Attractions

More to see and do at the State Fair in 2017.

A trip to the Fairgrounds is more than just fun and games, it gives everyone in the family to learn more about the city, state and world in which we live. Make plans now to visit these exciting attractions on your trip to the State Fair of Texas.

For a full listing of shows, activities and attractions visit our daily schedule.

Daily Schedule

 

Texas in the First World War

Featured at the Hall of State, “Texas in the First World War” provides an in-depth look into Lone Star State history, exploring the active roles that both Texas and the United States played throughout the pivotal war era. Displaying a collection of wartime memorabilia and vehicles such as a Model T ambulance and a 1917 Indian motorcycle, the exhibit also incorporates details of the significant “Punitive Expedition” and the operation’s influences leading up to America’s involvement in WWI.

Texas Exhibits in the Hall of State

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In addition to hosting “Texas in the First World War” during this year’s exposition, the Hall of State presents “Drawing Power: The Editorial Art of John Knott.” The exhibit pays tribute to respected cartoonist, John Knott, whose artwork amassed to more than 15,000 pieces throughout his 52-year history working for The Dallas Morning News. With a portfolio of drawings that encompasses every possible aspect of the public’s interest throughout the years, the featured display includes topics of his work that still relate to today’s modern audiences. Also featured in the Hall is “Citizens at Last,” a look at the woman suffrage movement in Texas.

Feeding Demos at the Children’s Aquarium

15_museum_aquariumJoin the staff of the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park as they demonstrate how they feed some of their most unique underwater friends. The child-friendly aquarium offers interactive exhibits for hands-on exploration including a coastal touch pool filled with horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, lobsters and more. The outdoor pavilion features Stingray Bay, where guests can feed and interact with cownose rays. Located at the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Additional admission required.

Fun at the Texas Discovery Garden

15_museum_discoverygardensA perfect spot to stop for a little rest and relaxation, Texas Discovery Gardens offers entertainment the whole family will enjoy! Local organic gardens can be found outside, while the indoor section features a tropical butterfly house with hundreds of free-flying exotic butterflies. The “Snakesss of Texasss!” exhibit returns again, including native reptiles of all shapes and sizes. Daily events include butterfly releases at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., along with monarch tagging demos at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Snake feeding talks are held on Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. Open daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Additional admission required.

International Cultural

16_attraction_culturalptnrshipA unique experience that brings talent from across the globe for all fairgoers to enjoy. Taking inspiration from countries far and wide, a variety of local and regional dance groups perform on Saturdays and Sundays in Marine Corps Square, in front of the Women’s Museum.