Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
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Speciality MuseumsNatural History MuseumsScience MuseumsObservatories & PlanetariumsHistory Museums
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, rooted in its mission of lifelong learning and rich collections, is a dynamic institution that actively involves its diverse community through vibrant programs and exhibits that delve into the realms of science and the rich narratives of Texas and the Southwest. Its storied history dates back to 1941 when it was established as the Fort Worth Children's Museum, with the intent of preserving and disseminating knowledge in geology, biology, zoology, history, art, and science. Over the years, it has evolved into a thriving hub of education and exploration, ultimately becoming the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in 1968. Today, the museum features engaging galleries such as DinoLabs, Innovation Studios, the Children's Museum, Energy Blast, and the Cattle Raiser's Museum, serving almost 300,000 visitors annually and embodying its enduring mission to provide an exceptional learning environment for its community.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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1Yellowrose
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma76 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
Overall Disappointing . So thankful I buy an ASTM (American science Technology museum) membership every year. If I had to pay admission I’d be unhappy.
My Grand Kids did enjoy the limited exhibits. Favorites were Clifford the Big Red Dog, the Train Car and the outdoor play area.
The small, sculpture garden was charming.
On a Spring Break Sunday afternoon the museum was quiet ! Kids were able to play comfortably at all exhibits.
I did not expect the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry but this was a quite underdeveloped venue.
Written March 8, 2020
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Heartyfoodtravel
Fort Worth, TX106 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
A nice place for kids above 4 years of age. Great learning experience for them plus there is also small area for kids under 3 years as well to enjoy. However I have been to far more bigger and better museums for adults/kids (like in Austin TX). So the Fort Worth museum was a disappointment.
Written January 13, 2020
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ransom007
Anaheim, CA1,121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Parking cost $10 but there are many museums and other attractions in the Will Rogers Memorial Center (it is an area, not a building). The museum has 2 levels. The lower level is the admission area, gift shop, and exhibits that are more oriented toward children. The upper level has the history and space exhibits.
Written April 12, 2020
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Jules75
69 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
So this is not a bad museum. Not at all. We have a membership with another museum which means we got in for free. I appreciated that as the prices were pretty high. So the dinosaur part was interesting. The film about energy was full of crap since I believe in Creation NOT the big bang. The oil and drilling part was interesting only if you are in love with oil and drilling. The play area for kids was nice but very limited which I was fine with since my kids are almost too big to play there. The museum itself is very bright, clean and attractive and the staff was very helpful. My kids' favorite part was the space exhibit but mine was the Texas cow trail section. We enjoyed it but it's a one and done for us.
Written January 5, 2020
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Andrew H
Fort Worth, TX121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
It was great to visit! They had tons of hands on things for the kids to do and learn, and now though September, it's free for military and up to 5 people. Some areas are being renovated, but there ears still tons of things to explore and see. Parking was $10, but for the entire day just outside the museum. In the same complex, you could visit two other museums without moving your car. Two stories, the second of which would be more for adults since they're isn't anything to play with.
Written May 29, 2022
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TexFlyers
Port Arthur, TX344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
A small little museum just outside of the Dickies Arena, this small venue really packs a punch of great information on subjects relevant to American history. Of course, there's plenty of hands on stuff for the little ones to get their science nerd on.
And, with Fort Worth being the center piece of stock shows and cattle ranching, there's a whole exhibit dedicated to the history of the cowboy and cattle drives.
So if you want to do a short day trip with the little ones or if you want to get an appreciation of basic science and Cowboy history, this is your place to go. Additionally, the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is literally next door, so take advantage of any ticket combination.
Written November 20, 2022
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Matthew H
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Museum of “science and history” is not an accurate description. It is more of a children’s museum with interactive exhibits. There were very few exhibits of any merit. Several were closed (IMAX, Dino Dig, Planetarium). Our kids enjoyed the play areas, but it was not what was advertised.
Written May 31, 2024
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Ksh27
Shallowater, TX229 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
I have visited this museum before and loved it. This time jt was just ok. It seems like they aren’t keeping things clean and I’m working order. The Omni theatre was closed as were several exhibit areas. This place definitely appeals more to younger kids I would think. The planetarium was nice however. My kids enjoyed it for a hour or so. Probably worth a one time visit.
Written June 15, 2023
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TwoinNYfromVTandTX
Round Rock, TX101 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Business
We visited today with our 3 1/2 and 18 month old daughters. They had a good time, but it was about a 2 hour activity at best. The main dino exhibit is currently closed so all we could do for dinosaurs was the "dino dig" area (be prepared for a lot of sand and water mess!). The Children's Museum section was quite small and limited in scope, that was disappointing to me and the kids were only interested in playing for a few minutes. Overall, it's worth exploring, but the price was high for the amount of time we got out of it.
Written June 17, 2016
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Tbag13
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014
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 like a lot of wasted space & definitely not worth the price of admission or the 5 dollars to park. Don't get me wrong the Indiana Jones exhibit was awesome. But without special attractions like that it is very boring especially for the price you have to pay to get in. The museum is definitely geared for kids between the ages of
3-10 years old. And then that might be pushing it. If it's history & science you're after then go to the Perot Museum in Dallas. I'm just totally let down on the museum, being a lifelong Fort Worth resident and hope someday they'll pull the neat & interesting items out of storage for us to enjoy once again. It's kind of funny it used to be called the Children's Museum of Science and Natural History, and it wasn't hardly geared
for children at all. And now it's called The Ft. Worth Museum of Science & History and it's totally for kids. Kind of funny if you think about it. But if you just want to take your little ones to a giant like daycare with lots of other loud and hyper kids then the Ft. Worth Museum will be right up your alley. My
recommendation though is 2 thumbs down. And after 30-45 mins there even my 5 year old is bored and ready to go.
Written December 7, 2014
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