Spring Break is here! You may be asking yourself what you are going to do with the kids for 2 weeks! We have you covered! We are sharing spring break activities in Reno and beyond! We are sharing ideas for all ages and there is sure to be something that will fit your budget!
You can also visit our Free Events Calendar to check out upcoming events! We add events to our calendar daily, so be sure to keep it bookmarked for easy access.
Spring Break Activities in Reno, Sparks, Carson City
CHICKADEE RIDGE EXPERIENCE
Location: 29 miles from Reno
Sledding and snowshoeing (snow boots okay when it is packed snow) Chickadee Ridge is located 1.2 miles southwest of Mt. Rose Summit. Park along the side of Mt. Rose Highway to access the trailhead. It begins in the dense forest area.
Follow the established trail up to the elevated area, Chickadee Ridge, for the lookout over the lake and the chirping birds— you will have amazing views from above Lake Tahoe!
As always pack out what you pack in!
Protip: Download the AllTrails App to help navigate your hike.
In addition to the arcade games, it’s complete with every type of carnival game.An activity the entire family will enjoy. The food court is also open.
Enjoy circus shows and midway acts!Shows are free and run about every 30 – 45 minutes. Shows start at the following times:
Mon – Fri: 5:30pm
Sat: 12:45 PM
Sun: 11 AM
Tip: Use the free Circus Circus parking garage for easy parking and access.
DAY TRIP TO VIRGINIA CITY
Head up to Virginia City for a day of fun and history. With several museums for the kids to explore including The Way It Was Museum. Don’t forget to stop by the Silver Queen to see the Silver Dollar Queen and the history of Mark Twain. End your trip with a sweet treat at one of the many sweet shops!
Scheels is one of our favorite pastime activities. Bored? Let’s go to Scheels! My kids love looking at the fish in the aquarium and the animal displays! Ferris wheel rides at $1 per person and a game of mini bowling is $2 a person. They even have a cafe and candy shop.
Cost: $11 – Children (ages 1-17), $13 – Adults, $12 – Seniors (ages 65+), Free – Children under age 1. If you are local to Reno, we definitely recommend the family or traveling membership! Family Membership $125 (year), and Traveling $150.
The Discovery Museum is a family favorite. We love all the different rooms and activities. The science experiments are also a favorite!
Budget-Friendly Option: Wednesday after 4pm admission is just $5 per person and the museum is open until 8pm!
BONUS: The Monster Fish Exhibition opens on March 18th and will run through January 2024.
Days/Times: Monday-Tuesday | Closed, Wednesday-Saturday | 10:00am – 4:00pm, Sunday | Noon – 4:00pm Cost: Ticket Prices are $10 for Adults and $9 for Children and Seniors
Expedition Dinosaur features 10 fully animatronic, larger-than-life dinosaurs with realistic movements and sounds. It also includes interactive stations, photo-ops, video centers, quizzes, educational videos, and more!
There are also a few hands-on interactive technologies throughout the exhibit that are fun for kids of all ages.
Not only is the library a great idea, but most of the events and activities are free! Check out our list of storytime options throughout Washoe County, plus we’ve linked their calendar for a full view at all the events they have going on.
Hours: Spring break hours: Sun – Thurs 10am-10pm and Friday – Saturday 10am – Midnight
Location: 250 Wild Island Ct, Sparks, NV 89434
Make the most of the break with a day at Wild Island! Our go-to option is their Pick 3 ($29.99) or All Access Band ($54.99). These options will allow you to truly enjoy all that Wild Island has to offer! You are never too young (or old) to enjoy some laser tag.
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly idea let the kids burn off energy inside high velocity.
Food Favorites: Pizza, nachos, and of course the Dippin Dots!
With so many amazing parks in our region, a park day is a great way to spend a day during the break! We love packing picnics and scooters and spending a day at one of our favorite parks! Check out our park guide here.
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Kacey received her bachelor's in Psychology while cheering for the University of Oregon. They moved to Reno in 2014 and have loved it ever since. She is a dedicated homeschooling mother to her three children.
She serves on the hospital board for Northern Nevada Health Systems and is passionate about her community.
Kacey loves exploring with her family and finding family-friendly events and activities! A few of her favorite things include family adventures, traveling, working out, coffee, and dessert!