Grand Times



Meet the zoo’s fierce felines of the African Savanna. Family Zoo Adventure includes activity stations, animal encounters, and special zoo tours that will make learning fun for young and old alike. Wheelchair accessible. Accommodations for Children with special needs are available.

Where: Dallas Zoo
650 So. R.L. Thornton Freeway
When:   May 6, 9:15-11:15am
Cost:      $20 Nonmembers, $15 Members
Ages:     Youth, 4-12
Phone:   469.554.7300 –Education Dept.



Treat your grandkids with an opportunity to practice reading one-on-one with a certified therapy dog. This program is made possible by a partnership with the Therapy Pals of Golden Triangle.
Where & When:
Emily Fowler Library-    501 Oakland St. Denton, 4:30–5:30pm Weds, May 3,

North Branch Library- 3020 N. Locust St. Denton, 10am Sat. May 13

South Branch Library- 3228 Teasley Ln. Denton, 11am, Sat. May 13
Ages: Children reading on their own, 6–11. Reading help available
           Limiting Seating, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cost: FREE
Phone: 940 349. 8340


LionDanceCloseUp Trevor KobrinASIAN FESTIVAL

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.  Enjoy Asian food trucks and a variety of cuisine from countries like Sri Lanka, Philippines, and China to Korea.  Lion dances and cultural performances, arts and crafts, a children’s zone, karaoke competition and a cultural pavilion area to explore and learn about each unique culture will awe you and your grandkids.

Where:  Cotton Bowl Plaza at Fair Park

1121 First Ave, Dallas

When:    May 13, 11am-7pm

Cost:       FREE

Parking: $10, Park between gates 5 and 6

Phone:    972.241.8250 Extn 4




PrairieDays'17 PicBRIT PRAIRIE DAY

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) spring festival is a fun day for all ages. You and your grandkids will learn about the culture and natural history of our region through activities and games. Visit 40+ discovery booths and exhibitors, All Saints Episcopal School solar car team, Barking Cat Farm, Log Cabin Village and the Texas Bluebird Society. Enjoy live music, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, balloon twisters, and children’s crafts. Be amazed by Birds of Prey, composting and solar cooking demonstrations, Animal Hope Pet Adoptions, Bella’s Story Time for preschoolers and more

Where: The Botanical Research Institute of Texas  

              1700 University Drive, Fort Worth

When:   Sat., May 13, 9am – 3pm
Cost:     FREE

Phone:   817.332.4441



Butterfly.Heard MuseumNative Texas Butterfly House & Garden

Share a special nature moment with your grandkids as you walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in the Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. The butterfly house includes native species and the butterfly garden is filled with host plants that naturally attract these lovely creatures.

Where: Heard Natural Science & Wildlife Sanctuary

1 Nature Pl. McKinney
When:  Through Oct.1
Tues-Sat. 9am-5pm Sat.-1-5pm
Cost:     FREE with admission: $9 adults, $6 Kids 3-12
Phone:  972.562.5566


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