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What to Do on Spring Break

Submitted by on Sunday, 11 March 2012No Comment

Looking for FREE things to do this week during the 2012 Spring Break?

Amie McNamara, interim Youth Programs Coordinator at YFT, has put together a list of some free and almost free ideas for you so you don’t have to do, ugh, “research”, while on break!

YFT’s Dallas location will be opening early at 2:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday all week.

YFT is hosting a field trip to the Dallas Aquarium on Tuesday, March 13th.  Be at the center at noon for lunch.  We will leave for the aquarium after lunch and return to the center at about 4:30pm.  $5.00 is all you will need for food, transportation, and admission to the aquarium.  Amie needs to know who will be attending so she can get an accurate count for passes so please let her know by email ( or telephone (214-879-0400).

Events at YFT this week (remember, we open early all week):

  • Sunday, 5:00pm — YFT Collin County: Spring Break Edition (@NTYC in Allen)
  • Tuesday, 12:00pm – Lunch and Dallas Aquarium trip:  It’s only $5!
  • Tuesday, 7pm — GLEE Watch Party:  Who cares if it’s a rerun?
  • Wednesday, 6:3pm — “Redbox” Wednesday:  Join us for a featured film
  • Thursday, 6:15p — Spirituality Discussion Group: Join David for this week’s discussion
  • Thursday, 7:30pm — Big Group: LAMDA Legal is joining us this week
  • Friday, 6:00pm — St. Patrick’s Day Party!!!!
  • Saturday, 10:00am — Youth Defenders: Join Jeremy and Shawn for a day of self defense training

Free Stuff To Do in Dallas:

  • Dallas Museum of Art  §
    1717 N. Harwood, 214-922-1200.
    Underground parking is available for a fee, nearby pay lots and on-street. Parking is free for members.
    Free Hours: Thursday 5-9pm and the first Tuesday of the month
  • Crow Collection of Asian Art §
    2010 Flora at Harwood, 214-979-6430. Parking in nearby pay lots or at the DMA.
    Hours: Tue – Sun 10-5, open Thur until 9. Free!
  • Museum of Geometric and Madi Art §
    3109 Carlisle, 214-885-7802. Free parking.
    Hours: Tue – Sat 11-5, Thur until 8, Sun 1-5. Cost: Free!
  • Meadows Museum §
    5900 Bishop, 214-768-2516. On the Southern Methodist University Campus. Visitor parking is nearby.
    Free Thursday 5-8pm
  • Bath House Cultural Center §
    521 E. Lather, 214-670-8749. Plenty of free parking.
    Hours: Tue-Sat 10-6.
    Comments: Small gallery showing local artists, also a small theatre. Located on the shores of beautiful White Rock Lake.
  • Dallas Center for Contemporary Art §
    2801 Swiss Avenue, 214-821-2522. Plenty of free parking.
    Hours: Tue-Sat 10-5.
    Comments: Rotating shows of local and regional contemporary art. Located in a historic area.
  • McKinney Avenue Contemporary §
    3120 McKinney, 214-935-1212. Free parking.
    Hours: Wed – Sat 11-10, Sun 1-5. Cost: Free!
    Comments: The MAC shows local and national contemporary art and it also has two theaters. An easy drive from the museums, there are great places to eat and shop in the area as well. It’s the best art space in town and the best for supporting local artists.
  • Walking Tours of Dallas Public Art §
    Comments: Maps and information on over 30 public works of art.
  • Texas Discovery Gardens §
    Explore the 7.5 acres of diverse garden styles and botanicals. Native plants as well as plant species from other regions of the world are on display along with a butterfly house and insectariums.
    Where: 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
    When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesdays (Gardens only)
    Phone: 214-428-7476 ext. 341
  • Oak Cliff Cultural Center §
    Features art exhibitions, artist workshops, art, music, and dance classes, summer camps, and cultural festivals for both children and adults.
    Where: 223 W. Jefferson Blvd.
    When: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturdays
    Phone: 214-670-3777
  • The Art Gallery at Bishop Arts Theater Center §  
    One of the best places to find eclectic artwork. Curator Frank Frazier will introduce you to the works of real masters
    Where: 215 S. Tyler St.
    When: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Mondays – Thursdays
    Phone: 214-948-0716
  • Goss Michael Foundation § 
    The collaborative effort of Kenny Goss and recording artist George Michael. Founded in 2007, the foundation exists in order to provide a forum for British Contemporary art by presenting exhibitions, programs and resources to educate, engage and inspire youth and adult audiences in the Dallas area and abroad. While admission is free, donations are gladly accepted.
    Where: 1405 Turtle Creek Blvd.
    When: Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Phone: 214-696-0555
  • The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art §
    Forces its patrons to think outside of the box! This artform which emphasizes innovative designs using an array of geometric forms, focuses on the playful, whimsical side of art that breaches the square and rectangular boundaries that restrain traditional art.
    Where: 3109 Carlisle St.
    When: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursdays; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sundays, closed Monday
    Phone: 214-855-7802

Enjoy your Spring Break and stay safe!

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