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Post-spring break blues? North Texas has the cure

See Batman v Superman in Omni Imax at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
See Batman v Superman in Omni Imax at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Courtesy

Spring break is over, and depending on what you did (or didn’t do), you could be feeling a little down about having to go back to work or school. We found some ways out of the doldrums right here at home.

1. Catch a movie

The long-awaited for battle between superheros, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, arrives at the box office this weekend. Watch the duel between Gotham’s masked vigilante and Metropolis’ caped savior to see what kind of superhero the world really needs. To boost the experience, see it larger at the Omni Imax theater at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Tickets are $13, there’s a $2 student discount for students with valid school ID. For something a little lighter, check out Miracles from Heaven, a story of a girl from Burleson that suffered from a rare digestive disorder who finds herself miraculously cured, in theaters now.

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Kids can learn how to properly hold a butterfly at the Butterflies in the Garden exhibit at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens now through April 6. Azia Branson Star-Telegram

2. Find peace in nature

Now through April 6, head to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens to see the largest live, exotic butterfly exhibit in North Texas, Butterflies in the Garden. Take the whole family and experience the serenity of watching the butterflies hover around the observatory. If you stay still long enough, they might even land on you. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, children 2 and under are free, ages 3-12 are $6, ages 13-64 are $10 and ages 65 and older are $8. Head to the website to purchase tickets or for more information.

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The Texas Ballet Theater will put on “Cinderella” from March 25-27, 2016 at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. Paul Moseley Star-Telegram

3. Experience Bass Hall

Always wanted to attend a performance at Bass Hall but never have? There’s no better time than now, with two classic Disney fairytales coming to the Hall. From March 25 to 27, see the Texas Ballet Theater bring the enchantment of the classic Cinderella tale to life. Starting on March 29, see the Broadway rendition of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Fall in the love with the story of Ariel and her mission to leave her ocean home for a life on land. For showtimes and ticket information, go to basshall.com.

4. Spring cleaning

Break out the mop and feather duster this week and work on household projects you’ve been putting off all winter. Trust us — it will feel good when you’re done. Whether it’s dusting the top of the bookshelves, mowing the lawn or starting a garden, make it fun and get the whole family involved. Turn up the music and dance while cleaning or just spend some time away from electronics while talking to one another and focusing on a task. Afterward, reward yourselves for all the hard work with a treat by trying a new restaurant or heading to the park.

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The B Cycle station at 2nd street and Commerce Street in Downtown Fort Worth. Mike Faulkner Star-Telegram

5. Explore Cowtown

Between spring break excursions and summer vacations on the way, now is the time to start saving, but that’s no excuse to not have fun. Help remind yourself why you love where you live by exploring your hometown. Go green and spend the day discovering new things about the city on two wheels by using the Fort Worth B-Cycles. Enjoy the weather and the view of the city by trying out the patio craze at one of these new alfresco restaurants in Fort Worth.

Azia Branson; 817-390-7547, @aziabranson

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