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Events for Saturday, March 18, 2017
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Permanent Exhibits

Exhibits -
Permanent

Art Lab
Explore creativity and science with your child in the Art Lab, located inside the Children's Museum. Hands-on projects are guided by an early childhood professional each day.

Ages 0-5

Where: Dallas - Perot Museum of Nature & Science
When: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Info: 214-428-5555, http://www.perotmuseum.org
Cost: Adults/$19, youth (2-17)/$12, seniors/$13 

Digging For Dinos
Enjoy a light-hearted look at dinosaurs in contemporary culture. Displays include examples of how dinosaurs appear in our everyday life - millions of years after their extinction.

Ages 3+

Where: Dallas - Perot Museum of Nature & Science
When: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Info: 214-428-5555, http://www.perotmuseum.org
Cost: Adults/$19, youth (2-17)/$12, seniors/$13 

Discovering Dallas
Make big Discoveries in Big D. Pretend to be a vendor, customer or delivery person at the biggest little farmers market in town. Arrange and rearrange artificial flower bouquets. Listen to the stories of real people who buy or sell produce at the Dallas Farmers Market. Climb stairs and ramps to explore a child-sized version of the Dallas skyline. Cross over a small-scale model of the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge.

Ages 3+

Where: Dallas - Perot Museum of Nature & Science
When: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Info: 214-428-5555, http://www.perotmuseum.org
Cost: Adults/$19, youth (2-17)/$12, seniors/$13 

Exploring Nature
A simulated forest brings the outdoors inside, giving children the opportunity to explore flora and fauna of the Trinity River corridor, grab a field guide and binoculars to become a junior wildlife biologist, try on different costumes to imagine the world from an animal’s point of view and to learn how staff members care for our terrarium animals, including frogs, toads, anoles, geckos, spiders and snakes.

Ages 3+

Where: Dallas - Perot Museum of Nature & Science
When: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Info: 214-428-5555, http://www.perotmuseum.org
Cost: Adults/$19, youth (2-17)/$12, seniors/$13 

KIDSPACE
KIDSPACE provides an informal atmosphere for children and families to play, explore, and learn together. The exhibit includes a fishing pier, grocery store, water works and more.

Ages 0-6

Where: Fort Worth - Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
When: Daily
Info: 817-255-9300, http://www.fortworthmuseum.org/
Cost: Museum admission is $15/adults and $12/children (3-12) & $14/seniors. Children 2 and under are free.

Natural Science
The Heard Natural Science Museum maintains an extensive group of natural science Touring Prairie collections. The collections include minerals and rocks, sea shells, insects (including moths and butterflies), bird skins, mammal skins and a herbarium.
Ages 3+
Where: McKinney - Heard Natural Science Museum
When: Tue-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm
Info: 972-562-5566, info@heardmuseum.org, http://www.heardmuseum.org/
Cost: $9/adults, $6/children ages 3-12 and senior citizens; under 3/free

Vintage Aircrafts
A collection of historically-significant, vintage aircraft, and by collecting materials related to the history of aviation. Aircrafts from World War I and II, Korea 1950s and Vietnam 1960s, as well as civilian equipment.

Ages 4+

Where: Addison - Cavanaugh Flight Museum
When: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm
Info: 972-380-8800, http://www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com
Cost: Museum admission is Adults/$10, Children (6-12)/$5, Children under 6/free

DMA Collections
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art features an outstanding collection of more than 24,000 works of art from around the world, from ancient to modern times.  
Ages 6+
Where: Dallas - Dallas Museum of Art
When: Tue-Wed & Fri-Sun 11am-5pm, Thurs 11am-9pm
Info: 214-922-1200, http://www.dallasmuseumofart.org
Cost: General Admission is free. Parking/$10.



Special Exhibits

Exhibits -
Temporary

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites
An adventure in early literacy! Step into the pages of beloved children's books and enter a world of early literacy adventures! Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites™ immerses children and adults in favorite picture books, from the gardens of The Tale of Peter Rabbit to the urban snowscape of The Snowy Day and the tropical island of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Designed for children from birth through eight years old, Storyland engages visitors in storylines and literacy that lead them to discover that it's never too early to develop a love of reading.

