The 4 Best Dallas Family Outings for $20 or Less

These days, it seems like unique, affordable family activities are difficult to find. The good news is, Dallas has plenty of great family-friendly attractions that won’t break your bank. Here are four of the best Dallas family outings that cost 20 dollars or less.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Now that summer is here, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is an excellent place to take your family. This Arboretum is one of the top ten botanical gardens in the entire country. It has various themed gardens that are beautiful to look at, and it also has regular events for both adult and children. Activities include educational workshops, live concerts, and scavenger hunts. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is located at 8525 Garland Road. Admissions cost 15 dollars for adults and 10 dollars for children between the ages of 3 and 12 years old. Admission is free for children aged 2 and under.

The Dallas Museum of Art

It’s never too early to expose your kids to culture. The Dallas Museum of Art is located at 1717 North Harwood, and general admission is free for both adults and children. Special exhibits cost only 16 dollars. The museum features a collection containing over 23,000 works from across a period of 5,000 years. In addition, it occasionally features special exhibitions that display art from across all cultures. The museum is open every day except for Monday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Thursdays, it stays open until 9 p.m.

Build-It Clinics

Want your kids to learn some hands-on skills? Who knows, you may learn a thing or two yourself. On the first Saturday of every month, from 9 a.m. to noon, Home Depot hosts build-it clinics where children can come and learn how to build various items. For example, on this upcoming Father’s Day the kids will be building a smart phone holder shaped like a trophy to show Dad that he’s number one. These clinics are 100 percent free.

Lowe’s also offers similar free clinics on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Check out the companies’ websites to find out which locations are participating in your city.

Dallas Heritage Village

The Dallas Heritage Village is a great place to bring the family if you want a taste of history. This village is a living museum of life in North Texas between the years of 1840 to 1910. You and your children can attend various activities, such as storytelling and mock gun fights. The Village is located at 1515 South Harwood Street and is open from Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is 9 dollars per adult and 5 dollars per child.

There are plenty of great places in Dallas to spend the weekend and enjoy quality time with your family. These activities have such affordable prices that you definitely don’t want to miss these opportunities. Now go and plan your next family outing!

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