DARTable staycations provide summer fun with friends and family. Some destinations even offer reduce admission prices for youth. For those 65 or older, popular arts and culture venues offer senior citizen discounts.
The Dallas Zoo is a great destination all year round. There are more than 100 acres and thousands of animals to see, including lions, tigers, penguins, giraffes and more. Founded in 1888, the Dallas Zoo is the oldest and largest of its kind in Texas. The zoo offers reduced admission for senior citizens and youth ages 3 to 11. Receive a bigger discount on Senior Safari Wednesdays – admission is $5 for those 65 and older. Ride the Red Line to the Dallas Zoo Station.
The Eisemann Center for Performing Arts brings new meaning to the word eclectic. The venue’s modern architecture acts as the perfect backdrop for a host of musicals, comedies, dramas, stand-up performances and monologs Call the ticket office at 972-744-4650 to learn which shows are available on a senior citizen discount. To get there, take the Red Line to Galatyn Park Station.
The Frontiers of Flight Museum is located on the corner of Dallas Love Field Airport. The 100,000-square foot facility houses more than 30 aircraft and space vehicles, including early biplanes, WWII aircraft, the iconic 1939 Flying Pancake and the Apollo 7 command module. The museum offers admission discounts to senior citizens and youth under 17. Take the Green or Orange Line to Inwood/Love Field Station, then Bus Route 529 to the Lemmon @ University bus stop.
At the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, explore the world through 11 stunning exhibit halls bursting with scenes from another time and place. Witness prehistoric creatures, the wonders of space, wild weather, glistening gems, robots, sports and more. Senior citizens and youth 12 and younger receive a discount on admission. The museum is about a half mile walk from Akard Station, in downtown Dallas.
The Texas Discovery Gardens, inside Fair Park, in Dallas, a nearly eight-acre, organic urban oasis, features beautiful native and exotic plants, as well as gardening workshops and guided tours. See native snakes of Texas and other wonders of the natural world – including approximately 500 butterflies. Discounts are available for senior citizens and children 11 years old and younger. Ride DART’s Green Line to Fair Park Station. The Children’s Aquarium and the African-American Museum are nearby.
To venture further, ride the Trinity Railway Express and head to Fort Worth to see the Kimbell Art Museum, National Cowgirl Museum and Modern Art Museum.
Reduced DART fares are available for senior citizens 65 or older with a DART photo ID. For more information, visit DART.org/fares.
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