Spend a day in the Fort Worth Cultural District exploring museums and attending cultural events. A variety of attractions are here, ranging from children's activities, horse shows, and cowgirl history to any kind of art you might be interested in. To get to the Fort Worth Cultural District, take I-30 into Fort Worth and exit at University Drive. Go north on University and the museums are on the left.
The Amon Carter Museum has an impressive collection of American art from the 1820s to the present. Special exhibits range from modern photos to nineteenth-century maps to paintings in various styles. Open Tue, Wed, Fri, and Sat, 10am-5pm; Thu, 10am-8pm; Sun, noon-5pm. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission to the collections is always free. Special exhibits require tickets which may be purchased at the information desk.
With holdings from antiquity to today, Europe to Asia to Africa to the Americas, the Kimbell is a world-class art museum. Admission to the collections is free; exhibitions have a nominal charge.
Fort Worth's Modern Art Museum has over 2600 pieces of art created since World War II. Admission is $8 for ages 13 and up, $4 for students and seniors, and free for children and museum members. Admission is also free on the first Sunday of every month and every Wednesday.
The Will Rogers Memorial Center hosts various events in several buildings, including flea markets nearly every weekend, the Fort Worth Stock Show in the early spring, and many equestrian events. Admission varies according to the event.
Casa Manana has live theatre, with shows for children and adults as well as a theatre school.
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame was created to tell the story of women of the American West through photographs, artifacts, and interactive exhibits. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for children 3-12 and seniors, and free for children two and under, and it includes admission to the exhibits at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
A museum designed especially for the kids with dinosaurs, science exploration, the Noble planetarium, and the Omni theatre. Admission to the exhibits is $8 for adults and $7 for children and seniors; Omni theatre, $7 for adults and $6 for children and seniors; Noble planetarium, $3.50 for everyone. Note
: The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is in the middle of a renovation. The museum is projected to reopen in Fall 2009. The Omni theatre reopened in August 2008. During the renovation, exhibits from the FWMSH will be shown at the Cowgirl Museum next door. The next FWMSH exhibit, "Top Secret: Mission Toy", will open Nov 8 at the Cowgirl Museum.