Spring Break 2022 is almost here and we have a fun set of events & activities lined up. Enjoy Spring Break with your family and friends at the famous playground of the Southwest – Galveston Island!
Galveston offers fun and exciting activities that kids and adults alike will surely enjoy. From Mardi Gras pageantry at the Bryan Museum to FREE Sandcastle Building Lessons from a professional sandcastle builder! There are also aqua parks, theme parks, and even a museum on a ship – so many options and events you can include in your itinerary when you are on the island.
With its warm weather and beautiful beaches and a roster of fun places to be, Galveston is not a place you want to miss out on! Here is a list of 10 Best Events during Spring Break on this wonderful island!
Spring Break 2022 in Galveston – Curated Events & Activities
Plenty of attractions and rides await you and your family here at Pleasure Pier. It also has plenty of restaurants and retail shops, so you can eat, have fun, shop, and bond all in one place.
Plus, if you and your family love theme parks, then the unlimited ride admissions using the Spring Break Pass is something you should instantly avail when you visit Pleasure Pier! This pass is also valid at Kemah Boardwalk and Downtown Aquarium
Note: Pleasure Pier will be closed March 7-10, check the website for hours of operation.
When: March 4-20 | 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Where: Pleasure Pier, 2501 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: $69.99 (plus tax)
The legacy of the Galveston Mardi Gras Krewes is something you would never want to miss! See an array of colorful dresses and clothes that showcase the extraordinary craftsmanship of the people on the island. Even if it will be your first time to witness it this year, you will get a glimpse of all the amazing themed costumes from the past years.
When: January 21 – March 27, 2022 | Daily: 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. | Thursdays: Open until 7 P.M. | Closed: Monday & Tuesday
Where: The Bryan Museum, 1315 21st Street Galveston, Texas 77550
How Much: Adult – $14 | Senior (65+) & Military – $12 | Students – $10 | Children ages 6-12 – $5 | Children under 6 – Free
Learners of all ages get to participate in new adventures daily with Moody Gardens’ Spring Break Adventures. Indeed, nothing is more effective in teaching your kids new things, than thorough educational tours and programs.
This is the complete list of programs your kids can participate in:
March 14, 2022 – Whimsical World of Water
March 15, 2022 – Investigating Insects
March 16, 2022 – The Nitty-Gritty of Animal Niches
March 17, 2022 – Treetops in the Tropics
March 18, 2022 – Wilderness Explorers
March 19, 2022 – Sensical Survival
When: March 14 – 19, 2022 | 9 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Where: One Hope Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77554
How Much: $25 per program
Take Note: Guests under 12 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult 18 years or older. Registration closes at 5 pm the day before for the program.
Show your kids how fun it is to learn about Science and the world through Galveston Children’s Museum’s Spring Break Camps!
Activities and programs are designed to enhance your child’s creativity, curiosity, and comprehension, through the various challenges in-stored during this camp.
Of course, playtime is part of this event, and they will get to meet new friends while exploring the many treasures inside the museum.
The camp is for ages 4-10.
When: March 15-18 | 9 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Where: 2618 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: $50 per camper | $45 for members
Feed your young teen’s hunger for adventure and learning with the Spring Break ECO-Camp by Artist Boat. This not-for-profit organization will take your child through different challenges such as learning how to kayak, trip planning, basic rescue skills, and so much more!
It also has art-related activities, and they will get to see a lot of nature and wildlife through lessons and immersions.
When: March 14-18 | 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Where: 13330 Settegast Road, Galveston, TX 77554
How Much: $350 for a one-week session
Take Note: Interested students must be between 11-15 years old to participate
Who isn’t interested and fascinated with trains? Luckily, you can experience a day of train adventure at the Galveston Railroad Museum!
Take a tour, eat in a dining car, and ride a caboose when you visit this place.
When: Open Daily – 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Where: 2602 Santa Fe Place, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: Adults (13-64): $12 | Seniors (65+): $9 | Children (3-12): $6 | Children 2 and under: Free | Train Rides + $6.00
Imagine coming back home after the spring break and boasting your newfound sandcastle-building skills to your friends, the next time you go to the beach.
Turn that imagination into reality when you attend “Sandcastle Days” at Galveston!
Note: Lessons are by the water’s edge, straight down from the East Beach Pavilion. Registration is not required.
When: March 12, 13, 19 and 20, 2022 | 11 A.M., 1 P.M., and 3 P.M.
Where: 1923 Boddeker Dr., Galveston, Texas 77550
How Much: FREE
What would your Spring Break be if you don’t spend time soaking under the sun and enjoying gigantic water rides? Enjoy a thrilling day in this waterpark that has tons of rides, surfing waves, lazy rivers, and slides! The perfect place to go with your family and friends if you all want to enjoy a cool day.
When: Mon-Fri: 11 A.M. – 6 P.M. | Sat-Sun: 11 A.M. – 7 P.M.
Where: 2109 Gene Lucas Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554
How Much: Starts at $39.99 plus tax; To check out prices on your target dates of visit, check their booking portal here.
You can’t say you’ve been to Texas without at least seeing a horse! But, if you want to take it up a notch, then use the Spring Break as your chance to learn how to ride a horse!
This family-oriented business in Galveston offers horse and pony rides by the beach. That means a scenic view of the sea and sky while you ride on a pretty, galloping horse. That’s definitely an adventure you do not want to pass up.
When: Wed-Sun: 11 A.M. – 5 P.M.
Where: 1929 Boddeker Road, Galveston, TX 77550 (Located inside East Beach)
How Much: $60 for 30 minutes guided beach trail ride | $80 for 60 minutes guided beach trail ride | $100 for 60-minute private sunset ride | + $20 for a child with an adult (Must be under 6 years of age)
A museum on a ship? You can find that in Galveston, too!
The Ocean Star is a retired drilling rig that was converted into a Museum in 1997. It showcases ship equipment and many informational displays that can help you visualize and appreciate the ins and outs of a drilling rig, and all other ships for that matter.
It is a self-guiding tour, so you and your family can take your time exploring the place and learning as you go.
When: Open Daily: 10am – 5pm
Where: 2002 Wharf Rd, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
How Much: Adults: $10 | Youth(6-18): $6 | Seniors $8 | Under 6 years: Free | Military: $8 | Family Package (2 adults and up to 4 youth): $30
Interested in more Galveston events? Remember to check out our weekly update to Things to do in Galveston this Weekend!
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