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Dallas and Ft. Worth Museums to Check Out

Museums provide a lot of entertainment during the summer for families.  Many provide special programs and free days for attendees, and some provide some camp options during the summer.

 

Dallas Museum of Art

This museum features a wide variety of art exhibits and special exhibitions, the Center for Creative Connections, two cafes, and the DMA Store.  The Dallas Museum of Art’s collection contains over 24,000 works of art from all cultures and time periods.  It is a dynamic collection with new pieces added regularly and the galleries are changing constantly.  They take pride in making the best works of human creation accessible to everyone.   General admission is free every day to view the museum’s collection galleries and most exhibitions.  There are admission charges for special exhibitions.

1717 North Harwood, Dallas, Texas 75201  www.dma.org 

 

Frontiers of Flight Museum

You can experience the stories of aviation and space flight at the Frontiers of Flight Museum.    This museum has 30 aircraft, the Apollo 7 Spacecraft, 13 galleries, over 35,000 historical artifacts, an auditorium, living history characters, a children’s discovery area and Museum store.  This museum also has aviation and space camps in the summer for children in grades 1 – 10.

6911 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75209   www.flightmuseum.com

 

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science

This museum is located close to downtown Dallas in Victory Park and it houses 11 permanent exhibit halls, a traveling exhibit hall, education wing, a children’s museum, 3D theater, Museum shop, and café.   This museum is really set up to be a living science lesson with state-of-the- art video and 3D computer animation, plenty of hands-on activities, educational games and interactive kiosks.

2201 N. Field Street, Dallas, Texas 75201   www.perotmuseum.org

 

Stockyards Museum

This museum is located inside the Historic Livestock Exchange Building and showcased the rich history of the Fort Worth Stockyards and the north side of Fort Worth.   It features a growing collection of artifacts, photos and exhibits that showcase everything from Native American connections, the Chisholm Trail, the livestock market to the Swift and Armour Packing plants.  Visitors leave knowing how the Stockyards helped make Fort Worth what it is today and why it’s known as “Cowtown”.

131 East Exchange Avenue, Suite 113, Fort Worth, Texas 76164   www.stockyardsmuseum.org

 

Texas Civil War Museum

This museum is one of the largest private Civil War collections in the country.  On display are flags from the largest collection in the state of Texas, a wide variety of artillery displays, Victorian dresses and much more.   The facility also contains a 75 seat theater that shows a specially commissioned movie entitled Our Homes – Our Rights, Texas in the Civil War which is shown every half-hour and features many artifacts in the museum.

760 Jim Wright Freeway North, Fort Worth, Texas 76108  www.texascivilwarmuseum.com

 

Pamela Kehoe