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Below is our online directory of child friendly Museums, Historical Places& Tours in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Museums located in Dallas or Fort Worth include the Dallas Museum of Art or the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science or the Kimball Art Museum or Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth.
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The American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum is much more than a museum. It's a sight-and-sound, hands-on, window-seat look at the world of flight complete with flight lab with computer games, flight simulator (call to check availability - 817-967-5904), Spirit of American movie, memorabilia and more.
Chestnut Square Historic Village is a collection of six historic homes, a replica of a one-room school house, chapel and store on 2.5 acres just south of the downtown McKinney square.
The grounds also include a blacksmith shop, smoke house, and beautiful chapel and reception gardens. The buildings include period artifacts showing how people lived in Collin County from 1854-1920.
Chestnut Square hosts public events such as Front Porch Fridays & Living History Days. See our Events Calendar for details!
Families will find hundreds of experiences awaiting them at the Dallas Museum of Art. From Weekends at the Museum, including Studio Creations and Family Films, to the Museum’s Center for Creative Connections, there are many activities to make a trip to the Museum a memorable experience.
General admission is now FREE!
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History engages our diverse community through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the stories of Texas and the Southwest. Permanent exhibits include DinoDig and DinoLabs, Energy Blast, Cattle Raisers Museum and Children's Museum.
Inside the Children’s Museum is a healthy kids clinic, an infant/toddler developmental space, a parent resource room that also serves as a multi-purpose space, a family restroom, a nursing room for mothers, and a natural science space. Its natural science space exhibits one of the Museum’s largest fully articulated specimens from the natural science collection -- a Galapagos turtle, placed in a large dome so that young guests can see it from all angles.
The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University has the most comprehensive collection from the Spanish masters outside of
Free on Thursdays after 5 p.m. for the Spanish Collection.
Exhibits at the museum focus on the history of Cooke County and its role in the larger world of the state of Texas and the United States.
The exhibits change every two to three months and are based on themes. Themes have included the Civil War, Baseball, Food, Outlaws, the sesquicentennial of the county, WWII, the Gainesville Community Circus, and many more.
Erected inside the museum is a partial log cabin dating from the 1870s, which houses temporary exhibits. Small exhibit cases are also maintained by the museum at the County Courthouse and County Pubic Library.
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors and celebrates women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience, and independence that helped shape the American West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire.
Includes kids Discovery Garden,
interactive displays, butterfly garden, self-guided
composting, native plant & water
conservation tours and more. Also available for class field trips. Kids in the Garden classes available too certain times of year. Environmental Discovery Gardens Classes are Classes are for grades
Kindergarten through 12 (offered to Plano residents
Spend some quality time with your family, or feed your thirst for knowledge by coming to a show and experiencing our full-color, HD projection system. It can make you feel like you are traveling to nearby stars, taking a celestial roller coaster, or winding through a field of electrons within an atom.
The planetarium presents a variety of entertaining and educational programs for schools, the university and the general public. Also home to the Rafe Urban Astronomy Center.
This historic site offers visitors the chance to explore the rich history of Fort Worth and how it was developed from a stop for cowboys driving cattle north to the stock market of the West that sold millions of heads of cattle, then shipped them by railroad. It is home to the second oldest antique light bulb still illuminated.
The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame pays tribute to the top cowboys and cowgirls in
See the most exciting behind-the-scenes areas of the ballpark including batting cages, press box, City of Arlington Suite, dugouts, and much more.
All tours start at the First Base Box Office located on the south side of Rangers Ballpark. Look for the Tours window, where Ballpark Tour Tickets may be purchased in advance or at tour time, subject to availability.
The Texas Trail of Fame was established to honor those who have made a significant contribution to our Western way of life. Throughout the walkways of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, bronze inlaid markers have been placed in honor of their achievements to inspire and educate visitors through the adventure of reflecting on these Western accomplishments.
The African American Museum is the only museum in the Southwestern United States devoted to the preservation and display of African American artistic, cultural and historical materials. It also has one of the largest African American folk art collections in the United States. The African American Museum incorporates a wide variety of visual art forms and historical documents that portray the African American experience in the United States, Southwest, and Dallas.
The Hall of State (originally the State of Texas Building) is a building in Dallas's Fair Park that commemorates the history of the U.S. state of Texas
Group Tour Rates and Availability -$2/student ; $5/adult
See our event calendar for their weekly story time.
Located in Fort Worth, TX, the BEP's Western Currency Facility Tour and Visitor Center is a great place to learn all about U.S. paper currency. You can actually see billions of dollars being printed as you walk along an enclosed elevated walkway suspended over the production floor! Before or after your free 45-minute tour, enjoy two floors of interactive exhibits and displays showcasing the history of currency and the intricacies of the printing process. The tour experience also includes a high-definition theater film, the Moneyfactory Gift Shop, and a vending and rest area.See website for more details on hours & group tours.