Summer Fun In DFW

Dated: 06/21/2018

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                In honor of the first official day of summer, we’ve listed ideas to keep you or your family entertained. Here are some free & inexpensive options to help you make the best of your summer!

Frisco:

  • Frisco Commons Park and Spray Park- Free

  • o 8000 McKinney Road, Frisco TX 75034

  • o Playground designed to include children with special needs, plus a splash park, pavilion, and pond.

  • o The 2nd Saturday of each month after dark, the the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas meets here to look at stars & planets, being a telescope!

  • o Movies in the Park on select summer evenings, visit FriscoFun.org for selection & schedule.

  • Sci-Tech Discovery Center

  • o 8004 N Dallas Pkwy, Frisco TX 75034

  • o $8.50 General admission for children and adults, with group or senior discounts & annual memberships available

  • o Hands-on museum that explores science, math, and technology.

  • National Videogame Museum

  • o 8004 N Dallas Pkwy, Frisco TX 75034 (same building as Sci-Tech Discovery Center, but NOT affiliated)

  • o $12 General admission ($10 for children 10 and under), with senior, educator, & military discounts and memberships available.

  • o Museum dedicated to the history of video games with playable exhibits.

  • Music in the Square- Free

  • o Simpson Plaza lawn in Frisco Square: Frisco Square Blvd, Frisco TX 75034

  • o Friday evenings in June from 7:30-9:30 PM

  • o Free concert on the lawn between the fountains and the library, vendors may be present with their own pricing, and restaurants are open in the area.

  • Play Street Museum

  • o 5729 Lebanon Road, Suite 120, Frisco TX 75034

  • o $11.50 per child age 1-8 (children under 1 year of age are free)

  • The Star Entertainment District- Free*

  • o 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco TX 75034

  • o Play football on the lawn outside the stadium and walk the Ring of Honor

  • o Live music on Thursday nights from 6:00-9:00 PM in the Ring of Honor

  • o *Free to visit the Tostitos Championship Plaza or Ring of Honor areas. Restaurants, including an ice cream shop, and shops open; and stadium event prices vary.

  • Frisco Athletic Center Water Park

  • o 5828 Nancy Jane Lane, Frisco TX 75034

  • o $12 per adult, $10 for children 17 and under (free tickets for ages 2 and under), with memberships available.

  • o Watch movies from the pool or lazy river, and water park remains open during the event. Concession stands open for snacks & drinks.

  • o Dive-In Movies hosted on select summer evenings, visit FriscoFun.org/950/Dive-in-movies for movie selections & schedule. Tickets $10 per person.

  • Burning Boards Skateboard Competition- Free

  • o Frisco Skate Park 2895 Honey Grove Drive, Frisco TX 75034

  • o Saturday, August 11 at 6:00 PM (registration begins at 5:00)

  • o Skateboard competition open to all ages and skill levels. Registration and participation is free; vendors & food trucks will also be open.

The Colony:

  • Top Golf

  • o 3760 Blair Oaks Drive, The Colony TX 75056

  • o $25 per bay, per hour (plus $5 membership fee on the first visit) for groups of 6 or less, season passes and lessons available.

  • o A new way to golf- with microchip golf balls! Earn points based on distance and accuracy.

  • Aquatic Park

  • o 5580 N Colony Boulevard, The Colony TX 75056

  • o $4 age 7 and up, $3 for 6 and under

  • o Indoor & outdoor poos with wading pool and splash park. Swim lessons and water exercise classes offered for additional fees.

  • Five Star Complex- Free

  • o 4100 Blair Oaks Drive, The Colony TX 75056

  • o Public park and sports facility with baseball & softball fields, soccer fields, football fields, playgrounds, and trails for hours of active fun.

  • Coyote Drive In

Plano:

  • Legacy Hall- Free admission*

  • o 7800 Windrose Avenue, Plano TX 75024

  • o Catch the World Cup games on the big screen or select concerts for free in the Legacy Hall Box Garden- an outdoor stage and screen.

  • o *Casual dining and bars open for food & drink sales.

  • Arbor Hills- Free

  • o 6701 W. Parker Road, Plano TX 75093

  • o Spend a day enjoying and learning about nature in this 200 acre nature preserve park with 3 ecoregions. Trails, playgrounds, and pavilions are available.  

  • Crayola Experience

  • o 6121 W. Park Boulevard, Suite A 100, Plano TX 75093

  • o $18.99 General admission (when purchased in advance online), with memberships and group rates available.

  • o Not really inexpensive, but Plano’s newest attraction allows kids and adults to explore art and technology, make their own crayon color, and more.

