The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Children’s Courtyard, home of the well-loved Water Works exhibit, is in great need of updates and renovation. With your generous donation, the space will become an all-inclusive, all-ability playground. "Galaxy Park" is designed to be a fully accessible space where children with all abilities can interact side-by-side in the space themed, out-of-this-world adventure space.

Visitors will learn and thrive in this new outdoor exhibit space. Outdoor play provides for greater freedom and flexibility for all students and guests. The playground will enable a greater range of active movement for our guests and for all of the educational programs that take place on site from our Museum Preschool and our Grant Education Programs, to our Field Trip guests.

Outdoor play also extends opportunities for large muscle development, core-body strength, flexibility, motor skill growth, and social-emotional development by offering variety, challenge, and complexity in ways that are not attainable in an indoor space.

The playground will be a gathering place for all young space lovers to explore and imagine together. This will be a fundamental place for guests to find enjoyment, develop social skills through community play and build physical activity.

Plan your visit to see how the new all-ability playground will look!

Galaxy Park Is Fully Funded!

Raised out of $583,071


  • Leo Potishman Trust

  • The Bird Family Foundation

  • The Ryan Foundation

  • Anonymous Donor

  • The R4 Foundation

  • Dream Park

  • The Miles Foundation


For questions about donations, please email Tammy McKinney at TMcKinney@fwmsh.org or call 817-255-9534.

The Museum is Open!

Stop in and beat the heat with a visit to the museum - check out a Planetarium show, explore dinosaur fossils in DinoDig, and get hands on with art in the Doodler Studio.

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