These event are deemed appropriate for younger children

Every action has a reaction, and what goes up must come down. Investigate the physics of air and gas pressure. How far can a balloon racer travel? Can invisible gases blow the lid off a container? Get these answers and more through hands‐on experiments and demonstrations. Pre‐registration is required. $7-$9.

Ages 9-14, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Ages 5-8, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.



Have fun painting this Dallas icon with professional recycle artist, VET.  "Dallas Skies" is the seventh opportunity, in a series of 10 free workshops, to be held city wide. You will receive all the supplies you need, along with step-by-step instructions. Create a "ready to hang" piece of artwork. No previous skill required.  This is a free workshop, but you must pre-register a slot to attend. Contact the host site for details.

Info:, 469-300-1550

Join us in Grapevine for the 3rd Annual North Texas Vegan Potluck & Picnic. Trawick Pavilion offers basketball, sand volleyball, lake access for swimming, a children's playground, and more! 

Your payment includes vegan burgers & hot dogs and helps pay the fee for reserving the pavilion.

Please be prepared to bring a vegan dish as well. You’ll be prompted to sign up for a potluck item after you submit payment for the event.

Have fun painting this Dallas icon with professional artist, VET. "Texas Sunflowers" is the sixth (6th) in a series of ten (10) free workshops to be held city wide. You will receive all the supplies you need, along with step-by-step instructions. Create a "ready to hang" piece of artwork.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a guided hike through our canyon to relish the beauty of spring. While moms enjoy mimosas and a guided hike, kids work with our staff to create a nature-inspired Mother’s Day craft.

$15/per mom with up to 3 children. $3/per additional child.

Six local artists display artwork inspired by nature in various mediums.

Reception May 12, 6-8 p.m.

Info: Victoria Ligon,

The Spring Festival will feature; taiko drummers, tea ceremonies, raku pottery, Japanese dancers and martial arts.

$4-$12. Ages 3 and younger/Free

The event commemorates National Public Gardens Day, drawing attention to our nation's public gardens, which include botanical gardens, arboreta, conservatories, educational gardens and historical landscapes. The Fort Worth Botanic Garden offers 110 acres that include the historic Rose Garden, Fuller Garden, Japanese Garden and more.

The McKinney Tour de Coop is an annual educational tour of urban chicken coops. This unique event allows the future hobbyist or curious spectators an opportunity to get an intimate look at several interpretations of what constitutes an "ideal" backyard chicken coop set-up.

Starting in 2018, the 6th Annual Tour de Coop's proceeds will benefit the Historic Chestnut Square and the Farmers Market held on most Saturdays in McKinney, Texas.

$8-$10. Family 4 pack/$30.

Tour of seven urban chicken coops located throughout North and East Dallas
Chicken talks by vets at Summertree Bird and Animal Clinic and experts from Trinity Haymarket.
Food from One90 Smoked Meats, Steel City Pops, and Guava Tree and Urban Crust food trucks
Performances from Lake Highlands HS Wranglers, local choirs and bands, and students from Zound Sounds
Unique handmade items from local artisans for shopping
Raffle of custom-made mobile coop