Ages 0-8

Where: Fort Worth - Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
When: Daily beginning January 21
Info: 817-255-9300, http://www.fortworthmuseum.org/
Cost: Museum admission is $15/adults and $11/children (3-12) & $13/seniors. Children 2 and under are free.

Dora and Diego - Let's Explore!
Children and families are invited to the enchanting world of Dora the Explorer, her animal-rescuing cousin Diego, and their friends Boots and Baby Jaguar! Here they can explore Isa's Flowery Garden, help Tico gather nuts, join the Pirate Piggies crew as they set sail, and search for baby animals in the Rainforest Maze. Children will role-play, solve problems, practice sharing and caring behaviors, and learn Spanish words. Everyone will celebrate a successful day - "We did it! ¡Lo hicimos!"

Ages 4+

Where: Fort Worth - Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
When: Daily beginning February 18
Info: 817-255-9300, http://www.fortworthmuseum.org/
Cost: Museum admission is $15/adults and $11/children (3-12) & $13/seniors. Children 2 and under are free.

Art and Nature in the Middle Ages
Spanning the 12th to early 16th centuries, Art and Nature in the Middle Ages explores the diverse modes of expression and variety of representations of nature in European medieval art, whether plant or animal, sacred or profane, real or imagined, highlighting the continuities and changes.
Ages 6+
Where: Dallas - Dallas Museum of Art
When: 12/4/16-3/19/17; Tue-Wed & Fri-Sun 11am-5pm, Thurs 11am-9pm
Info: 214-922-1200, http://www.dallasmuseumofart.org
Cost: General Admission is free. Parking/$10.

Passages in Modern Art: 1946 - 1996
Passages in Modern Art: 1946-1996 brings together objects from the DMA's acclaimed contemporary collection, including recent acquisitions, rarely seen works, and newly conserved paintings and sculpture.
Ages 6+
Where: Dallas - Dallas Museum of Art
When: 3/13/16-5/28/17; Tue-Wed & Fri-Sun 11am-5pm, Thurs 11am-9pm
Info: 214-922-1200, http://www.dallasmuseumofart.org
Cost: General Admission is free. Parking/$10.

Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 34
The Amon Carter has commissioned a large-scale, site-specific installation of more than eighty miles of multicolored thread by internationally celebrated Mexican-born, Dallas-based artist Gabriel Dawe. Words cannot do justice to the transformative power of Dawe's sculptural marvels, which he weaves from thousands of thin strands. They look like frozen light and Technicolor vaporous mist, drawing attention to the majestic architecture and natural light of the museum's Atrium, designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson.

All ages

Where:

Fort Worth - Amon Carter Museum

When:

Tue-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 12-5pm, 8/16/16-9/2/18

Info:

817-989-5031, http://www.cartermuseum.org/

Cost:

Free


Abstract Texas: Midcentury Modern Painting
This exhibition presents the work of some of Texas’s most significant contributors to mid-twentieth century modernism—Jack Boynton, Ben L. Culwell, Seymour Fogel, Michael Frary, George Grammer, Robert O. Preusser, and Donald Weismann. Although geographically isolated from the progressive cultural environments of New York City and Los Angeles, these artists pioneered their own abstract styles that reflect their independent ambitions within the Lone Star State.

All ages

Where:

Fort Worth - Amon Carter Museum

When:

Tue-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 12-5pm, 10/1/16-10/8/17

Info:

817-989-5031, http://www.cartermuseum.org/

Cost:

Free


David Ellis: Animal
Animal inaugurates an exciting new cycle of video installations at the Amon Carter. In 2010, Landmarks, the public art program at the University of Texas at Austin, commissioned multimedia artist David Ellis (b. 1971) to create a video during a six-week residency there. Ellis and his collaborators, cinematographer Chris Keohane and composer Roberto Lango, created a film of the artist painting creatures, landscapes, and abstractions to an accompanying soundtrack. Animal takes you on an exhilarating journey through Ellis’s spontaneous, creative process.

