Discover Dallas, TX! Here's just a taste of some of the offsite experiences teens will be able to choose from at NFTY Convention.
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National Videogame Museum
Join 6-Points Sci-Tech Academy and visit one of DFW’s most unique museums, the National Videogame Museum! Start with an interactive design project with 6-Points Sci-Tech, tour the museum, and wrap-up with an exploration of Jewish values and video games. The National Videogame Museum features a rich mix of interactive experiences and games presented in an informative way. In the words of the museum, “Videogames are meant to be played and that is the underlying thought behind each and every exhibit in the museum. This means that we will do everything in our power to allow museum patrons the opportunity to actually PLAY as many games as possible during their visit to the National Videogame Museum.”
National Soccer Hall of Fame
Opened in 2018, the National Soccer Hall of Fame incorporates virtual reality, gesture technology, and interactive digital video boards to honor the past while incorporating modern technology. It features interactive exhibits, iconic soccer memorabilia, and is the home for Hall of Fame inductions from 2018 onward! Join staff from URJ 6-Points Sports Academy for this experience!
Dallas Museum of Art & Crow Museum of Asian Art
Enjoy downtown Dallas’ two unique art museums with 6-Points Creative Arts Academy: the Dallas Museum of Art, featuring over 24,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years, and Crow Museum of Asian Art, an institution dedicated to learning and dialogue about Asian arts and culture.
Jewish Family Services Dallas
One out of every four kids in North Texas experiences food insecurity. Join JFS Dallas for the Food Pantry Experience, an interactive simulation about food insecurity. Split into “families” and work together to get food for a week with a limited budget. During the simulation, your family will walk across the street to Walmart where you will make decisions about what food to buy. Can you stay within your budget? Find out with JFS Dallas!
Join the Multicultural Alliance of Texas and the Islamic Association of Mid-Cities for an event unlike any other! Hosted by Colleyville Masjid, you’ll meet teens of different backgrounds from across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in this interfaith and intercultural program designed to meet others and build understanding through diversity. Based in Fort Worth, the Multicultural Alliance promotes inclusive communities, working toward the elimination of bias, bigotry, and oppression and encouraging understanding and equity through shared experiences and educational programming.
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum serves as a resource for the study of the life and career of George W. Bush, while also promoting a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy.
Housed inside the Bush Center, the Library features a 20-foot-tall, 360-degree high-definition video wall; a full-size replica of White House Oval Office; and the original White House Situation Room, now the setting for a unique, interactive educational experience. Among the 43,000 artifacts held at the Library, the “Nation Under Attack” exhibit displays steel from the World Trade Center that visitors may touch, the bullhorn President Bush used to address the crowd at Ground Zero, and letters he received in the days following the attacks.
You'll also learn about the URJ's response to 9/11 and how Reform Jews supported survivors.
Urban Adventure Quest Fort Worth
An interactive tour and scavenger hunt through downtown Fort Worth! Team up with your friends and become the first team across the finish line. Start at the historic court house and see where the adventure will take you!
Fort Worth Stockyards
Unleash your inner cowhand! Established at the fork of the Trinity River in 1849, the Fort Worth Stockyards are now an authentic historic district celebrating the legacy of the old west. Complete with visits to the Fort Worth Herd, Historical Walking Tour, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, and the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze, the Fort Worth Stockyards have everything!
Genesis Women’s Shelter
Over 1,200 women and children visit Genesis Women’s Shelter each year to escape domestic violence. Opened in 1985, Genesis Women's Shelter has worked tirelessly to provide safety, shelter, and support for women who have experienced domestic violence and to raise awareness regarding its cause, prevalence, and impact. Learn about the history of the shelter and participate in "In Her Shoes," a choose your own adventure interactive activity about what it's like for a survivor to navigate the family court system.
UNT College Tour
Tour the University of North Texas and meet with current Jewish students active in Hillel! In addition to offering 105 bachelor's, 88 master's and 37 doctoral degree programs, UNT features six LEED certified buildings, built to specific environmental sustainability standards. Come for the tour but stay for the meet and greet with current UNT students active in Hillel! Bring your questions about Reform Jewish life on campus.
Dallas Holocaust Museum
Founded in 1984, the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancing human rights to combat prejudice, hatred and indifference. Located in Dallas’ Historic West End, the Museum is one of just a few Holocaust-related museums or centers in the United States and the only Holocaust museum serving North Central Texas, as well as the adjacent states of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. North Texas is home to over 50 survivors, refugees and hidden children from the Holocaust.
Cooking with Eli Cohn-Wein
Grab your chef hats, wash your hands, and get ready to join Eli Cohn-Wein, executive chef at the Dallas Jewish Community Center, for your very own Top Chef experience. Learn the little-known facts and intricacies of Jewish cooking in one of the kitchens at the JCC - you'll even get to taste your creations before we donate our leftover food!
Jewish Tour of DFW
Join Melissa Frey for an exclusive tour of Jewish life in Dallas-Fort Worth. Celebrate the vibrancy of Reform Judaism though different sites and synagogues.
C.R. Smith Museum
As the headquarters of American Airlines, Dallas-Fort Worth is proud to be the location of the CR Smith Museum, an institution dedicated to preserving the history of American Airlines and explaining what it takes to run the airline, as told through the perspective of the team members who work there. Through its activities, the museum serves American Airlines employees and the aviation industry – past and present, and interested members of the general public. The museum is committed to education, with a focus on hands-on, interactive learning. Highlight exhibitions include a fully-restored Douglas DC-3 aircraft from the 1940s and a full-size interactive MD-80 cockpit.