The largest traveling Maya exhibition ever to tour the U.S. is at The Perot Museum. The exhibit brings together more than 200 authentic artifacts and environments to explore the accomplishments of one of the most powerful indigenous Mesoamerican civilizations. You and your grandkids will learn how the Maya built towering temples and created an intricate calendar system. Through hands-on activity stations, video and simulations, guests can decipher hieroglyphs, explore mysterious tombs, an underworld cave, mural room and more.
Where: The Perot Museum- 2201 N. Field St. Dallas
When: Thru Mon. Sept 4
Cost: Maya Hidden Worlds Revealed requires a surcharge.
Total admission: Adults, $29 (18-64), Youth $20 (2-17), Senior’s $21 (65+) Children under 2, FREE
Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved story The Little Mermaid follows Arabella, who believes life would be better on two legs, and her crustaceous friends, as she goes on a journey of self-discovery where she encounters a mean sea witch and a handsome prince. Each performance features original songs and loads of audience participation.
Where: Irving Arts Center, Carpenter Hall
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.
When: Thurs. March 23-Fri. March 24
Mar. 23 7pm, Costume Pajama Party with performance. Mar. 24, 9:30am and 11:30am – performance only.
Cost: $6-$7.50 Age: 4 years and up
Step into the pages of beloved children’s books and enter a world of early literacy adventures! Storyland immerses children and adults in favorite picture books, from the gardens of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, the tropical island of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, to friendship in If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. Designed for children from birth through eight years old, Storyland engages all who visit in storylines and literacy that lead them to discover that it’s never too early to cultivate a love of reading.
Where: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy St. Fort Worth
When: Through Sun. May 7
Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Cost: Adults $15, Children $12
Get ready for earthquakes and tsunamis! Jump on the Quake Karaoke platform and match an earthquake seismogram! Complete Puzzled Earth, the plate tectonic puzzle, before time runs out and the pieces fall! Spin through geologic time to make Earth’s continents move and re-form. Find out what engineers do to keep our world safer… When the Earth Shakes!
Where: C.R Smith Museum
4601 Texas HWY 360 at FAA Rd Fort Worth
When: Through Sat. Sept. 2
Cost: Adults, $7, Kids, $4, (2-17)