Get ready to fill up your month with loads of free and cheap things to do with your family this February! We’ve got tons of family-friendly events around Dallas like places to get crafty, rock out and even play in the snow. Scroll through for the best events around Dallas for kids and families this month!

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$8 Admission Penguin Days

Bundle up and come see the animals at the Dallas Zoo for just $8 this winter. Warm up inside our indoor learning areas including the Herpetarium, Bug U!, the Jake L. Hamon Gorilla Conservation Research Station, the Highland Hippo Hut and the Simmons Safari Base Camp. Daily through Feb. 29. Event details


First Fridays at Nash Farm

Each month, this program presents a different theme that highlights the heritage skills that you could use to enrich your life today. Registration is required and space is limited. Feb. 7. Event details

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Nature Story Time

These story times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During most of the story times, a puppet, live animal or enrichment items will be included to enhance the experience. Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Event details

Frost Fest

Cold weather fun comes to Irving with the annual Frost Fest, a free winter festival, featuring rarely seen fluffy snow and fun activities. Feb. 1. Event details

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Museums on Us Weekend

Bank of America cardholders can get free admission to many museums the first full weekend of the month, including the Dallas Holocaust Museum. Feb. 1-2. Event details

Half-Priced Tuesdays at the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze

Spanning 5,400 square feet, this labyrinth of wooden pathways is always a challenge. Prep for your mission by viewing the maze from a large second-story observation deck. This is also a great place to watch or cheer on your friends and family. Tuesdays. Event details

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Fun STEM Fridays at the Sci-Tech Discovery Center

Head to the Sci-Tech Discovery Center for some amazing drop-in STEM activities from 10 a.m.-noon, included with the price of admission. Fridays. Event details

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Open Studio at the DMA

The studio is open and waiting for you! Whether you love to paint and draw or sculpt and glue, there's a project for you​. Projects will change each month, offering new materials and techniques for playing and creating. First Saturday. Event details

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Create a String Art Heart at Home Depot

Create a loving memory with your child at our Heart String Art Workshop. As you help your child piece together the symbol of Valentine's Day, they will develop hands-on skills by sanding, nailing, painting and more. Celebrate the moment as your child makes a unique keepsake. Feb. 1. Event details

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North Dallas Toy Show

Enjoy perusing more than 90 vendor tables of vintage toys and collectibles, including Hot Wheels, Transformers, Matchbox cars, DC and Marvel comic books, trading cards, Star Wars action figures and more. Touted as the largest toy show in Dallas, the event takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Event details

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Deep Ellum Art Co: Family Fun Day

Join us every Sunday for a free family event during the day with free arts and crafts workshops live music and an artist market. Event details

—Kate Loweth


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