Oddities and Such from the Museum School Teaching Collection
The Pop-Up Curiosity Shoppe gets its name from the first museums, which were known as Cabinets of Curiosity. These so-called cabinets were comprised of collections of extraordinary objects. Developed in Renaissance Europe, the term cabinet originally described a room rather than a piece of furniture. The rooms were designed to tell stories about the wonders or oddities of the natural world.
Enjoy our own collection of extraordinary objects in the Pop-Up Curiosity Shoppe now on exhibit at the Museum. The exhibit is included with paid exhibit admission and is located in the Innovation West Gallery.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, a distinguished institution established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and proudly holds Affiliate status with the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by a diverse and enriching collection spanning science and history, the museum is committed to lifelong learning. Engaging visitors through vibrant programs and exhibits, it interprets the rich tapestry of Texas and the Southwest. The museum’s commitment to education is reflected in its innovative programs, designed to inspire and educate learners of all ages. From interactive workshops to immersive exhibits, the museum provides a dynamic environment for curiosity and intellectual growth. For more information about educational programs, exhibits, and events, visit www.fwmuseum.org.