Grand Times Activities to Enjoy with Your Grandkids


Heidi Frankel


BrickUniverse Plano

GrandBring your grandkids and release the inner builder in both of you at BrickUniverse Plano, the ultimate LEGO lover’s paradise. Experience hands-on LEGO attractions and activities built to inspire, educate and entertain. This family-friendly event will have tons of amazing LEGO creations, building zones, guest speakers and vendors. Buy your tickets in advance to avoid long lines and sellouts.

Where: Plano Centre – 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano

When:  Saturday, June 11 – Sunday, June 12

Time:   10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Phone:  972-941-5857

Cost:    $15.00 – Children 2 and younger, FREE



Texas Heritage Festival

texas-heritage-festival-webHeard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary invites you to mosey on over gallop

to the Texas Heritage Festival.  Enjoy toe-tappin’ Western music, local artisans, historical demonstrations, and interactive children’s activities. Rustle up some tasty Texas grub and meet the friendly wildlife ambassadors.

Where: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife – 1 Nature Place, McKinney

When:   Saturday, June 4 – 10am – 3pm

Cost: Adults, $9, Senior’s, 60 + and Children ages 3-12, $6–Children 3 and under, FREE Phone: 972.562.5566



DCT Play     PinkalitiousYour grandkids will be tickled Pink… for Pinkalicious at Dallas Children’s Theatre.

When Pinkalicious doesn’t heed her parent’s advice and indulges in too many pink goodies, she has to make some healthy choices to fight off a bad case of Pinkitis. This popular book pops off the stage in this high-energy musical treat.

Where: Dallas Children’s Theater – 5938 Skillman St. Dallas

When:   June 16 – Jul 17

Cost:     Tickets start at $15

Phone:  214-740-0051


Path To The Presidency

Path2The PresidencyTake your grandkids to the George Bush Presidential Center and step into a candidate’s shoes at this special exhibit that gives you a fun, interactive peek into past presidential campaigns. Pose for your own campaign poster and deliver your acceptance speech using a teleprompter. This entertaining exhibit brings historic campaigns to life with artifacts, documents, photos and videos.

Where: George W. Bush Presidential Center – 2943 SMU Blvd. Dallas

When:  Through Oct. 9

Phone: 214-200-4300

Cost:    Adults, $17, ages 13-17, $15 ages 5-12, $11



14.An Irritating Red BirdElements of (Non) Fiction: Paintings by Gale Gibbs and Diane Walker-Gladney

Experience the artwork of Gale Gibbs and Diane Walker-Gladney as they explore memory, dreams and storytelling through figurative and abstract imagery.

Where: Irving Arts Center – 3333 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving

When:  Through June 26

Phone: 972.252.7558

Cost:    FREE

Web: for gallery hours

Reunion Tower – GeO-Deck & Big D Trolley Tours

Treat yourself and your grandkids to an exciting day in Big D! Enjoy the view on the GeO-Deck and a trolley ride. Start at the TOP and then explore the city of Dallas. Trolley tickets must be used on the same day as your visit to the GeO-Deck.

Where: Reunion Tower – 300 Reunion Blvd. Dallas

When:  Any day the weather is appealing

Cost:    $27-$35 per person. Cost determined by trolley tour. Purchase your tickets at Reunion Tower ticket booth or online.

Phone:  214-712-7040



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