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Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

Address: 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone Number: 817 255 9300
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Ranked #44 of 180 things to do in Fort Worth
Type: Science museums, History museums, Museums
Owner description: Entertaining, interactive exhibits to inspire appreciation for science and history in visitors of...
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Type: Science museums, History museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Entertaining, interactive exhibits to inspire appreciation for science and history in visitors of all ages.

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Weatherford, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

This is my 5yo daughter's favorite place to go. We love the dinosaur exhibit and feel a sense of pride for our beloved Paluxysaurus. We regularly attend different showings at the imax theater here. My daughter loves the play areas and learning centers. The planetarium is now free with admission and we always try to catch a show while we're... More 

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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244 reviews 244 reviews
123 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

For adults, the Energy exhibit, the Planetarium, and the Cattle Raisers Museum which is upstairs, are really interesting. All of this is free during the Ft. Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We bought a membership here last September so we could go more than once when my grandchildren came to visit. We also went to the Imax film in January. We enjoy this place - lots of hands-on activities for kids and adults. It is not a traditional museum, so does not have old things under glass cases. People who expect... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I've been to this museum many times since I was a child in the early 1970s to the present. Sadly this museum is geared toward being for entertaining and a children's playground rather than for scientific education to inspire young and old minds alike. The changing exhibits I have seen in recent years all are based on television shows or... More 

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Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

There are lots of hands-on activities for kids, and an interesting exhibit on natural gas exploration, but not much other than that for adults. There few dinosaur exhibits, which are interesting because they are from the somewhat nearby Paluxy river. Admission included the planetarium. The special exhibits (additional entrance fees) might be nice, but the basic admission didn't keep two... More 

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Glenn Heights
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We bought a membership while on vacation because it benefited us with the tax deduction we would get. We saw 2 Imax short movies and paid for the special Mythbusters exhibit. My boys loved the hands-on exhibits that allowed them to build things!!! Great day for us as a family. We ate in the café. It was pricey but was... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We used to love this museum, especially the bottom floor when the boys were young. But the new museum just isn't fun or interesting. We've been 3 times for various reasons, and that's probably it for this family.

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Arlington, Texas
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348 reviews 348 reviews
67 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We have been going here for several years and the last time we went, it really was starting to show it's age and many things were being rearranged and it just looked cluttered and not put together. They have always had really neat kid's exhibits and hands on stuff but that is about it and that is only a small... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

am actually here right now . I brought my two years old nephew here for the children's museum. I am stunned that I basically paid thirty dollars for a playground and four dinosaurs. The cafe is closed ...no notice of that ...the play room is a few lil things ...grocery area ..ambulance/hospital train....it's sad lookin. The whole thing is a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Wow! I can't believe how there's hardly any science exhibits or historical artifacts in the museum like there was before the big renovation. I asked a museum employee where everything was that I remembered as a kid, like Neil Armstrong's space suit and the Indian artifacts that filled one showroom? And the response was it is all in storage. Seems... More 

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