Spring Break Programs

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Rocks Rock (All Ages)

Rocks RockLocation: Oliver Nature Park

Cost: $2 per person.

When: 03/10 - 1:30-2:30 PM

Have you noticed painted rocks throughout Mansfield? Join us at Oliver Nature Park and paint your own rocks to hide! Each registered participant will receive two rocks to paint. All supplies will be provided. Pre-registration required. Register Now

Children's Gardening (5Y+)

Location: Oliver Nature Park

Cost: $7/$9 per person. Save $2 with MAC membership.

When: 03/12 - 1:30-2:30 PM 

Join us for a children's gardening class where children will learn about seeds, soil, and plant a seed to take home! Children will dissect seeds during class to learn about the inner seed structures. We will also take a walk to our garden to look at the native sprouting plants during the class. Pre-registration required. Register Now

Spring Scavenger Hunt Hike (All Ages)

Location: Oliver Nature Park

Cost: $8/$10 per person. Save $2 with MAC membership.

When: 03/13 - 1-2:30 PM

Come see Oliver Nature Park during spring to explore how nature changes and adapts to the season. Enjoy a naturalist-led walk with the purpose of searching, examining, learning, and checking off the unique spring finds on your scavenger hunt list. All participants over 2 years of age must pre-register for this program. Each child/family must have at least one adult attending and registered for the program. We encourage this program for the whole family! Register Now

Animal Science (5Y+)

 Location: Oliver Nature Park

Cost: $7/$9 per person. Save $2 with MAC membership.

When:  03/14 - 2-3 PM

Have you ever wondered how animal's adaptions help them survive, find their food, or make their home? Join us for a class all about animals! Students will help create puzzles for our Wildlife Ambassadors to solve, test their sense of smell, and more! Pre-registration required. Register Now

Intro to Fishing (3-16Y)

FishingLocation: Oliver Nature Park

Cost: $7/$9 per person. Save $2 with MAC membership.

When: 03/14 - 6-7 PM

Ready to cast your bait and reel in the big fish this spring, but not sure how or where to start? Join us for beginning fishing classes. We supply the equipment and bait! This class is for junior anglers ages 3-16. (All anglers over 16 years of age must have a valid Texas fishing license to fish in Mansfield Parks.) Pre-registration required. Register Now

Fossil Finders (5Y+)

Location: Oliver Nature Park

Cost: $7/$9 per person. Save $2 with MAC membership.

When: 03/15 - 12:30-1:30 PM

What are fossils? How are they made? After a geology-based lesson, we will take a walk with a naturalist to discover the fossils hidden in Oliver Nature Park. Pre-registration required. Register Now

Paleontology (8-13Y)

Location: Oliver Nature Park

Cost: $7/$9 per person. Save $2 with MAC membership.

When: 03/15 - 2-3 PM

Paleontology is the study of fossils, how they are formed, and what they can tell us about the history of the Earth. After a paleontology lesson, we will take a walk with a naturalist through Oliver Nature Park to find fossil evidence of the sea that used to cover this part of Texas.Pre-registration required. Register Now

Kayaking at Britton Park (7Y+)

KayakingLocation: Britton Park

Cost: $22/$24 per person. Save $2 with MAC membership.

When: 03/16 - 10-11:30 AM

Take a break from the hiking trails and get on the water! We will go out in dual-seated kayaks along the creek on Joe Pool Lake. Participants will enjoy a scenic paddle looking for wildlife and plants with a naturalist, who will also instruct on safety and proper techniques.  Each child ages 7-17 years must be accompanied by an adult on the tour. Pre-registration required. Register Now

Painting at the Park (5Y+)

Location: Oliver Nature Park

Cost: $27/$32 per person. Save $2 with MAC membership.

When: 03/16 - 1-2:30 PM - Monarch Butterfly 

Join us for a painting class at Oliver Nature Park. An artist will guide you step-by-step as you create your masterpiece.  This class is geared towards participants ages 5 and up, with no prior experience required! All materials will be supplied. Pre-registration required. Register Now