Free Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend, Jan 5th – Jan 7th, 2018 - Kid 101

Free Things To Do In Dallas This Weekend, Jan 5th – Jan 7th, 2018

Kids Fish

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Dr, Grapevine.


Phone: (972) 724-2018

If you’re not sure where to let your kids fish, or how to get them started if they’ve never fished before, then the Kids Fish program at Bass Pro Shops is the perfect learning opportunity! This event takes place on Saturdays at the pond in front of the store (weather permitting.) Bass Pro Shops supplies all equipment, so all you need to bring is your junior fisherman.

Critter Brunch Time

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Backyard Wildlife Resource Center, 406 W. Belt Line Rd, Cedar Hill.


Phone: 469-643-6333

Watch the resident critters enjoy their brunch every Saturday! The arachnids and amphibians enjoy hunting crickets, the lizards like chasing superworms, and the insects appreciate fruits and veggies. Stay afterwards to watch the snakes constrict and swallow rodents! Viewing is free, or you can feed some critters yourself for just a buck per bite. Zoologists of all ages are welcome and no reservations or call-ahead required.

Drawing from the Collection for Children

Sunday, January 7th, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, Fort Worth.


Phone: 817-738-9215

Two sessions of this free program are offered, one for ages 5–8 and one for ages 9–12 where your kids can practice drawing from the Modern’s awesome collection! Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises in relation to works in the Modern’s galleries. Local artists Mary Ellen Lacy and Andrea Tosten will lead the program on Sunday, January 7th. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult during the program, and be sure to bring a sketchbook and pencils.Attendance is limited, so early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet is located at the information desk.

Teen Anime Club

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Frisco Public Library, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd, Frisco.


Phone: 972-292-5669

Otaku – this event is calling your name! Do you like to read manga, watch anime, eat Japanese candy, cosplay, and hang out with your fellow otaku? Join the library’s Teen Anime Club! This awesome group meets on the first Saturday on the first-floor Teen Room to share their love for everything Japanese.

Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm at Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.


Phone: 817-332-8451

You and the family can literally drop in and have a blast here! This Printing Nature’s Patterns event is a free program that introduces children (ages twelve and younger) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project, and is a great way to get out and have a little bit of fun on a Saturday afternoon.

Open Art Friday – Coloring Book Party

Friday, January 5th, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr, Irving.


Phone: 972-721-8063

Who doesn’t love coloring? Join the Irving Arts Association for a monthly coloring book party. IAA will provide basic art supplies (pencils, crayons, markers) and pages to color, but feel free to bring your own coloring book and supplies. This event is open for all ages. Parents are requested to stay with kids 8 through 12. A copy machine is available in the office who those who wish to copy certain coloring pages. Snacks may be provided, so families are welcome to bring their own.

First Friday Denton

Friday, January 5th, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Downtown Denton Square, 110 W. Hickory St, Denton.


Phone: 940-382-7895

First Friday Denton is a wonderful way to get out and enjoy the evening scene in the town. Experience Denton’s art scene in many forms on First Friday. These businesses and galleries will have activities throughout the evening, with hours varying by location. It’s a fun way to stroll through downtown while experiencing and observing local art activities! Bring the fam – bring the kids and enjoy this cool wintery season!

Target First Saturdays

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, Dallas.


Phone: 214-242-5100

Bring out your children’s artistic talents and broaden their understanding and appreciation of the world and enjoy free admission and fun family programming this Saturday. Target First Saturdays are designed especially for children in preschool to elementary school and feature a line-up of activities that encourage creative thought through a monthly “Big Idea.”

Saturday Gaming

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr, Bedford.


Phone: 817-952-2350

Get your game face on and get ready to own your opponents with your mad skills. Teens and kids can come to the Bedford Public Library to play PS3 and Wii in the teen room on Saturday morning. If your child isn’t necessarily into games of the digital persuasion, there’s always board games available to play. Registration is not required, and this event is free to attend.

Spotlight on Myna Birds

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 5:00 pm at Backyard Wildlife Resource Center, 406 W. Belt Line Rd, Cedar Hill.


Phone: 469-643-6333

If you’ve never met a Myna bird before, now’s the time to see this adorable little chirper! Meet Chitter, a common myna bird! He’s in the starling family, so he’s a songbird with quite the vocal cords that just loves performing for an audience. Come talk with Chitter and get to know this boisterous bird!

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