See Dallas, Texas as a family in this day full of great offerings for kids. Take in a world class aquarium as well as a gorgeous botanical garden as you enjoy a relaxing yet educational day with children in the heart 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: 8525 Garland Rd. Dallas, TX 75218
Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $15, Children – $10
Escape the city and enjoy all nature has to offer at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. With over 66 acres of manicured grounds on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake, the arboretum provides breathtaking views for visitors year-round. There are 19 named gardens, all with different plants and flowers but all equally beautiful. The 8-acre Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden was made specifically to connect children with nature. For a small fee, young visitors will enjoy exploring and learning throughout the various galleries, each designed to be age-specific. If visiting the gardens at night, visitors can view downtown Dallas with the skyscraper lights reflecting upon the water.
Address: 1801 North Griffin St. Dallas, TX 75202
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $21, Children – $13
Unleash your wild side at the Dallas World Aquarium and zoo. Walk through a 20,000 gallon tunnel exhibit which is home to hundreds of Indo-Pacific fish, crabs, seadragons and jellyfish. The aquarium gallery features coral reef and kelp forest ecosystems in large displays. The enormous eight-story Mundo Maya exhibit features plants and animals prevalent in Mayan folklore and a 400,000 gallon walk-through cenote filled with sharks, stingrays and sea turtles of the Yucatan Peninsula. The Orinoco Secrets of the River exhibit is seven-stories high, featuring the unique biodiversity of the South American rainforest ecosystem. The outdoor South Africa exhibit houses penguins and storks year-round and is home to unique reptiles and amphibians from Madagascar during the summer months. View amazing Australasian birds, fish and mammals in the Wilds of Borneo exhibit. Visitors of all ages will enjoy this exciting aquarium.