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Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Fort Worth

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Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth
TX
76107
Tel: 817-255-9300

Where are we going today?

There is SO much to see and do in the Forth Worth Museum of Science and History, we almost don't know where to start!

Did you know that there are museums WITHIN a museum!

You see, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History actually began as a small children's museum all the way back in 1941 (that's how long they have been entertaining kids for!).  So, within the museum itself is a whole other museum - the Fort Worth Children's Museum! This area is JUST for those kids aged up to 8 years, where they can play with activities perfectly suited for them!

THEN there is the Cattle Raisers Museum - another "museum within a museum"! This 10,000 square foot exhibition is all about preserving and celebrating that vital Texas industry of cattle. Kids can look back all the way to the 1850s and begin the journey of the cattle industry right to the present day. It's pretty eye opening!

Then, of course, there is everything else to see in the main museum. There are permanent exhibits which you can keep going back to - such as the DinoLabs and Energy Blast. DinoLabs bring kids the amazing story of the North Texas dinosaurs, with full dinosaur skeletons and a dig site which replicates an actual field site where dinosaurs are found!

Then kids can blast their way through Energy Blast - where interactive exhibits and learning stations allow them to explore the world of energy. It's pretty amazing what they will learn!

From the earth to the sky, the Noble Planetarium lets you explore that big world of space! They have programs and story time which can teach the whole family about what is all around you in the universe.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$15
  • Children$11 (ages 2 to 12)
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday. Noon to 5pm Sundays

All year round, but closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days, and Christmas Eve.

Teachers corner

They have a great school program planner, and there is something to everyone. They are committed to giving students an amazing time! .

I'm Hungry!

The Stars Cafe is a family-friendly food court eatery where you can enjoy pizza, pasta, burgers, Mexican food and Kids menus.

Healthy Eating!

The Star Cafe has a deli station with hand-crafted sandwiches. They also make sure they offer healthy snacks. .

Any Top Tips?

Check what events are on in the theater and planetarium when you arrive so you can schedule the day around them if you need to .

Doing our bit

The museum was designed to educate children in an entertaining way, and they have done just that! A great learning experience .

Need a little extra help?

The museum welcomes EVERYONE! There are also a number of wheelchairs available to rent if you need .

Can I get one of those?

Shop Too! is an amazing store with telescopes, science kids, educational toys, DVDs, fossils...the list goes on and on! .

More information

You admission gets you into the museum and planetarium, but the IMAX films are an addition .

What people are saying?

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    This user to be a museum for ALL ages at one time, but is sadly now just a pretty dumbed-down McMuseum for those under 7 years old.
    For the high cost of admission, your child will "learn" four things: 1) A dinosaur is tall. 2) The old west had cows. 3) Gas drilling is fun and safe and makes everyone happy and anyone who says different is wrong. 4) A museum is just like recess at school.
    That's it.
    Needless to say, there is no point buying a membership. I'm skeptical of the generic high reviews - I wish I could give it a .5 star.

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    This museum at one time was well run, however now it is only a money making venture. I remember when you were only charged when admitted to special exhibits that were visiting. The Omni Theater is still worth seeing, but the fact that the city asks outlandish parking fees and admission is 17 dollars makes the trip not worth the time or effort. In my opinion, the whole operation needs rethinking, and new management. This needs to be interesting for all aged, and brought out of the dark ages. I will not go back unless it is greatly improved, and...Read More

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    This museum is nothing like it used to be. When I was a kid I used to love going to the museum, there were so many interesting things to do and see. It was much more hands on for kids of all ages, but now it's just boring. It also seems like everything in the exhibits is already very worn down (Missing and broken toys in the children's portion). My family used to have a membership, but it's extremely overpriced for what you get-or more like what you don't get. You still have to pay for any traveling exhibit, Omni show and planetarium. Not sure the...Read More

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    Imax can't be beat we see Polar Express every year its a tradition amazing. Love it

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    Beautiful museum but nothing FREE ever changes. Everything stays the same. We used to be members, but it isn't worth it. We have seen it all, and there is nothing of interest for the teenage patron and above. When something new comes around, they want to charge $15 or $17 a person on top of admission, and then it isn't worth the extra amount of money. Having grown up going to the museum, I sure miss the OLD museum with something new to see and experience. Ugh.

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by Stephen Maxwell

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This museum at one time was well run, however now it is only a money making venture. I remember when you were only charged when admitted to special exhibits that were visiting. The Omni Theater is still worth seeing, but the fact that the city asks outlandish parking fees and admission is 17 dollars makes the trip not worth the time or effort. In my opinion, the whole operation needs rethinking, and new management. This needs to be interesting for all aged, and brought out of the dark ages. I will not go back unless it is greatly improved, and they know what they need to do down there, but they refuse to do it.

by Teran Jones

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This museum is nothing like it used to be. When I was a kid I used to love going to the museum, there were so many interesting things to do and see. It was much more hands on for kids of all ages, but now it's just boring. It also seems like everything in the exhibits is already very worn down (Missing and broken toys in the children's portion). My family used to have a membership, but it's extremely overpriced for what you get-or more like what you don't get. You still have to pay for any traveling exhibit, Omni show and planetarium. Not sure the small discounts on tickets are worth the hefty price tag of membership.
Also the museum school is a complete mess(and SO expensive)! For some reason there is no way to register your children online. They only accept registration by fax, letter and phone calls. But they apparently accept the faxes and letters for registration over phone calls...even though it doesn't state that anywhere. Is this not the 21st century?! Faxes and letters??? Come on guys I think it's time to upgrade :) Save your money and put your kids in zoo school, much more organized.
Unfortunately the museum has just fallen too far. Good for one visit and the occasional omni film but not much else.

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