display at SEA LIFE Arizona through the rest of 2015.
My family and I will be getting a sneak preview the evening of the 19th which is why I’m telling you ahead of time, you will want to be following me on instagram!
Be sure to check your own Sea Life Aquarium to see what is coming to you! (PS: A quick look showed Sea Life Minnesota getting Stingray Adventure!)
Hopefully these fun things to do on spring break help keep you and the kids from getting the b-word (you know, bored!) And if I missed an idea, please feel free to leave a comment an add it!