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Spring Break Activities in Colorado Springs

 Be sure to check back in February 2017 for Spring Break 2017 activities!

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.

 

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Western Museum of Mining and IndustryCheyenne Mountain Zoo is hosting a full week camp, for ages 4-5, 5-7, and 8-11. Each day will include time inside and outside as well as up-close and personal time with some Zoo animals. Details for each age group and daily breakdowns can be found online or call 719-424-7827.

Where: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
When: March 21-25, 2016
Cost: Varies upon camp chosen

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Colorado Springs Pioneers MuseumColorado Springs Pioneers Museum offers their free 30 minute “Windows into History Tour” each Saturday including March 19 and 26. 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 and 2:00-2:45pm
Cost: FREE, Donations welcomed

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Colorado Springs Fine Arts CenterElephant and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense in this vaudevillian adventure perfect for young audiences. A musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems' beloved, award-winning, best-selling children's books.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit us online.

Where: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
When: February 13-March 13, 2016; Weekend matinees at 1 and 4 pm.
Cost:  $10-$20

Bear Creek Nature Center

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
The Art of Being a Child in Nature. Please call Maria at 719-520-6972 for details and registration.

Where: Bear Creek Nature Center
When: March 21-25, 2016, 9am-3pm
Cost:  $130 for member children, $140 for non-member children

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region 

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak RegionLooking for 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! Campers will be introduced to a variety of animals around the shelter, design toys and treats for shelter animals, enjoy games and activities, visit with critters, and have lots of fun.

For more information or to register, please visit us online or call 719-302-8739.

Where: Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region
When: One-day camps are March 22-25, 2016, 9am-3pm
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 21-25, 2016; 9am-12pm
Cost:  $54/daily 
          $49 pre-registration until Mar. 18
          $229/week

For more information, visit us online or call 719-634-9099

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 26.

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 22 - Make a Mini Lamp: Take recycled material and electronics to create your own mini lamp
  • Wednesday, March 23 - Spray Paint Space Art: Enjoy making outrageous works of art with a cool spray painting technique
  • Thursday, March 24 - Create an Automaton: Enjoy a playful way of exploring simple mechanical elements with a personalized creative machine
  • Friday, March 25- Paint with Light: Enjoy creating photographic images with different light sources to make a one-of-a-kind photo
  • Saturday, March 26 – (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 26.
                
    Other featured activities included in Discovery Center admission:
  • Tuesday-Friday, Minecraft from 3:00 - 4:00 pm, in our AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory
  • Saturday, Mars Robotics Laboratory activities, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Tinkering Stations available throughout the week:

  • Strawbee's
  • K'NEX toys for build and exploring
  • Windtubes
  • Ball Maze
  • Cloud Chamber
  • KEVA Planks
  • Circuit Blocks

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

 

Art School

Colorado Springs Fine Arts CenterDrive your and your child's artistic passions at the Fine Art Center's Bemis School of Art during Spring Break. Experienced artists and art instructors, large studios and limited class size create a motivational and supportive environment to develop talents.

Eight varying classes will be offered at differing age levels. Visit our website to learn more.

Where: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
When: March 21-25, 2016
Cost: Varies

Spring Break at The Broadmoor

Broadmoor HotelTake 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.

For more information please visit us online or call 855-421-0165.

Where: The Broadmoor
When: March 1 - April 30, 2016
Cost:  Starting at $115 per person based on double occupancy, not including taxes and fees

Garden of the Gods RV Resort

Garden of the Gods RV ResortSpring is right around the corner. Bring the whole family - even the furry ones! Enjoy nature during the day and cozy around a campfire in the evening.

For more information please visit us online or call 719-475-9450.

Where: Garden of the Gods RV Resort
When: 2016
Cost:  Please call for pricing and reservations