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Spring Break Specials

Festival
Museum-wide
FREE
No Ticket Required
children creating crafts

Make memories at the museum as it comes alive for Spring Break!

Celebrate the turn in the weather, a week off from school, and our new exhibition, Exquisite Creatures, with creative activities for all ages. Create with local artists in the studios, explore the galleries, enjoy live performances as a family, learn from artist demos and community partners, and more!

Looking for even more to do at your museum? Be sure to check out the exhibition during your Spring Break visit and keep an eye out for more activities as we finalize the week’s lineup!

Free, no tickets required. Drop in anytime from 1 to 4 p.m.

What to Expect

Saturday, March 16, 12–4 PM
Museum-wide: Creature Fest

Sunday, March 17, 1–4 PM
Durand & Estes: Drop-in Artmaking (Butterfly Suncatchers)
Bellows & Cassatt: StoneLion Puppet Theatre presents Backyard Buggin’
Garrison Lobby: APYO Quartet
Walker Landing: Trails & Grounds Nature Walk

Monday, March 18, 1–4 PM
Durand & Estes: Drop-in Artmaking (Flower Collages)
Galleries: Scavenger Hunt
Garrison Lobby: Ozark Natural Science Center
The Studio: Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society

Wednesday, March 20, 1–4 PM
Durand & Estes: Drop-in Artmaking (Habitat Shadow Boxes)
Bellows & Cassatt: Spring Baskets with Althea Wiles
The Studio: Exploring Geology with Dr. Van Brahana

Thursday, March 21, 1–4 PM
Durand & Estes: Drop-in Artmaking (Crazy Critters)
The Studio: Trails & Grounds
Walker Landing: Tai Chi with Terence Lee
Galleries: Scavenger Hunt

Friday, March 22, 1–4 PM
Durand & Estes: Drop-in Artmaking (Flower Collages)
Bellows & Cassatt: Trails & Grounds
Walker Landing: Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation Performance & Artmaking
The Studio: Jay Schneider from Hobbs State Park

Saturday, March 23, 1–4 PM
Durand & Estes: Drop-in Artmaking (Butterfly Suncatchers)
Walker Landing: Balloon Animals and Face Painting with Jolly Bugs
Walker Landing: Live Music (Candy Lee & the Backyard Bugs)
Galleries: Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, March 24, 1–4 PM
Durand & Estes: Drop-in Artmaking (Habitat Shadow Boxes)
The Studio: University of Arkansas Isely Baerg, Entomology Club
Walker Landing: Live Music (Shaky Bugs)
Lower Lobby: Board Game Bar
Galleries: Scavenger Hunt

About Exquisite Creatures

Exquisite Creatures is a dialogue with art, nature, and science that asks the question: what is it about the natural world that calls to us? Throughout the exhibition, artist and naturalist Christopher Marley reflects on humanity’s intimate relationship with nature, revealing its intricate beauty and diversity through three-dimensional works comprised of animal, mineral, and plant specimens arranged in precise, geometric compositions. Shown together, the works create an immersive environment which inspires wonder and fosters a desire to preserve the natural world.