THE HAPPY FAMILY SCULPTURE
One of the most smile-inducing components of the new Fort Worth Museum School isn’t an artifact, reptile or colorful painting. Rather it’s “The Happy Family,” a site-specific metal sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist Barrett DeBusk, situated in the middle of the Museum School Courtyard.
Looking for a family-friendly food court eatery during your visit to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History? The Stars Café is the place!
The Stars Café offers 164 indoor seating spaces with additional seating for 50 available on the terrace facing the Western Heritage Plaza. It offers a variety of cuisines through five food stations, with something for every taste:
Deli station with hand-crafted sandwiches made on Artisan breads;
Specialty station offering North Texas regional favorites, Tex-Mex and barbecue;
A SUSTAINABLE BUILDING
“This is a 100-year building,” said Architect Ricardo Legorreta. Indeed, the architect and builders of the new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History worked hard to incorporate sustainable elements into the building’s construction.
THE URBAN LANTERN
One of the most stunning features of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s new building is the “Urban Lantern,” an element common to structures designed by architects Legorreta + Legorreta. As a beacon of learning, and as the anchor of the new Museum campus, the Lantern serves as the main entrance to the 166,000-square-foot building.
LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA ELEMENTS
The new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History building is an innovative work of architecture designed by the highly acclaimed architectural firm, Legorreta + Legorreta of Mexico City. The architect describes the 166,000-square-foot facility as a very happy environment – a building for kids, young people and adults. Some of the signature architectural Legorreta elements include:
Bright colors of Latin America including deep red, yellow, blue, bright pink, and purple
ABOUT THE ARCHITECTS: LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA
In memory of Ricardo Legorreta
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History offers memorial condolences to the family and the company of Ricardo Legorreta. The visionary architect’s playfully practical design for the Museum’s campus (completed in 2009) has established not only a landmark addition to the Fort Worth Cultural District but also a beacon of learning, entertainment, and enlightenment for the world’s community of progressive museums.
FORT WORTH CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
The Fort Worth Children’s Museum harkens back to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s humble beginnings in a house on Summit Street. The Museum was chartered as the Fort Worth Children’s Museum in 1941.
MEET FERNS WORTH, OUR TOPIARY DINOSAUR!
Not all dinosaurs at the new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History are of the articulated kind! At the north end of the Museum lives a rather large, green dinosaur. A 62-foot, two-ton steel topiary dinosaur to be exact, a replica of the Paluxysaurus jonesi, the State Dinosaur of Texas.