These event are deemed appropriate for younger children

A community celebration for a cleaner Dallas. Family friendly with kid's activities. Food, performance, film.

Info: or 469-826-5340.

Try out a variety of telescopes, look at visible planets, constellations, stars and chat with astronomers from the Fort Worth Astronomical Society about astronomy and their equipment. Or have a listen as our storytellers weave tales of the outdoors.Enjoy s’mores and hot chocolate and roasting hot dogs around the campfire. Bring your lawn chair and flashlight, wear your warm coat and gloves.  

Telescope viewing – 6:30-8:30 p.m

Storytellers – 7-8 p.m. 


World's largest eco-expo featuring green nonprofits, businesses and schools. Demos, speakers, live music, food, children's activities and films. Free.

The Memnosyne Institute hosts the annual Oak Cliff Earth Day. Green vendors, children's activities and more.

Native Americen Community Event and Celebration: Water Ceremony and Prayer. NDN Klaus and the Grinch Arrive, Native American Performances

Water - - It Is Life! ITINERARY:

5 PM - 8:15 PM: Food is ready (Comanche Outreach Building.)

6 PM: • Youth Introduction with Ryan Roth / Ponca • Opening Prayer with Johnny Tiddark / Comanche • Tribal Hymn • Song by Gwyn Michaela Pahsetopah / Osage • Tribal Memorial Song • Standing Rock war dance song composed by Michael Tongkeamha • Mni Wiconi song originally composed by Cherry Creek Singers. - (Healing Circle)

Meet some of our live animal ambassadors up close and personal and make a beaded keychain to remember your experience. A different animal will be featured each session and participants may choose from different keychain designs. $5 per person (with paid admission).

10 - 11 a.m. 

1 - 2 p.m. 

3 - 4 p.m. 

Early inhabitants of the Nature Center used grapevines and other natural materials to weave beautiful and functional baskets. Make your own simple basket out of natural reed for a lovely holiday gift. This activity is suitable for both adults and children.  It is recommended that children have an adult helper.

$10 per basket (with paid admission).

Join us at Oliver Nature Park to make artificial snow and other fun winter chemistry experiments. Pre-registration is required. $7-$9.

Info: Tiffany Gorrell,

Kick your New Year off right and join a nationwide movement to get outdoors! Family-friendly hikes will be led by knowledgeable staff and volunteers, and each will be a little over a mile in length. $1 per person. Registration for the First Day Hikes will close on Dec. 29 at noon. Go to or call 972-219-3550 to register.

10 a.m. at Central Park

2 p.m. at Lake Park

6 p.m. at LLELA

We will gather around the campfire, sip warm ponche and share our wishes for the New Year. During this kid-friendly event in observance of Mexican traditions around the holiday, we will eat grapes, share lentils and write propósitos. Be sure to bring your suitcase for our mile-long night hike under the full moon along the Cicada trail. Registration is required and closes on December 29 at 11am. The cost is $5 per person. Go to or call 972-219-3550 to register.