June is coming up fast! The PAM Calendar has been updated with kid- and family-oriented events nearby. Below are the events happening in June that require advanced registration or tickets. Don’t miss out!

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Eco Tots Discovery Hour
Environmental Education Center, Plano
Thursdays in June & July at 9:30am
Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well. $3 Plano residents, $5 Non-residents.

How to Eat Like a Child
June 3-12
Art Centre Theatre, Plano
“When you’re a child, having fun is what you do for a living.” Delia Ephron’s delightful book returns to the stage in this adaptation, with a wonderful series of comedy skits exploring the secret world of of children. An irreverant, but warm-hearted look at the dilemmas faced by kids throughout time, and a funny look at time-tested strategies like “How to stay home from school,” “How to undertand parents, what to do when you’re sent to your room,” and the all-important “How to Refuse to go to sleep.” A beloved look at kids and their journey through life. The talented ACT youth bring the fun to the stage!

Fan Expo Dallas
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas
June 3-5
The largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event in Texas.  It is packed with exciting, family-friendly activities and celebrity guests. The pop culture extravaganza is host to 60,000 fans and over 600 exhibitors at the Dallas Convention Center for the three-day annual event. Meet us in the Kid’s Lounge where you’ll get to build with LEGO® bricks, show off your coloring skills, and maybe even meet a Stormtrooper! Families are invited to drop in with their children 12 years old or younger. This area is not a childcare service, parents must stay with their children for the duration of the activities. Print this coupon to get up to two kids (12 and under) admitted for FREE with each ticketed adult. Enter to WIN two tickets here.

Star Warp
Fridays starting June 3 (plus Saturday, June 4)
Geppetto’s Marionette Theater, North Dallas
May the Farce Be With You. Ages 6+, $18 admission.

Zip Line Day
Heard Museum, McKinney
Saturday, June 4 1-4pm
Soar through the treetops of the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary as you travel down the Ropes Course’s zip line! Purchase one ticket for each time you would like to go down the zip line. $12 per person. Preregistration required. For ages 10+

Mornings with Mommy
Tuesday, June 7 10am
Atonement Lutheran Church, Plano
Mornings with Mommy sessions start at 10 am on the first and third Tuesday of the month. We begin on the Circle Time rug with songs, stories, and some flannel board activities that center on a theme like “Things that Go” or “Colors and Shapes.” Then sessions break into Mommy-led learning activities. $5/family, advance registration is required

Ragtime, The Musical
Music Hall at Fair Park
May 28-June 5
The lives of a family of upper-class WASPs, an African-American couple and some Eastern-European Jewish immigrants intersect as they try to make a success in America. Based on a best-selling novel of the same name. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

BrickUniverse Plano LEGO Fan Expo
June 10 & 11
Plano Centre
Professional LEGO artists from around the world (such as Rocco Buttliere from Chicago or Jonathan Lopes from San Diego) come and showcase their LEGO masterpieces. BrickUniverse will also be a hotbed of LEGO Star Wars fun and Star Wars LEGO builds. There will be a LEGO Star Wars Building Area where you can build your own Star Wars-themed creations and a Meet-and-Greet with all of your favorite Star Wars characters! LEGO Friends Building Area, Big Brick Building for younger kids, BIONICLE Warrior Building, Rocco Buttliere (over 40 different world skyscrapers and landmarks built to-scale in LEGO), BRICK Theater (learn from LEGO experts, artists, master builders, and author in teaching session throughout the day), Minifigure art, LEGO Architecture and more! Living Social deal

Cinderella
Geppetto’s Marionette Theater, North Dallas
June 11-30
Marionette show. Recommended minimum age: 3-6

Donuts with Daddy
Saturday, June 11 10am
Atonement Lutheran Church, Plano
We begin on the Circle Time rug with songs, stories, and some flannel board activities that center on a theme like “Things that Go” or “Colors and Shapes.” Then sessions break into Daddy-led learning activities. $5/family, advance registration is required

Maker Faire Frisco
Sci-Tech Discovery Centre, Frisco
June 11 -12
This special celebration of the Maker Movement is presented by Raytheon and hosted at Sci-Tech Discovery Center. The festivities will include special guests, demonstrations and vendors to highlight the inner Maker in guests of all ages. Demos will be presented by the Frisco Public Library (3D printing and more), Newton’s Lab, jewlry making by Howard Greisdorf, OnPoynt (how to build aerial robots) and more!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Courtyard Theater, Plano
June 16-19
Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious”.

