Stay Cool this summer with Advent

How to Stay Cool this Summer in Dallas

If the weather forecast has you sweating, don’t worry: you’re in good company! Summers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area can be sizzling. Here are a few activities that can help you avoid the heat and a sunburn!

Dallas Symphony Orchestra advertisement for Star Wars, movie in concert.

1 – Relive Old Favorites

Make plans to spend Labor Day Weekend indoors at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Watch Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra plays along in concert. The full 1980 film will be screened as you watch DSO play the complete John Williams score. Costumes are encouraged, which makes this for a fun family-friendly event. Act now before Darth Vader destroys all the tickets!

A cloud of cotton candy dances along the walls of Sweet Tooth Hotel

2 – Indulge in a Sweet Stay

The Sweet Tooth Hotel is a big crowd-pleaser. This interactive art experience is sure to please the Instagram-obsessed in your household. The most recent expansion to the art installation is the addition of a Silent Disco, where patrons can explore the museum to the beat of their choosing. The mixed-reality studio was conceived by husband and wife Cole & Jancey Keeton, and all profits from tickets go to supporting local artists. Don’t miss the Gift Shoppe on your way out!

Photo Credit: Yelp contributor T F.

Three young children control a robot they have built in a play area

3 – Stretch your Mind

From robots and tech to jumbo bubbles, the Sci-Tech Discovery Center sparks curiosity with hands-on learning. With a friendly staff showcasing live science experiments throughout the day, you’re sure to have hours of fun at this museum. Kids can build their own ball roller coaster with magnetic tubes, fly a drone simulator, or learn the science behind a sneeze.

DAS Volunteer smiling with two dogs jumping on her

4 – Give Back

Summer can be a great time to discover new volunteer opportunities for you and your family. Dallas Animal Services is always in need of new volunteers to help make a difference in the lives of animals. Volunteers can participate in a number of activities, including hosting playgroups of dogs, feeding baby kittens, or taking high-quality photos of adoptable animals for posting to the web.

Not into pets? offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, including options for young children and large groups.

Red Door Escape Room's "The Gift" room at the Plano, TX location

5 – Get Locked in a Room

Escape rooms are a great way to get a group active, engaged, and having fun. The best part is that no special skills or trivia knowledge are required to escape from one of these puzzling adventures successfully. Red Door Escape Room has multiple locations around DFW for episodes filled with interesting twists. And if being locked inside a room causes your blood pressure to rise, don’t worry. There is always an open exit available to participants if you need to take a break.

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