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COVID-19 UPDATE

As we work to reopen our galleries in a safe and sustainable way, we're currently offering only the below experiences. The Children's Museum and other galleries are currently closed.

These Animals Are Really Darn Cool

Natural Communities

Natural Communities

Best for: Kindergarten and up

From the Gulf Coast to Big Bend and hill country, Texas is home to an amazing variety of ecosystems. Within each lives amazing creatures well-adapted to their unique homes. Explore the animals found within six of these biomes and learn how their surroundings shaped what they came to be.

  • See objects from the Museum's science collection
  • Learn how adaptations help animals survive

Love Dinosaurs? We've Got 'Em.

DinoLabs

DinoLabs

Best for: Kindergarten and up

A hundred million years ago, dinosaurs ruled DFW. Now, you can join in on their fun. Explore amazing skeletons excavated right here in North Texas. Use cutting edge technology to design your very own dinosaur camouflage. Learn how bones become fossils. In DinoLabs, you'll discover:
  • Three complete dinosaurs (plus one in the Atrium!)
  • Fossilized trees, plants, turtles, and eggs
  •  Incredible technology that brings the world of dinosaurs to life!

Come Face-to-Face with Space

Launchpad

Launchpad

Best for: Kindergarten and up

Fifty years ago, a kid from Fort Worth landed on the Moon. Now, we're getting ready to go back. In Launchpad, you'll discover the tools needed to explore space and imagine yourself as part of the next generation of astronauts. This gallery is a smaller version of last year's exhibition, now located in Innovation Studios.

  • View artifacts from the Space Race and Space Shuttle
  • See yourself in an infrared camera
  • Find out how much you'd weigh on the Moon
  • Discover the hidden properties of light

Tiny Objects. Big Stories.

Beads: A Journey Across Cultures

Beads: A Journey Across Cultures

Best for: 3rd grade and up

For thousands of years, people all over Earth have created beads. These tiny objects have decorated clothes, covered important items, and even served as money. While, on their own, beads might all seem similar, their use—and their incredible details—can reveal important information about the cultures that created them. Explore how anthropologists and archeologists can trace strands of human history through these tiny bits of stone, clay, and glass. And as you travel in time, you’ll discover some astonishing works of art. 

Sneak a peek at What's coming next

V-DROME Preview Center

V-DROME Preview Center

Best for: Kindergarten and up

V-DROME is the incredible next chapter for the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and you can be one of the first to find out what it's all about! Watch a preview of our amazing opening film, then explore our 3D building model to find out where V-DROME will be happening. When it's built, V-DROME will:

  • Make you feel like you're flying
  • Engage your senses of sight, smell, and sound
  • Transport you anywhere in space and time

These Wheels are Wonderous

Innovation Gallery

Innovation Gallery

Best for: Kindergarten and up

We didn't invent the wheel, but we've sure got some cool ones. Check out some objects from our collection that prominently feature wheels:

  • Original Model T car
  • Antique donkey cart
  • Classic soapbox derby racer
  • Taiwanese pedicab

9/11 — Never Forget

9/11 Tribute and  WTC Artifact

9/11 Tribute and  WTC Artifact

Best for: Kindergarten and up

At 8:46 AM EST on September 11, 2001, hijackers deliberately crashed American Airlines Flight 11, carrying 87 passengers and crew members, into floors 94-98 of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Since that tragic day, pieces from the twin towers have been extracted, preserved and cataloged, to be distributed to cities around the country. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History was bestowed the honor of being the caretaker of one of these historic artifacts. Learn more here.

Introducing the FWMSH Little Scholars Program

The FWMSH Little Scholars Program is designed to help bridge the gap between virtual, first through fifth grade, learners and their FWISD school campus.

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