Fire Museum of Texas Beaumont
Where are we going today?
Nee aw Nee aw....what's the sound? It sounds like the siren of a shiny red fire engine, making it's way to the Fire Museum of Texas!
Didn't think you could have a whole museum JUST on fire fighting? Think again! In fact, the museum has an incredible collection of not only fire fighting equipment, but also fire engines themselves! Want to know something else really cool? Some of these artifacts date back to 1856 - now that is a lot of fire history to uncover!
The Fire Museum of Texas is a great family museum, because they have made it fun to learn. The whole family can discover the history of the fire service, and all the incredible advances they have made through the years.
Kids can even dress in fire gear, and actually experience what it's like behind the wheel of a fire truck with the American LaFrance simulator. How amazing is that!
Pluggie the Robot is there where kids can practice fire drills, and even watch fire safety videos in the Fire Theatre.
A popular place with kids at the museum is the Activity Center. It's here you get an educational look at fire safety and prevention. Kids get to see where those brave fire fighters sleep at night, and even take a peek down the hole where they slide down when the alarm goes off!
A highlight is also the miniature two-storey house where you can have the chance to actually practice fire escape drills, dial 911 and go through the process. It's a great skill for kids to have just in case it might actually save their life.
The collection is filled with items from all around the world too, and don't miss the photo opportunity with Smokey Bear!
A fun experience with important life lessons at this Texas fire museum. Nee aw Nee aw...there it is again!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
8am - 4:30pm weekdays. After hours by appt.
All year round
They offer docent-led group tours which are free, and can be customized to your age group! Make sure you schedule these in advance! They offer for between 10 and 60 people.
There are plenty of places in the area to enjoy something to eat, so why not grab something before you arrive so you can focus on the exhibits rather than rumbling tummies!.
Any Top Tips?
If you want to support the museum, and pick up some cool perks, check out their memberships!.
Doing our bit
The lessons that are learnt in the museum are important for kids to know, so they have made the museum free entry because that kind of knowledge is priceless! They take donations to keep the museum running, so why not help them out and give a little if you love the museum.
Need a little extra help?
If you have questions about accessibility, speak to staff either before you arrive, or when you get there.
Can I get one of those?
Keep that pocket money because there is a gift shop!.
The former "largest fire hydrant in the world" is right out the front - you can't miss it!.