The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden invites dads to celebrate this Father’s Day weekend with remote control airplane demonstrations and exhibits, as well as sessions with the Perot Museum’s TECH Truck Staff. Remote control flights by the North Dallas RC Club will launch every hour on the hour above the Concert Lawn from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 19, while an exhibit of planes is on display on the Camp House lawn.
Staff from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s TECH Truck will be in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The mobile extension of the Perot Museum will encourage tinkering, engineering, creating, and walk-up sessions that will allow guests to get creative and innovative with basic materials. Additionally, the Children’s Adventure Garden will offer a “Superhero Dads” Craft Corner for children to make superhero-inspired crafts on both Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.
Families can take advantage of $2 hot dogs and $2 root beer floats from Friday to Monday, while the historic Restaurant DeGolyer will offer Sunday brunch and lunch all weekend. Picnickers are also invited to bring food and drinks to enjoy dining in several picturesque locations throughout the 66-acre garden.
The Arboretum is still featuring The Great Contributors exhibit by Gary Lee Price of eight life-size bronze sculptures throughout the garden. Guests will want to grab a picture of dad with his favorite – Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Claude Monet, Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, Mark Twain or the Wright Brothers.
BOGO Wednesdays, which are buy one get one free general admission and include Nature Nights. Available at ticket booth, with a limit of one purchase per person. Senior Thursdays offer discounted admission of $11 for seniors 65 and older and a 20% discount in the Hoffman Family Gift Store