Last Chance Summer Activities for the Family

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by Laura Mazol

wfaa.com

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Last Chance Summer Fun for the Family - Full List


Kid-centric exhibits ending

Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas is running the Recycle Reef exhibit through August 25. Included in general admission: $15 adults and $10 for ages 2–11, plus a $2 charge

http://www.dfwchild.com/Things-to-do/44810/Exhibit/Recycle-Reef

 

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Flower Village at the Dallas Arboretum through August 31

http://www.dfwchild.com/Things-to-do/43999/Exhibit/Alices-Adventures-in-Wonderland-Flower-Village

 

Super Kids Save the World exhibit at the Sci-Tech Discovery Center in Frisco through September 2

http://www.dfwchild.com/features/828/Frisco-Discovery-Center

 

LEGO Travel Adventure at the C.R. Smith Museum in Fort Worth through September 8

http://www.dfwchild.com/Things-to-do/43977/Exhibit/LEGO-Travel-Adventure

 

Great events in August

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus presents their Dragons tour at two locations this month. Tickets start at only $15.

American Airlines Center, July 31–August 11

http://www.dfwchild.com/Things-to-do/45062/On-Stage/Ringling-Bros-and-Barnum-Bailey-presents-Dragons

Fort Worth Convention Center, August 14–18

http://www.dfwchild.com/Things-to-do/45356/On-Stage/Ringling-Bros-and-Barnum-Bailey-presents-Dragons

 

SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine celebrates Shark Week with activities from August 4–11

http://www.dfwchild.com/Things-to-do/45361/Nature/Shark-Week-at-SEA-LIFE-Aquarium

Plus, they are offering a special, behind-the-scenes tour August 8–9.

http://www.dfwchild.com/Things-to-do/45360/Special-Event/Sharks-After-Dark

 

SummerFest at the Gaylord Texan Resort through Labor Day with DreamWorks-themed activities; my favorite: life-sized dragon flight simulator based on How to Train Your Dragon. You don’t need to stay overnight at the resort to sign up for the activities.

http://www.dfwchild.com/Places-to-go/1259/Gaylord-Texan-Resort

 

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is screening free Summer Kids Flicks August 13–15

http://www.dfwchild.com/Things-to-do/45352/Film/Modern-Summer-Kid-Flicks

 

Water fun

Visit Summer Adventures in Fair Park for half price admission before it closes for the season on August 18

http://www.dfwchild.com/Things-to-do/43559/Festival/Summer-Adventures-in-Fair-Park

 

Hydrous Wake Parks at Allen is a great way to get out on the water for kids as young as 6, and the owners just opened another location on Lake Lewisville.

http://hydrouswakeparks.info/

For those on the west side of DFW, visit Cowtown Wakepark north of downtown Fort Worth

http://www.cowtownwakepark.com/

 

Rent a pedal boat from the same company that operates the gondola rides and take the kids (up to three passengers) on a spin around Irving’s Lake Carolyn.

http://www.irvingwaterfun.com/

 

More great venues

The Children’s Park at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas has an interactive splash fountain, climbing structures, a story tree and much more playground equipment. The park also hosts activities everyday. Check out the Imagination Playground sessions on Tuesday mornings and kids yoga on Saturday mornings.

http://www.dfwchild.com/Places-to-go/1226/Klyde-Warren-Park

 

The Dallas Museum of Art has free general admission year-round, which means that kids can take part in the plethora of art activities in the C3 studio and more for no charge.

http://www.dfwchild.com/Places-to-go/967/Dallas-Museum-of-Art

 

Meet Kobi and Tekin, the only two koalas in the state, at the Dallas Zoo.

http://www.dfwchild.com/Places-to-go/251/Dallas-Zoo

 

The Fort Worth Zoo is still glowing with pride over its new baby Asian elephant named Belle.

http://www.dfwchild.com/Places-to-go/1042/Fort-Worth-Zoo

 

The fun doesn’t end with August

Stay tuned for the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden opening September 21 at the Dallas Arboretum

http://dallasarboretum.org/

 

Also, Reunion Tower in downtown Dallas is revamping and reopening the Observation Deck this fall

http://www.reuniontower.com/

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