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Expand Horizons This Spring Break

With a week off of school, spring break is the perfect time to try a new hobby and explore passions right here in the KC area.

Taylor Pitzl, A&E Editor

Spring break offers a welcome reprieve from the barrage of homework, sports practices and early mornings. However, it is easy to fall into a trap of sitting on the couch and watching Netflix while the days fly by. Break out of this habit and make the most of spring break by exploring a new hobby and trying different things right here in Kansas City.

Apex Climbing Gym

Apex Climbing Gym
One of the rock climbing walls at Apex Climbing Gym.

Up for a challenge? Apex climbing gym allows participants to push themselves by trying a form of freestyle rock climbing called bouldering. Climbing up the walls will test physical and mental boundaries. Apex offers a challenge for any athletic ability, with routes for every skill level.  Besides the bouldering walls, it also has a “Ninja Warrior” training course, featuring obstacles found on the show “American Ninja Warrior,” including a warped wall.

7200 W. 106th St, Overland Park, KS 66212

$12 for the day

Monday- Friday: 12pm-10pm, Saturday: 10am- 6pm, Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Learning 2 Fly

Silks hanging from the ceiling at Learning2Fly

Take to the skies with a class at Learning 2 Fly. Offering beginning classes for aerial silks, learn this intersection of exercise and art. Perform exciting moves while also having fun talking and laughing with friends and classmates. Learning 2 Fly emphasizes developing confidence and body-positivity, and has one rule: to never say “I can’t.”

4711 Lamar, Mission, KS 66202

$25 a class

Classes offered Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00-7:15 and Saturdays from 1:00-2:15

Paint, Glaze and Fire

A ceramic mug that was painted by a customer and then glazed.

Paint, Glaze and Fire offers a creative outlet for all that pent-up energy over spring break. Choose from a selection of ceramics to paint, including animal figurines, mugs, plates, picture frames and more. Go with family or friends to have a fun activity to do while chatting. Offering half-price studio fees over spring break from March 10-17, capitalize on these days off and paint at a discount.

12683 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66213

$6 + cost of ceramic piece

Monday-Friday: 10am-8pm, Saturday: 9am-6pm, Sunday: 12pm-5pm

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