American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum
If your kids love planes, than a visit to the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum is a great option, particular after leaving or before heading back to DFW International Airport. Kids can learn about the history of flight, why airplanes fly, how airplanes are maintained, and the life and career of American Airlines President C.R. Smith.
Fort Worth Zoo
As one of the nation's best zoos, the Fort Worth Zoo does not disappoint. Kids who love reptiles and fish will enjoy the Museum of Living Art. The African Savanna brings ostriches, zebras, and giraffes together in one area.
Log Cabin Village
Located near the Fort Worth Zoo, Log Cabin Village features a gristmill, a blacksmith shop, a smokehouse, a school, a garden, and several log cabins that give children a glimpse of how people lived before electricity was commonplace.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is a great way to learn about nature and get some exercise at the same time by walking. The Botanic Garden features a Japanese garden with koi ponds, cactus garden, rose garden, backyard vegetable garden, a compost outpost, and the Native Texas Boardwalk.
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Kids can learn about grasses, vegetables, fruits, seeds, and flowers at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, or BRIT. In addition to providing exhibits for the public, BRIT also serves as a research center.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Your future scientists will enjoy spending part of their weekend at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Popular exhibits include DinoLabs, the Energy Gallery, the Children's Museum, Innovation Studios, and the Cattle Raisers Museum.
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
Located next to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame shows that cowboys weren't the only Western heroes, a lesson that is just as important for sons as it is for daughters.
SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium
At SeaQuest, kids can feed and touch many of the animals there. Kids also get the opportunity to learn about the animals that live in different habitats around the world.
Fort Worth Stockyards
Find out why Fort Worth is known as the city of Cowboys and Culture at the Fort Worth Stockyards. The area is filled with celebrations of the city's Western Heritage. Below are some of the family-friendly spots in the Stockyards.
Fort Worth Cattle Drive
Every day at 11:30 am and 4:30 am, you can witness a recreation of the Historic Cattle Drives through Fort Worth along the Chisolm Trail with a modern-day cattle drive down Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards.
Cattle Pen Maze
You can watch the cattle drive from the observation deck above the Cattle Pen Maze. Modeled after a western cattle pen, family members can find out who can get through the maze first.
Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show
Every Saturday at 2:30pm and 4:30pm, kids of all ages can watch the recreation of the wild west show that toured the nation over 125 years ago. Kids will be entertained by roping, shooting, and riding tricks.
Grapevine Vintage Railroad
If your kids love Thomas the Tank Engine or The Polar Express, they will definitely enjoy the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Grapevine, Texas is north of Fort Worth, but also in Tarrant County. Passengers can board the train in Grapevine and ride along the Cotton Belt Route to the Fort Worth Stockyards to visit the area for a while before returning to Grapevine. Plan at least five hours for the entire trip.
National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and Hall of Fame
Here at the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and Hall of Fame, kids can learn about Vaqueros, Buffalo Soldiers, Native American Chiefs, and the Tuskegee Airmen. Kids can also enjoy storytelling on Saturday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm.
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