Museums in DALLAS with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Dallas, Texas, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in this The Lone Star State city offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick! Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Dallas…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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    Dallas

    A fascinating, moving and educational exhibition all on the life and assassination of that great man - John F. Kennedy - in the location where it supposedly happened.

  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science

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    (1 miles) Dallas

    5 floors of fascinating and interactive exhibit galleries, including a specific interior museum for under 5s, 3D animations and interactive games.

  • The African American Museum

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    (2 miles) Dallas

    The African American Museum is an institution dedicated to the research, identification, selection, acquisition, presentation and preservation of visual art forms and historical documents that relate ...

  • Frontiers Of Flight Museum

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    (5 miles) Dallas

    Aviation history for the whole family at this fascinating museum that brings to life the stories from our aviation past - with real life aircraft on display.

  • National Scouting Museum

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    (12 miles) Irving

    The Museum preserves, collects, organizes, and displays Scouting's treasures documenting the movement's unique influence on American culture.

  • The Heritage Farmstead Museum

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    (17 miles) Plano

    Step back in time at this fascinating and fun farmstead experience! What was it like to live in Texas in the 19th century? Just head to this museum to find out! An educational and brilliant family ...

  • Planetarium at UT Arlington

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    (18 miles) Arlington

    Enjoy live stargazing and fascinating programs at this state of the art planetarium, located at the University of Texas!

  • National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

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    (33 miles) Fort Worth

    Enjoy a celebration of the women who have shaped the American West in this National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in that yee haw town of Fort Worth!

  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

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    (33 miles) Fort Worth

    With fascinating exhibits, a planetarium, and a Children's Museum, this hands-on museum in Fort Worth makes science and history FUN!

  • Northeast Texas Childrens Museum

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    (60 miles) Commerce

    Exciting kids about knowledge through hands on exhibits, informed performance, workshops, classes and planned activities.

  • Dinosaur World

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    (70 miles) Glen Rose

    The past comes to life with over 150 life size dinosaurs to experience in this outdoor museum, with a fossil dig, museum and dinosaur walk!

  • Mayborn Museum

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    (87 miles) Waco

    A terrific collection of fascinating Texan exhibits, as well as cultural, historic and hands-on experiences.

  • The Center for Earth And Space Science Education

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    (94 miles) Tyler

    A dynamic public science facility, offering educational and entertainment programming to encourage an interest in science education. Enjoy traveling hands-on science exhibits and large-screen movies ...

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  • Southfork Ranch

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    (22 miles) Parker

    Whether you are an individual traveler or part of a group tour, Southfork is open daily, 'year round for guided tours of the ranch made famous by "Dallas". Tour the famed Ewing Mansion and re-live ...

  • Stockyards Station

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    (32 miles) Fort Worth

    Texan style big family fun fearing all things cowgirl and cowboy in the heart of Fort Worth.

  • The Dallas World Aquarium

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    Dallas

    Explore under the oceans at Dallas World Aquarium, with creatures from all across the globe ready to be experienced by kids!

  • Dallas Zoo

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    (3 miles) Dallas

    95 acres of amazing animal attractions for the family to enjoy in Dallas - with additional exhibits and animals encounters!

  • In Sync Exotics

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    (25 miles) Wylie

    Join the weekend self-guided tours of this amazing facility dedicated to the rescue of neglected, abused and unwanted exotic felines. Texas animal fun!

  • Fort Worth Zoo

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    (33 miles) Fort Worth

    Visit the oldest zoo in Texas, with 16 permanent exhibits, animals from all around the world, a water park and great learning opportunities for kids!

  • Cypress Lake Ranch Amazing Animal Adventures

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    (59 miles) Bonham

    A great experience for animal lovers out on the farm. Kids will love spending the day with the ponies and all the other cute animals! They are also great for birthday parties.

  • Frank Buck Zoo

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    (62 miles) Gainesville

    Plenty of contented animals to watch, animal exhibits, events and programs. The kids will love feeding the giraffes, you can do this daily at 10.30am so head out early!

  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

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    (71 miles) Glen Rose

    Come and Discover Fossil Rim; you can see animals living in their near natural environment. Located just one hour and 20 minutes from the DFW area, the ~1700 acres of open spaces lets you interact ...

  • Cameron Park Zoo

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    (86 miles) Waco

    Get kids out of the house and into a world of nature, in Waco's 52-acre natural habitat, featuring everything from orangutans to komodo dragons!

  • Caldwell Zoo

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    (90 miles) Tyler

    The zoo's philosophies are the preservation of our world's wildlife and the enrichment of the lives of zoo visitors, especially children. The mission of the Caldwell Zoo is to "provide positive ...

  • Tiger Creek Big Cat Refuge

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    (91 miles) Tyler

    A not for profit foundation which provides sanctuary and care for rescued Lions, Tigers, Cougars, Leopards, Pumas and more in Texas!

  • Zero Gravity Thrill Park

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    (9 miles) Dallas

    EXTREME rides for EXTREME families at this Texas thrill park, with rides that will test your bravery to the limit!

  • Sandy lake Amusement Park

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    (15 miles) Carrollton

    Over 20 fun packed rides for kids AND adults in this charming amusement park in Dallas.

  • Six Flags Over Texas

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    (16 miles) Arlington

    Big thrills and more gentle adventures at this iconic theme park in Texas. Great family fun for all ages!

  • Legoland Discovery Center

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    (19 miles) Grapevine

    Explore educational activities and kids' attractions inside the biggest box of LEGO at LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Dallas Fort Worth.

  • Bahama Beach

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    (7 miles) Dallas

    Cool off in summer with this family water park, with slides, playground, fortresses and dumping buckets! It can only be Bahama Beach in Texas!

  • Hawaiian Falls North Garland

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    (15 miles) Garland

    Texas water park fun with this Hawaiian Falls attraction in Garland. Rides, slides, and plenty of water fun for all ages!

  • Hurricane Harbor

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    (16 miles) Arlington

    Ocean sized thrills perfect for the whole family on that hot summers day, with over 24 rides of varying intensity, and a great way for an active family to stay cool!

  • Hawaiian Falls The Colony

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    (21 miles) The Colony

    An amazing water park experience for the whole family in The Colony, Texas! A splashing choice for your family day out!

  • Hawaiian Falls Mansfield

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    (23 miles) South Mansfield

    A fun Hawaiian themed water park for the whole family to enjoy on those hot Texas days! Rides, wave pools, and lots of family fun to be had!

  • NRH2O Family Water Park

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    (23 miles) North Richland Hills

    17 amazing acres of water fun in this Dallas / Fort Worth water park for those water lovers of ALL ages! Lagoons, rivers, slides and a children's area await you!