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Looking For Spring Break Entertainment That’s Not So Normal?

Are your kids home from school this week? Why not expose them to something a little less conventional? Here’s some ideas.


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When it comes to spring break, Houston is not at a loss of things to do: The Rodeo, the zoo, the movies…

But instead of just passive activities, what about stuff that’s hands-on?

“They’re doing these little air rockets with little targets, they’re making insta-snow, they’re doing slime. They’re doing a lot of really fun, creative things,” says Lori San Miguel, Discovery Green’s programming and communications coordinator.

Through Friday, they’re hosting Discovery STEM — which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It is designed to get kids excited about all things science.

But if you’re looking for something on the literary side, The Printing Museum is presenting KidZine, where kids can learn how to create and publish their own magazines. The museum’s Mark Osborne says they just need to bring one thing with them: “They just need to come with ideas about what they’d like to say in their zine.”

If magazine-making doesn’t really grab their attention, there’s always the Alamo Drafthouse. This Wednesday night, it’s the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Party with all you can eat pizza. (And if you’re a Gen X-er, you’ll probably also enjoy this trip down memory lane.)