Ft. Worth, Texas, Science Attractions

Ft. Worth, Texas, Science Attractions
Fort Worth attracts more than five million visitors a year. Tourists can enjoy the city's art and entertainment scene, see a cattle drive, see a NASCAR race or shop in the city's many malls and boutique areas. There are also many educational exhibits and science attractions.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

First opened in 1945, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History boasts a collection of more than 175,000 objects. The museum's educational displays are appropriate for all ages, and there are innovative studios and hands-on exhibits to keep kids engaged. At the museum you will also find an IMAX theater and a planetarium. As of 2010, adult admission to the general collection costs $14, while it costs $7 for one IMAX show and $5 for the planetarium. Combination deals are available by calling the museum ticket line.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Monnig Meteorite Museum

Oscar Monnig was a local Fort Worth man and avid meteor collector. When he died in 1999, he bequeathed part of his estate to Texas Christian University, which was used to transform his collection into a museum with more than 1,450 meteorite specimens. Visitors can learn about different types of meteorites and even touch some of the specimens. Admission to the museum is free, although the museum is closed Sunday, Monday and university holidays. Check the Texas Christian University academic calendar or call before you go.

Monnig Meteorite Museum
Sid W. Richardson Science Building
Bowie Street at University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129

American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum is an aviation museum with hands-on exhibits and educational displays. The museum first opened in 1993 and is dedicated to American Airlines employees. Anyone can visit, and as of 2010 adult tickets cost $4. The museum hosts permanent and special exhibits and runs movie days once a week. It's closed on Sunday and Monday.

American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum
4601 Highway 360
Fort Worth, TX 76155

Article Written By Heather Carreiro

Heather Carreiro is a certified English teacher who has been writing since 2008. The editor of Matador Abroad, her work has appeared online at BootsnAll, Matador Network, GoNOMAD, Journey Beyond Travel and Expat Women. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is pursuing a Master of Arts in English at Bridgewater State University.

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