Peter D. Parks was awarded the Gordon E. Sawyer Award at the 2003 Academy Awards for his work on Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure.
SHOP TOO! MORE THAN A RETAIL STORE
Looking for the perfect gift?
Monday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday Noon - 5pm
Visiting Shop Too! is always free, you never have to pay admission to shop the store.
If you are just shopping the store and visit for 45 minutes or less, you may park in the Heritage parking garage just north of the museum for free. Fort Worth Museum is also pleased to announce that members can now park free in the lot just south of the museum.
Finding your unique gifts at Shop Too! has never been easier! Phone orders available as well 817-255-9552.
The Museum of Science and History’s retail store, Shop Too!, is unlike any other store in the Fort Worth area. Guided by the Museum’s vision statement, “transforming lives through extraordinary learning environments,” Shop Too! continues the educational experience and is an extension of the Museum itself.
The 3,000-square-foot store, located near the Museum's main entrance, features a broad selection of merchandise, including science kits, telescopes, educational toys, DVDs, dinosaur models, fossils, robotic and technology products and hand-made jewelry, as well as an extensive book department. There is something for everyone and at every price point, plus many one-of-a-kind articles that you simply can’t find anywhere else.
Much of the merchandise sold in the store relates directly to the institution’s science and history exhibitions. Be sure to look for the unique product identification system on many items indicating its “Learning Lantern” classification. This labeling system, reviewed by the Museum’s curators, educators and exhibit programmers, as well as children and their families, ensures that the merchandise fits the criteria for education and learning. A “Learning Lantern” label indicates that the item is age-appropriate for children 8 and older and focuses on life-long learners.
Another unique feature of Shop Too! is its playground feature for younger guests: A slide modeled after a stegosaurus dinosaur called “Bumpersaurus.” The 12-foot dinosaur slide is made of recycled materials, including decorative Texas license plates, construction buckets for its feet, headlights for its eyes, rearview mirrors for its eyelashes, 400 moon hubcaps for the side scales, and half of a bumper car for its nose. The dinosaur slide also has plates made with 520 steel nuts on its back to resemble the stegosaurus. The colorful slide measures six feet tall and includes sound and light features, both of which are triggered when a child slides down.
A MUSEUM GIFT CARD ALWAYS FITS!
A Museum of Science and History Gift Card is the ideal choice for the science or history buff on your list. Gift Cards are available in any amount and can be used for merchandise in Shop Too!, applied toward an annual membership, for admission or special events, and even in the Stars Café.
Purchase Gift Cards at any Museum of Science and History Ticket Offices, in Shop Too!.
To purchase by phone, call 817-255-9552. We’ll mail it to you or directly to the recipient. (Postage and handling charges apply to purchases by phone.)