Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is an institution in Texas devoted to the promotion of scientific and historical knowledge.
Founded in 1947 with the purpose of “The maintenance of a place where geological, biological, and zoological collections may be housed; to increase and diffuse a knowledge and appreciation of history, art, and science; to preserve objects of historic, artistic, and scientific interests; and to offer popular instruction and opportunities for esthetic enjoyment.”, the museum is housed since 1954 in an imposing brick building in Fort Worth’s Cultural District.
The Museum of Science and History, as its name suggests, has permanent exhibitions dedicated to both scientific and historical themes. The permanent galleries, through objects, artifacts, videos, dioramas and interactive exhibits, depicts scientific themes such as Dinosaurs, Energy and Astronomy and historical ones like the history of Texas’ cattle industry. A special permanent section is dedicated to 9/11 events. The museum also includes a Planetarium and an IMAX theater.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History also organizes temporary exhibitions, learning activities for children and adults, and special events.
The museum is accessible to people with disabilities; a limited number of wheelchairs are available free-of-charge.
Review by Riccardo Bianchini, Inexhibit
Photos: cover by Julie Delio; 1 by Jeff Stvan; 2 and 3 by Cliff Baise
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