Fort Worth has been called the “museum capital of the southwest,” and for good reason. Our city is home to many world-class museums dedicated to art, history and science. Looking for a fun and enlightening way to spend an afternoon? Consider taking a tour of one of these seven Fort Worth museums.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy St
Located in the Cultural District, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History hosts permanent exhibits like DinoLabs & DinoDig, the Fort Worth Children’s Museum, and Energy Blast, as well as a variety of special exhibits showcasing everything from insects to technology. The museum is also home to the Omni Theater, where you can catch an IMAX film, and the Noble Planetarium.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St
The Modern, located in the Cultural District, is as beautiful as any of the contemporary and modern pieces displayed inside, with a glass and concrete exterior and a lawn that includes a gorgeous reflecting pond and the iconic 40-foot sculpture Conjoined. After browsing the artwork on exhibit, visitors can enjoy a different kind of art at Café Modern.
Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Renowned throughout the country for both its collection and the stunning architecture of the building, The Kimbell hosts a wide variety of artwork from all over the globe, ranging from classic to mid-20th century, and admission to the permanent collection is free. The museum also features special and traveling exhibits throughout the year.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd
Located just next door to the Kimbell, the Amon Carter Museum has been a Fort Worth institution for over sixty years. The museum is home to a collection of painting, photographs, sculptures and more from a wide variety of American artists. And best of all, admission is always free.
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
1720 Gendy St
The only museum in the world dedicated to the history of women in the American West, the National Cowgirl Museum is home to interactive exhibits and thousands of artifacts including photographs, clothing, saddles, and much more, celebrating this important part of American history. The museum also hosts the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, which has inducted over 200 women since 1975.
Sid Richardson Museum
309 Main St
Located downtown in Sundance Square, the Sid Richardson Museum is home to a collection of art celebrating the American West. The permanent collection, made up mostly of paintings collected by the late philanthropist Sid Richardson himself, along with special collections throughout the year, are on display seven days a week with free admission.
Fort Worth Aviation Museum
3300 Ross Ave
Dedicated to telling the story of aviation history in North Texas, the Fort Worth Aviation Museum hosts a collection consisting of over twenty Warbirds dating back to 1943. Other exhibits include the B-36 Peacemaker Museum and the Forward Air Controllers’ Museum, as well as interactive exhibits like a T-38 cockpit simulator. Admission is free to active duty military and their families.