Galaxy Park is designed to ensure each and every child, regardless of abilities or needs, can fully enjoy their share of physical activity on a playground. Playground design choices offer a space for children with physical disabilities or those who may experience sensory overload conditions and need a place to retreat.
Outdoor play provides for greater freedom and flexibility for all students and guests. “Galaxy Park” will enable a wider range of active movement for museum guests and for all of the educational programs that take place on site from Fort Worth Museum Preschool and grant education programs, to field trips.
The new playground project partners the Museum with several companies within the DFW Metroplex for all aspects of the playground design and construction.
- Open Space – Playground Design and Construction
- Whirlix – Playground Equipment and Design
- Valley Quest Design – Landscape Architecture
- Fowlkes, Norman & Associates – Landscape Design
“The all-inclusive, all-ability playground is a significant addition to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and is the first new construction since the building was finished in 2009,” said Orlando Carvalho, President of the Museum. “This playground will be a fundamental place for guests to find enjoyment, develop social skills through community play and build physical activity. We invite children of all backgrounds together with their parents, guardians and other family members to explore what makes the Museum great.”
The playground will be a gathering place for all young space lovers to explore and imagine together. The Museum is excited to bring this new experience to guests of all ages and abilities as they rediscover what makes the Museum a cornerstone in the Fort Worth Community.
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.