First Tuesday

Tuesday, March 6, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.





March 6: Greatest Show on Earth

art-making activity
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Art Studio, C3
Drop in and turn an ordinary paper bag into a silly circus puppet!

meet Arturo
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Arturo's Nest, C3
Say hello to Arturo, the Museum's family mascot. Don't forget to write him a letter!

circus smirkus play stations
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Tech Lab, C3
Pretend play in our kid-sized circus tent, squish cotton candy play dough, test your memory in a game of circus match, and more at one of our circus-themed play stations.

pop-up art spot
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., Museum Galleries
Visit our cart for creative games and activities in the galleries.

Carnival of Animals  ​puppet show ​with Geppetto's Marionette Theater
11:30 a.m.–noon, C3 Theater
See the music of The Carnival of Animals ​come to life with a dancing donkey, a tutu-clad elephant, and a swimming turtle through the magic of marionette puppets. After the show, children may try their hand at the strings with our teaching puppets!

If I Ran the Circus family tour
12:15–12:45 p.m., Meet at the C3 entrance
Step right up ladies and gentlemen, and enjoy the greatest show on earth! We'll take on the role of ringmaster and search the galleries for works of art worthy of our imaginary three-ring circus in this interactive tour led by Museum staff.

story time with the Dallas Public Library
1:00–1:30 p.m., C3 Theater
Listen to enchanting stories told by our librarian friends.