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RECREATION/MUSEUMS/EVENTS

By D Magazine |

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society. Any time of year is the right time of year to picnic (the lawns have teen treated for insects). toss the frlsbee, or simply stroll the grounds of the DeGolyer Estate, overlooking White Rock lake. Each March, the estate hosts “Dallas Blooms.’ featuring as many as 150.000 tulips from around the world, and then, in the fall, set your sights on a breathless chrysanthemum display. Tours of the DeGolyer home are also available. 8525 Garland Rd. (327-8263): Tuesday-Sunday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; adults: $5 (Tuesday-free admission); children (6-12): J2; under 6: free.

Dallas Museum of Art. Beyond the museum’s usual exhibits, lake the whole family and enter into the Gateway Gallery, a unique hands-on learning experience within the setting of the art museum. Create a masterpiece, work puzzles and games. IT North Harwood (922-0220); Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m; Thursday. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.: Sunday. 12-5 p.m.; free.

Dallas Museum of Natural History. Find out who hunts who. who burrows while others climb, see birds and bones, babies and brontosauruses. Stale Fair Grounds, Fair Park (670-8457); Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 12-5 p.m.; free.

Dallas Symphony. In its eighty-seventh season, the symphony hosts the Majestic Discovery Series, StarFest, and a SuperPops Series in addition to its regular Classics Winter Series, which begins each September at the Music Hall in Fair Park. Highlights of the upcoming season include return appearances of Pinchaus Zukerman and Itz-hak Perlman and visits from the Royal Philharmonic and The Philadelphia Orchestra. For ticket information, call the Symphony Box Office at 692-0203.

Fair Park. Museums {Natural History, Texas Hall of State, and the Food and Fiber Pavilion, among others) as well as an aquarium and recenlly renovated Science Place are all pan of Fair Park. The annual State Fair of Texas with its three-week run in October is a must-see.

Lyric Opera of Dallas. With three operas performed yearly (this season’s offerings are “Carmen,” “The Pirates of Penzance.” and “Merry Widow”), the Lyric Opera of Dallas may be found onstage at Plaza Theatre in Snider Plaza, Ticket prices range from S10 to $28.50. 522 5653.

Lower Greenville Avenue. The stretch of Greenville Avenue thai runs from Mockingbird to Henderson is an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, theaters, and shops that attracts an equally interesting mix of patrons, just a sampling of what you’ll find there: The Grape, a wine bar with excellent food; Fast & Cool for dancing to Motown; the Old Moon & Other Tales for cards and gifts; Bluebonnet Cafe”, a grocery and health food cafe; the Granada Cinema N’ Drafthouse, a movie theater with a bar and restaurant; Little Gus’, which serves great breakfasts and Greek food at night; HD. Clothes for a funky, casual look; Terilli’s, an Italian restaurant with live jazz; and lots more.

Old City Park, leave the Eighties far behind and take a peek at what Dallas looked like back at the turn of the century. See farmhouses, a train station, a 1905 bank, even a dentist’s office. 1717 Gano (421-5141); Tuesday-Saturday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday. 1:304:30 p.m ; adults: $4; senior citizens & children (6-12): $2; under 6 free.

Omni Theater. This addition to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History uses the most sophisticated film and sound systems available to create a three-dimensional experience Experience flight with a WWII fighter pilot or dive into the Grand Canyon, all without leaving your seal. While you’re at the museum. also visit the Noble Planetarium, which has a variety of star-filled shows. 1501 Montgomery, Fort Worth (817) 732-1631 or (metro) 654-1356; open Tuesday-Sunday; adults; J4.75; children (12 and under): $3.

Shakespeare Festival of Dallas. This year marks the 16th season of Dallas’s free summer Shakespeare festival, which runs for four weeks at the Fair Park Band Shell. King Lear will be presented July 7-19; curtain is a! 8:15 pm: no performances on Mondays. For more information contact the festival office at 1801 N. Lamar. Suite 110, Dallas. Texas 75202. (954-0199).

Texas Hall of State. Spend an afternoon brushing up on your Texas history. Exhibits change throughout the year. Includes a Fashion Gallery. State Fair Grounds, Fair Park (421-5136): Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.. Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; free.