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Step Inside the Newest Exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art: Hopi Visions

2018-01-11 / Ashley Turner

Get a behind the scenes look at the DMA's newest exhibit.

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How to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Dallas

2018-01-10 / Gabby Johnson

Honor Dr. King's life and legacy with celebrations around the city.

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How to Make Dallas a Part of Your New Year's Resolution

2018-01-09 / Jamina Tribbett

Experience Dallas in a new way this year by making the city a part of your New Year's Resolution.

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Texas Discovery Gardens

Texas Discovery Gardens is a 7.5 acre botanic garden featuring native and adapted plants. Witness nature's intricate web of life through guided walking tours that allow visitors to see birds, frogs, and other native wildlife. Be sure not to miss the tropical Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House & Insectarium, home to dozens of different types of beautiful butterflies!

Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden features 66 acres with 11 lush display gardens that offer seasonal color all year long. Home of Dallas Blooms, the Southwest's largest outdoor floral festival, the Arboretum provides a tranquil oasis where visitors are surrounded by the beauty of all four seasons. The Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden, designed to connect children with nature, has a central focus on their mission to teach life and earth science to school children, teachers and families. Enjoy eight acres of fun overlooking the beautiful White Rock Lake with 150 interactive exhibits, 16 indoor and outdoor classrooms and a Discovery Garden.

Dallas Zoo

Named one of “20 Best Zoos” by USA Today, the Dallas Zoo is the largest zoological experience in Texas, with a 106-acre park, thousands of animals and an education department that offers programs for all ages. Visit the Giants of the Savanna Exhibit, an 11-acre safari experience where visitors can get up close and personal with giraffes, elephants, lions, cheetahs and many other African species.

Dallas World Aquarium

The adventure begins at the top of the rainforest exhibit, where exotic birds and lounging sloths can be seen along with a wide array of animals that are part of the many conservation projects. Experience the outdoor South Africa exhibit and catch a glimpse of black-footed penguins, Shoebill storks and Madagascar giant day geckos.

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

The 289-acre site aims to educate visitors on the importance of preserving the environment. Fun interactive activities, like bird-watching and hiking trails, immerse visitors in the environment, in hopes of fostering greater appreciation for nature.

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