Ages 6+

Where:

Fort Worth - Amon Carter Museum

When:

Tue-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 12-5pm, 11/5/16-6/4/17

Info:

817-989-5031, http://www.cartermuseum.org/

Cost:

Free


FOCUS: Stanley Whitney
Stanley Whitney investigates the intricate possibilities of color and form in the realm of abstract painting. Since the mid-1970s, Whitney has been known for his multicolored, irregular grids on square canvases. Taking the essentialist grid of minimalism as his cue, his configurations are loose, uneven geometric lattices comprised of vibrant stacked color blocks that vary in hue, shape, and the handling of the paint. Whitney also utilizes color as subject, and his paintings often refer to literature, music, places, and other artists, connections that are bolstered in his titles.

Ages 6+

Where:

Fort Worth - The Modern

When:

Tue-Thurs & Sat-Sun 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-8pm; 1/21-4/2

Info:

http://www.themodern.org

Cost:

Adults/$10, students with id & seniors (60+)/$4, children under 13/free. Films and some programming are not included with gallery admission. Half price admission on Wednesdays and free admission on Sundays.


Richard Serra: Prints
American sculptor Richard Serra (born 1939) is an accomplished printmaker, who has made over 200 printed works in a span of 45 years. Like his sculpture, Serra’s prints reflect his interest in process, the expansion of scale to monumental proportions, and the artist’s ingenuity in pushing the boundaries of traditional methods and techniques.

Ages 6+

Where:

Dallas - Nasher Sculpture Center

When:

Tue-Sun 11am-5pm; 1/28-4/30

Info:

214-242-5100, http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org

Cost:

Adult: $10; Seniors 65 and Military with ID: $7; Student with ID: $5; Children under 12: Free


Divine Pathways: South and Southeast Asian Art
For more than a thousand years, Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism were influential in the artistic production of various parts of South and Southeast Asia. In celebration of the enduring legacy of these philosophical and religious traditions, this exhibition features a variety of works in different media from India, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia.

Ages 6+

Where:

Dallas - The Crow Collection

When:

Tue-Thurs 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-6pm, through 6/25

Info:

http://crowcollection.org

Cost:

Free




Fairs & Festivals

Fairs &
Festivals

Santa Fe Days
Native American Artists share their heritage offering jewelry, pottery, and other artifacts for sale. This two day event features the Santo Domingo Pueblo and will be both educational and fun. Enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Native American Culture.

All ages

Where:

Carrollton - Sandy Lake Amusement Park

When:

3/18-19, 10am-6pm

Info:

972-480-5310 http://www.santafedays.com/

Cost:

Free




Farms & Gardens

Farms &
Gardens

Dallas Blooms: Peace, Love and Flower Power
Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the Southwest returns with the theme “Peace, Love and Flower Power.” Dallas Blooms features tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris and hyacinths, pansies, violas, poppies and thousands of other spring-blooming annuals and perennials. The finale of this spring celebration is the mass flowering of the garden’s collection of 3,000 azaleas that bloom during the end of April. Each weekend during Dallas Blooms will highlight a different 1960s theme and incorporate headlines, music, TV, fads and fashion from the swinging ‘60s. Some of these weekend themes include Vibrations of a Nation “Peace Love Freedom Fest,” a music festival throughout the gardens, Ed Sullivan Show-Celebrity Weekend starring Arboretum volunteers reenacting celebrity appearances, and Fashion Forward Weekend, where guests can create flower wreaths, dress paper dolls, and get henna tattoos.

All ages

Where:

Dallas - The Dallas Arboretum

When:

9am-5pm daily 2/25-4/9

Info:

214-515-6500, http://www.dallasarboretum.org/

Cost:

Adults/$15, seniors 65+/$12, children (3-12)/$10 (2 and under/free).  Children's Garden admission/$3. On-site parking/$15. Wednesday (except March 15) is Buy One Get One admission.




Nature & Outdoors

Nature
& Outdoors

Nature Hike
Join a naturalist for a leisurely hike on the trails of the FWNC&R. Hikes feature current natural history events such as blooming wildflowers, commonly seen insects, birds and other animals and current projects on the Refuge. Water and appropriate clothing suggested.
All ages
Where: Fort Worth - Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge
When: 10am-12pm
Info: 817-237-1111, info@naturecenterfriends.org, http://www.fwnaturecenter.org/
Cost: Adults/$5; Children 3-12/$3 (under 3/free)



