Five Things to Do in May & JuneBy Elizabeth Smith
Sensory Children's Shows
Dallas Children’s Theater pulls double duty on
Saturday, May 5, with sensory-friendly performances for Blue, an all-blue play designed for toddlers, and for Jungalbook, an adaptation of the original story about the man cub Mowgli, written for age 5 and older. Shows include brightened house lights, lowered sound and an available quiet room for kids on the spectrum. Call for tickets, only $5 apiece. Reserve your seats online for the American Sign Language interpreted show of Jungalbook on May 13; tickets from $17.
Dallas, 214/740-0051; dct.org/sensory
Highland Park High School students offer a real game
Special Needs Football Game
changer for children with special needs who love football.
Register online or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by May 7 for your child to play in the second annual HP Buddy Bowl, a real game at Highlander Stadium on Saturday, May 19. Each athlete is paired up with a high school student, who teaches him or her football skills in an on-field clinic then competes side by side with them during the game at 11am. Participation is open to boys and girls of any age (adults included) with any type of disability. FREE
Highland Park; hpbuddybowl.com
DSPNT Goes to the Gardens
Meet up with members and friends of the Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas on Saturday, May 19, for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s backyard vegetable garden and greenhouse. If you have gardening gloves, bring ’em for morning playtime and educational activities such as planting seeds, a scavenger hunt and investigating the soil
like a scientist. Space is limited and open to the public so RSVP online for your spot. $4 per person at the door.
Fort Worth, 682/316-3121; dspnt.org/events
Adaptive Sports Fun
On Saturday, June 9, Christian nonprofit Access-Life returns to Grapevine’s Oak Grove Park for the North Texas Expo Tour. Register by phone or online to take part in adaptive activities for all ages: boat rides and kayaks on Lake Grapevine, fishing, and time with furry animals such
as horses. FREE
Grapevine, 352/455- 9926; access-life.com/north-tx
With the help of augmented reality and hands-on activities, meet a host of dinosaurs you’ve never seen before at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s special exhibit Ultimate Dinosaurs, opening June 23. (Members get first look June 21–22.) The Hoglund Foundation Theater, screening National Geographic’s
Ultimate Dinosaurs Exhibit
Flying Monsters 3D, provides wheelchair and companion seating. $30 for adults, $21 for youth 2–12. $7 for Perot members. $6 for film tickets.
Dallas, 214/428-5555; perotmuseum.org
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