A Date With DART

1:10 AM

looking at art

Tuesday was a fun-filled, busy day!  We had a date with DART.  You know, Dallas Area Rapid Transit.  DART can be very sweet and accommodating given the right circumstances.  Well, a family day to the Dallas Museum of Art is definitely the right circumstance!  First Tuesdays at the museum is free admission and chalked full of events for the kids!

fun at the museum

checking out the art

map of africa

The only downside to free admission is that there are LOTS of people!  You know how museums are usually quiet and anything above a whisper sounds like shouting?  Well, on Tuesday you could hardly hear yourself think to all the excitement coming from kids everywhere.  My little girl loved it.  My boy was a bit overwhelmed.  (I'm looking forward to going back during the school year hoping it will be less crowded!)

creating a castle travel poster

travel poster

So while the men walked around the museum, the girls made a travel poster (to a castle, no less), got a tattoo, and made a travel postcard.  After a picnic lunch outside, I told Jeremy he should go check out the museum while I took the kids on the scavenger hunt. 

heart sandwich
it was emma g's idea to cut hearts in the sandwiches

After the hunt, Joshua showed us his favorite piece in the museum, the knight helmet.  As we wandered back downstairs, I noticed it was considerably quieter and less crowded, so we found a comfy spot at the supply table and began creating.  Everyone loved it!  Raffia, masking tape in all sorts of colors, black and gold pipe cleaners, bits of canvas and fabric, shells, gold paper, and a hole punch all litter this area, but no scissors or glue.  It's so fun to find ways to be creative with only these objects!

contemplating her masterpiece

creating

You would think after 5 hours at the museum that it would be time to call it a day.  Nope.  After all that fun, we had to make one more stop for the lego lover in our family.  Luckily DART provided a complimentary shuttle to get us to our destination, The Lego Store!  You just can't pass up free legos, so we had to include the make and take in our outing. 

watermelon lego

eating the watermelon

After almost 12 hours out, we finally arrived at home pooped.  But it was that kind of tired where you crawl into bed, smile, and fall asleep before your head touches the pillow.  Bliss...

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3 comments

  1. Love the pictures of your day, especially of Joshua through the sandwich and Emma G trying to eat the Lego watermelon! :)

    I remember trying to take DART from the bus station nearest our house in Lucas to DFW airport and back. I didn't realise it then, but it would turn out to be good practice for living overseas. I assume the system works a little better now than it did back then, when I got stuck somewhere in Dallas after the system closed early on Sunday. :)

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  2. What a neat day! I love/dread free days at museums because of the crowds, and summer is just so unpredictable. I took the kids to a small local children's museum this morning, and we left after an hour because it was so packed with various summer camps that my kids couldn't see/do anything...

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  3. Awww we love museums, what a nice opportunity to do some equally entertaining and educational. I love the photos!

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