Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Kids and family events in Dallas-Fort Worth, October 27-November 2
Sure, Halloween is great, but there's other stuff to Doo, too.
The big deal this week is, of course, Halloween. While we like to celebrate the holiday just like anybody else, featuring all-Halloween events just seems so ... expected, not least because choosing just three out of the plethora available would lead to hurt feelings. So if that's all you're interested in this week, please check out our Halloween tab, where you'll find everything you need. For those who want to go against the grain, read on.
Just as Dallas' version of Mount Vernon goes on sale (only $29 million!), you can learn about the original and the man who inhabited it at Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon, an ongoing exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History through January 22. You can read our review here, or just experience the history of Washington's life yourself via original artifacts, documents, and other interesting activities.
Okay, I lied -- here's one cool Halloween event for you, albeit an atypical one. The Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas will host the Totally Mad Scientist After Dark Sleepover on Friday night. It'll feature a science-y twist on the creepy day, with dry ice experiments and an organ dissection. Kids are encouraged to come dressed in costumes -- Bill Nye would be a good one.
Finally, adults of certain age have been known to say that their full knowledge of classical music came from Bugs Bunny cartoons. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will celebrate that idea with Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, Friday through Sunday at Bass Performance Hall. The music will be accompanied by the classic cartoons, along with appearances by Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, and Scooby Doo.
Know of any kids and family events we should have mentioned? Post a comment about them below!