Five Things to Do in May & June
Words Elizabeth Smith
Published May/June 2018 DFWThrive
Updated December 19, 2018
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Sensory Children's Shows

Dallas Children’s Theater pulls double duty on
Saturday, May 5, with sensory-friendly performancesfor Blue, an all-blue play designed for toddlers, andfor Jungalbook, an adaptation of the original storyabout the man cub Mowgli, written for age 5 andolder. Shows include brightened house lights, loweredsound and an available quiet room for kids on thespectrum. Call for tickets, only $5 apiece. Reserve yourseats online for the American Sign Language interpretedshow of Jungalbook on May 13; tickets from $17.
Dallas, 214/740-0051;dct.org/sensory


Special Needs Football Game

Highland Park High School students offer a real game
changer for children with special needs who love football.
Register online or by emailinghpbuddybowl@gmail.combyMay 7 for your child to play in the second annualHP BuddyBowl, a real game at Highlander Stadium on Saturday, May 19.Each athlete is paired up with a high school student, who teaches him or herfootball skills in an on-field clinic then competes side by side with them during thegame 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 Goesto the Gardens

Meet up with membersand friends of the DownSyndrome Partnershipof North Texas onSaturday, May 19, for abehind-the-scenes tourof theFort Worth BotanicGarden’s backyardvegetable garden andgreenhouse. If you havegardening gloves, bring’em for morning playtimeand educational activitiessuch as planting seeds,a scavenger hunt andinvestigating the soil
like a scientist. Space islimited and open to thepublic so RSVP online foryour spot. $4 per personat the door.
Fort Worth, 682/316-3121;dspnt.org/events

AdaptiveSports Fun

On Saturday, June 9,Christian nonprofitAccess-Life returns toGrapevine’sOak GroveParkfor the North TexasExpo Tour. Register byphone or online to takepart in adaptive activitiesfor all ages: boat rides andkayaks on Lake Grapevine,fishing, and timewith furry animals such
as horses. FREE
Grapevine, 352/455-9926;access-life.com/north-tx


Ultimate Dinosaurs Exhibit

With the help of augmented reality and hands-on activities,meet a host of dinosaurs you’ve never seen before at the PerotMuseum 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
Flying Monsters 3D, provides wheelchair and companion seating.$30 for adults, $21 for youth 2–12. $7 for Perot members. $6 forfilm tickets.
Dallas, 214/428-5555;perotmuseum.org