Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art 1717 North Harwood Dallas, Texas 75201

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Experience art and allow your children to play in the fun areas designed to stimulate little minds in this museum.

The Dallas Museum of Art is a great way to explore modern and traditional pieces of art and to engage and introduce your children with their creative side. The museum has beautiful exhibits that everyone can enjoy, but they also have space specifically dedicated to young children. The Young Learners Gallery is designed for children around 5-8 years old to experience art through sensory activities and engaging installations. Kids can read books about color in the cozy reading corner, create art of their own, play with puzzles, and admire the colorful art. If you have a younger child under the age of four, they will love "Arturo's Nest," which is a colorful play area made for little kiddos and encourages them to touch, climb, and crawl around. The theme in the nest changes seasonally, so check out their website to see which theme is happening during your visit! Currently, Arturo's Nest is all about "on the go," so it has toys, artwork, and engaging activities all revolving around transportation. The Dallas Museum of Art is in a great location across from Klyde Warren Park and the Nasher Sculpture Gallery, and there is a large parking area beneath the museum available for all visitors. General admission is FREE every day! If you would like to see some of the rotating exhibits, there are tickets available for purchase online or in person. Children under 11 have free admission regardless. While there are plenty of dining options outside and around the museum, there are also two restaurants inside that have plenty of options for everyone. The DMA Cafe is your usual museum cafe with sandwiches, snacks, salads, and a kids menu with classic choices. If you have dietary restrictions or just want other options, the Socca Mediterranean cafe is located in the museum plaza. The menu is pretty small and doesn't have a kid's specific section, but their chickpea crepes could be enjoyed by anyone!

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