Dallas Moms Need to Know :: A Guide to the Month of March

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We’re here, y’all. I’ve been waiting for this one. March 2020 was the last “normal” events guide I made before everything went down. Returning to this page today has got me in a very reflective mood: thinking about where we’ve been between then and now, and what this space will look like by next March. The heart swells with hope to think of it. And while we wait for that day, let’s take a look at some of the coolest, most creative ways to have fun with the kids this month. Enjoy!

Guess what? Our annual Dallas Moms Egg Hunt is back! Saturday, March 27. This is always a super fun time, and this year’s outdoor event will be no exception!

things to do with kids in DallasAs usual, we maintain a calendar of events here, and when you subscribe to our Newsletter, you’ll get this list sent straight to your inbox.


All Month :: Dallas Blooms is back at the Arboretum. This year’s theme is “America the Beautiful” featuring more than 500,000 spring blossoms, thousands of azaleas, hundreds of Japanese cherry trees, and special activities and events along the way. If you’re not a member, be sure to purchase parking online in advance for $10 (otherwise it’s $15 at the gate). Here are some of the special events planned for this month:

    • March 2 : Texas Independence Day – a free Texas flag for the first 100 visitors
    • March 14 : National Pi Day – a Pi reciting contest and demonstrations from Duncanville’s own Kevin the Pie Dude
    • March 17 : St. Patrick’s Day – green beer, cooking demos, vendors, fiddlers and live Celtic music
    • March 19 & 27 : Window to the Wild Bird Shows – after the program, enjoy close encounters and Q&A with the trainers

All Month :: Intangible, A Fiber Fairy Tale continues at the Sweet Tooth Hotel. This latest exhibit features 11 colorful installations and over 2 million feet of yarn. Exhibits have been created by some of the top female fiber artists in the nation. COVID guidelines here. Tickets from $15.

All Month :: Missing field trips and museum visits? The Perot just launched The Whynauts, a series of programs like a virtual tour but better. Content is geared toward grades 3-5 but suitable for all ages. See the link for lots more details on this new venture. Sign up to watch the pilot today and get complimentary access to a 10-episode preview through the end of the year. Free!

All Month :: Until it is safe to gather again, the Dallas Children’s Theater offers DCT Digital shows. Streaming now is The Raven Society, recommended for ages 9 and up. Centered on Poe’s famous poem, this spooky, funny, educational Halloween-y show proves that true horror dwells within. Recommended for ages 9 and up. Tickets from $5.

All Month, Fridays :: CAMP has a weekly virtual Adventure Club for ages 4-10 and their families. The first meeting this month (on 3/5) is a teamwork choose-your-own-adventure with a DIY paper flower craft activity. RSVP at the link.  3-3:45pm. Free!

All Month, select dates :: The Drive-In at Central’s Rooftop Cinema Club continues to show a variety of family favorites on the big screen with the Dallas skyline in the background (located near Haskell/Central). You can bring your own food or buy from them. See link for showtimes and safety info. Tickets per vehicle, from $28.

All Month, Through March 20 :: The Cube is a socially-distanced art installation that aims to address community and loneliness in our current time. The immersive experience features lights, sounds, and projections (including strobe lights, FYI). Located at the Latino Cultural Center in the Deep Ellum area. Showtimes are every 30 minutes from 7-10pm. Tickets are $20 per person.

March 1-6 :: It’s the final days of “Remote Pyramids,” an art installation at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center featuring the works of 6 young local artists. Here’s the brief, real quick: For the three-part project Remote Pyramids, Chicago-based artist and educator Jan Tichy connected a group of resettled refugee teenagers from the Vickery Meadow neighborhood in Dallas for a creative dialogue with a group of teenagers with their own experience of migration from the Oak Cliff neighborhood. The result is public art window displays of drawings, painting, video animation and more. 8-11pm daily. Free!

March 1-21, Saturdays :: Here’s one for the arty teens. The DMA will offer a FREE virtual 3-week class, Virtual Studio: Homegrown inspired by For a Dreamer of Houses and the work of local artists. Kids ages 13-19 will explore the theme of homes, houses, and buildings and what they have in common with our individual identities. See link for more details. 1pm. Free!

March 4-7 :: Sensory-Friendly Days at the Nasher Sculpture Center is an opportunity for families of children with sensory processing challenges to explore and engage with the art works in a more considerate environment. Texas Woman’s University professors and graduate students lend their expertise in planning and facilitating events to ensure a positive experience for all. See the link for details on ticketing. 11am-5pm.