High School Musical
McKinney Youth Theatre
June 16-19
Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations, and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock Troy discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical, led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

Pond Ponderings
Saturday, June 18 9:30am
Heard Museum, McKinney
Learn about the life in and around ponds. You never know what you may find: dragonflies as adults and as aquatic nymphs, tadpoles and frogs, turtles, minnows, or maybe even a ribbon snake. We’ll look at these organisms up close and discuss why water is so important to the ecosystem. We’ll also look at at aquatic and semi-aquatic plants and discuss why they’re just as important in habitat. Be sure to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little wet and shoes that will be ok with a bit of mud. Preregistration required.

PINKALICIOUS, The Musical
Dallas Children’s Theater
June 17-July 17
Pink-A-Boo! DCT audiences were tickled…that’s right – PINK the last time Pinkalicious was on our stage, so we’re bringing her back in this exhilarating musical! When PINKALICIOUS doesn’t heed her parents’ warnings and indulges in too many pink goodies, she has to make some healthy choices to fight off a bad case of Pinkititis. PINKALICIOUS will finally eat a little green, her little brother will no longer be blue, and all kids will learn to show their true colors! The popular book pops off the stage in this high-energy musical treat that kids will love even more than pink cupcakes! Recommended for ages 5 and up

Thoroughly Modern Millie
University of Texas at Dallas
June 17-26
Repertory Company Theatre & UTD Arts & Humanities partner again this summer to bring audiences the smash Broadway Musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, performed by RCT’s acclaimed REP Company at UTD Theatre

Hike with Dad
Saturday, June 18 9:30 & 11am
Heard Museum, McKinney
In honor of Father’s Day, we’re offering special family-friendly guided hikes on June 18th at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Preregistration is required.

SPARK! Family Day
Saturday, June 18 9am-noon
SPARK!, Dallas
Join us for Family Day at SPARK! Enjoy creative fun for the whole family and explore our 6,000-foot Climb, Crawl, Slide Sculpture. Open to families with children in 2nd grade through high school. No drop-offs. Sponsored by The M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Let’s Play Gaming Expo
June 18 & 19
Plano Centre
Inspired by the YouTube “Let’s Play” videos, the Let’s Play Gaming Expo celebrates everything that is gaming. Our second year will feature all the things you loved from last year, only bigger and better! 85+ vendors, more indie developers, 90+ Arcade cabinets, a National Smash Bros Tournament, the only Regional Classic Tetris World Championship Qualifier, Retro Game Tournaments, including one for a brand new exclusive Nintendo Power Pad homebrew, the return of our two player, projected Virtual Boy, a Minecraft tournament hosted by Microsoft, Video Game Panels, and of course Special Guests. Prices are discounted for attendees who register early and children 12 and under get in FREE with a paid adult.

Thoroughly Modern Millie
June 17-26
UT Dallas, Richardson
Repertory Company Theatre & UTD Arts & Humanities partner again this summer to bring audiences this smash Broadway Musical, performed by RCT’s acclaimed REP Company at UTD Theatre

Let’s Get Mooving
June 21 10am-1pm
Heritage Farmstead Museum, Plano
Visitors can immerse themselves into farm life at the turn of the century.  Let’s Get Mooving will feature Buttermilk the milking cow and our Southwest Dairy Farmers’ Exhibit. Other activities throughout the day include feeding our chickens, wagon rides, washing clothes the old fashioned way and much more. Admission is $5.00 per person.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Winspear Opera House, Dallas
June 22-26
The smash hit Broadway musical returns to Dallas for a limited one week engagement! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of more than 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast!

World’s Largest Swim Lesson
Friday, June 24th
Tom Muehlenbeck Center 8am
Oak Point Recreation Center noon
Rowlinson Natatorium 2pm
Be a part of the Guinness World Record for the largest swimming lesson. Swimming is a lifesaving skill for children and a vital tool to prevent drowning. Join us for a fun-filled event where every participant will receive a free lesson and certificate. Click through to register, select Aquatics>Specialized Aquatics.

Stars on the Prairie
Saturday, June 25
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Center
Join us for a fascinating evening as we venture to LLELA’s prairie restoration area to explore the wonders of the night sky. Ages 5 and up.  Registration is required. The cost is $10/person. Please check our calendar for upcoming dates. If the sky is cloudy on the event night but it is not threatening rain, we will still meet and take a night hike.

42nd Street
Music Hall at Fair Park
June 28-July10
Peggy Sawyer arrives in New York City from Allenstown, PA with hopes of becoming a Broadway star. Facing adversity from all directions, the young but talented performer learns about show business and discovers which relationships are most important in life. With highs and lows in her early career, Peggy experiences growth as both a performer and a young woman. Appropriate for All Ages.