If you’re looking for something fun and educational to do with your family, be sure to check out some of the most appealing museums in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Each spot offers something unique for visitors of all ages.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
For a truly hands-on experience, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a must-visit. This location has 11 different exhibit halls, each of which has its own unique theme with fun things for kids to experience. Your children can build remote control cars or robots, experience life as a bird in a pair of 3D glasses, create virtual dinosaurs and race against them, make music, experience earthquakes, and conduct real science experiments.
The Children’s Area of the museum is designed for younger visitors, while the other exhibits will delight even your teenagers. With so much to do and see, you could spend hours in this museum and still come back for another visit.
C.R. Smith Museum
American Airlines started in Dallas-Fort Worth, with flights taking off starting in the 1940s. The headquarters was established more than four decades ago, and the company is proud of its heritage in the area. The C.R. Smith Museum is one of the flight-focused museums in the city, celebrating the history of flight in an interactive way that provides a behind-the-scenes look.
You can learn about flight attendants, baggage handlers, and pilots throughout the years, take a closer look at some of the older airplanes that once flew over the state, and even hop into a flight simulator to experience a flight over the San Francisco Bay.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
In 1968, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History opened with a focus on providing a hands-on, educational experience where children could learn more about two important topics. Since its opening, the museum has moved into a larger, newer facility, where kids can dig for bones in the DinoDig, observe live amphibians and reptiles, and become immersed in the world of alternative energy resources and regional energy.
Tornado Alley also offers a fascinating look into the power and beauty of some of the most extreme weather. The Children’s Museum section is meant for kids ages eight and under and encourages learning through interactive play.
Dallas Firefighters Museum
For many children, the idea of becoming a firefighter is appealing and exciting. The Dallas Firefighters Museum can encourage your kids in their career goals or provide unique insights into what firefighters do even for those who don’t want to work in this field. Your family can look at several different fire trucks that have been used over the years in Dallas, and even climb into one and take a seat. Other exhibits showcase photographs of firefighters from decades ago and offer insights into how the techniques used to fight fires have changed.
Your family will love having an adventure at one of these appealing local museums. Take some time to enjoy the exhibits and learn more about the world around you.
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