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Events in Children & Family

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
Tue - Aug 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
Tue - Aug 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

August Dollar Days
Tue - Aug 22

August Dollar Days

August 1-31 9am-5pm Round up the whole family and come to the Arboretum for $1 main garden admission per person for the month of August.

Daily through Aug 31

Dallas Arboretum

Ultimate Octonauts Experience Opens At SEA LIFE Grapevine
Tue - Aug 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

Dream Big 3D
Wed - Aug 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

Arboretum After Hours on Wednesdays
Wed - Aug 23

Arboretum After Hours on Wednesdays

Through October 25 Every Wednesday, the garden extends its hours to 8 p.m. for families and friends to enjoy a night out. Tickets are buy one, get one free (general admission, only valid at the...

Every Wed through Oct 26

Dallas Arboretum

Butterfly Tea Party featuring
Thu - Aug 24

Butterfly Tea Party featuring "Bonjour Butterfly"

Enjoy fancy activities, crafts, tea & snacks, as we celebrate the book, "Bonjour Butterfly" by Jane O'Connor! We end our party with our noon butterfly release. Part of the Fancy Nancy Series...

Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park

Butterfly Tea Party featuring “Bonjour Butterfly”
Thu - Aug 24

Butterfly Tea Party featuring “Bonjour Butterfly”

Enjoy 'fancy' activities, crafts, tea, & snacks, as we celebrate the book, "Bonjour Butterfly," by Jane O'Connor! We end our party with our noon butterfly release.

Texas Discovery Gardens

Dallas VideoFest CatFest
Thu - Aug 24

Dallas VideoFest CatFest

Cat Videos from around the world- curated by Dallas VideoFest.   Proceeds go toward helping a local shelter The new reel will feature 80 mins of cat videos culled from nominations...

Texas Theatre

Back-To-School Fundraising Event
Thu - Aug 24

Back-To-School Fundraising Event

Join Resource Center's Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) in raising critical funds for the Center's Youth First program. Enjoy hot tunes from DJ Brandon Moses with complimentary...

Goss-Michael Foundation Gallery

USA Basketball Open Court Program sponsored by Nike
Sat - Aug 26

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 - Aug 26

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

Build a Lego Ninjago Mosaic
Sat - Aug 26

Build a Lego Ninjago Mosaic

Arrive early for Downtown Plano's free screening of the Lego Batman Movie on August 26th and help build a Ninjago Lego Mosaic in Haggard Park! This summer, LEGOLAND Discovery Center is inviting...

Haggard Park in Downtown Plano

Addison Summer Series
Sat - Aug 26

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...

Beckert Park

Galleria Dallas' Showtime Saturdays Presents: Seussology 101
Sat - Aug 26

Galleria Dallas' Showtime Saturdays Presents: Seussology 101

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. This fun performance features the...

Galleria Dallas

Jamie Boelens
Sun - Aug 27

Jamie Boelens

Project Unity's 3rd annual "Together We Ball" is a free, family-friendly event designed to foster unity and relationships between the Dallas community and law enforcement. The highlight of the...

P.C. Cobb Field House

Wee Little Wednesdays
Wed - Aug 30

Wee Little Wednesdays

Looking for some summer fun with your wee little ones? Bring them to the Dallas Farmers Market on Wednesday mornings for Wee Little Wednesdays! Free story time hosted by the Dallas Public Library...

Every 12 Weeks on Wed through Dec 18

Dallas Farmers Market

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