10 spring break activities for under $10

10 spring break activities for under $10

Timothy Hursley

The AT&T Performing Arts Center

Claire Peralta, Staff Reporter

1. Public ArtWalk Dallas!

“Public ArtWalk Dallas! is a free, self-guided art walk promoting a healthy lifestyle through increased awareness and appreciation of public art in downtown Dallas.

The ArtWalk is a 3.3 mile route highlighting thirty pieces of art and architecture in the Arts District and downtown Dallas.”

Cost: $0
Take a self-guided tour of the Downtown Dallas Arts District and its main attractions.
Website: http://www.publicartwalkdallas.org/en/index.shtml
Guide: http://www.publicartwalkdallas.org/en/map.shtml

2. Old Spaghetti Warehouse
“In 1972, the first Spaghetti Warehouse opened in the old warehouse district of downtown Dallas. Victor Petta Jr. created hearty, made from scratch favorites by combining recipes handed down through generations of the Petta family with American abundance. Chef Victor also invented our patented system for cooking pasta to create perfect al dente pasta every time. Our commitment to quality has seen the Spaghetti Warehouse grow to more than 16 restaurants in 7 states – and we’re still growing.”
Cost: Spaghetti and Meatballs $6
Visit the historic Old Spaghetti Warehouse and eat a hearty meal for under $10.
Menu: http://www.meatballs.com/menu/submain.html
Coupons- http://www.40meatballs.com/?page_id=1417

3. Dallas Farmers Market
“The Dallas Farmers Market is a one-stop shop for all your produce, meat, floral and specialty-food needs. It is one of the largest public markets of its type in the country, open seven days a week from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, 362 days a year.
Farmers from 150 miles around come to the Dallas Farmers Market, giving you the chance to “buy locally.” These certified local producers offer a wide array of seasonal produce, from tomatoes to sweet potatoes, peaches to watermelons. Other produce vendors complement these local offerings, with everything from Mexican avocados to Washington apples.”
Cost: $0
Visit the farmers market and see what the local land has to offer.

4. Bishop Arts District
“The Bishop Arts District is home to over 60 Independent boutiques, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, theatres and art galleries. Located in the heart of North Oak Cliff, one of Dallas’ most unique neighborhoods.”
Cost: $0
Home to the Bishop Street Market, an abundance of vintage and antique shops, diners, restaurants, and boutiques, this colourful neighborhood doesn’t fall short of places to go and things to see.

5.Texas Discovery Gardens
“Located in Dallas’ historic Fair Park, Texas Discovery Gardens is a year-round organically maintained urban oasis filled with natural wonders. Family festivals, free admission days, and our extensive (and growing) EarthKeepers® student education program introduce children and adults to natural outdoor learning experiences.”
Cost: Butterfly house and Garden admission- $8 per adult  
Take a day off for nature, and visit the Texas Discovery gardens and the Butterfly House in Fair Park.
For more pricing information, directions, and general information:

6.Crow Collection of Asian Art
“The Crow Collection of Asian Art is a permanent collection of galleries dedicated to arts and cultures of China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. At the center’s base is a sculpture garden featuring statues from the French masters in a peaceful setting of cascading waters.”
Cost: $0
On Thursday, March 15, the museum will be offering “The Arts of Japan” exhibit from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. in addition to the many attractions already offered at the beautiful museum.

7. Nasher Sculpture Center
“An outdoor “roofless” museum situated in downtown Dallas housing the sculpture collection of Raymond and Patsy Nasher.”
Cost: $10 per adult/$5 per student with ID
View the massive and beautiful sculptures from the collection of Raymond and Patsy Nasher. All outdoors, this museum features open, outdoor art viewing experiences.
For admission, opening times, etc. Visit: http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/

8. Klyde Warren Park
“Klyde Warren Park creates green space “out of thin air” that connects the vibrant Uptown neighborhood with the Dallas Arts District and downtown.”
Cost: $0
Take a yoga class, zumba class, or a 360 Skyline Tour in the newly opened Klyde Warren Park.
For schedules and more information visit:

9. Heard Museum
“Founded in 1967, the Heard consists of a 289 acre wildlife sanctuary and a natural science museum for the primary purpose of educating children about nature. The Heard exists to bring nature and people together to discover, enjoy, experience, restore, and preserve our priceless environment.”
Cost: $10 per adult
Very close to home, visit the nature trails, ropes courses, and exhibitions that the Heard Natural Science Museum has to offer.

10. Dallas Museum of Art
“We collect, preserve, present, and interpret works of art of the highest quality from diverse cultures and many centuries, including that of our own time. We ignite the power of art, embracing our responsibility to engage and educate our community, to contribute to cultural knowledge, and to advance creative endeavor.”
Cost: General Admission- $0
Since January 2013, general admission to the DMA has been of no cost. View the art, and go on a self-guided tour with your smartphone at DMA.mobi. For more information and hours of operation visit: http://www.dallasmuseumofart.org/