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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!

Target First Saturdays
Sat - Jul 07

Target First Saturdays

Bring out your children's artistic talents and broaden their understanding and appreciation of the world. Target First Saturdays are designed especially for children in preschool to elementary...

Nasher Sculpture Center

VIP Tour - The Star in Frisco
Mon - Jun 25

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

Space Mission at LEGOLAND Discovery Center
Mon - Jun 25

Space Mission at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Three, two, one… blast off! Reach a new altitude of fun with Space Mission at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. The new intergalactic building experience allows guests to explore far-off alien...

Every Weekday Day through Dec 31
Every Sat through Dec 31
Every Sun through Dec 31

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Perot Museum Ultimate Dinosaurs
Mon - Jun 25

Perot Museum Ultimate Dinosaurs

These are not your grandfather's dinosaurs! Based on groundbreaking research from scientists around the world, Ultimate Dinosaurs reveals rarely seen, exotic species from the other side of the...

Daily through Jan 6

Perot Museum

Fold to Flight at Galleria Dallas
Mon - Jun 25

Fold to Flight at Galleria Dallas

Spring is on the wing at Galleria Dallas when the artistic team at Paper for Water installs nearly 4,000 origami butterflies over the shopping center's iconic ice skating rink to celebrate the...

Daily through Jun 30

Galleria Dallas

How I Became A Pirate
Mon - Jun 25

How I Became A Pirate

DCT's NATIONAL TOURING PRODUCTION HOW I BECAME A PIRATE Book, Music & Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt & Mark Friedman Based on the book by Melinda Long Illustrations by David Shannon June 15...

Daily through Jul 8

Dallas Children's Theater

Dallas Arboretum Cool Thursdays Concert Series
Thu - Jun 28

Dallas Arboretum Cool Thursdays Concert Series

Spring 2018 May 17 – Motown Magic (NEW): A Tribute to Motown SOLD OUT May 24 – Bruce in the USA: The World's #1 Tribute Band to Bruce Springsteen & the E...

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Celebrate Independence with Red, White and Blues Music at the Dallas Arboretum
Sat - Jun 30

Celebrate Independence with Red, White and Blues Music at the Dallas Arboretum

July Fourth Activities: Saturday, June 30 through Wednesday, July 4, active and retired members of the military and first responders with a valid photo I.D. will receive free general garden...

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the LEGO Minifigure
Sat - Jun 30

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the LEGO Minifigure

LEGOLAND Discovery Center is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the LEGO Minifigure by throwing a totally awesome party June 23–24 and June 30–July 1. The bricktastic birthday bash...

Every Weekend Day through Jul 1

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Escape in Time: a Puzzle Room Adventure
Sat - Jun 30

Escape in Time: a Puzzle Room Adventure

Try to find your way out of something more difficult than a box in this puzzle room challenge. You and a small group of time travelers are stranded in time near a black hole and you have one hour...

Central Library J. Erik Jonsson

Apple “Cookie” Decorating Station at the Dallas Farmers Market
Sat - Jun 30

Apple “Cookie” Decorating Station at the Dallas Farmers Market

Bring the family to shop the market. Each Saturday in January, Natural Grocers' nutritional health coach will be leading an Apple "Cookie" Decorating Station, plus a walk around tour of the...

Every Sat ongoing

Dallas Farmers Market

Safari Nights Presented by Reliant
Sat - Jun 30

Safari Nights Presented by Reliant

Have a rockin' good time at the largest Zoo in Texas, listening to tribute bands and local artists alike on Saturday evenings from April 28 through July 14. Safari Nights Presented by Reliant is...

Every Sat through Jul 14

Dallas Zoo

Come Celebrate Independence Day the Old-Fashioned Way
Wed - Jul 04

Come Celebrate Independence Day the Old-Fashioned Way

Deck your family out in red, white and blue, grab your picnic basket and celebrate our nation's past. Explore the Village and chat with costumed interpreters. Bring a wagon, decorate it at the...

Dallas Heritage Village

D1 Savage Regional All Star Series Presented by Diamond Sports Group
Fri - Jul 06

D1 Savage Regional All Star Series Presented by Diamond Sports Group

The purpose of this middle school series is to bring the best student athletes from the Southwest Region in a combine and game setting. This event is for 5th-8th graders.The best student athletes...

Foster Athletic Complex

D1 Savage Regional All Star Series Presented by Diamond Sports Group
Fri - Jul 06

D1 Savage Regional All Star Series Presented by Diamond Sports Group

The purpose of this middle school series is to bring the best student athletes from the Southwest Region in a combine and game setting. This event is for 5th-8th graders.The best student athletes...

Foster Athletic Complex

Lone Star Circus Summer Camp - Session 2
Mon - Jul 09

Lone Star Circus Summer Camp - Session 2

Kids, here's your chance to run away with the circus for a week. Discover the thrill of becoming a circus star! And, it is a great way to make new friends! We inspire campers to discover their...

Inwood Soccer Center

Garden Gigs at the Dallas Arboretum
Fri - Jul 13

Garden Gigs at the Dallas Arboretum

Enjoy music at twilight with Garden Gigs at the Dallas Arboretum. Each Friday event features a curated selection of local artists performing throughout the 66-acre gardens. Gates open at 6 p.m....

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

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