The Museum’s participation in Welcoming Week shows that in North Texas, Americans of all backgrounds are coming together to create stronger, more prosperous communities. The Museum is proud to be a part of Welcoming Week, which is demonstrating that in places large and small, rural and urban, people of all backgrounds are coming together to create stronger communities.
TxDot’s Child Passenger Safety Tour will make a stop at the Museum on Friday, September 13 from 11 AM – 3 PM. The tour encourages parents and caregivers to have their child safety seats inspected to ensure they are installed correctly and even features an augmented reality experience. Weather permitting, TxDot will be outside of the Museum’s main entrance. The informational experience is free to anyone in our community who would like to participate.
Students from FWISD’s International Newcomer Academy (INA) will enjoy a Museum experience during Welcoming Week. INA is a school designed for new immigrants in grades 6 through 12. In the 2016-2017 school year, students’ first languages included Anuak, Arabic, Bembe, Burmese, Chin, Dari, Farsi, French, Karen, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Krio, Kunama, Malay, Mandarin, Nepali, Pashto, Shan, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinya, Vietnamese and Zomi. Their high school students will visit the Museum on Thursday, September 19, and their middle school students will visit on Friday, September 20.
The Museum will conclude our Welcoming Week celebrations by participating in Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day. Guests can explore Museum exhibits for free on Saturday, September 21 by downloading a ticket here. This presents an exciting opportunity for those new to the area to experience the Museum.
For more information Welcoming Week, visit here.
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.