Travel Back in Time at Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Scarborough Renaissance Festival is a full day of interactive 6th Century Style fun for everyone, 1 that will run every Saturday & Sunday plus Memorial Day Monday, April 10 through May 31, 2021. You and your family   will enjoy jousting, Birds of Prey exhibitions, the Mermaid Lagoon, Knighting ceremonies, a 50+ member performing company and 25+ stages of interactive and unique entertainment. You will also discover exquisite one-of-a-kind treasures at the hundreds of Scarborough shoppes and be amazed by authentic artisan demonstrations. There are also Renaissance rides, games of skill and so much more.

This year’s opening weekend  theme is  “Travel Back in Time”. The weekend will celebrate Steampunk and all other time travelers and feature the all-new Scarborough Mask Contest each day. Feel free to show off their time traveling costumes throughout the weekend and they also can compete in the Mask Contest each day with their most creative or unusual facemask for the chance to win a great Scarborough prize pack. Contestants must register for the contest by 1:30 each day.

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The Science of Guinness World Records Exhibit at the Perot Museum

The Science of Guinness World Records exhibition
Perot Museum
March 6 – September 6, 2021

Discover the marvels of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS attempts and the science (and secrets) behind their triumphs when the Science of Guinness World Recordsexhibition, presented by Highland Capital Philanthropies, makes its U.S. debut at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

A Family-Friendly Experience

You and your family will learn what it takes to crash through these seemingly impossible ceilings, the physical and mental thresholds humans possess, and the scientific principles that explain their awe-inspiring feats. Dozens of engaging exhibits – from the largest Pac-Man videogame to reaction competitions, speed drumming, and a dance-a-thon – will challenge and encourage all ages to go behind the scenes and discover the discipline driving these fascinating accomplishments. 

From the smallest stop-motion film (hint: it’s measured in nanometers) to the most drumbeats in one minute (2,400 beats or 40 beats per second!) to the longest mustache ever (14 feet) and the most consecutive pinky pull-ups (36), exhibition goers can discover some of the most astonishing record titles with opportunities to challenge themselves and others in pursuit of their own GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS glory.

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Galactic Adventure and Other Spring Break Activities at the Perot Museum

sunrise-1756274_640As winter wraps up, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science will ring in spring with oodles of Spring Break fun for all ages Are you staying in town during Spring Break? The Perot Museum has you covered with daily all-about-space activities and extended hours for a fabulous staycation. [Read more…]

Dallas Blooms: A World of Flowers Opens February 24

Dallas Blooms 2018The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, named by Architectural Digest as one of the “15 Breathtaking Botanical Gardens to Visit This Season,” will present Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the Southwest, from February 24 to April 8.  This year’s theme is  “A World of Flowers”. The festival will feature an explosion of color from more than 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms, thousands of azaleas and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees.

A World of Flowers

As Dallas is one of the leading cities in the nation with many cultural communities, the Dallas Arboretum is pleased to showcase a different region of the world during the festival.

At the International Crossroads Village, a festive central location within the garden, visitors can view a large world map created from flowers. Each week focuses on a different region such as France, the Mediterranean, Europe, Asia and the Americas, so the food, entertainment and cultural offerings will vary throughout Dallas Blooms.

On Fridays, there is an International Market featuring unique goods as well as cultural activities. Each weekend will have an International Festival showcasing that week’s highlighted country through music, dance, cultural activities and vendors.  For the latest information, visit  dallasarboretum.org/blooms.

Dallas Blooms Activities

Mommy and Me Mondays & Tiny Tot Tuesdays
February 24-April 2
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Pecan Grove
Children’s activities include face painting, a petting zoo, storytime and Kindermusik.
BOGO Wednesdays
February 28-April 4
Buy one, Get one free, valid at ticket booth only.
C.C. Young Senior Thursdays
March 1-April 5
Seniors 65 and older get in for $11 admission on Thursdays and receive a 20 percent discount in the Hoffman Family Gift Store.
International Crossroads Village
Daily, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pecan Grove
Worlds intersect and become a festive place where guests can find an abundance of activities and entertainment from around the globe. Activities and entertainment change weekly based on the cultural theme, stay up-to-date with event times and locations by referring to the website at www.dallasarboretum.org/blooms.
Flowers of the World: Master Gardener Presentation & Tour
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to Noon
Join Master Gardeners as they talk about the flowers in the garden and from where they originate. Take a tour around the garden to see where these beautiful plants can be found and what makes them so special.
Arts & Culture
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cultural communities from around the Metroplex visit the garden each week to present their culture. Activities include origami, calligraphy, dancing, crafts and art from different areas of the world.
Beverages of the World: Beer & Wine Samplings
Thursdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Enjoy the surrounding blooms and cool pecan trees in the Pecan Grove. Samples of select wines and beers are available for guests to try.
International Market
Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pecan Grove
Each Friday will highlight a cultural market from a different part of the world in regions such as Mediterranean, Europe, Asia and The Americas. Art and goods will be for sale, and cultural activities will be featured.
International Festival
Saturday & Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pecan Grove
For those guests who cannot make it during the week, no worries. The International Crossroads has an abundance of activities including live music, dance, cultural activities and vendors selling unique products from all over the globe.
Spring Tea
February 24-April 8
11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Served inside the historic DeGolyer House, indulge in a seated, three-course high tea experience.  Seating is available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays – Fridays, by reservation only.  Tea prices begin at $49 per person and include garden parking and admission. Champagne service with tea is $59 per person. To book a reservation, book online at www.dallasarboretum.org or contact tea sales at 214-515-6511.

About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218.  The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 3-12 and free for Arboretum members and children two and under. On-site parking is $15 or $9, if purchased in advance online.