We came up to the Dallas area to watch the grandkids in some of the summer sporting events (a swim meet and baseball) and then spent the rest of the weekend enjoying some kids attractions and activities in Frisco and Plano. The Frisco area is loaded with lots of fun things for kids to do ranging from excellent bike trails, to Frisbee golf, to kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding, to climbing walls, adventure parks, and lots more. This weekend we decided to check out iFly, the Sci-Tech Discovery Center, PINSTACK, and the National Videogame Museum.
Because I once considered myself the pinball wizard and master of several videogames, I decided that our first stop for this fun kids activities weekend would be the National Videogame Museum in Frisco. And I had a blast, and so did the grandkids. Some museums can be a tad boring and stuffy, but that's not the case with the National Videogame Museum. Some of what it has to make for a fun visit for everyone includes: a thirty foot long counter with playable game consoles, several computers, an authentic 80s style operating arcade, the worlds largest pong console (that alone was enough to get me to want to go), and lots of videogame history, To learn more read our article about a visit to the National Videogame Museum.
Within the same building as the National Videogame Museum is the Sci-Tech Discovery Center, which means we had to drop in and check it out - and we're glad we did. The Sci-Tech Discovery Center inspires hands-on discovery experiences in the essential areas of science, math, and technology for kids of all ages and backgrounds. There are several permanent exhibits (like Nano, Bodies in Balance, and Coordination Station, and more) plus one or more special exhibits. Here is a link to an article about our visit to the Sci-Tech Discovery Center.
After the early morning swim meet and baseball game, we took the grandkids to let them try indoor skydiving at iFly in Frisco. iFly gives anyone from 3 to 103 an opportunity to try skydiving and it's a blast. After a short lesson on flying positions and hand signals, the grandkids and my daughter put on flight suits, helmets, and goggles and stepped into the waiting area to go on their first skydiving flight in a 45' wide and 14' tall wind tunnel with speeds up to 185 miles an hour! The instructor told our grandson to step into the tunnel with him for his first flight .....click on the link to read the rest of the story about a indoor skydiving flight with iFly in Frisco.
After one of those games we stopped by PINSTACK to knock some bowling pins around, enjoy some appetizers and drinks, and take advantage of the arcade and attractions. PINSTACK is a tech-savvy 50,000 square foot entertainment complex loaded with fun things to do, a couple bars, and a New American bistro. In addition to state-of-the-art bowling you'll find a climbing wall, laser tag, an arcade with 100 games, bumper cars, a ropes course, two bars with lots of local craft beers, and a restaurant with a variety of options. Read about why we loved PINSTACK and can't wait to come back again.
After all that, I went home and slept for a week!