Exploration Place has a full week of activities planned for spring break! Spend a day enjoying the national touring exhibit, Discover the Ice Age, enjoy a Voyage to Vietnam with the spring break Tet Festival activities, then take in the new dome movie, Titans of the Ice Age at the Boeing Dome Theater.
Pick up an Explore Card and get $2 off admission! Plus, your museum admission includes a game of mini-golf by the river!
Scroll down to see the day-by-day scheduled spring break activities.
Kids in grades K-5 can also spend the week mastering super skills through amazing feats of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with Exploration Place’s Spring Break Edventures. Spring Break Edventures are camps for kids, which will be held weekdays, March 17 and 20-24, 2017. Edventures are $35 per day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with before and after care available for an additional fee.
Teens and older kids in grades 5-9 can participate in Tinker Tech Spring Edventures March 20-24, learning how to design their own video games using coding skills, Raspberry Pi’s, Bloxels, and more. Registration fee is $150. TinkerTech is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, with before and after care available for an additional fee.
Exploration Place Spring/Summer Hours
Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Live Science shows are held on Saturdays and Sundays, and are included with museum admission. Check out exploration.org for complete details.
Exploration Place Spring Break Activities, day by day:
Friday, March 17 – Sunday, March 26
1 – 4 p.m. daily, unless otherwise noted. All activities subject to change without notice.
Immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture with special dances, fashion shows, food, music and more.
- Friday, March 17
Create a rubber band jump rope. Practice Vietnamese calligraphy, make ornaments, lion dance puppets and your own firework painting.
- SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, March 18 – Museum Tet Festival
Enjoy fireworks and a performance by the St. Anthony Lion Dance Team. Then nibble on Vietnamese food samples at the Vendor Marketplace (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.). Learn Vietnamese vocabulary, such as colors, numbers and food. Participate in several hands-on traditional Vietnamese activities including calligraphy, fruit carving, games, and more.
- Sunday, March 19
Talk with local Vietnamese volunteers wearing different clothes that represent the culture. Take a selfie with props including fans, dress, lanterns and more.
- Monday, March 20
Assemble a rubber band jump rope. Listen to classical Vietnamese music. Write your favorite wish and add it to lucky trees.
- Tuesday, March 21
Put on your dancing shoes and try a short routine with the Vietnamese Student Association. Enjoy classical Vietnamese music. Create a firework painting and make lion dance puppets.
- Wednesday, March 22
Play Vietnamese games including B?u Cua Cá C?p, Tiên Len and Ch?i Chuy_n. Learn Vietnamese calligraphy. Find out about the five fruits on the Tet celebration’s ancestral altar.
- SPECIAL Senior Wednesday session!
March 22, 1:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of eating at a Vietnamese restaurant. Make your own spring roll with the help of Vietnamese volunteers. Admission: $4 (plus tax). For ages 55 and older.
- Thursday, March 23
Put on your dancing shoes and try a short routine with the Vietnamese Student Association. Create lion dance puppets and your own firework painting.
- Friday, March 24
Play Vietnamese games, including B?u Cua Cá C?p, Tiên Len, Ch?i Chuy_n and more.
- Saturday, March 25
Meet and take your picture with Miss Vietnam and the Vietnamese Pageant Court. Enjoy a showcase of Áo Dài, the national dress of Vietnam. Learn Vietnamese vocabulary, such as colors, numbers and food. Interact with the lion dance performed by Phap Hoa Temple Lion Dance Team and enjoy the Vietnamese Student Association as they perform a cultural dance while wearing traditional clothing.
- Sunday, March 26
Meet and talk with Miss Vietnam and her Pageant Court. Create a firework painting and make lion dance puppets.