Aesthetes and anthropologists can devour an eyeful of wide-ranging cultural artifacts and extensive fine art collections at the Mabee-Gerrer. The permanent collection of Egyptian art claims Oklahoma's only mummy that's not living, and the antiquities section features sculpture and pottery from ancient Greece, China, and Mesopotamia. Visitors can also set their sights on a broad sweep of American works, including timeworn Aztec textiles housed in the Arts of Ancient America collection, present-day paintings by Oklahoma artists in the Contemporary Art section, and the unpainted canvases hanging in the museum's 23rd-century collection.
Vetro Glass Blowing Studio & Art Gallery, winner of the WFAA-List’s award for best art gallery, offers the public an inside peek at renowned glass artists working on fragile creations. In a 30-minute, artist-instructed session, students help create one hand-blown, fluted glass bowl, choosing colors from among the vibrant Vetro palette.
The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center educates old ranch hands and rootin’-tootin’ greenhorns about the cattle drives of the 19th and 20th centuries with multimedia presentations and interactive exhibits. Wannabe bovine chaperones can try their hand at roping a steer, learn how to tell the age of cattle, and watch animatronic cowboys discuss life on the trail and successful ways to impersonate humans. Inside the multisensory Experience Theater, viewers are transported along on a cattle drive as they smell the flowers of the prairie, hear the sounds of cattle, and feel the wind and water of a storm. An interactive video game lets kids play the part of a rancher trying to get a herd to the railroad, and a branding station helps exercise creativity by marking property, such as video games or siblings.
It's a scene you'd expect to find on a private island. A canopy shades a beach party, where guests pull cold beverages from a cooler and munch grilled meats prepared over open charcoals by cooks. Just off the shore, a boat blasts music, giving a soundtrack to the festivities and making nearby pirates regret canceling their satellite radio subscription.
North Texas Lake Charters' crew creates this oasis at Lake Ray Robert's party cove. Another one of their boats ferries party guests to and from the ramp at Isle Du Bois State Park. From this launch point, the company's captains take passengers on various aquatic adventures. Speedboats pull wake boarders and water-skiers, while fishing boats carry anglers out in search of a prized catch.
Crossroads Winery is Frisco's #1 winery and wine bar. We strive to give you the best experience with the best quality wines! We are a "grape-toglass" winery with most of our grapes coming from Generations Grape Growers in west Texas.We are open Friday 5-11pm, Saturday & Sunday 1-6.Our space is available to rent other times.
In a world where technology advances in bounds and the tomes of what is known are ever expanding, Sci-Tech Discovery Center acts as an investment in future generations. With an emphasis on science, math, and technology, the museum instills a sense of innovation in children of all ages and backgrounds, inspiring them to pursue careers in fields such as engineering or education. Knowledge explored ranges from the periodic table—and the fact that the only letter not present is "J"—to palindrome numbers, which read the same backwards and forwards. The exhibits change throughout the year to explore basic scientific and mathematic principles in fun ways, touching on everything from animation to how the body works. The highly interactive displays let children experience principles firsthand while learning about real-world applications, such as how physics can affect the design of amusement-park rides or how arithmetic can calculate exactly how tall a giraffe wearing stilts would be.