Dallas Arboretum Celebrates Earth Day

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden features Earth Day activities 

In honor of Earth Day, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will have several family-friendly activities where you can spend the day outdoors connecting with nature.

There are hands-on, outdoor activities located in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This festival features engaging learning experiences and special guest workshops, centered around celebrating the planet and learning how to take care of it for generations to come.

Explore the main garden’s Artscape fine art and fine craft show and sale. There will be more than 85 outstanding artists from around the country showcasing and selling their art. In addition to artwork, many of which takes its inspiration from nature, the popular outdoor event features live music, free children’s ‘make and take’ art, concessions, food, and wine/beer samplings.

Timed tickets are required and can be purchased online at www.dallasarboretum.org or by calling 214-515-6615. No walk-ups are available for purchase. Masks are also required for the duration of the visit.

Dallas Arboretum Earth Day Activities

Window to the Wild Bird Show
Thursday, April 2210:30 a.m.
Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn

The popular bird flight show returns to celebrate Earth Day. After the flight program, enjoy a close encounter and Q&A with a few of their birds and trainers.

What’s Happening in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

Recycled City– Use all recycled materials to create a model of a future sustainable city throughout the day in collaboration with other members of the community.

Vermicomposting– Learn the secret to awesome composting: worms! Discover how you can build your own vermicomposting bin at home.

Wetlands in Action– Look up close at the life found in wetlands using real tools like microscopes and see how tiny invertebrates can tell us the health of these unique environments.

Would You Drink That?- See how soil and plants can help filter water for our environment in an experiment you can try at home.

Pollination Station– Create finger puppets to explore Moody Oasis, a rooftop pollinator garden, and try to find the perfect flower adapted for your pollinator.

Go With The Flow– Play a fun game exploring the water cycle as a drop of water and make a bracelet to take home from your adventure.

Now You Sea Me…– Explore sea levels around the world and learn about the pH of the ocean and how these two things affect animals and people across the globe.

Earth Is In My Hands– Share how YOU pledge to help the Earth with a simple and fun craft in the Exploration Center.

About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Dallas 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 2-12, and free for Arboretum members and children two and under. There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. Parking is $10. For more information, call 214-515-6500 or visit www.dallasarboretum.org.

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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Halloween Fun in Fort Worth

Halloween activities and events might be a bit different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic,. But don’t worry, there are still a few spooky (fun) events for your family to enjoy.

Boo at the Zoo 

Boo is back, but with a drive-thru twist!

Boo at the Zoo
Fort Worth Zoo
October 22-25,2020
4:30pm-7:30pm

Get ready to Boo thru the Zoo! For the first time ever,  the Fort Worth Zoo is invites you to drive through the Zoo’s main path (and even several behind-the-scenes areas of some of their most popular animal exhibits) while enjoying music, costumed characters, entertainment, treats, and encounters with wildlife along the way! 

With sanitation and social distancing top of mind, they have made the decision to not cancel Boo at the Zoo this year, but instead, put a spin on their typical event and design a unique environment while keeping this beloved 29-year tradition alive. 

Boo at the Zoo Tickets

Member ticket: $45/vehicle Non-member ticket: $50/vehicle 

Advance ticket purchase is required for members and nonmembers. Members will receive 10% off tickets, food, and beverage. When tickets go on sale, you will purchase tickets for a designated arrival time slot. 
  • Tickets are sold per vehicle, not per person.
  • Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All sales are final, tickets are non-replaceable and non-refundable.
  • Tickets must be purchased in advance, online.
  • Guests who show up without a ticket will not be able to enter the event.

While there will be the usual amount of candy, trick-or-treat stations will be combined into five stations, limiting contact to keep everyone safe. Therefore, treat coupons will not be necessary this year.

They have limited capacity and expect this event to sell out.

Follow Concierge Connection (@bigDconcierge) on Twitter for more news about #DFWHalloween events.

Real Texas Fun For the Entire Family at the Mesquite Rodeo

RodeoThe Mesquite Championship Rodeo is back! Here are 10 great reasons why you and your family will love the Mesquite Rodeo! [Read more…]