If you didn't end up going out of town or didn't get the kids signed up for something to do, it's not too late. There many activities going on here in the Basin.

The Museum of the Southwest, The Cake Company of Odessa Rimrock Raceway, Susie's South Forty, COM Aquatics, Centennial Park, Cookies and Canvas, I-20 Wildlife Reserve, Ector County Library, Midland County Library, all have things the kids can do this week and most of them are free.

In Odessa kids can enjoy events at the YMCA and the Ector County Library. The Cake Company of Odessa

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is offering a one hour Mommy and Me cupcake decorating class.

The MRT has broken down a schedule of events:

--Cookies and Canvas spring break camp at Wine and Canvas Odessa-Midland. Starting Monday at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Friday. Ages 5 to 12 years old can attend. Parents can sign up for the week or individual days. $40 per day or $175 for the week. Camp attendees need a packed lunch Monday through Thursday and on Friday pizza will be provided.

--COM Aquatics is hosting a spring break camp. The camp is from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday with lunches included. Children ages 6 to 12 years old can attend. The camp is $50 per day. Swimming, dryland gym and other activities and games.

--The Museum of the Southwest will have a ‘Think. Make. Spring Break!’ event all week long. Parents can choose in-person activities on the MSW’s grounds or purchase a Staycation Kit to complete at home. Kit themes include origami animals, magic sun prints, paper bag puppets, decorative masks and homemade fossils. Staycation kits can be purchased prior to and during the spring break camp for $30 each. Tickets are available at museumsw.secure.force.com/ticket/PatronTicket__PublicTicketApp.


--Spring Break Kick Off at Susie’s South Forty will start today (Monday). The week will have self-guided tours in the viewing aisle where customers can watch cooks make the famous toffee and chocolates. A Blue Bell Ice Cream bar with toppings and shopping in the fully stocked gift shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The event will be at the Factory Gift Shop at 401 S. Marienfeld Street.

--Centennial Park hosts spring break events starting today. Native Plant Scavenger Hunt will be 1 to 2 p.m. today at Centennial Park. Field Day of Games and Activities will be Tuesday at 1 to 3 p.m. Bowling and Bingo presented by Keep Midland Beautiful will be Wednesday 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Fun Run 1k for ages 7 and under and a 5k for ages 8 and up will be Thursday 10 a.m. to noon. On Friday, Trolls World Tour will be shown during a movie in the park presented by Basin PBS from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

--Rimrock Raceway will be having $15 races all week from 3 to 6 p.m. starting today. The $15 race will be 10 minutes. The go kart racetrack has rental go-karts. The deal lasts until Sunday. The racetrack is located at 12412 W. Highway 80 E.

--Permian Basin ComicCon will be March 12-14 at the Bush Convention Center. Guests include voice actor Chuck Huber, actor Austin St. John, actor Dickey Beer, actor Walter Jones, voice actor Christina Kelly, actor David Ankrum, voice actor Tiffany Vollmer, voice actor Dmitriy Karas and actor David Fielding. For more information visit https://pbcomicconx.com/.

The Museum of the Southwest will also be having dome shows every hour starting at 10 a.m. with the purchase of indoor daily admission. The museum currently has the “Precolumbian Lifeways” and “Woody Crumbo: Pan-Indian Powwow” are on display. Full descriptions of shows can be found at  https://museumsw.org/dome-shows.

--10 a.m. | In My Backyard, ages 0-4 | total duration: 32 minutes

--11 a.m. | Secret of the Cardboard Rocket, ages 4 and up | total duration: 41 minutes

--Noon | Bella Gaia (Beautiful Earth), all ages | total duration: 28 minutes

--1 p.m. | Beyond the Sun, ages 7 and up | total duration: 25 minutes

--2 p.m. | 3D - Mysteries of the Unseen World, ages 8 and up | total duration: 30 minutes

--3 p.m. | Bella Gaia (Beautiful Earth), all ages | total duration: 28 minutes

--4 p.m. | Mysteries of the Unseen World, ages 8 and up | total duration: 30 minutes


We hope your kids enjoy their spring and have a fun and safe time!

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