March 4 and 14 :: This month Irving Art Center’s JumpstART Stories and Art and Second Sunday Funday celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Playing With Patters, respectively. The programs are currently virtual, but all supplies are provided via curbside pickup while they last. JumpstART is for ages 2 and up. Free!

March 6 :: The 39th North Texas Irish Festival has gone virtual for 2021. Special events will include 6 concurrent livestreams of music, dancing, story-telling, cooking, dogs, horses, and more. Plus, a live all-day broadcast of music and bands from Ireland. More info to come at the link. Free; donations accepted.

March 7 :: The DSO Concert Truck will be at Klyde Warren Park today. Fingers crossed for some lovely weather and music to soothe the soul! 12-1pm. Free!

March 8-12 and 15-19 :: Reunion Tower has a week of Spring Break to the Top activities planned for both metroplex spring break weeks. Tickets are required to reserve your spot and space is limited. Prices vary by activity, see link for specifics:

    • Monday: Make Me Monday; 2:30-3:15pm
    • Tuesday: Superhero Bingo; 2:30pm
    • Wednesday: Weather Wednesday; all day
    • Thursday: RoyalTEA Thursday on TOP; 2:30-3:15pm
    • Friday: Fun Friday; all day

March 10 & 24 :: The DMA continues ARTVentures with Arturo for ages 2-5 + a grown-up this month. This is a virtual story time with hands-on games and activities at home. First up is All the Water in the World on 3/10 followed by Color Experiments on 3/24. 10am. $3 for members; $5 for non-members.

March 11 & 25 :: The Dallas Public Library presents Earth Kids: Starting Seeds and What’s Growing in the Garden, two classes for kids to learn the basics behind making a seed starter and planting it in the ground. A great home family experiment opportunity. See the link for details and supply list. Register in advance. 4-5pm. Free!

March 13 :: This month’s Art at the Park Workshop in Farmers Branch focuses on hanging mobiles, inspired by Alexander Calder. Recommended for ages 7-13. Face masks required. Bring a sack lunch and water bottle. 9am-4pm. $50, all materials included.

March 13 :: Yes, it’s early for an Easter event, but The Urban Market is always the 2nd Saturday of each month in the streets of Downtown Garland. For the Urban Bunny Trail, kids can get a map with 40 egg locations (“bunny stops”) and receive a gift for completing the map! 9am-4pm, while supplies last. Free!

March 14 :: Spring forward! YAY for more daylight, BOO for trying to put kids to bed when it looks like the middle of the afternoon.

March 14-20 :: Take a look at what’s on the docket for Spring Break in Grapevine. We like all the Nash Farm activities. Get old-timey! See link for dates and details, including info on the new Grapevine Main Station.

March 15-19 :: If you need help over the break, check out our guide to Dallas Spring Break Camps for Kids {2021}.

March 16 :: The Dallas Public Library hosts Creepy or Cute With Critterman today. It’s about BUGS and he’ll have live ones with him, so be advised (I could never). Register in advance. 2-3pm. Free!

March 17 :: The Dallas Public Library partners with the Nasher Sculpture Center for Art + Rainbows today. It’s an interactive virtual program for ages 6-11 featuring colorful works of art. Be sure to have paper and sketch materials at the ready. Register in advance at the link. 2-3pm. Free!

March 18 :: Texas Ballet Theater presents 2 new works, The Story of You and VREC, created specifically for a digital format in its first all-digital mixed repertoire production. Tickets are $30 per household and give you unlimited access to both titles, from March 18-April 2.

March 25-27 :: This sounds very interesting: The Great 30 is an interactive, site-specific, dance performance taking place at AT&T Performing Arts Center, across the complete campus. In many parts of the show, the audience will be asked to move with the performers through very simple choreographed exercises designed to both get the audience moving and activate their creative minds (with consideration of differing mobility levels of the audience). More details at the link. Evening showtimes. Tickets $29.50.

March 27 :: It’s the Dallas Moms 6th Annual Egg Hunt! CityLine in Richardson is the spot for sweets & treats, activities, egg hunts by age group, and more. 10am-12:30pm. Stay connected to our Facebook Event Page for details!

March 27 :: The Oddities & Curiosities Expo comes to Fair Park today with hand-selected vendors, dealers, and artists showcasing the strange and unusual: taxidermy, preserved specimens, original artwork, horror/Halloween inspired pieces, antiques, clothing, jewelry, skulls/bones, funeral collectibles & much more. See link for further details and COVID protocols. 10am-6pm. Tickets $10; 12 and under free, must be purchased in advance.

Do you live in Plano? Don’t miss the Collin County Moms Guide to the Month of March for activities and events in your area!

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