VISIT DALLAS WITH YOUR KIDS
9 FAVORITE PLACES TO VISIT
Hundreds of children are in grave danger seeking out a famous Dallas monster. When the younge ones go to PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE & SCIENCE they can see a Tyrannosaurus Rex, with teeth long and sharp. With a scary stance of mouth wide open don’t seem to scare the children they just enjoy the once ferocious animal that is now long gone. Educational and fun to see.
Other parts of the Museum are fun as well as exhibits with science and the ability for kids to race a dinosaur. There are five floors at the museum have 11 permanent exhibit halls that show off video and 3D computer animation. Children can have fun and exercise their brains through well planned and safe hands-on activities, interactive kiosks & educational games.
Yu will find the lower level of the cube includes an education wing with six learning labs and a children’s museum. Definitely one of the most popular exhibits found here is located on the main lobby level. A 35-foot Malawisaurus fossil thrills children and adults alike every visit. Plan on a full two hours to explore and see everything.
Kids don’t even realize that they are learning while visiting the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, because they are just having too much fun.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is just the latest of many Dallas attractions where families visit becoming a favorite destination spot for families, a playground of sites, experiences, learning opportunities and lots of fun.
Dallas has been actively working at its urban center revival. Inviting nonresidents and residents alike to enjoy Dallas, Texas.
Over Twenty million people visited Dallas last year and tourism is big business and it will continue to grow. Tourism in Dallas topped $6.6 billion last year, and 50,000 jobs are supported through the tourism industry. This is a trend that is sure to continue.
Lions, tigers and bears and hundreds of animals can be found at the Dallas Zoo. Travel through the zoo as a family, you and your kids and see featured exhibits as “The Wilds of Africa,” which was named “Best African Exhibit in the U.S.” by the Zoo Book and the Giants of the Savanna, to see elephants, impalas, lions, cheetahs and more; and the Gorilla Trail, a one-mile trail winding to the Jake L. Hamon Gorilla Conservation Research Center, an aviary, Crocodile Isle and the Kimberly-Clark Chimpanzee Forest. Enjoy watching the antics of the Asian small-clawed otters at the Betty Moroney Norsworthy Otter Outpost and check out the interactive and educational exhibits found at Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
The Dallas Arboretum’s Children’s Garden, travel through oversized plants and flowers as if you were a small insect, giving the idea of what it is like in the real-life of a bug.
The children’s gardens have educational activities designed to keep their interest and makes learning so much fun they will have to ask ,”am I really learning anything here?”. The Texas and its “maze” wetlands area and a state-of-the art nature center where children will find the children’s gardens are both entertaining and educational.
Through July 31, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has a Summer event at the Arboretum, with the “Flower Houses: Fairy Tales with a Texas Twist.”
Enjoy the 15-feet-tall flower houses that highlight a Texas-inspired fairy tale. Be sure to see the jalapeno gingerbread man, Goldilocks’ crazy cousin and stubborn livestock. So much family fun!
You will be busy exploring and seeing so much that your day will be so full. You can pack a picnic or enjoy indoor or outdoor seating at the Children’s Garden Cafe. For a family catered garden experience, make a reservation for Seated Tea at the Restaurant. Look up the Contact information here at GETYP.com. Also, check out American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admissions Program and see if it applies to you and your family.
Located in Victory Park near Downtown Dallas, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a world of wonder that inspires curiosity in visitors of all ages. A living science lesson, the museum opened its doors in downtown Dallas on Dec. 1, 2012 with the goal to “amaze your brain through hands-on learning experience.”
Other Favorite Sites
Dallas has other destinations to enjoy, and might be adding these top spots to your trip:
GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower
Visit the GeO-Deck so you can see the entire Dallas landscape from hundreds of feet in the air, unforgettable and caters to families, children, adventure seekers, sightseers and food lovers. Make sure to visit the hamburger bar at the rotating Cloud Nine by Wolfgang Puck, open for lunch. Wonderful!
6th Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
This is where the Texas Book Depository Building in Dealey Plaza, where the 6th Floor Museum can be found. It is a great representation and an impressive collection and walking history of President John F. Kennedy and that fateful November day way back in 1963, when he was assassinated in Dallas, inclusive of an intimate look at the life of John F. Kennedy.
George W. Bush Presidential Library
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum’s has many of his artifacts, documents, photographs and videos while being President and before. Parents and Kids can explore the 14,000 square foot Museum to see the historic exhibits on education reform, the global war on terror, the financial crisis and efforts to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS. Here you can see a piece of the World Trade Center, a full-sized Oval Office and a Texas Rose Garden.
The Dallas World Aquarium
What an adventure to be in a rainforest full of sloths, toucans, giant river otters and crocodiles at the Dallas World Aquarium. Enjoy the vast variety of marine life, from Japanese crabs to jellyfish to sea dragons and so much more.
Six Flags over Texas
Kids love amusement park rides and at Texas’s theme park with more than 100 rides and attractions, including the new Texas Giant and Titan roller coasters. The park features family-friendly shows and themed areas for children. Great destination for your planning of family fun.
Where to Stay
This is a great yellow page directory to shop for places to stay while in Dallas. GETYP.com boasts listings of Hotels, Motels and B&B’s with many having elements similar too: an indoor lap pool, a spa, a world-class fitness center, an outdoor pool, an outdoor walking track, squash and tennis courts, boutique shops and several restaurants. Many with free breakfast included. If you travel with your family regularly you know what a great savings that can be! Accommodations can be easily found to fit any families budget.
Where to Eat
Again, search out the great eateries and restaurants on GETYP.com with the kind of cuisine that you and your family desire. Pre-shop and pre-plan your meal itinerary and save time and money.