Even with all of these exclusive summertime adventures, don't forget the local faves. The Museum of Nature and Science, which houses the IMAX and Planetarium (1318 Second Ave., 214-428-5555, natureandscience.org,), will have half-day and full-day camps all summer long in addition to regular exhibits. The Dallas Zoo (650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, dallas-zoo.org) is great for budding Jane Goodalls and Jeff Corwins, and the Dallas World Aquarium (1801 N. Griffin St., dwazoo.com) features an 85,000-gallon tank, a rain forest, and South African and Mayan exhibits perfect for burgeoning Jacques Cousteaus.
With such a wide variety of goings-on at your disposal, those aforementioned lazy days of summer—and the bored kids that come with them—won't know what hit 'em.