Ever wonder about the early days of our great state? The first immigrants to North Texas arrived in the 1830s, mostly from Tennessee, Kentucky, the Carolinas and other upper Southern and Midwestern states. Come to the North Texas History Center in McKinney between 11am and 4pm for Pioneering Roots, an exhibit that will take you back in time. The exhibit uses first person stories and artifacts from North Texas pioneers to highlight the people who settled the area and the lives they lived. $8 per family; $4 adults; $2 child/senior.
An intergalactic child you have! Bring all your little Luke Skywalkers out to Barnes & Noble Lincoln Park for a Star Wars Intergalactic Party, where they’ll check out the new Lego Star Wars products in the Barnes & Noble @ School Department and celebrate with other fans. Dress up as your favorite character, grab your light saber and come out for an evening of trivia and games. Meet the Star Garrison of Darth Vadar’s 501st Legion! 7-9pm. Free.
Want the kids to learn about chores—while having fun? Come out to Plano’s Heritage Farmstead Museum at 10am for a Farmer Duck Tour. The fun begins with a reading from Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury. Kids will learn about chores—from the old days to today—and get the opportunity to learn about history through hands-on activities like feeding chickens, washing dishes and milking Odessa the teaching cow. Feel free to stick around afterward for a picnic (bring your own!). $5 children; $3 adults.
Come out to the Dallas Museum of Art for this year’s last Half-Price Wednesday. This day is full of family-friendly activities—and it’s half price! You can enjoy a gallery talk featuring the new exhibit African Masks: The Art of Disguise, a summer storytime at 1pm, or sketching in the galleries for kids at 3pm. $5 adults; kids younger than 12 free. 11am-5pm.
Time’s almost up! Hurry on down to the West End to check out Bodies, an exciting and educational exhibit featuring real human specimens—in it’s last week in town. In this unique exhibit, you’ll get to take a peek at how bodies work. Recommended for mature children ages 8 and older with parent/guardian. Open 10am-7pm. $14-22.
Ever tasted green eggs and ham? Loved The Cat in the Hat? Come celebrate the artistic legacy of Theodor Seuss Geisel by checking out an exhibition featuring rare editions from the Art of Dr. Seuss Collection, with 24 of the most sought-after artworks presented at the gallery with recent releases. This whimsical exhibit offers a rare opportunity for visitors to view and experience one of the largest selections. 12-10pm at The Storybook House. Free.