I recently visited the Dallas Museum Of Art for the first time. It was such a wonderful, refreshing experience. Being someone who highly values creativity, I was so excited to find out about First Tuesdays! Admission to the museum is free on the first Tuesday of each month. Not only that, but it’s chalked full of creative hands-on art projects geared specifically for children and families. Summer first Tuesday dates are July 6 and August 3. Just look at the schedule of events for the next one (below information is taken directly from their site)!
July 6: Going Coastal
Schedule of Events Inspired by Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Art Studio
Drop in and make travel posters inspired by works of art in Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea.
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Arturo’s Nest
Say hello to Arturo, the Museum’s family mascot. Don’t forget to write him a letter!
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Tech Lab
Experiment with green screen technology and create a vacation photo of your family using one of the Museum’s paintings as your destination.
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Center Space
Get a tattoo of your favorite parrot.
11:30 a.m.-noon and 12:30-1:00 p.m., C3 Theater
Join award-winning storyteller Ann Marie Newman for stories, songs, and games based on works in the Museum’s collections.
family tours of the museum
11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m., Meet at the Center for Creative Connections entrance
Join Museum education staff for thirty-minute interactive tours of some of our favorite things at the museum.
story time with the Dallas public library
1:00-1:30 p.m., C3 Theater
Listen to enchanting stories told by our librarian friends.
Island Boogie Steel Drum Band
1:30-2:15 p.m., Center Space
Imagine a sunny day at the beach as you listen and dance to the tropical sounds of the steel drum.
“wish you were here!” scavenger hunt
2:00-3:00 p.m., Pick up your passport at the Center for Creative Connections entrance
Follow the clues to explore the Museum’s galleries and learn fun facts about the art. Bring your completed passport back to the Center for Creative Connections and receive a prize!
family tour of Through the Eyes of Our Children—Something Beautiful
3:00-3:30 p.m., Meet at the Center for Creative Connections entrance
View a photography exhibition created by students from several elementary schools in the South Dallas/Fair Park area with David Herman, Jr., photographer and creative director of Preservation LINK, Inc.
I visited the children’s center on my recent trip, and I was so impressed with the supplies readily available every day of the week. Kids are free to make projects using shells, fabric, raffia and more! First Tuesday is definitely a great time to check it out for FREE to see if your kids are interested. Pricing for other days and hours of operation are available here. Parking is $10 or you can opt to ride the Dart rail in, $4 round trip per adult, kids above 5 are $2 round trip, and kids under 5 are free. There’s also a great little cafe (although not necessarily cheap). I found the food to be very tasty with a great choice of healthy salads to fish and chips. Cameras are aloud in certain parts of the museum.
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