July News from the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

July 6, 2009 · Filed Under Events and News 

Dynamo’s Fourth Birthday: Friday, July 10, 2009 – 10 am to Noon

It’s Dynamo’s fourth birthday and we’re celebrating with a party of dino-sized proportions! Join us on the plaza in front of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame to help us say “Happy Birthday” to the Museum’s favorite longneck dinosaur, plus enjoy these free dino-mite festivities:

  • Fun, games and prizes with the wacky gang from Radio Disney!
  • Appearances by Dynamo and his other mascot friends – Dodger, The Moos Brothers and more!
  • Dinosaur cupcakes for everyone!

No reservations necessary. We hope to see YOU here!


The roots of Kumbayah and the folktale The Tortoise and the Hare can be traced back in time to a place where traditions thrived in a new setting. This was the Land of Gullah, a West African culture on the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina that remained almost unscathed since the 1600s. Now, the arts and practices of the Gullah people are revived in the hands-on children’s traveling exhibit, Tales from the Land of Gullah, now on display through September 7 in our temporary exhibits home at the National Cowgirl Museum. It’s a powerful look at a unique culture and history! Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for children and seniors, which also includes admittance to KIDSPACE and the Cowgirl experience upstairs. Museum members are free.

You’ll find them all at the Omni Theater this Summer.

There’s something for everyone on the Omni Theater’s giant IMAX screen this summer. Chill out in the coolest location in town and enjoy a super variety of giant-screen adventures:
Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure  – Now showing throughout the summer
Dolphins – Now showing throughout the summer
Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk – Now showing throughout the summer
Dinosaurs Alive! – Returns July 6 through August 8
Ride Around the World – Returns for a limited time, July 13 through August 2
Tickets for each film are $7 for Adults and $6 for children (3-12) and seniors (60+). Members receive a $2-3 discount. Buy tickets online now.


The battle will continue – at least through July 12! Due to popular demand, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian has been extended. Tickets for this extended-length special engagement film are $12 for Adults and $10 for children (3-12) and seniors (60+). Museum Discovery members receive a $2 discount; Discovery Plus and MAX members receive a $3 discount. Get show times and advance tickets online now or call 817-255-9540. See it come to life in the Omni Theater! No coupons or passes accepted for this extended-length, special engagement film. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is rated PG by the MPAA for “mild action and brief language.”


Much of the progress on the new Museum is now taking place inside the building. Sheetrock, paint, electrical and lighting continue to be installed, working north to south. But there’s still brickwork, painting, installation of windows, and other activities taking place outside. Catch all the construction action on our live webcam!

Monthly Star Party – August 1

July’s monthly Star Party is actually in … August! Join the Noble Planetarium staff and members of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society on Saturday, August 1, for our free monthly Star Party. (That’s the optimum viewing date for the lunar cycle.) You’ll find plenty of telescopes for viewing and even more astronomy buffs to help you navigate your way through the skies. Star Parties are held in the parking lot just south of Museum construction (corner of Montgomery and Harley). The party begins at dusk, weather permitting, and lasts until approximately 10:30 p.m. Best of all, it’s FREE! Note, parking is available in the lot south of Harley Street.

See the Cultural District and Gardens in a New Way!

What’s the best way to really see Fort Worth’s Cultural District? On a Segway from Cowtown Segway! You can now schedule and purchase Segway tours of the Cultural District and Botanic Garden through the Museum of Science and History. Tours depart from in front of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame twice a day, Friday through Sunday, and last approximately two hours. You’ll travel to the Modern Art Museum, to the Botanic Garden, and all points in between on Gen2 Personal Transporter Segways, the latest and safest in Segway technology. Cost is $59 per person, plus tax, and includes all instruction and equipment. (Riders must be 16 or older; some weight restrictions apply.) For tour times, rider requirements and more details, go online or call 817-255-9540. Purchase your tour today!

Become a Museum Member Today.

When the new Museum of Science and History opens, it will host innovative learning studios, a new Fort Worth Children’s Museum, exhibits exploring energy, cattle raising and history, exciting traveling exhibitions, the highly acclaimed Museum School®, and a new state-of-the-art Noble Planetarium. Join or renew now and you’ll be among the FIRST to experience everything the Museum has to offer. But you don’t have to wait until then for a great museum experience. You’ll receive a variety of benefits that make your Museum membership an incredible value now, including free exhibit admission, free or discounted admission to the renovated Omni IMAX Theater, discounts, and much more. Plus, as a member you’ll have the opportunity to renew in the new 2010 program at a discounted rate. Best of all, your membership supports the Museum’s many educational programs that enrich our community. Find out how you can get great benefits while being a great supporter. Purchase a membership at the Omni Theater Ticket Office, at the National Cowgirl Museum Concierge Desk, online, or by phone at 817-255-9404.



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