Cowboys & Rodeos

Rodeos
& Cowboys

Cowkid Roundup
Real cowboys and cowgirls teach kids how to rope, brand, do trick roping, or ride a stick horse.
Ages 3+
Where: Fort Worth - Lawn of the Livestock Exchange Building
When: 1:30-2:30pm, weather permitting
Info: 817-336-HERD, theherd@fortworthgov.org, http://www.fortworthherd.com/
Cost: Free

Stockyards Championship Rodeo
Stockyards Championship Rodeo almost every Friday and Saturday night at the historic Cowtown Coliseum provides family fun with traditional rodeo events.
All ages
Where: Fort Worth - Cowtown Coliseum
When: Fri & Sat 8pm
Info: 817-654-1148, http://www.cowtowncoliseum.com
Cost: Adults/$15, children (3-12)/$10, seniors (60+)/$12.50.  VIP and reserved box seating also available.

Rodeo Zone
Come and take a lesson and test your skill as a cowboy or cowgirl with Dummy roping, Goat Tying, Stick Horse Races and more
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Ages 3+
Where: Fort Worth - Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
When: 12pm
Info: 817-626-7131, http://www.stockyardsstation.com/
Cost: Free



Shows

Shows

Jack and the Beanstalk
With great music and unexpected humor, Kathy Burks' troupe brings to life the age-old fairy tale of a young hero's extraordinary climb up a magical beanstalk to seek his fortune and save his family from ruin. Along the way, Jack encounters help from the Man in the Moon, a talking hen, a kindly servant, and a few other surprising characters. When he comes face to face with a fiendish giant, Jack must use his wits to escape the colossal villain's castle in the clouds. Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum!
Ages 4+
Where: Dallas - Dallas Children's Theater
When: 3/3-26; Fri (3/3 & 3/17) 7:30pm, Sat & Sun 1:30 pm and/or 4:30pm. Also 3/14-15 at 11:30am
Info: 214-740-0051, http://www.dct.org/
Cost: Youth $19 and up; Adults $21 and up

Madagascar, Jr.
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins, as they bound onto our stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar, Jr. follows all of your favorite friends as they escape from New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to King Julien’s Madagascar.

All ages

Where:

Hurst - Artisan Center Theater

When:

3/10-4/8; Fri 5pm; Sat 10am & 12pm; Tue 12pm; Monday-Friday 3/13-17 at 10am & 12pm

Info:

817-284-1200, http://www.artisanct.com/

Cost:

Adults/$11; Child/$7


Red Riding Hood
A bewitching new musical, Red Riding Hood tells an uplifting story of brave Red, who must journey through the forest to reunite her family and save her mother’s bakery from closing down. Will she reach Grandma’s house in time? Or will the charming Big Bad Wolf distract her from her quest? Join Red on her journey into the woods, where no one is who they seem and adventure waits at every turn. Runs 1 hour 30 minutes with a 20 minute intermission.

All ages

Where:

Fort Worth - Casa Mañana Theater

When:

3/17-4/2; Fri 7pm (also 111am on 3/17), Sat 1pm & 5pm, Sun 2pm

Info:

817-332-2272, http://www.casamanana.org/

Cost:

$16-$35, plus fees


Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show
A historical reenactment of the original Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show. This one hour show features trick roping, trick riding, trick shooting, a bull whip act, Indian Ceremonial dance and cowboy songs that combine to give the audiences a thrilling and historical look back to the turn of the last century. Historical figures come to life and transport the spectators back in time with wholesome entertainment for the entire family, full of animals and spectacular performers.

All ages

Where:

Fort Worth - Cowtown Coliseum

When:

2:30 & 4:30pm

Info:

http://stockyardsrodeo.com/

Cost:

Adults $15; Children $8




Workshops

Workshops

Free Craft
Children are invited to make a fun, educational craft. Bring your imagination-Lakeshore Learning will provide the rest.
Ages 3+
Where: Dallas - Lakeshore Learning Store
When: 11am-3pm
Info: 972-934-8866, http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/
Cost: Free

Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio: Printing Nature’s Patterns
This free program introduces children (ages 12 and under) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project. Space limited to 20 children, plus adults. Sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion beginning one hour before the program.

Ages 3-12

Where:

Fort Worth - Kimbell Art Museum

When:

1-1:45pm

Info:

817-332-8451, 817-654-1034 (Metro), http://www.kimbellart.org/

Cost:

Free


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