Museums & Zoos in Dallas, Texas


MUSEUMS and ZOOS in Dallas, Texas We've compiled a listing of children's museums, zoos, planetariums and other attractions of interest in twenty major cities across the country. Also included are the quirky and unusual, like the La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles, the Dog Museum in St. Louis, and the Nashville Toy Museum! Be sure and call to confirm hours and exhibits before you go--these things change frequently, particularly at smaller museums. And go in the morning to avoid the crowds. But most of all, enjoy an enlightening experience with your kids! Credit cards listed are: MC (Mastercard), VI (VISA), AE (American Express), DI (Diners Club), DS (Discover), CB (Carte Blanch) - - - DALLAS, TX Dallas Zoo, is 3 miles south of downtown on I-35E at the Marsalis Avenue exit at 650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway. Open daily 9-5; closed Dec. 25. Admission $, Phone (214)670-5656. Email: International Museum of Culture, 7500 West Camp Wisdom Road. Allow 1 hour minimum. Open Tuesday-Friday 10:30-5, Saturday-Sunday 1:30-5. Admission - Donations, Phone (214) 709-2406. Email: Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, off I-35 exit 430D, then 1-1/2 miles northwest to 2021 North Stemmons Freeway. Allow 2 hours minimum. Tues.-Thurs. at 7:30, Fri. at 8, Saturday at 5:45 and 8:45, Sunday at 6; closed December 25. Reservations are required. AE, DS, MC, VI. Phone (214) 761-1800 or (800) 229-9900. E-mail: The Sixth Floor, 411 Elm Street. Allow 1 hour 30 minutes minimum. Sunday-Friday and holidays 10-6, Saturday 10-7. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Closed December 25. Admission $, Phone (214) 747-6660. Email: State Fair Park, 2 miles east on US 67/80, 3 blocks east of I-30, Grounds open daily 24 hours; closed 1 week in early October prior to the State Fair. Admission free, Phone (214) 421-9600. Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park, open daily 9-4:30; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 1 hour minimum. Admission $, Phone (214) 670-8443. Dallas Museum of Natural History, Allow 1 hour minimum. Daily 9-5; closed Thanksgiving and December 25. Admission Free. Phone (214) 670-8457. The Science Place, Daily 9:30-5:30; Closed December 25. Admission $$, MC, VI, Phone (214) 428-5555. Wet 'N Wild, I-635 at Northwest Highway, Allow 6 hours minimum. Daily 10-6, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Saturday-Sunday 10-6, late April-day before Memorial Day and day after Labor Day to mid-September; extended hours June-August. Admission $$$$, Phone (214) 840-0600.

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