Review: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

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I decided to make the two hour trip to Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex on Friday night. I live in a small town in north Texas that is lacking when it comes to family entertainment. After some searching, The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History seemed like it would be something that my son would enjoy. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is located minutes away from Interstate 30 and offers two floors of exhibits and activities. The 166,000 sq. ft. Museum holds DinoLabs and DinoDig, Innovation Studios, the Children’s Museum, Energy Blast, and the CattleRaiser’s Museum. The museum’s stated purpose is to provide an extraordinary learning environment to the community.

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Admission

$21 adults

$14 military

$7 parking

Children under 2 are free

I paid using my American Express Platinum card.

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First Floor

After paying admission, we entered the atrium. Looking left there was a café to grab some food. Next to the café entrance were stairs that led to the second floor. We decided to make the right and explore the ground floor.

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Innovation Studios

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There were many science inspired exhibits that guests could view, to include a bed of nails, tornado maker, etc.

Fort Worth Children’s Museum

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Children’s Museum

The museum’s target audience are children that are aged 8 and under.  There was an area to build trains, an emergency area with ambulance and triage set up, and there was also a construction section.

The number of children at the museum was overwhelming.

Dino Dig

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Dino Labs

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Energy Blast

This is an area with a few wind tunnels that guests can put paper in and watch as it rotates towards the heavens.

There is an OMNI Theater IMAX dome on this floor but we did not have the chance to experience it.

Second Floor

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After climbing the stairs, we were facing the Dora the Explorer exhibit. Immediately to my left were the Noble Planetarium and Cattle Raiders Museum.

Dora the Explorer

The Dora area had many options for guests to include a private room with Dora constantly showing.

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Cattle Raider’s Museum

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Special Exhibits

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Final Word

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is an amazing place. The price of admission is justified given all that the museum offers. The only negative thing that I experienced was the amount of unsupervised children. With that being said, I would not hesitate to visit the museum again with my young son.  Stay tuned as I post my review of the Crowne Plaza in Downtown Dallas.

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