Spring in Dallas all about soaking up the perfect weather before the summer heat hits. So before it gets too hot to leave the house, be sure to check out all these family-friendly must-do activities around Dallas this spring.
The Music Hall at Fair Park and Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall both have exciting spring lineups that extend into summer, from musicals to interactive events. At Bass, there are plenty of opportunities to cross “attend an opera” off your bucket list. With dramatic, romantic options like Carmen to more adult, true-crime stories like Voir Dire, you might just find yourself making repeat visits.
The Dallas Arboretum might just be the most perfect place to spend spring in Dallas. A membership isn’t required for entry, but it does come with perks like free general admission to the gardens, free parking, early morning walks and early entry to exclusive events and holiday festivities. For little green thumbs, there are exciting events like the Liquid Lab, a hands-on exploration of all the magical properties of water, and even group overnight campouts for groups.
With plenty of workshops, labs and photo safaris scheduled for spring, the Dallas Zoo has plenty of events to keep the whole family entertained this spring. And what perfect timing, because the zoo just welcomed two new hippos, Adhama and Boipelo! The hippos are the first to arrive at the Dallas Zoo in more than 16 years. For a fun afternoon of creativity at the zoo, check out Wild About Art, a 2-hour animal-based art class for kids ages 5 to 8 led by a Dallas Zoo instructor. For more fun zoo events, check out their calendar.
Dallas World Aquarium
For a fun way to learn the day away, visit the Dallas World Aquarium. The aquarium is currently running some exciting exhibitions, like Mundo Maya, which explores the rich culture of the Mayans and all the life contained therein. Of course, there’s the bird exhibit, the manatees, the penguins and all the other animals that will fascinate little imaginations. For more information on hands-on activities like lectures and even feedings, visit their website.
Between the Dallas Museum of Art’s “Mexico 1900–1950” exhibit that has drawn thousands, the Perot Museum’s countless labs, interactives, galas and overnights and the Meadows Museum’s Picasso exhibition, you may need to devote a few days to exploring all the art and culture the Metroplex has to offer! General admission to many of the city’s museums are affordable and open up a world of exploration and excitement for the whole family.