Family activities abound at the LeFleur Museum District’s Week of Wonder. Image: MS Children’s Museum

Plan a week’s worth of fun right here in your backyard for Spring Break 2020!

From museums to meals and everything between, the City With Soul has your itinerary…

A “Week of Wonder” at LeFleur Museum District Lakeland Drive and Museum Drive
Here’s a natural spot to start your planning, with four museums calling the LeFleur Museum District home: the Mississippi Children’s Museum, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, the Mississippi Agriculture Museum and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. Educational activities mix with play to provide a day (or two) of hands-on, wear-them-out fun. Buy an Attractions Pass for an all-in-one ticket (priced from $16-19.50).

Watch your lunch being made at Sal & Mookie’s Fondren
Step up to the window and see into a working kitchen at this family-favorite restaurant. You may even see them throw your pie high! Ask for a ball of dough and a pack of Wiki Stix for pre-meal play.

Hula hooping AND root beer drinking at The Pig & Pint. Image: B. Hoellein

Contained Fun: Highland Village Courtyard LeFleur East
A corn hole set, hula hoops and those oh-so-tempting fountains make the Highland Village Courtyard the ideal place to spend a morning or afternoon. With Aplos, a Mediterranean fast-casual eatery nearby (and Beagle Bagel not too far away), snacks and fun go hand in hand.

BBQ and games: The Pig & Pint Fondren
A covered patio, mac and cheese and French Fries (not to mention world-class barbecue) and outdoor games make this restaurant a go-to for a meal or a break from the rest of your busy schedule.  

Explore the gardens at the Mississippi Museum of Art Downtown
Lush gardens and, if the weather is warm enough, a splash pad, plus plenty of wide-open green space, make the Art Garden the perfect place to play, toss a football or just lay back and relax for the afternoon.

Burn off energy at The District at Eastover LeFleur East
Here’s another green space where you can feel good letting your kids run around to blow off some steam. Not to mention, the green’s next-door neighbor is Cultivation Food Hall, with a variety of vendors including sweet treats, too.

Pick a fun flavor for milkshakes at Brent’s Drugs Fondren
Cheeseburgers and fries? Yes, but the star of the show may be the decadent, oh-so-creamy hand-spun milkshakes at this fabulously fun retro diner. It’s Girl Scout cookie season, so grab a Thin Mint shake. Or, be traditional for classic vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry shakes. There’s a corner full of games for the older kids and toys for the younger ones.

Games at Brent’s Drugs. Image: Brent’s