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Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth

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Science comes to life through various outlets at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. You'll learn about the sky and stars at Noble Planetarium or discover new interests during a show at the Omni Theater. For those who like the prehistoric realm, view full dinosaur skeletons and a replica dig site. Or explore the history of the cattle industry and the Cattle Raisers Museum. Head to Energy Blast for interactive exhibits, multimedia, and learning stations on energy recourses. Families of all ages can partake in Innovation Studios, a section of the museum designed to teach using creativity. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Fort Worth holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Excellent experience for the family.. there are several children's areas where they can explore science as well as natural history. Children, or anyone for that matter, can dig for dinosaur bones outs...  more »
  • Pretty interesting, but geared more toward the kids than adults. Did the planetarium and the 3D show. The Texas Cattleman's exhibit wasn't open yet.  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed the spring adult night at the museum! It was such a fun way to visit AND do something different on a Saturday night. Trivia games, scavenger hunt, making a popsicle flashlight......  more »
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  • We go here most often for the children's museum, but can't miss the exhibits upstairs!! Also, watch an IMAX film and catch lunch out in the atrium under the giant oak tree. Can't go wrong here. Get there early and stay all day - or get a membership so you can pop in anytime all year!
  • Great place mostly, I just wish the touch screen exhibit didn't feel like a commercial for IBM. Also, the Barnett Shale exhibit doesn't address the downsides of drilling or natural gas in general. Overall, good stuff for kids, especially young kids.
  • I took my young niece to the FW museum of science and history for a birthday outing. This is the first time I've been there since the building was renovated, which is a beautiful piece of architecture. I love museums in general, but there was not a whole lot going on in the place as far as content. The planetarium show was a bit dated. The most interesting exhibit showcased items from previous years that they pulled out of storage (from the days when the museum really made an impression.) After we visited the craft/play area and spent a small fortune in the gift shop, we visited a large exhibit about fracking, sponsored by Chesapeake energy. I can understand the importance of geology and how fossils fuels can be incorporated, but this was a shameless and extensive propaganda show for the company. Don't forget to see the short film they are presenting next door about the treasures of natural resources underground (brought to you by Chesapeake Energy.) There is a lot of potential for this museum and I hope it improves in the future. For now, compared to museums nearby and what you'd expect from the grandiose building, it's a disappointment.
  • For me, the basic museum is 50 adult, 50 kids so as an adult I go every few years, now my grand kids love going all the time! Prefect for a grandma who babysit or a stay at home mom/dad so buy the annual pass. I do not go to the museums special exhibits because I can't afford them, but once in a while we go to the Omni. Highly recommend this, it is affordable. Bank of America card holders get in the museum for free the first full weekend of each month. I believe they also do a military discount so ask. There is a wet area for Littles so bring a change of clothes. Have fun. If you have a complaint tell someone they will ask you to fill out a card for management. I did it for a safety issue I found and they were quick to respond. 4 stars because of price.
  • Was not impressed at all!! Would recommend going to the Perot museum in Dallas. I live in Burleson and it's well worth the drive, time, and money. Wish I could have gotten my money back FW science museum or they need to mark the prices down!