Allyson Martinez, a 9-year-old from Granbury, remembered going to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on a school field trip.

This week, during spring break, she asked her mother, Aracely Martinez, a teacher, to bring her and her two siblings back. Her mother immediately agreed.

“I mean, I’m having to cook a lot more and had to buy more groceries” this week, her mother said. “A couple of bedtime routines had to adjust, too.”

The Martinez family was among the 2,200 guests the museum saw on March 16. The break is one of the highest traffic weeks of the year, Abigail Hofbauer, a spokesperson for the museum, said.

Monday attracted about 930 visitors while Tuesday brought about 2,000 people and Wednesday peaked at 2,400. The busiest days usually are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Hofbauer said.

While mom duties become more difficult during spring break, Aracely Martinez still enjoys her time at home.

“My favorite thing about spring break is spending time, all of us together, even though it drives me a little crazy, but yeah, spending time with them and getting to figure out what they want to do and have them in charge,” she said.

Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. Contact him by email or via Twitter. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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Cristian ArguetaSotoCommunity Engagement Journalist

Cristian is a May 2021 graduate of Texas Christian University. At TCU, ArguetaSoto served as staff photographer at TCU360 and later as its visual editor, overseeing other photojournalists. A Fort Worth...