Spring Break Des Moines 2019

Spring Break Des Moines 2019

Spring Break Des Moines 2019 is just around the corner. There are several classes and workshops being held all over Des Moines. Check out this great list below and register quickly. These classes can fill-up super fast. If I am missing your class or workshop, let me know. Make sure to check out our event calendar to stay up-to-date with events and activities.

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Artfull

Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 22

Spring Break camp registration is open! Artfull will host two sessions. Mornings from 9 a.m. to Noon for grades K-2 and afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. for grades 3-5. Come explore an entire galaxy of art!

Blank Park Zoo

Monday, March 18 – Wednesday, March 20 

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

$111 members; $156 non-members

This year’s Spring Safari theme is Zoo Clues. Take a look and you can find signs of animals everywhere outside! From scat to tracks, animals leave clues all around that we can use to figure out what they have been up to. Pull out the magnifying glasses and tweezers and join us as we become true Animal Detectives! This fun-packed camp will consist of hands-on lessons, games, art, zoo exploration, and live animal encounters. For children ages 5 to 9 years.

The Brenton Arboretum 

Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 22

Various times

Enjoy various workshops and programs during Spring Break week at The Brenton Arboretum. Each day offers a different theme. Make sure you register!

Monday: Movie Monday; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Tie Dye Tuesday; 11 a.m. to Noon

Wednesday: Wilder Wednesday; 11 a.m. to Noon

Thursday: Thoughtful Thursday; 11 a.m. to Noon

Friday: Filthy Friday; 11 a.m. to Noon

Climb Iowa 

Session 1: March 18-19

Session 2: March 21-22

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

$125 member; $140 non-member 

Climb Iowa camps will introduce young adventurers to rock climbing, but we won’t stop there. Children will learn about trust, teamwork, and problem solving while developing their rock climbing skills through interactive games and activities. For ages 8 to 13 years old.

Des Moines Art Center

Various days and times

The Des Moines Art Center offers classes for all ages throughout the year.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Tuesday, March 19 – Friday, March 22

Looking for a fun family experience over spring break? Join us for an array of drop-in activities (free with paid admission) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and explore the diversity of leaves with games, crafts, and activities. Members $20 Youth/Adult Pair, $15 Additional Youth; Nonmembers $25 Youth/Adult Pair, $20 Additional Youth.

Leaf Printmaking

Tuesday, March 19

10:30-11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.

Explore different printmaking techniques and create multiple unique works of art that celebrate leaves.

Look into Leaves

Wednesday, March 20

10:30- 11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.

Zoom into leaves as we explore the food factory of plants! Find out why plants are green and how photosynthesis works, then create beautiful leaf prints to take home.

Leafy Lanterns

Thursday, March 21

10:30-11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.

Light up your spring with botanically inspired leaf lanterns! Participants will use natural materials to build their own paper lantern to take home.

Herb Window Box

Friday, March 22

10:30-11:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m.

Taste a variety of different herbs and then plant your own window box. This easy-to-care-for project is perfect for indoor growing and will make your recipes taste great.

Lee Cole’s MagiCamp 

Tuesday, March 19 & Thursday, March 21 

9 to 11:45 a.m. 

Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge 

Your kids will spend two days learning from professional magician Lee Cole on how to entertain and amaze your friends and family!  ll magic material are provided. 

Living History Farms 

Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 22 

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Camps are offered as 1-day or 5-day experiences. Receive a 15% discount if you are a member. There are three themes to choose from Celebrations Around the World, Preservers of the Land, Families in 1900 and more. Prices vary on camp and how many days your child attends.

Pioneer Columbus Community Center

Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 22

Various Times

Monday, March 18

  • Imagination Playschool – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ages 7 and under)
  • ASAP Art – 9:30 to 11 a.m. (open to all ages)

Tuesday, March 19

  • Imagination Playschool – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ages 7 and under)
  • Soccer skills clinic – 10 a.m. to Noon (ages 5-12)
  • ASAP Art – 9:30 to 11 a.m. (open to all ages)

Wednesday, March 20

  • Imagination Playschool –  9 a.m. to 2 p.m.(ages 7 and under)
  • Baseball skills clinic – 10 a.m. to Noon (ages 5-12)
  • ASAP Art – 9:30 to 11 a.m. (open to all ages)

Thursday, March 21

  • Imagination Playschool – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ages 7 and under)
  • Basketball skills clinic – 10 a.m. to Noon (ages 5-12)
  • ASAP Art – 9:30 to 11 a.m. (open to all ages)

Friday, March 22 – 10 a.m. to Noon

  • Imagination Playschool –9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ages 7 and under)
  • ASAP Art – 9:30 to 11 a.m. (open to all ages)
  • Movie in the gym (TBD) – Noon

Skate North

Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 22

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Learn how to skate at Skate School during Spring Break. Open to ages 5-12, beginner and intermediate skaters. $45 + tax

Spring Break Archery

Thursday, March 21 & Friday, March 22

1 to 4 p.m. 

Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge 

$30

Looking for something fun to do during your spring break? How about spending some time at the Raccoon River Park Archery Facility? You will have the opportunity to practice your archery skills and possibly learn some new ones in this spring break day camp.

Urbandale Swimming Pool 

Special Spring Break Hours: Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 22 open 1 to 4 p.m. additionally to their normal hours.

Normal Hours: Monday – Thursday 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, March 20: Pool Carnival; 1 to 4 p.m. $6 per person for this event.

2 years of age & under free with paid adult; 3 years of age & older: $5; Annual Passes are available. Learn more here

 

Spring Break in Des Moines 2019 may be cold and snowy or rainy and warm. Make sure you check out Des Moines Indoor Activities for Kids for options to run and play indoors over Spring Break.

 

 

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