Take a Spring Break 2012 in Central Oklahoma Frontier Country - Central Oklahoma Frontier Country

Take a Spring Break 2012 in Central Oklahoma Frontier Country

Posted by Katie Puckett on 02/27/2012


Central Oklahoma is home to many camps and activities for children, sporting events and plenty of exhibits and attractions for all ages to experience this spring break. Save money on gas and enjoy weeks of entertainment and exploring in the 12 central counties of Oklahoma, known as Frontier Country.

Here's a list of spring break happenings right here in Central Oklahoma:


Camps:

March 12-16 & March 19-23 - SPRING BREAK ART CAMP
City Arts Center, Oklahoma City
Info: Viva el Arte’ or ‘Live Art’ is the theme for our next Spring Break art camps inspired by the exhibition, Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art, from the Bank of America Collection. City Arts Center has created stimulating and artistic opportunities for children age 5-13 years.
For more information: 405-951-0000, [email protected]

March 12-16 & March 19-23 - DID YOU EVER SPRING BREAK CAMP
Science Museum Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
Info: Did You Ever Spring Break Camp explores creating music with a Tesla Coil, trapping a Lightning Bolt, freezing a Rainbow, levitating a Pencil, making it Snow Inside and much more! From 9 a.m to 4 p.m. daily.
For more information: 405-602-3760

March 16-17 - BRIGHT NIGHT OF STAR WARS
Science Museum Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
Info: Join us as we go deep into the Science of light sabers and explore the forces of both Isaac Newton and Yoda. From 6 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Cost is $35 for museum members and $45 for non-members.
For more information: 405-602-3760

March 19-23 - MAD SCIENCE SPRING BREAK CAMP
Moore Community Center, Moore
Info: When school is out, Mad Science is in. Your child, ages 6-11, can continue to learn even when school is out! Camp is from 9 a.m. to noon daily. The course is “Science in Motion” and “Science Adventure Quest” with instructor Derick Brock. Price is $100.
For more information: www.cityofmoore.com


Fun Spring Break Events for All Ages:

March 16-24 - SUPER SPRING BREAK AT THE NATIONAL COWBOY MUSEUM
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City
Info: The museum celebrates three Native American art exhibits with daily programming. Enjoy Native American art demonstrations, gallery walks, The Museum Sidewalk Sale and more.
For more information and schedule of events: 405-478-2250, www.nationalcowboymuseum.org 

March 17-25 - SPRING BREAK BLAST 2012
Andy Alligator’s Fun Park, Norman
Info: Enjoy family fun all Spring Break at Andy Alligator’s Fun Park. Monday-Friday extra inflatable attractions will be available for guests purchasing the Unlimited Fun Passes. Everyday enter to win Waterpark passes to the new Andy Alligator’s Water Park opening in May.
For more information: 405-321-7275, www.AndyAlligators.com

March 17 - ST. PATRICK'S DAY CRUISE
Regatta Landing at the Oklahoma River, Oklahoma City
Info: Enjoy a St. Patty’s Day Cruise on the Oklahoma River with appetizers, lively music, dancing and more from 5:30 to 7 p.m.! The cruise will depart Regatta Landing at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $35 per person and includes a souvenir mug.
For more information: 405-702-7755x106, www.okrivercruises.com

March 17 - GHOSTS OF FORT RENO TOURS
Historic Fort Reno, El Reno
Info: By lantern light, hear stories of restless spirits of the old post, along with some of the unsolved mysteries and murders that occurred here. Begins at 7:30 p.m.
For more information: 405-262-3987, www.fortreno.org

March 19-23 - SPRING BREAK ESCAPE
Sam Noble Museum, Norman
Info: From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, engage your senses as you spring into the natural and cultural history of Oklahoma! Daily activities include crafts, auditorium shows, storytelling, scavenger hunts and more! All programs are free with museum admission. Check out the museum website for more info and a full schedule of events, available March 1.
For more information: www.snomnh.ou.edu

March 19-24 - ORR FAMILY FARM OPEN FOR SPRING BREAK
The Orr Family Farm, Oklahoma City
Info: Join us for Spring Break fun! Come ride the zip line, pet the animals in the animal barn, take a train or pony ride and of course play on the giant jumping pillows and playground! Fun for the whole family. Cost is $10.50 per person.
For more information: 405-799-3276, www.orrfamilyfarm.com

March 23-25 - LAZY E - TRI K WINTER BARREL BLAST
Lazy E Arena, Guthrie
For more information:  405-282-RIDE, www.lazye.com

March 25 - CRYSTAL BRIDGE TROPICAL CONSERVATORY 24TH ANNIVERSARY
Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, Oklahoma City
Info: All guests recieve FREE admission all day! Enjoy more than 1,000 tropical plants and recent renovations making the Crystal Bridge brighter than ever!
For more information: 405-297-3995, www.myriadgardens.com


Exhibits:

Through March 25 - “PICTORIAL RUGS OF THE ORIENT”
Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Shawnee
Info: A rare assemblage of pictorial rugs from the Middle East features rugs from private collections in the United States. Persian rugs with images of people are extremely rare.
For more information: 405-878-5300, www.mgmoa.org

Through May 4 - “MIRADAS: ANCIENT ROOTS IN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY MEXICAN ART”
City Arts Center, Oklahoma City
Info: Free and open to the public, this unique survey of over 90 works examines and celebrates work by artists on both sides of the border –American and Mexican-American. Included in the exhibition are works by some of the best-known Mexican artists – Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Gabriel Orozco, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Gunther Gerzso – as well as Mexican-American artists such as Judithe Hernandez, Roberto Juarez and Robert Graham.
For more information: 405-951-0000, www.cityartscenter.org

Through May 13 - “WARRIOR SPIRITS: OCEANIC ARTS”
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman
Info: This exhibition features nearly 100 objects that were created and used by the indigenous peoples of present-day Papua New Guinea and West Papua, Indonesia. Warrior Spirits reflects the diversity of the island regions, highlighting ceremonial traditions and featuring weapons including carved shields, war-clubs, bows and arrows, plus carved daggers made from the bones of cassowary birds. The exhibition features maps and graphics along with audio and video elements.
For more information: 405-325-4712, www.snomnh.ou.edu

Through September 16 - “A CENTURY OF MAGIC: THE ANIMATION OF THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS”
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman
Info: This exhibit surveys many of the major Disney animated films beginning with the first feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), and concluding with Fantasia/2000 (1999). This exhibition, from a private collection, includes more than 80 cels used in the original production of the animated films and offers visitors the opportunity to view the artistry of the animators’ work.
For more information: 405-325-3272, www.ou.edu/fjjma

March 17-April 8 - SPRING INTO COLOR FLORAL EXHIBIT
Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Conservatory, Oklahoma City
Info: Jump into spring with this brilliant display of 5,000 tulips and daffodils representing every color in the spectrum! Located inside the Crystal Bridge and outside on the grounds of the Gardens, these gorgeous blooms are bound to put a spring in your step.
For more information: 405-297-3995, www.myriadgardens.com