4 Indoor Things To Do With the Kids This Summer

Because the pool shouldn't get all the glory

Posted on Jul 24, 2017 By Jasmin Brand

From late nights at the museum to courtside fun, make a summer getaway to Dallas a cool one with these indoor-only, no-sweat-allowed, family-friendly activities throughout the city.

1. Spend an afternoon at SPARK!

Cedars/Southside District

A true gem in the southern part of the city, Spark! is all about providing a fun space for kids that promotes creativity. This hands-on, vivid, learning environment features a music recording station, underground tunnels, a pirate ship to explore hidden treasures, a custom butterfly mural that serves as the ultimate photo backdrop and the uber popular Climb, Crawl & Slide Sculpture.

Don't miss: Science Meets Art

July 24 – 28; 9 am – 4 pm

Learn about the creative process while getting creative with science. Make slime, design a paper car, paint, make bottle art and create cardboard insects. This workshop is best for ages 7-14, but surely Mom and Dad will love it too.


2. Practice your toe jumps at Galleria Dallas

North Dallas

The best way to have fun and stay cool this summer…literally! Galleria Dallas' Ice Skating Center is a popular destination for families and children year round. If you're ready to go pro, start with their offerings of private lessons or get right to it during public hours on the rink.



3. See the Dallas Wings in action


Join Dallas' first WNBA team and superstar Skyler Diggins this summer as they kick off their second season. All home games take place at College Park Center on the University of Texas at Arlington campus. Grab a single ticket or snag a season pass. Their next home game is Tuesday, July 25 against the Indiana Fever.


Dallas Wings Player

4. Snore and explore at the Perot Museum

Dallas Arts District

Here's your chance to have your own Night at the Museum. See the museum's exhibits after hours before getting into the special activities planned for the evening (a dance party, a movie screening and snack time are a few of the highlights.)

Don't miss: Eclipse Sleepover

August 11; 6:30 pm – 8 am

Each sleepover focuses on a different theme and you're in luck with the August event because it's all about the upcoming solar eclipse. There will also be a museum-wide scavenger hunt and a 3D screening of Walking with Dinosaurs.


Kids spending the night at the Perot

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