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Spring Break Activities in Colorado Springs

Spring break in Colorado Springs is the perfect time to take that family road trip. Whether it's a full week of fun at camps offered by America's only mountain zoo, a mine-craft themed excursion or a cycling experience to enjoy the beauty of Colorado Springs and the surrounding region, there are plenty spring break activities and ways to learn a thing or two during a spring break in Colorado; even when school isn't in session.

The Western Museum of Mining and Industry

Western Museum of Mining and Industry
Bricks-4-Kidz Spring Break Camps

WMMI has partnered with Bricks-4-Kidz, to provide spring break camp programs for children where We learn, We build, We play… with LEGO® bricks. Specially designed project kits and theme-based models provide the building blocks for our approach to educational play. Campers will face new challenges each day, building motorized models and learning STEM principles along the way! Programs are created and designed by engineers and architects, with exciting themes like Star Wars and Super heroes! Prices range from $50 to $75. Visit www.bricks4kidz.com/cos-pikespeak to register, or for schedules, dates, and more. 

Where: Western Museum of Mining and Industry
When: Star Wars Space Adventures mini camp:March 23-24, 2015 from 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
          Super Hero Academy mini camp: March 25-27, 2015 from 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost: Prices range from $50 to $75

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Western Museum of Mining and Industry

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is hosting (2) full week camps, "Amazing Animals" - Ages 5-7 and "Junior Veterinarian" for ages 8-10. Each day will include time inside and outside as well as up-close and personal time with some Zoo animals. Participants may attend all five days or any number of days through the week. March 23 - 27. Details can be found online.

Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
When: March 23-27, 2015
Cost: Varies upon camp chosen

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum offers their free 30 minute “Windows into History Tour” each Saturday including March 21 and 28. Not able to make this special program? The museum is open and free to the public from 10am-5pm Tuesday through Saturday. Find tour details here.

Where: Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
When: Every Saturday through the year; 12:00-12:45pm
Cost: FREE

Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs World Arena

The Harlem Globetrotters will be performing at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs on March 6, 2015. America's favorite family show is coming to Colorado Springs and taking fan participation to the extreme by letting fans decide which NEW Globetrotter rule they'll add to the game like 6 on 5 or the Trick Shot Challenge! Experience hours of fun for kids, grandparents and everyone in between. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit us online.

Where: Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs
When: March 6, 2015; 7pm
Cost: $19-$121 depending on seating

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Paint a different kind of spring break at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Sign up now for one of eight amazing art workshops, March 23-27, at The Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art for ages 6 to adult. Younger kids can discover the crazy possibilities of working with acrylics, watercolors, pastels and Piñata, while older kids will learn how to turn old T-shirts into works of art, weave yarn, create anime and a lot more. The workshops are 4 day sessions. For more information, check out the event schedule and choose your workshop.

Where: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
When: March 23-27, 2015
Cost:  Varies depending on which workshop you take

Fountain Creek Nature Center

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Be one with the outdoors during Fountain Creek Nature Center's spring break Nature Camp: "Watershed Warriors". Playtime in the woods, building forts, fishing, games, and making friends are portals to learning about nature and ourselves. Through a variety of daily topics, nature campers will discover the world around them and how to be stewards of the environment. The week concludes with a jeopardy competition between parents and campers and a week-in-review DVD. Free t-shirt included. BYO lunch and re-usable water bottle. Prepaid registration required. Limit 30 children. Some scholarships available; applications due two weeks prior to camp session. E-mail nancybernard@elpasoco.com for more information. To register call 719-520-6745.

Where: Fountain Creek Nature Center
When: Varies on camp
Cost:  Varies on camp

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region 

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

Looking for ways spring break activities to keep the kids busy? Join the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region for new adventures at Camp Whiskers & Wags: Spring Edition – where kids and critters become friends! Camp Whiskers & Wags helps kids foster a respect for animals through engaging activities, encourages compassionate actions, and teaches responsible pet ownership. Best of all, campers participate in hands-on activities with animals of all shapes and sizes! One-day camps run March 24 – 27 for kids 6 to 12 years old.

Where: Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region
When: March 24-27 (each day is age specific. Please check online.)
Cost:  $45

CityROCK Colorado Springs

CityROCK Colorado Springs

It's Springtime! So, come out of hibernation and be a ClimBEAR! Join CityROCK Indoor and Outdoor Camps for kids ages 4-12. From March 23-27 9am-12pm, your kids can get all that spring break energy out!!

Where: CityROCK
When: March 23-27; 9am-12pm
Cost:  $54/daily 
          $49 if you pre-register(by 9 p.m. the day before camp date)
          $49 for muliple days
          $229/week

Spring Break at The Broadmoor

Broadmoor Hotel

Take a Spring Break Getaway this year at The Broadmoor. Our special package includes classic accommodations per night (upgrade options available), a 20% discount on golf green fee, kids 10 and under eat free with a paying adult, discount on the adult ticket price at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and 25% discount off of published suite rates.

Where: The Broadmoor; 1 Lake Avenue
When: March 1 - April 30, 2015
Cost:  Starting at $110 per person based on double occupancy, not including taxes and fees

Space Foundation Discovery Center

Space Foundation Discovery Center

The Space Foundation Discovery Center is preparing to spend spring break with the public by exploring science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) in a week filled with “tinkering” activities.

A variety of activities are planned which are appropriate for children ages 4-8 with an adult helper and ages 9-17 on their own. Each day of the event will provide a new hands-on activity to engage students in the STEAM subjects. The week-long event will wrap-up with the construction of a Chain Reaction Machine, also known as a Rube Goldberg Machine, which will be launched at noon on Saturday, March 28.

The following activities* are included in the daily admission price to the Discovery Center:

Tuesday - Friday activities are offered from 11:00 a.m. - noon and from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 24 - Junk Art Creations: Take recycled material and make a space-themed art product
  • Wednesday, March 25 - Spray Paint Space Art: Enjoy making outrageous works of art with a cool spray painting technique
  • Thursday, March 26 - Create an Automaton: Enjoy a playful way of exploring simple mechanical elements with a personalized creative machine
  • Friday, March 27- Make Photograms: Enjoy creating photographic images with light sensitive paper
  • Saturday, March 28 – (10:00 – noon) - Chain Reaction Machine (Rube Goldberg Machine): Show off your best science and engineering skills and help the Space Foundation create one massive Chain Reaction Machine. Bring your own materials or your own chain reaction machine and add it to everyone else's to create one huge machine. We'll launch our Chain Reaction Machine at noon on Saturday, March 28.
                
    Other featured activities included in Discovery Center admission, March 24-28 In our Lockheed Martin Space Education Center:
  • Tuesday and Thursday, Minecraft from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., in our AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory
  • Wednesday and Friday, Kerbal  from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., in our AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory
  • Saturday, Mars Robotics Laboratory activities, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 Tinkering Stations available throughout the week:

  • Light Boxes
  • K'NEX toys for build and exploring
  • Windtubes
  • Marble Maze
  • Cloud Chamber

Online registration is available.

*Activities are subject to change, and parents/guardian must accompany children.