McKinney:

  • Heard Museum

  • o 1 Nature Place, McKinney TX 75069

  • o General admission tickets are $9 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 12 and under (2 and under are free). Memberships are available.

  • o 289 acre wildlife sanctuary and natural science museum with an emphasis on conservation and preservation of nature.

Little Elm:

  • Little Elm Beach- Free*

  • o 701 West Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm TX 75068

  • o *$10 parking per vehicle on weekends and holidays, season passes are available.

  • o Beach along the edge of Lake Lewisville with swimming, trails, volleyball, and playground

Dallas:

  • Klyde Warren Park- Free

  • o 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas TX 75201

  • o 5.2 acre park built over Woodall Rodgers Freeway with playgrounds, gardens, dog park, games, sports, and food truck hot spot.

  • o Frequent events, including yoga and fitness classes, concerts, and group meet ups.

  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science

  • o 2201 North Field Street, Dallas TX 75201

  • o $13-$20 General admission plus additional ticket rates for various exhibits. Group rates and memberships available.

  • o Nature and science museum with interactive exhibits to inspire a lifelong love of learning, housed in a building designed by award winning architect Thom Mayne.

  • Dallas Zoo

  • o 650 South R L Thornton Freeway, Dallas TX 75203

  • o $15 for adult general admission, $12 for children and seniors, with group rates and memberships available.

  • o 106 acres of animal exhibits from all over the world and a monorail. Safari nights concerts throughout the summer for an extra fee. Visit dallaszoo.com/exhibits-experiences/safarinights/ for schedule and ticket rates.

  • o Gift shop and concessions available.

  • Dallas Firefighters Museum

  • o 3801 Parry Avenue, Dallas TX 75226

  • o General admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children

  • o Museum dedicated to the history of Dallas firefighters, located in a former fire station.

  • Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

  • o 8525 Garland Road, Dallas TX 75218

  • o $15 for adults, $10 for children under 13 (2 and under are free) with discounts for seniors, military, & first responders, and membership rates available. Groupon tickets can often be found, and Wednesdays are buy one get one free.

  • o 66 acres of lush gardens with a children’s play area, educational programs, and White Rock Lake views.

  • Texas Discovery Gardens

  • o 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Dallas TX 75210 in Fair Park

  • o General admission tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for children (2 and under are free) and memberships are available.

  • o 7.5-acre botanic garden featuring native Texas plants.

Fort Worth:

  • Fort Worth Zoo

  • o 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth TX 76110

  • o $14 for adults and $10 for children or seniors for general admission, half price admission on Wednesdays.

  • o Wide variety of animals and exhibits; the African Savanna exhibit is now open!

  • Botanical Gardens- Free*

  • o 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard, Fort Worth TX 76107

  • o *Admission is free to everything but the Japanese Garden. Tickets for the Japanese Garden are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for children 4-12 years of age, and free for children 3 and under. Memberships are available.

  • o Concerts in the Garden throughout the summer, tickets and schedule available at www.fwbg.org/events

  • Amon Carter Museum of American Art- Free

  • o 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth TX 76107

  • o View works of art and sculpture exhibits by American artists.

  • Bureau of Engraving & Printing- Free

  • o 9000 Blue Mound Road, Fort Worth TX 76131

  • o See where money is printed and learn about the history of U.S. currency on a self-guided tour.

  • o Gift shop four souvenirs and vending machines available.

Other:

  • Dinosaur World

  • 1058 Park Road 59, Glen Rose TX 76043

  • $12.75 per adult, $10.75 for seniors, and $9.75 for children (2 and under are free), plus tax. Various activities are extra, and group rates are available.

  • Museum with interactive exhibits and dinosaur themed playgrounds.

  • Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

  • 2970 Epic Place, Grand Prairie TX 75052

  • $24 or $29 General admission for non-Grand Prairie residents ($14 or $19 for residents) with memberships available.

  • Mostly indoor water park (retractable roof) spanning 80,000 square feet, open year round featuring water slides, pools, and kid’s area.

  • Concessions, bar, and gift shop open.

  • Water Works Park

  • 2400 Long Road, Denton TX 76208

  • $15 or $19, depending on height for non-residents (kids 2 and under are free, $2 discount for Denton residents). Monthly and season passes are available.

  • Water park with lazy river and children’s pool, plus indoor natatorium.

  • Concessions, lockers, and ice cream shop are open.

  • The Frog Pond Water Park

  • 14032 Heartside Place, Farmers Branch TX 75234

  • $8 for non-residents and $5 for Farmers Branch residents age 3 and up (2 and under are free). Additional $5 for outside food and drinks- per bag or cooler.

  • Water park with slides, lazy river, lagoon pool, and pavilions.

  • Concession stands available for food and drinks.

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