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Need some ideas on how to start your family weekend in Dallas? Start with our list of kids events! From exhibits in the Dallas Arts District to a science-filled afternoon at the Perot Museum of Nature & Science or a safari adventure at the Dallas Zoo, your getaway to Dallas will be filled with new adventures. Don't miss a trip to the Dallas Farmers Market, where a new children's playground just broke ground. And if you need some ideas on how to spend the weekend, check out our family itinerary for suggestions on where to head for lunch and all the fun things you can do with the kids!

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed at the Perot Museum
Sat - Jul 22

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed at the Perot Museum

Elaborate royal tombs, ancient languages, human sacrifice, sports and extraordinary architecture. All define the fascinating Maya civilization that is the bedrock of the Perot Museum of Nature and...

Daily through Sep 4

Perot Museum

VIP Tour - The Star in Frisco
Sat - Jul 22

VIP Tour - The Star in Frisco

The VIP Guided Tours will give Cowboys fans a chance to experience the place where the Dallas Cowboys train and work 355 days of the year. With small group sizes and additional tour stops, the VIP...

Daily ongoing

The Star in Frisco

Summer FUNcamps at Main Event
Sat - Jul 22

Summer FUNcamps at Main Event

When are FUNcamps? June 20-24 July 11-15 July 18-22 August 1-5 August 8-12

Daily through Aug 12

Main Event Entertainment

USA Basketball Open Court Program sponsored by Nike
Sat - Jul 22

USA Basketball Open Court Program sponsored by Nike

Who can play? Open Court is FREE for youth to attend The program is open to boys and girls ages 6-17 Come out and play each session and bring friends to earn participation points that can be...

Every Sat through Sep 2

R.D. Evans Community Center

Farmers Branch Market
Sat - Jul 22

Farmers Branch Market

Shop for the finest-quality local products at the Farmers Branch Market! With a wide array of vendors offering seasonal favorites including produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, artisan foods, and...

Every Sat through Oct 28

The Grove @ Mustang Crossing

Ultimate Octonauts Experience Opens At SEA LIFE Grapevine
Sat - Jul 22

Ultimate Octonauts Experience Opens At SEA LIFE Grapevine

Explore the amazing world of the Octonauts, the team of undersea adventure heroes from the hit animated TV series, with the opening of The Ultimate Octonauts Experience. The all-new interactive...

Daily through Dec 22

SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium

Reptile Camp
Sat - Jul 22

Reptile Camp

Our Summer Day Camp provides a safe and fun environment for youngsters aged 6-15 to explore the world of Reptiles! Our camp offers snacks, animal enounters, field explorations, laboratory...

Backyard Wildlife Resource Center

Summer Camps at the Arboretum
Sat - Jul 22

Summer Camps at the Arboretum

June 5- August 11 Registration Now Open These camps provide children ages 4 years to entering 7th grade with hands-on explorations in nature, science and art to spark imagination and inspire...

Daily through Aug 11

Dallas Arboretum

Shark Day at the Children's Aquarium at Fair Park
Sat - Jul 22

Shark Day at the Children's Aquarium at Fair Park

Join us for Shark Day at the Children's Aquarium at Fair Park, our affiliate partner, on Saturday, July 22! In honor of these FIN-tastic creatures, we're celebrating sharks and rays with special...

Children's Aquarium at Fair Park, The

Galleria Dallas' Showtime Saturdays Presents: Patty Shukla
Sat - Jul 22

Galleria Dallas' Showtime Saturdays Presents: Patty Shukla

Every Saturday DFW children and families are invited to enjoy the amazing FREE entertainment provided by Galleria Dallas and our friends from Slappy's Playhouse. Sing, dance, laugh and learn with...

Galleria Dallas

Ultimate Imagination LEGO Build-Off Challenge Pits Kids Against Adults
Sat - Jul 22

Ultimate Imagination LEGO Build-Off Challenge Pits Kids Against Adults

Are children really more creative than adults? To put this popular theory to the test, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth is challenging kids and adults to go head-to-head and battle it...

Every Mon, Wed through Jul 31
Daily between Jul 22 and Jul 23

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Addison Summer Series
Sat - Jul 22

Addison Summer Series

Pack a picnic and gather up your family and friends for a full summer of free fun in Addison, Texas! Every Saturday night in June, July* and August from 8pm to 10pm, soak up live music from a...

Every Sat through Aug 26

Beckert Park

Dream Big 3D
Sun - Jul 23

Dream Big 3D

From the world's tallest building to underwater robots and a solar car race across Australia, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the...

Daily through Nov 22

Perot Museum of Nature and Science - Hoglund Foundation Theater

Movie Making for Teens - Teen Conservatory
Mon - Jul 24

Movie Making for Teens - Teen Conservatory

• An exciting new offering just for DCT teens who want to work on or behind the camera. • Join Master Movie Maker- Karl Schaeffer as he leads you and your class to create new work....

Daily between Jul 24 and Jul 28

Dallas Children's Theater

Tall Tales Story Time
Tue - Jul 25

Tall Tales Story Time

Join the Tall Tales story time on the GeO-Deck every month. Children's librarians from the Dallas Public Library will present fun for ages 2-5 who love to jump around, hear a story and sing a...

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck

Equine Story Time
Tue - Jul 25

Equine Story Time

Equest Mini Ambassadors Cisco and Dare, two miniature horses under 36" tall, will trot to Preston Royal Library for a unique equine story time experience. During their visit, Cisco and Dare and...

Preston Royal Library

Mavs Summer Movie Nights
Tue - Jul 25

Mavs Summer Movie Nights

The Dallas Mavericks will host the first of two Summer Movie Nights presented by BEDGEAR on Tuesday, July 25th at American Airlines Center featuring The Secret Life of Pets. MFFLs can beat the...

American Airlines Center

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