Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

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Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
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Speciality Museums • Natural History Museums • Science Museums • Observatories & Planetariums • History Museums
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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
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Entertaining, interactive exhibits to inspire appreciation for science and history in visitors of all ages. Highlights include the Noble Planetarium, Innovation Studios and a new high-technology interactive exhibit, the Current Science Studio.
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1-2 hours
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jbwhitehouse
Dallas, TX1,672 contributions
Jan 2022
With one's admission to the 2022 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo admission is free to the Cowgirl Museum, and the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History which also contains the Cattle Raisers Museum.
This museum used to be called the Children's Museum and for good reason: basically the entire first floor is geared to small children. For that it is good. On the second floor is a planetarium, which is included in general admission. The current show, "The Black Hole" is a very good presentation. The rest of the second floor contains good exhibits about the cattle drives of the 1800s taking cattle north to be loaded on trains. The barbed wire and other displays are well done. Also on the second floor is the Cattle Raisers Museum. It is informative to the general public. Many years ago there was an excellent display about Temple Grandin; too bad it is no longer there.
There was no current special exhibition. We did not see the Imax.
Written January 30, 2022
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Deeanna R
Dallas, TX16 contributions
Apr 2020
My 9 year old and I didn't stay long at this museum, as many of the exhibits were targeted at very young or adult attendees. The exhibits were primarily reading and pictures, and not as interactive as we hoped. I felt the price was a bit high for the return, when compared with so many other fabulous more affordable museums in the area. Would suggest the Perot for better value.
Written January 11, 2021
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Andrew H
Fort Worth, TX98 contributions
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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Funtraveler2014
Mansfield, TX4,895 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
This is a great destination for families with toddlers to early teens. Wear comfortable shoes and plan on at least 3 hours. While not cheap, I paid $29 for one adult and one child for exhibits with no Omni or Planetarium. Parking is $10 and you pay when you leave. I recommend you get there when open. We went on a Friday and it was crowded mainly due to school field trips. The museum is clean, well laid out. Also, it is worth the time to go upstairs and see the exhibits. Finally, the restaurant in the museum is affordable and has many options for all. While not the best children's museum in the country, it is still a great place for kids. I can recommend this museum and I will return again!
Written February 28, 2020
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1Yellowrose
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma82 contributions
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, TX119 contributions
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, CA1,206 contributions
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
70 contributions
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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TwoinNYfromVTandTX
Round Rock, TX110 contributions
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
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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