Happy February, everyone! I’m just over here sipping on my daily dose of Emergen-C (in a teacup, like a lady). Hopefully you’re all staying healthy. And hopefully you’re rolling with the unpredictable temperatures lately. Don’t forget to pop over to Collin County Moms for double the fun – we have an entirely different list of February family activities over there!
All Month :: Penguin Days at the Dallas Zoo means $8 admission (kids 2 and under are free). Don’t be afraid to go when it’s cold – it’s far less crowded and the animals are actually awake. Winter zoo hours are 9am-4pm.
All Month :: Just a reminder to run a search for programs at your preferred branch of the Dallas Public Library. It’s easy to filter. I’ve recommended a couple specific activities below, but if you haven’t visited the site in a while, see what looks good in your area.
All Month, Fridays :: Bookmarks at NorthPark does Yogees Yoga 4 Kids, a literary journey through yoga, stretching and storytelling. Please bring a mat. 10:30-11am. Free!
All Month, Saturdays :: Showtime Saturdays at the Galleria continue this month on the 3rd floor by Nordstrom and the play area. Don’t forget that on the first Saturday of the month they now have face painting and balloon artists after the show until 2pm. 11:30am-12pm. Free!
All Month, Saturdays :: Dallas Comedy House does a weekly Family Comedy Show. It’s G-rated, interactive improv. They also have a full restaurant/bar with table service, so you can make an evening of it. 6pm. $10/adults ($15 at door), $5/kids under 18, kids under 2 free. Discounted ticket bundles available at the link.
All Month, Select Dates :: Matilda the Musical will play at the Plaza Theatre Company this month. There’s a few matinee showtimes, but most will be at 7:30pm. Tickets from $15.
February 1 :: Play Street Museum Las Colinas hosts Valentine’s Pint-Sized Play Time this morning. Designed for kiddos ages 3 and under. Playtime, exploring musical instruments, guided parachute time, and a Valentine’s craft to make and take. RSVP in advance. 9-10:30am. $12 per child.
February 1 :: Richardson Public Library presents Celebrate Black History Month: Black Cowboys of the Old West with Tommy Terrific – an educational and adventurous magic show. 10:30-11:15am. Free!
February 1 :: Klyde Warren Park hosts their monthly Family Experiments with the Perot Museum today. Subject: Robot Coding. Reward your commitment to STEM with a sweet treat from one of the food trucks after. 11am-2pm. Free!
February 1 :: NorthPark hosts the Crow Museum’s annual Chinese New Year Festival, celebrating 2020, the Year of the Rat. Festivities will include dragon and lion dances, art-inspired activities, performances, giveaways and special store offers, and more. 11am-4pm. Free!
February 1 :: Bookmarks at NorthPark welcomes Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic Show today. He’s all over this month. Tommy has never done magic before (wink, wink), but with the help of the kids and the Magician’s Handbook, everyone has a great time. 2-3pm. Free! Note: Jamming with Mr. Jason on 2/4 and the Karate Dance Party on 2/22 also look fun!
February 4 :: Head to the Dallas Museum of Art for First Tuesday. This month’s theme is “Mad Science.” Designed for 5 and under but all ages welcome. Full schedule of activities at the link. 11am-2pm. Free!
February 6 :: Get kids into the Valentine’s Day spirit during JumpstART Stories and Art in Irving. Create a special craft project, and listen to a story that promises to be super sweet. Ages 2 and up. All supplies provided. 10am. Free!
February 7-8 :: Join the butterflies at Texas Discovery Garden for Stories & More. Make crafts, read a book, meet special friends and enjoy themed snacks. Designed for toddlers but older siblings are welcome. Ticket price includes admission to the Butterfly House and the Gardens. 11am-12pm. Tickets start at $2.
February 7-9 :: Trolls Live! comes to The Theatre at Grand Prairie this weekend. Morning, afternoon, and evening showtimes available. Designed for ages 4-11, lots more relevant info in the FAQ. Tickets from $19.
February 8 :: Today is the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k at Fair Park. After the run, head to the Post Race Party for music and finisher’s mugs filled with hot chocolate, chocolate fondue, and tasty dippable treats. Register here.
February 14 :: Happy Valentine’s Day! Be on the lookout for our Valentine’s Day roundup of romantical date ideas.
February 14 :: The American Girls Store at the Galleria hosts Hearts and Hugs Date with Dad this afternoon. Fresh cut flowers, games, goody bags, and a meal at the restaurant. Dolls are invited, of course. RSVP in advance. $28 per person. 3:30-4:30pm.
February 15 :: It’s Baby Day at the DMN. This statewide event celebrates the first 3 years of life and features fun activities to promote bonding and brain development. Schedule of the day at the link. 9am-1pm. Free!
February 15-17 :: President’s Day Weekend at the Arboretum means live music, kids crafts, free beer and wine tastings, and $2 hot dogs, root beer, and cherry pies. 9am-5pm. Included with garden admission.
February 16 :: Reunion Tower has a Valentine’s Family Date Night this evening, with kids crafts and live entertainment from DJ K Sprinkles. 3-6pm.
February 17-22 :: The Perot will have special programming for Engineers Week. Explore the field of engineering firsthand through interactive demonstrations, experiments, and gallery experiences with professional engineers and educators. Included with admission.
February 20 :: This one isn’t for kids, but we have just a few tickets left for our super cool Moms’ Night Out: Comedy & Cocktails at Lockwood Distilling Co. this evening. Click the link for all the deets and to grab those last few spots!
February 22 :: DFW Kids has a Summer Camp and Activities Expo this morning at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Meet face-to-face with more than 40+ local and out-of-state summer camps, summer activities, family exhibitors, and vendors. 10am-2pm. Free! Note: If you can’t make it, there’s another one on 2/29 in Frisco. See link for deets.
February 22 :: Head to the AAC for a Harlem Globetrotters game. I think it would be SO fun to do with kids. Games at 2pm or 7pm. Tickets from $23.
February 23 :: Kids Sunday Funday at Bowl & Barrel means one hour of bowling, shoe rental, and kids lunch + drink for $10. 11am-3pm.
February 23 :: Time for the annual Oak Cliff Mardi Gras Parade & Block Party! The parade route runs along Davis St. into the heart of Bishop Arts. See the link for tons of options on where to park, plus a map of the parade route. 4pm. Free!
February 29 :: As part of their Black History Month programming, the Dallas Public Library’s Forest Green branch will do SMARTcrafts: Black Inventors Past, Present, & Future today for all ages. 2pm. Free!
February 29 :: Monster Jam is back at AT&T Stadium in Arlington for one night only. 7pm. Tickets start at $25. Check out Jennifer’s post on monster truck pro tips here!