5 Family Fun Things to Do in DFW Before Summer Ends

It has been a long HOT summer in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. But that is no reason not to enjoy some fabulous fun family events.  Here are 5 fun things to do in DFW that you and your family will love!

Jurassic Park: Movie in Concert

August 31 – September 2
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, the action-packed adventure of Jurassic Park pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival.

Experience it now, projected in HD with a full symphony orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture.

More information about Jurassic Park: Movie in Concert

Baby Gorilla at Dallas Zoo Makes Public Debut

Dallas Zoo baby gorillaThe Dallas Zoo has a  new addition. An adorable baby gorilla was born in July. Zookeepers said a 22-year-old critically endangered Western Lowland Gorilla named Hope, delivered the baby.

The baby and mother have been behind-the-scenes since the birth, bonding as a family. The baby’s father is a Western Lowland Silverback named Subira.

Zookeepers said that he was the first of the gorilla family to meet the newborn after delivery and gently put his lips on the baby’s head. The birth marks the fifth baby gorilla the zoo has cared for in nearly 50 years.

Gaylord Texan’s SummerFest

Through – September 3
Gaylord Texan Resort
1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX

You and your family won’t have to go far this summer to transport yourselves to the ultimate summer destination at the grandest resort in the Lone Star State.

Gaylord Texan Resort’s 15th annual SummerFest features an all-new Smurfs theme including a variety of family-friendly events and entertainment. The Smurfs theme activities include Le’ Smurfs Art Corner and Sweet Shop, Breakfast with The Smurfs, Papa Smurf’s Search Party Scavenger Hunt, Gargamel’s Wizard Academy, and so much more!

For more information and to purchase your tickets visit: GaylordTexan.com

Ultimate Dinosaurs

Through Jan. 6, 2019
Perot Museum

These are not your grandfather’s dinosaurs. Based on groundbreaking research from scientists around the world, Ultimate Dinosaurs reveals rarely seen, exotic species from the other side of the world.

From the tiny Eoraptor to the massive Giganotosaurus (T. rex’s bigger, badder cousin), the exhibition is a fascinating introduction to dinosaurs that are unfamiliar to most North Americans.

Ultimate Dinosaurs tells the story of the break-up of supercontinent Pangaea into today’s continents and the amazing diversity of dinosaur species that evolved as a result. Highlights include 15 fully articulated dinosaur casts, more than a dozen prehistoric specimens, augmented reality to experience the dinosaurs in the flesh, touchable fossilized dinosaur specimens, hands-on play spaces featuring miniature dinosaur dioramas and more.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.perotmuseum.org

August Arboretum Dollar Days

Dallas Arboretum
August 1-31, 9 am – 5 pm

fathers day arboretumDuring August you can enjoy a beautiful day at the Dallas Arboretum and save money. During August Dollar Days you can get discounted $2 general garden admission,  $5 parking and $2 admission to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden.

There are also budget-friendly menu items like hot dogs,  root beer floats, brownie sundaes, sodas and frozen pops.

For more, visit www.dallasarboretum.org 
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