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Plan Your Family Spring Break in Dallas

Save time and money on top Dallas attractions with CityPASS.

Posted on Mar 11, 2020 By Jennifer Simonson

Spring Break is right around the corner. With all the recent travel warnings, we think it's best to hunker down in the big D for a fun (and educational) family staycation.

If you're one of those types of people who likes to save time and money, grab a Dallas CityPASS. The booklet allows you discounted access to four of five top Dallas attractions. The pass saves you 41 percent on entrance fees, comes with line-skipping privileges and is good for nine days beginning with the first day of use.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science 
Ask your kids if they want to go to a science and nature museum and it might be yawn city. Ask your kids if they want to race Dallas Cowboys players on a 55-foot interactive video, or climb a mini Reunion Tower, or build robots, or see a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton and the answer will be resoundingly different.

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is five stories of interactive exhibits so fun that your kids will have no idea they are learning the basics of math, engineering, music, art and science. Museum exhibits are designed for kids of all age groups so you can take the whole family.

Also, Spring Break is your last chance to see Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind before it closes on March 22. The museum is also hosting Spring Break Discovery Camps this month.

GeO-Deck Observation Deck at Reunion Tower
Everyone knows the iconic Reunion Tower rounds out the west side of the Dallas skyline, but do you know what the Dallas skyline looks like from Reunion Tower? Let us tell you, it's pretty awesome. Find out for yourself using the Dallas CityPASS' access to the indoor/outdoor observation deck 470 feet in the air.

The 360-degree view allows visitors to see the entire Dallas area and beyond. An indoor interactive screen lets you read the history of the buildings you are seeing while plenty of free high-definition telescopes give visitors a closer look at those buildings.

Enjoy various activities at the tower during Spring Break (included with admission) like Bingo, a visit from School House Rock, photo ops with Victor E Green, the Dallas Stars mascot, and more!

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Take the family on a history tour looking through one of the most infamous windows in American history at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. The museum is located in the former Texas School Book Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

Watch the motorcade route on an interactive touch screen, see the sniper's perch, and relive the story of President Kennedy's assassination through historic television broadcasts, films, photographs and artifacts.

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
If you want to continue the journey through presidential history, stop by the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Take time exploring the 43rd president's time in office as you walk through a full-sized replica of the Oval Office, view twisted beams from the World Trade Center, and explore A Nation Under Attack exhibit remembering the events of September 11.

The popular interactive Decision Points Theater lets visitors make presidential decisions. Hear from presidential advisors then play the role as president and decide what you would do when faced with major decisions like the war in Iraqi, Hurricane Katrina and the bank bailout.

Springtime in Texas is synonymous with stunning wildflowers. During March, the museum's 15-acre urban park is carpeted with colorful flowers. Self-guided tours are available anytime, but the museum provides free guided tours of the Native Texas Park each Thursday or Sunday morning. 

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Dallas Zoo
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! The Dallas Zoo has more than 2,000 furry, scaly, slithery, and spiky animals for your family to discover. In fact, the zoo's Giants of the Savanna is the only exhibit in North America where you'll see giraffes and elephants together.

While you are at the zoo go on an African safari, feed a giraffe, ride a pony, and splash in a stream. Don't forget to take the monorail through Africa's six major habitats in the Wilds of Africa exhibit.

During Spring Break the zoo will host activities like Daily Keeper Chats, where zoologists talk about their favorite animals, night hikes and Spring Break camps. 

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