SOAR returns to Dallas Zoo
The Dallas Zoo’s Penguin Days of discounted admission ends today, but tomorrow a new bird – several actually – will fly in for its new Festival of Flight show, which will run through the summer. SOAR opens Saturday at the Wildlife Amphitheater in the ZooNorth area, where about 20 species of trained birds will perform aerial feats as they would in their natural habitat as well as a few tricks, like picking their trainers’ pockets and collecting cash from audience members for conservation efforts. These are live animals so, of course, there may be a few hiccups in the birds’ “performances,” but the show will be delightful for kids nonetheless. Showtimes are at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Tickets are free with regular admission and are available prior to each performance at the kiosk in front of the amphitheater. Zoo admission is $15 for adults and $12 for kids ages 3–11.
Stockyards Championship Rodeo
The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo may be over, but you can still see live, professional rodeo competitions every Friday and Saturday night at the Cowtown Coliseum inside the Stockyards Station. Watch two hours of bull riding, bronc riding, barrel racing and more. Kids can also get in the games themselves by joining the mutton or calf scrambles. General admission is $15 for adults and $10 for ages 3–12.
First Fridays at the Farm
Join the farmhands at Grapevine’s Nash Farm, is the oldest operating farmstead in Tarrant County, for the second event in its new monthly program. Kids can watch them demonstrate how late 19th-century settlers made a life for themselves before modern day conveniences. Tomorrow, farmhands will lead a program about urban homesteading from 10am–2pm. Admission is $3 per person.
To find more family-friendly events, visit the calendar at dfwchild.com/showcalendar.asp.
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