Free for Harvey Victims

Hurricane evacuees get free admission at Dallas entertainment venues

Hurricane evacuees get free admission at Dallas entertainment venues

Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is offering free admission for evacuees through September. Photo by Mark Knight Photography
Giraffe sculpture at Dallas Zoo
The Dallas Zoo is offering free admission to evacuees through September 4. Photo courtesy Dallas Zoological Society/Cathy Burkey
Momix: Opus Cactus
Momix: Open Cactus at Winspear Opera House will offer 300 free tickets to evacuees on August 31. Photo by Charles Azzopardi
Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas
Giraffe sculpture at Dallas Zoo
Momix: Opus Cactus

Multiple Dallas-area museums and entertainment venues are offering free admission to Hurricane Harvey evacuees staying at Dallas shelters, through Labor Day weekend and beyond. Here's a look at offers announced so far.

  • TITAS Presents and AT&T Performing Arts Center are making up to 300 tickets available for MOMIX: Opus Cactus on Thursday, August 31. The family-friendly performance begins at 8 pm at Winspear Opera House.
  • On Saturday, September 2, Dallas rock band Colt & the Old 45s is making tickets available for its 7:30 pm performance at Wyly Theatre. Free parking also will be offered for both shows. The evacuees will get vouchers at the four official city shelters in Dallas, including the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Samuell Grand Recreation Center, Tommie Allen Recreation Center, and Walnut Hill Recreation Center.
  • Nasher Sculpture Center is offering free admission for as long as Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center remains open as a shelter. Visitors should mention the offer at the front desk for free admission.
  • The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is offering free admission through September 30. Families who reside in the affected region can receive complimentary tickets for up to seven family members. Proof of residency and photo ID are required. For a list of qualifying counties and other details, go to perotmuseum.org/discounts.
  • The Dallas Arboretum is offering free admission through September 4. Passes will be distributed at area shelters, but visitors can also show their ID at the gate for admission.
  • The Dallas Zoo is offering free admission through September 4. Passes are available at area shelters, but visitors can also show their ID at the gate for admission.
  • All Hawaiian Falls waterparks are offering free admission, September 2-4. Visitors need to show a valid ID with a coastal-area address at the front gate to get in free. Hawaiian Falls has locations in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke, and Waco.
  • SMU is offering free tickets to its season opening football game against Stephen F. Austin State University at Ford Stadium on September 2. Fans must fill out this online form to secure tickets, which will be available at will call. Requests will be filled as long as inventory lasts, and those fans also will get a voucher for a complimentary hot dog and soda.
  • Dallas Comedy House, which will put on a special fundraising show on September 3, is offering free admission through the month of September.
  • The Meadows Museum on the SMU campus is offering free admission through September 30. Visitors need to show a photo ID from one of the affected counties at the box office for free admission for up to seven family members.

In addition, Uber is offering free rides to and from Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for evacuees. Airbnb has also activated its Disaster Response Program, which works with area hosts to offer free housing for evacuees.