School is almost here (I’m so ready)!  If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the end of summer vacation with your kids there are five great family-friendly options below.  For more check the PAM Calendar, and the Stuff To Do page is great for other ideas.


Friday Night Slides
Hawaiian Falls, The Colony
Friday 8-10pm
During this one-of-a-kind after dark event, each Hawaiian Falls remains open between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. so you can enjoy select favorite water slides in the dark! Kona Kooler Lazy River and Breaker Bay wave pool will remain open throughout twilight allowing you to splash around until sundown. Then, select slides will be featured with additional lighting for Friday Night Slides. Special glow in the dark merchandise and food & beverages will be available such as L.E.D. enhanced shave ice and cotton candy. $10 admission.

Time Warner Cable Day
Dallas Arboretum, Rosine Hall
Saturday 9am-2pm
Time Warner Cable features the opportunity to participate in hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities designed to stretch their imagination. Guests will have the opportunity to create illusions of motion by making thaumatropes and conduct experiments to understand light absorption, reflection and transmission;identify flowers and leaves with leaf rubbing experiments; and practice using their observation skills to match biofacts to the correct animal, and much more.  August Dollar Days: $1 general garden admission and $2 Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden admission

Chalk It Up
Haggard Park
Saturday 5-10pm
Festivities begin with an Artist contest with two award categories–professional and amateur–starting at 5pm. The event will continue with a children’s fashion show at 6:15pm, organized by Sweet as Sugar Children’s Boutique, followed by games and activities, including incredible raffle prizes, for the entire family benefiting THIS SIDE UP! Family. At 7:30pm, local restaurants will sell picnic basket dinners to be taken and enjoyed in Haggard Park while watching Disney Pixar’s UP, which will begin promptly at 8:30pm.  Free.

Dive-In Movie
The Texas Pool
Saturday 8:15pm
Big Hero 6. Gates open at 8:15pm and movie starts at sunset. $3 for members, or $5/person for non-members

Third Sunday Open House
Frisco Heritage Center
Sunday 1-4pm
Kids can make a bookworm pencil, play old games, see blacksmiths, and experience the life of a pioneer school child.  Free.