Explore the field of medicine within the walls of the Museum’s rich history collection
The path to modern medicine was never clear. Through endless experimenting, hypothesizing, and inventing, we have reached the medical knowledge we have today. Well-intentioned yet incorrect people caused untold suffering and took advantage of people’s desire to live a healthier life. With better education and research, humanity discovered treatments to improve the lifespan and quality of life for billions of people.
View real instruments used by doctors and learn how they were created. Witness the return of “The Transparent Woman,” known as Astrid, a life-size 3D anatomical model. Examine medicine cabinets full of doses and potions – some things that might harm a human if used today! Test out your own medical knowledge with discovery questions meant to challenge your mind.
Discovering Treatments opens with a special preview on September 17th at the Museum’s Mad Scientist Ball and will be open to the public starting September 18th. Regular museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, Noon to 5 PM.
The Museum was established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.