There is so much happening in the Plano area this summer it’s tough to keep track!  You can check the PAM Calendar for daily special events and the Stuff To Do page for other ideas.  This post should help you figure out what else is happening that you and your kids might enjoy.


Grapevine’s Summer Blast
Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend
Fireworks every Friday night (delayed at the moment due to flooding, check their website for updates), Wizard of Oz themed activities and exhibits, Great Train Robberies on Saturdays and Sundays, and more.

Fantasy in Sand
Globe Life Park, Arlington
Through August 23rd
Wizard of Oz-themed sand sculptures (some 20 ft tall) in an air conditioned tent.

Perot Museum of Nature & Science
Traveling Exhibits: Amazing Animals: Built to Survive (opens 6/13): science of the animal kingdom (explore how plants and animals stay in one piece and withstand the elements; comparing the similarities between muscles and motors, legs and springs, claws and clamps). Build It! Nature (opens 6/19): Let your inner engineer run wild with new exciting and interactive stations.
3D films: DEEPSEA Challenge, Living in the Age of Airplanes, Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet & Meerkats 3D
Come in after 4pm Monday-Friday for $10 museum general admission. (they close at 6pm)

Little Makers Kid Classes
JoAnn’s Fabrics
Sign your child (most 8+, some 5+) up for a crafting, sewing or cake decorating class.

Sci-Tech Museum
Traveling Exhibit: Amazing Butterflies (through 9/1)
Open Mondays through the summer

Save Some Money

Do the free activities in this post

Get a better deal on museum admission with this post

Dallas CityPASS
Admission to 4 must-see tourist attractions in Dallas: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Reunion Tower GeO-Deck, Dallas Zoo (or The Sixth Floor Museum) and Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden (or George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum). Save $30.32 per adult and $20.66 per youth, ages 3–12. Valid for nine consecutive days beginning with the first day of use.