Keeping your kids entertained during the final days of summer is sometimes more challenging than one might think. When you’ve exhausted the pool and there are no good movies out in theatres, what are your children to do for their remaining vacation days? It is easy to forget all of the wonderful attractions Dallas has to offer to its younger population, but with this list, you are sure to find ample entertainment for all your little ones!
Top 10 Things To Do in Dallas
- Klyde Warren Park
At the Children’s Park your kids can enjoy storytelling at the child-size amphitheater, cool off in the caterpillar fountains, or play on the playground!
- C3 Exhibit at the DMA
The Center for Creative Connections (C3) invites all ages to experience art. With an interactive gallery, art spot, spaces for kids, and much more, the C3 exhibit is bound to keep you and all your little ones entertained for hours!
- Dallas Arboretum
Not only is the Dallas Arboretum full of beautiful landscaping to keep your kids mesmerized, but they also have a wonderful children’s garden specifically designed for your little ones! The garden houses exhibits that educate children on water and wind energy, a play area for toddlers, and special activities designed for children at different times of the day!
- Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Designed with the whole family in mind, the Perot Museum is located near Klyde Warren Park. It houses multitudes of exhibits, some of which are interactive. So if the children want to create music in a sound studio, travel virtually through a gas well, or toss a Ping-Pong ball with their mind, this is the place to go!
- Dallas Zoo
With 106 acres of land housing exotic animals, the family is sure to have a blast at the zoo! The Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo, located in ZooNorth, provides an opportunity for your children not only to look at the animals, but also to touch them in their petting zoo! Just be sure to visit when it isn’t too hot, so all the animals are out!
- Dallas Aquatics Spraygrounds
With ten spraygrounds around the Dallas area, there is one close to everyone! These spraygrounds, comprised of water features that only splash and spray, can provide a way to cool off for the whole family! With no pools, these attractions are safe for even the littlest of your bunch.
- Dallas World Aquarium
Take a stroll through the replicated Orinoco Rainforest or awe at the coral and jellyfish at the Dallas World Aquarium with your children! With species of animals from places like Japan, Sri Lanka, and Fiji, this attraction provides your children with the chance to see exotic animals and sea life from around the world!
- Frisco Discovery Center
Equipped with a children’s theater, art gallery, and an interactive science exhibit, the Frisco Discovery Center is sure to provide your children ample entertainment.
- Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary
If you and the children are up for a stroll through nature, this is the place to go! With five miles of hiking trails, indoor and outdoor exhibits, and live animals, your children will be entertained for hours. Don’t forget the butterfly exhibit!
- Galleria Ice Skating Center
Beat the summer heat by skating across frozen water at the Galleria Ice Skating Center. Surrounded by shops and patrons, your children can put on a show of their own for the shoppers!