Top 20 Places to Take Kids in and around Dallas
Best Places for Kids in the Dallas region!
The best places to take kids in Dallas, based on KidsOutAndAbout's annual reader survey. But there is LOTS more to do in Dallas, TX! Get great ideas here! What is listed below are far from the only opportunities for family fun and learning; they're just what was voted this year.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science located in Victory Park, near Downtown Dallas is said to be a "world of wonder" by The Dallas Morning News. Passing the test of school children, inspiring curiosity in all ages and boasting as a living science lesson, this new Museum opened its doors to the public on December 1, 2012. Get ready to amaze your brain through hands-on learning experiences.
Ripley's Believe It or Not - Grand Prairie
Experience our unique attractions including Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, a state-of-the-art 7D Moving Theater, our mind-bending Mirror Maze, our challenging LaseRace, our sweet Candy Factory, and meet the stars at Louis Tussauds Palace of Wax
Dallas Children's Theater
Your Family Arts Center! Astonishing kids & families with the fun of Broadway-like plays...and a lot more!
Six Flags Over Texas
From thrilling coasters to rides for the kids, we’ve got them all!
Welcome to the largest zoological experience in Texas! Thousands of animals and an unwavering commitment to conservation, education and research.
International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame
Discover the region’s premier sports museum brimming with one-of-a-kind bowling artifacts, a unique bowling experience and a cutting-edge glimpse at the far-flung future of this global pastime.
Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Head to the Grapevine Vintage Railroad in Historic Downtown Grapevine and climb aboard an authentic 1920's Victorian coach for a train trip along the historic Cotton Belt Route that travels from Grapevine to the Fort Worth Stockyards most weekends throughout the year.
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Experience the stories of aviation and space flight from the Wright Flyer to the one-of-a-kind Flying Pancake; the Apollo 7 spacecraft, 13 historical galleries, and over 35,000 artifacts; the Living History program and our acclaimed STEM education program. The Frontiers of Flight Museum is the perfect place to explore the history and progress of aviation, as mankind continues to pursue going higher, faster and farther.
Sandy Lake Amusement Park
Sandy Lake Amusement Park offers rides, swimming, games, mini golf, large group picnics, company event hosting and more family fun in Dallas.
Bahama Beach Waterpark is the perfect place to cool off this summer. Bahama Beach offers the best family waterpark value in the metroplex. Conveniently located only ten minutes south of downtown Dallas, you can get away from it all without ever leaving town.
SpeedZone Dallas has high octane thrills you won’t find anywhere else. We have Private Meeting/Banquet rooms and picnic pavilions that are the perfect venues for birthdays, parties, corporate parties, events and team building, and family gatherings.
The Dallas World Aquarium
The adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium begins at the top of the rainforest exhibit, where exotic birds, such as Cocks-of-the-rock and many species of toucans, can be seen. Lounging around are Two-toed and Three-toed sloths. Endangered animals, such as Orinoco crocodiles, Giant river otters, Antillean manatees and several species of monkeys are part of the many conservation projects.
African American Museum of Dallas
The main objective of the Museum is the presentation of meaningful experiences for children and adults who would not ordinarily visit a museum. The rich heritage of black art and history is housed in four vaulted galleries, augmented by a research library.
The Dallas Arboretum, one of the most beautiful outdoor attractions in Dallas, features 66-acres of spectacular display gardens that showcase incredible seasonal flowers, ornamental shrubs, trees and plant collections in a serene setting on White Rock Lake.
Celebration Station in Mesquite Texas offers a variety of Birthday Party Packages for kids of all ages. Packages include bumper boats, paint ball, go-karts, pizza, and more!
National Scouting Museum
Explore and learn more about over 100 years of Scouting history! From one good turn to a history of service see the difference Scouting makes in the lives of those around it.
Adventure Landing - Dallas
Adventure Landing offers affordable family fun and great things to do, making it a perfect place to host your next group outing or birthday party!
Dallas Museum of Art
We heART families at the DMA and invite everyone from toddlers to teens to make themselves at home in the Museum galleries. Whether you're looking for quiet time with your baby, messy fun for your preschooler, or an art workshop for your tween, we have something that is just your size!
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary
A natural science education center and 289-acre wildlife sanctuary preserved in McKinney, Texas.
JumpStreet - Dallas
Over 20,000 square feet of wall to wall trampolines, trampoline dodge ball, unique fun pass activities (bull ride, foam pit, maze, obstacle course, snow slide...go to gotjump.com for more details), designated play area for kids 7 and under and the best birthday parties in town!