Taking the kids out? Don’t miss these fun and kid-friendly destinations in Dallas.
- Visit the National Video Game Museum
- Go to the Dallas Zoo
- Hit the trails at the Texas Horse Park
- Beat the heat at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark
- Learn about marine life at the Dallas World Aquarium
- Browse the exhibits at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Learn the history of video games at the National Video Game Museum. Here, you can step back in time to play retro favorites like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong in an 80s arcade. You’ll also find exhibits of early consoles like the Magnavox Odyssey, the first home video game console.
You can even throw a birthday bash for your kids at the museum. Their private party room can host 30 to 40 guests, and everyone will be given free arcade tokens.
They also offer science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classes for learners of all ages.
Your kids will enjoy a day with cheetahs, lemurs, penguins, and other exotic animals that call the Dallas Zoo home. You’ll also find several life- sized animatronic dinosaurs in strategic areas of the zoo.
The Dallas Zoo is the oldest establishment of its kind in Texas, having opened in 1888. It hosts seasonal events like Penguin Days, Safari Nights Concert Series, Halloweekend, and Dallas Zoo Lights.
Take a break from all the walking at Prime Meridian Café, where amazing food awaits hungry zoo visitors.
Bring out your child’s inner cowboy at the Texas Horse Park. Situated on a sprawling 302-acre property, the park’s pastoral setting is as relaxing as it gets. Join their therapeutic sports riding classes – the park has 12 certified instructors and over 500 horses to choose from.
River Ranch Educational Charities, an organization based in Texas Horse Park, offers free riding lessons and trail rides to the general public.
Dallas’ premier waterpark features fun water slides and wading pools that children of all ages will enjoy. Go boogie boarding on the Flow Rider, feel your heart race at the Prairie Plunge, and experience the best inner tube ride at the Aquanaut.
The attractions here are ideal for kids who are at least 4 feet tall. But small children also have plenty of options at the waterpark, such as Rascal’s Round-Up, playground slides, sprinklers, and geysers.
The Dallas World Aquarium is where your kids will appreciate the value of protecting our marine life. Get the chance to see sea creatures, coral reefs, and ecosystem exhibits. On exhibit here are massive aquariums of zebra angelfish, pot-bellied sea horses, and red mushroom anemone.
The facility allows supervised animal feedings and gives talks on marine preservation. Click here to view their schedule.
The museum has permanent exhibits on birds, dinosaurs, sports, astronomy, human anatomy, and gems and minerals. There are activity stations scattered throughout the museum where kids can solve puzzles, create buildings out of blocks, and interact with robots. The art lab also offers hands-on activities that encourage play and self-expression.
For snacks and tasty dishes, head over to the Museum Café with celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck at the helm. Here, you and the kids can enjoy handmade sandwiches, oven-roasted pizzas, and other treats.
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