With North Texans thawing out after the Christmas week freezer, Mother Nature is providing more user-friendly temperatures with nary a mention of freezing degrees in the future.
A couple of North Texas walk-about venues are celebrating the better weather and new year with their annual bargains for January. The Dallas Zoo will kick off its annual Penguin Days special with anyone over the age of three getting in for $8. That’s nearly half the regular price.
Over at the Dallas Arboretum the pansies, violas and ornamental kales and cabbages are taking Sunday off to celebrate New Year’s Day. But they’ll all be up and ready to greet guests for $5 per person on Monday to kick off the annual bargain price that will continue through Friday, February 24. However, The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden will be closed during that time period for its “annual preventative maintenance.”
According to Arboretum VP of Gardens Dave Forehand, “What better place to enjoy the new year than outdoors getting fresh air and exercise. For those interested, we have a one-mile fitness trail where many walk. Plus, you can see our gardeners preparing for our upcoming Dallas Blooms featuring the Great Contributors, which starts on Saturday, February, 25.”
A gentle reminder: Both the Arboretum and Zoo tickets are available online only.