As Summer comes upon us and school gets out it can be very intimidating to find creative activities to keep your youth occupied so here are some fun interactive places and things you can do!
Places to Go
Sweet Berry Farms in Marble Falls – Open year round, the Sweet Berry Farms in Marble Falls have something to do every season. For the Spring months (March to May) they offer berry and tulip picking. For Sunflower Season (late May early July) they offer sunflower picking up until July 4th, after which they close and reopen in September. Along with this they provide goat petting and feeding along with sweet treats!
Admission (Spring): Free admission and free parking; $3.50 per lbs of strawberries; $5 entry into tulip field, $2 per tulip
Admission (Summer): $5 entrance fee, $2 per flower
Perot Museum of Nature and Sciencein Dallas – Located near the arts district in Dallas, the Perot museum is the place to visit! Experience an earthquake, race a T. rex, or play a game of robot tag, this museum has got all things from science to fun. This museum is filled with 5 floors of endless fun and interactive activities and don’t forget to visit the science behind sports exhibit in the Lamar Hunt Family Sports Hall.
Admission: Adult (13+) – $25; Youth (2-12) – $15 *They offer free admission to educators and first responders as well as discounts to members*
Discovery Greenin Houston – This 12 – acre park located in downtown Houston has an endless supply of activities, designed as an engaging place to stay active for all ages and backgrounds, both residents of Houston and visitors alike! Spend an evening exercising and join a HIIT class with FitMix, or enjoy a movie under the stars with Bank of America Screen on the Green. The opportunities for fun are seemingly endless here, head over to their website for a comprehensive list of all the amenities and upcoming events!
Admission: Free to all!
Things to Do
Paint Pottery– Easy and good fun, this project requires minimal prep and clean up time! Find an old
unused pot or buy one from the craft store, and try to create these easy yet fun designs!
Print and fold animal origami – No need for experience here, these free print and fold origami animals are so much fun to make and they double as a bookmark!
DIY slime – With slime being all the rage these days, here is a simple recipe to make slime with your
youth! Benefits of slime include stress relief, stimulates the senses, and is creative!
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