One of the best things about living in DFW is that in an area with over seven million people, there are a ton of museums for families and kids. Whatever your kid is interested in, there’s a museum for that in the metroplex. From the iconic Perot Museum to hidden gems like the Dallas Heritage Village, we’ve listed a few of our favorite spots to take curious kids in and around Dallas and Fort Worth.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
At the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, you can race a T. rex, challenge friends in robot competitions, explore the astonishing links between dinosaurs and modern-day birds, experience a simulated earthquake, journey through the universe, and test what it means to “be human”. Everything from dinosaurs to DNA to diamonds is packed into five levels of hands-on discovery and adventure. There's even a special children's museum on the bottom floor of the museum where the littlest visitors can discover science. Don't forget to try the earthquake simulator or dance with the dinos!
The Dallas Museum of Art is one of the 10 largest museums in the country and has been engaging people in art since 1903. The museum has a slew of family-friendly programming from open studio events to a family mystery night. One spot in particular that families need to visit is the Center for Creative Commons. From hands-on projects to Arturo's Nest, this is where the children's programming happens, and it's a place where kids can experience art on their own level. It's also right across the street from Klyde Warren Park, so be sure to head over there to sample the daily food truck offerings before heading home.