Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Kids and family events in Dallas-Fort Worth, December 22-28
Forgotten history, holiday movies, and bison feeding are your best bets this week.
One might think that since this week is smack dab in the middle of Hanukkah and has Christmas on Sunday that event planners might take a break. But they also know that some people can only watch so much football or stand to be cooped up at home for so long. And so while there aren't a ton of new offerings, there are still some worth attending.
A rare non-holiday event, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presents Forgotten Gateway now through April 1. While most people know all about Ellis Island, the role the Port of Galveston played in early immigration to the United States has largely been overlooked. This exhibit remedies that oversight, giving visitors a glimpse into some significant Texas history.
You could watch your holiday specials at home, or you can have a communal experience at the Palace Theatre Arts Center in Grapevine when they show a double feature of Frosty the Snowman and A Garfield Christmas Special. That may seem like an odd pairing at first, but by the end of the movies, you're sure to be full of holiday spirit.
Finally, you may have fed animals at a petting zoo before, but when have you ever fed a bison? You can get that chance at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge next Tuesday as they host two separate Bison Feeding Hayrides. (Two will also take place on Thursday, December 27.) You'll also learn just what it takes to manage and care for the large and intimidating animals.
Know of any kids and family events we should have mentioned? Tell us about them in the comments below.