Dallas, Texas houses a plethora of great museums providing learning opportunities on a wide variety of subjects. Seeing Dallas with kids offers the fun and excitement of a major city, along with unique features only available in this jewel of Texas.
Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 4 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address: 2201 N. Field Street Dallas, Texas 75201-1704
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $15, Children – $10
With 11 permanent exhibit halls and 6 learning labs, there is plenty to see at Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Give your mind and body a workout at the Lamar Hunt Family Sports Hall, where you can race against an NFL running back at the Sports Run Exhibit. Discover how species adapt over time, examine fossils and see genetics in action at the Discovery Life Hall. Experience an earthquake, touch a tornado and broadcast a weather forecast at Dynamic Earth Hall. Young visitors will enjoy hands-on discovery at the Children’s Museum, where they can explore an indoor nature hike, play dress up, pretend to be a vendor or customer at the Dallas Farmer’s Market and dig for replica fossils.
Address: 411 Elm Street Dallas, TX 75202
Hours: Monday – 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Tuesday – Sunday – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $16, Children – $13 (Admission includes audio guide)
Located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building, the Sixth Floor Museum examines the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. The museum is located at the very spot where Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy. The museum holds approximately 45,000 items related to the assassination and its aftermath, informing visitors born after 1963 of the importance of how that day changed history. The exhibition area features historic films, photographs, and artifacts that chronicle Kennedy’s life and the events of the assassination.