Find places to go and things to stream this month.
Fort Worth Museums Reopening
The city’s three big art museums — the Kimbell, the Modern and the Amon Carter — are set to welcome visitors back. The Carter is going first, reopening to the public on June 19 after allowing members only for three straight days. The Kimbell Art Museum will follow the Carter, reopening to the public June 20 after a member preview. And the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will reopen on July 1. The Carter and the Kimbell will limit capacity to 50%, and employees and visitors 2 and older must wear masks. The Carter will display “The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark Dion,” “Looking In: Photography From the Outside,” and “Eliot Porter’s Birds” through July 5. At the Kimbell, the special exhibition “Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces From the Capodimonte Museum” has been extended through July.
- The Amon Carter Museum of American Art opens June 19 at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Free admission. cartermuseum.org.
- The Kimbell Art Museum opens June 20 at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Museum admission is free; “Flesh and Blood” is $18, $16 for seniors and students, $14 for kids 6-11, free for ages 5 and younger. kimbellart.org.
- The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth opens July 1 at 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. $16, $12 for seniors, $10 for students, free for those under 18. themodern.org.
Dallas Heritage Village
The 20-acre outdoor history museum has reopened its grounds, but visitors won’t have access to the historic buildings’ interiors. However, there’s still plenty to do. The museum will have games, including horseshoes, bingo and hopscotch, plus there’ll be scavenger hunts, chalk for drawings, coloring sheets, word searches and more. Meet Waylon and Willie, a pair of mammoth jack donkeys who call the village home. There’s also a new walking tour of the park’s trees. Coronavirus precautions include contactless tickets, hand sanitizer stations and 6-foot markers to ensure social distancing.
Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. plus Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at 1515 S. Harwood St., Dallas. $8, free for ages 12 and under. dallasheritagevillage.org.
Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor reopen
After a roller coaster-like start to 2020 with quarantine, closure and stay-at-home orders, Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington and its accompanying water park, Hurricane Harbor, will reopen to the public on June 22. Both will initially operate at reduced attendance levels, gradually increasing crowd size throughout the month. The parks are open this weekend for loyalty program members only.
There have been several new changes to how people experience both parks. A new online reservation system for admission lets customers choose both a time and day to visit a park and requires advance payment for admission and parking. If all options for the requested date are taken, customers can be placed on a waitlist.
All employees and visitors will have their temperatures taken before entering the park, and everyone over the age of 2 will be required to wear a face mask while at either park. Masks won’t be required on waterslides, water attractions or in pools. Social distancing markers will be placed throughout the parks.
Rides, restraints and handrails will be cleaned throughout the day, and there will be hand-washing and hand sanitizer stations throughout the parks. Customers also will be separated by empty rows or seats on all roller coasters, rides and attractions. Water park patrons will be allowed to ride on a tube with their group members, but will not be allowed to share a tube with people not in their party.
- Six Flags Over Texas will open to the public June 22; see website for hours. 2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington. $64.99 for ages 3 and older. Fast passes are $45-$100. $27.78 for parking. sixflags.com/overtexas.
- Hurricane Harbor will open to the public June 22; see website for hours. 1800 E. Lamar Blvd., Arlington. $34.99 for ages 3 and older. $30 for parking. sixflags.com/hurricaneharbortexas.
Movie Theaters Reopening
On June 19, Cinemark will open Cinemark 17 and Imax on Webb Chapel in Dallas, Cinemark West Plano and XD and Cinemark North McKinney and XD as the beginning of a four-phase reopening. They’ll be showing previously released films for $5 for adults and $3 for children 11 and younger and seniors 62 and older. Selections include 2020′s The Invisible Man, The Hunt and Sonic the Hedgehog. Concessions will also have welcome-back pricing. More theaters will reopen weekly, with all expected to be open in July. Also in July, Cinemark will transition to studio releases with regular pricing. Additionally, Studio Movie Grill will open its location in The Colony on June 19, and Strike+Reel in Garland is already open, offering $4 movies daily.
Visit cinemark.com, studiomoviegrill.com and strikeandreel.com for more information.
Deep Ellum Outdoor Market
FREE This artsy market known for its eclectic treasures is returning June 20. More than 30 vendors selling trinkets, knickknacks and one-of-a-kind ephemera will set up along North Crowdus Street between Elm and Main streets. Take cash for goods and snacks, as well as for tossing tips to musicians, including DJ Crash. The market is kid- and pet-friendly.
June 20 from noon to 6 p.m. along North Crowdus Street, Dallas. Free admission. facebook.com/deepellummarket.
Lone Star Park
FREE The grandstand at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie will be open for spectators and for wagering on live racing days through the remainder of the 2020 thoroughbred racing season, which is currently scheduled to conclude on Aug. 11. The grandstand will be limited to the second floor and the east apron, east paddock and east side of the first floor. Occupancy is limited to 50% in each area. Admission will be free, and fans will be able to enter through the east gate near the grandstand valet circle only. All visitors will be temperature-checked as they approach the gate and must answer a brief CDC questionnaire. Face masks will be available, and everyone is encouraged to wear them. Social distancing guidelines will be implemented.
Lone Star Park is at 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie. lonestarpark.com.
DIFF Summer Drive-In: ‘The Goonies’
Starting June 24 and running through the summer, DIFF will host drive-in movie nights at Four Corners Brewing Co. in the Cedars, south of downtown Dallas. Classic movies, beginning with The Goonies on June 24, will be projected outside the brewery on a Samsung screen big enough to be viewed by film fans in their parked vehicles. Gates open at 7 p.m., and organizers suggest arriving early as parking spaces are limited. There’s a $20 per car suggested donation, benefiting DIFF, which postponed its annual festival originally scheduled for April 16-23.
June 24 at 7 p.m. at Four Corners Brewing Co., 1311 S. Ervay St., Dallas. $20 suggested donation per car. facebook.com/WeAreDallasFilm.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Wander more than 100 acres of grounds at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, including French Renaissance-inspired vistas, the Rose Garden with its reflection pond and the Japanese Garden with its pagoda and koi. The landmark reopened June 1 with new admission guidelines to make sure visitors can maintain safe distances. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and entry will be in timed 60-minute blocks and limited to 300 people per hour. Most indoor spaces will be closed, except for restrooms and the Trellis Gift Shop. While the cafe is closed, concessions will be available throughout the garden. Guests can bring water bottles, and face coverings are encouraged for those older than 2. Those entering the garden will be subject to having their temperatures taken and being asked coronavirus-related questions.
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth. Admission closes daily at 4 p.m. $12, $10 for seniors 65 and up, $6 for ages 6-15, free for children 5 and under. Free parking. fwbg.org.
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2:45 AM on Jun 12, 2020 — Updated at 12:41 PM on Jun 18, 2020