In 1939, a council of women in Fort Worth decided that a children's museum housing geographical, zoological and biological collections was just what the cow town needed. Seventy-two years later, that idea lives on in the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
Just getting comfortable in its newly refurbished home, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is an excellent place for the family to spend the day. Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy The Children's Museum. Among the colorful walls and eye-catching details, children can go grocery shopping at the child-size store, build a giant tower at the block building station, become a conductor at one of the many inter-connecting train tables and practice their dance moves at the ballerina station. There is also a health clinic that allows kids to put their doctor skills to practice and a natural science space which showcases a Galapagos turtle under a dome that can be studied from every angle. Designed for kids ages birth - 8 years, the Children's Museum (housed inside the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History) is not to be missed.
After little ones have tried out all the fun at the Children's Museum, head outside to dig for dinosaur bones at Dino Dig! Little (and big) archaeologists will enjoy unearthing Dino bones of all sizes. Head indoors to the Dino Lab and examine the state Dino of Texas, the Paluxysaurus jonesi, which stands over 12 feet tall. In this 3,000 square foot space, visitors can experiment with a variety of fossils.
When the creative itch hits during a visit to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, swing by the Innovation Studios. In these various studios, visitors can invent, draw, design and research a variety of projects and ideas. The Innovation Studios area of the museum is quite popular with older children, especially those who like to build and create.
Movie lovers will find the Omni Theater inside the museum a great place to sit and take in a variety of interesting films. This eight story screen shows a variety of films through-out the year. Currently the Omni is showing (along with other films) Animalopolis, a film that takes a whimsical look at animals in a way that is enjoyable to both children and adults. The Noble Planetarium is also found inside the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and provides a great place to see more than 7,000 stars up-close.
This winter as the family is searching for local resources suitable for family-fun, head out to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Open daily from 10:00am to 5:00 pm, this cow town museum is a great place to spend the day.