GRAND TIMES ACTIVITIES TO ENJOY WITH YOUR GRANDKIDS JULY

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SafariNights LogoSafari Nights and Evening Concerts at the Dallas Zoo

The whole family will enjoy some of the zoo’s wildest stars, live music and tons of entertainment at Safari Nights at The Dallas Zoo pre concert activities include special keeper chats; Wonders of the Wild show, School of Rock concert and Animal Adventures presentation. Live bands include:

  • July 2 – Rebirth Brass Band (Grammy-winning New Orleans institution)
  • July 9 – The Landsharks (Jimmy Buffet tribute band)
  • July 16 – Limelight (The ultimate 10-piece party band)
  • July 23 – Petty Theft & The Bird Dogs (Tom Petty tribute band)
  • July 30 – The O’s (Americana & indie pop with alternative sounds)

Where: Dallas Zoo -650 S. R.L Thornton Frwy, Dallas

When: Dates above

Cost:    Ages 12-64, $15, ages 3-11 and seniors, $12, children 2 and under FREE

Parking: $8 per vehicle

Zoo opens at 9 am – Concert begins at 7pm

Web: www.dallaszoo.com


FritzParkFritz Park Petting Zoo

You and your grandkids can visit a variety of animals including chickens, cows, goats, horses, sheep, deer, rabbits and colorful peacocks at the Fritz Park Petting Farm. For more than 30 years Fritz Park Petting Farm has been the place to experience farm life and farm animals.  The petting farm provides an idyllic setting where the whole family can enjoy the friendly animals.

Where: Fritz Park – 312 E. Vilbig Rd. Irving

When:  Through July 31

Cost:    FREE

Phone: 972.721.2640

Web: www.cityofirving.com


FINAL-MAKERSPACE-LOGOCThe Sci-Tech Discovery Center in Frisco opens The MakerSpace exhibit, presented by Raytheon. This interactive exhibit will allow tinkerers, inventors, hobbyists and budding engineers of all ages access to programs, technology and tools to test, prototype, demonstrate and build almost anything they can imagine!

Where: Sci-Tech Discovery Center – 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco

When: Open daily

Cost:    Exhibit FREE with cost of Sci-Tech admission – Ages 3-64 $8,

Seniors, 65+, Military (ID required) and Teachers, $6.50, Children 3 and under FREE

Phone: 972.546.3050

Web: www.mindstretcingfun.org


BeTheDinosaur GrapevineBe The Dinosaur

Step back in time 65 million years ago in Be The Dinosaur, a unique family-friendly, and interactive exhibit.  You and your grandkids will be able to immerse yourselves in the everyday lives of dinosaurs through fascinating and fun video simulations, artifacts and hands-on activities.  Be The Dinosaur is an innovative fusion of state-of-the-art video game technology and traditional exhibits, featuring full-size dinosaur bones, a paleontology field station and don’t forget to sign up to make your very own Dinosaur T-Shirt.

Where: Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau  – 636 S. Main St. Grapevine

When:   Through Sept18

Cost:     $4; FREE ages 2 and younger

Phone:  800.457.6338

Web:     www.grapevinetexasusa.com


SummerFest

Don’t miss all of the fun events and activities during SummerFest at the Gaylord Texan Resort featuring the 1865 classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Your family will enjoy activities and entertainment such as: Hatter’s Tea Party, 4D Wonderland Adventure, Junior Chefs Camp, This Way & That Way Backlight Scavenger Hunts, Queen of Arts Tour, Giant Glow Checkers, and so much more.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Where: Gaylord Texan Resort – 1501 Gaylord Tr. Grapevine

When: Through Sept 5 – Times vary by activity

Cost:    Prices vary by activity – Self-parking starts at $13

Phone: 817.778.1000

Web:    www.gaylordtexan.com for specific ticket and activity pricing

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