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OKLAHOMA CITY - It’s spring break this week for a lot of metro schools. Between the sunshine and different camps, there are plenty of activities for students.

At Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, spring breakers are making 3D pirate ships out of cardboard, glue and scratch pieces of paper.

"In here, they can go wild with their creativity and work in lots of different mediums," said Christine Gibson, the center's education coordinator.

Kids can also focus on different mediums at the center, like creative writing and game making.

"We want to plant that seed for the love of contemporary art and art-making, so hopefully, it grows throughout their life," said Gibson.

At techJOYnt, this 6th grader is spending his time off building robots.

"It's the hardware and software combination, it just makes it a lot of fun," said Benjamin Asch. "You build something that has tons of capabilities and that software enables that and allows the robot to do a lot of other things.”

Classes focus on teaching kids about programming, game design and electronics.

"Kids come here, they spend time having fun, but at the same time, learning skills they need in the future," said JP Tugirimana, manager of EdTech.

Whether it's constructing something intricate or building pirate ships with art supplies, there's something unique for all the kiddos this spring break.

For some more spring break activity ideas for kids, check out the Oklahoma City Zoo and the Science Museum Oklahoma.

Also, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art has several programs designed with kids in mind.

If you live downtown, head to the Myriad Botanical Gardens. The gardens have several fun activities planned for spring break.

The Riversport Adventures has several options for active kids.

For more information, visit the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau’s website.

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