As a Dallas electricity company, Cirro has its finger on the pulse of what’s happening in its home city. Now that summer is here, Cirro has put together a list of all the ins and outs of family summer fun! From swimming holes to educational opportunities, this Dallas electricity company has you covered with the inside scoop on things to do in Dallas this summer.
- If you like great zoos, there are plenty in the area! Visit the Dallas Zoo or the Fort Worth Zoo, or take in a different kind of animal exhibit at the Butterfly House at Texas Discovery Gardens, a year-round organic urban oasis that delights visitors of all ages or try the Heard Natural Science Museum in McKinney for a look at Texas wildlife.
- Free fun is some of the best fun! Many museums offer free admission, including the African American Museum. The only museum in the Southwestern United States committed to preserving and displaying African American artistic, cultural and historical materials, it features permanent collections that include African art, African American fine art, magazine, historical, political and community archives. Another free museum is the Amon Carter Museum, which has a stunning array of American art. This museum also offers story times and Family Fundays. Another great free family activity is attending Concerts Under the Stars, which are offered throughout the Metroplex, in Allen, Bedford, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Frisco, Keller, and Lewisville. Want to hold a piece of space in your hands instead of just sitting under the stars? You can do that for free, too, at the Monnig Meteorite Gallery.
- Planes and trains always delight the kids. Check out the Frontiers of Flight Museum, a 100,000 square foot airplane hangar and educational center showcasing more than 25 full sized aircrafts and featuring a play area for younger kids. You can also see planes coming in while you picnic at the Founders Plaza at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. If trains are more your speed, don’t miss the Forest Park Miniature Railroad, founded in 1959, which offers a five mile round trip crossing six bridges across the Clear Fork of the Trinity River along the way. Or you can check out the U.S.’s largest permanent model train display, in the lobby of Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.
- Is your child really into the arts? The Dallas Museum of Art offers free admission and special family activities on the first Tuesday of every month. Young music lovers might enjoy one of the several free community concerts around the DFW area, offered by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra or Open Classical at Klyde Warren Park. If drama’s what they crave, expose them to the summer camps or free programs offered by Junior Players, the oldest children’s theater in Dallas.
- Do you have a budding scientist on your hands? The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History features a myriad of educational opportunities, including hands on exhibits, the Noble Planetarium, IMAX films, and more. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Victory Park is well worth a visit, too, with exhibits suitable for all ages, and the Moody Family Children’s Museum for the younger family members. Sci-Tech Discovery Center is great for kids, too, with educational activities that allow for the exploration of math, science, and technology.
Dallas is a great place to live, and as a Dallas electricity company, Cirro Energy is well aware of opportunities for families. Cirro is great for families too, offering convenient, money saving plans that fit your lifestyle and your budget. For more family fun and electricity savings tips from this Dallas electricity company, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!