Got any April Fools Day pranks planned for your kids? I saw a great one recently – unwrap little chocolate Easter egg candies then use the foil to wrap up grapes and put them in your child’s lunchbox <insert evil laugh here>.

Here are a few things happening for families this weekend. For performances, outdoor music, library events and more visit the PAM Calendar.


Dig It! Workshop
UT Dallas, Richardson
Saturday 9am-noon
Learn about how fossils are formed, unearth and prepare a “fossil” for transport, and see some fascinating rocks and fossils from all around the world. You will spend the morning with Dr. James Carter: UT Dallas Geoscientist- manufacturer of “Maria” moon dirt, and discoverer of an Alamosaurus right here in Texas. We think it will rock your world! For children in grades 2 through 5. $30/student, registration required.

Movies in the Park: Inside Out
Five Star Complex, The Colony
Friday 7:45pm
Bring the whole family to enjoy popcorn and a kid-friendly movie as well as fun games and give-aways. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show on a large outdoor inflatable screen brought to you by the Parks and Recreation Department. Blankets, chairs and refreshments are welcome. Concessions will also be available for purchase.

Home Depot Kids Workshop
Home Depot Stores
Saturday 9am-noon
A free, drop-in kid building workshop at your local Home Depot. PAM Review

Nasher First Saturday
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
Saturday 10am-5pm
Free admission and fun family programming (until 2pm) on the first Saturday of every month. April Big Idea: Growth, Art Project: “When I Grow Up” Portraits

Bancroft Family Concerts
Saturday, doors open at 2:30pm
Dallas Museum of Art
Enjoy the music of Puccini, Mahler, and Vaughan Williams at this performance of Windsong, featuring soprano Haley Sicking, clarinetist Robin Korevaar, and pianist Jonathan Tsay. Free.

WeDo – Freestyle
Saturday 2-3pm
Schimelpfenig Library
Pick which WeDo robot you want to build in this freestyle session! Free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the program. All Ages

Concerts by the Creek
Watters Creek
Saturday 7-9pm
Free outdoor concert: The Jolie Holiday Band