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Dallas Fort Worth Museums, Historical Places & Tours


Sixth Floor Museum

Phone: 214.747.6660
Address: 411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202
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Hours: Mon12pm – 6pm; Tues-Sun10am – 6pm
Cost: $16/Adults; $14/Senior (65+); $13/Youth (6-18); Child (0-5) – Free

This exhibit, John F. Kennedy and the Memory of a Nation, provides historical context for the events of November 22, 1963, and the aftermath of the assassination. The sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository was the primary crime scene for the JFK assassination. Visitors will see historic images, news footage, artifacts and original evidentiary areas.

A.W. Perry Homestead Museum

Phone: (972) 466-6380
Address: 1509 N Perry Rd Carrollton, TX 75006-6122
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Hours: Wed – Sat @10am – Noon & 1 – 5 pm
Cost: FREE admission and group tours

The A.W. Perry Homestead Museum offers a glimpse of life as it was in north central Texas at the turn of the 20th Century. A.W. and Sarah (Huffman) Perry were pioneer homesteaders of Peters Colony who came to Carrollton in the year 1844 from Carrollton, Illinois. They claimed 640 acres and built a house on this farm in 1857. In 1909, their son Dewitt Perry and his wife Francis (Grimes) tore down the first house and used some of the lumber to build the present day house. This structure is now the Museum, restored in 1976 for the bicentennial. You can still find the foundation stones of the first Perry farmhouse in the backyard of the Museum. Designated a historic landmark in 1977 by the Texas Historical Commission.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Phone: 817-738-1933
Address: 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Location: Cultural District
Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat @ 10am – 5pm; Thurs @ 10am – 8pm; Sun @ 10am – 5pm
Cost: FREE

This free museum offers a stunning survey of American art, from the first landscape painters of the 1830s to modern artists of the 20th century.

Arlington Museum of Art

Phone: 817.275.4600
Address: 201 West Main Street Arlington, Texas 76010
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Hours: Tues – Sat @ 10am – 5pm; Sun @ 1pm – 5pm
Cost: $2/Adults; $1/Seniors/students

The museum sponsors a year-round program of curated art exhibitions which are featured in the main gallery on the first floor. The museum seeks to present outstanding art work by regional artists with shows that incorporate a variety of styles from traditional to contemporary to experimental.

Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)

Phone: 817-332-4441
Address: 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76107-3400
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Hours: Mon – Fri @ 10am – 5pm; Sat @ 10am – 2pm
Cost: Free Tours

An international scientific research and learning center focused on conservation and knowledge sharing.  The main collections at BRIT are our botanical library and herbarium. Check the AroundTownKids event calendar for upcoming events such as Science Saturday and story times.

C. R. Smith Flight Museum

Phone: 817-967-1560
Address: 4601 Texas Highway 360 at FAA Road Fort Worth, Texas 76155
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Location: American Airlines Headquarters
Hours: Tues-Sat @ 9am – 5pm
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $7/Adults; $4/Children ages 2-18 yrs; under 2- free; $4/Seniors 55+

The American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum is much more than a museum. It’s a sight-and-sound, hands-on, window-seat look at the world of flight complete with flight lab with computer games, flight simulator (call to check availability – 817-967-5904), Spirit of American movie, memorabilia and more.

Cavanaugh Flight Museum

Phone: 972-380-8800
Address: 4572 Claire Chennault, Addison, TX
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Hours: Mon – Sat @ 9am – 5pm; Sun @ 11am – 5pm
Cost: $10/Adults; $7/Seniors & Military; $5/Children (4 – 12); Children 3 & Under: Free

What sets the Cavanaugh Flight Museum apart from most other aviation museums is the quality of the aircraft collection and the airworthy condition of nearly all of the aircraft on display. On any given day, visitors may see aircraft active on the museum’s ramp. The museum’s maintenance facility allows visitors to look beneath the skin of various famous aircraft.

Chestnut Square Historic Village

Phone: 972-562-8796
Address: 315 S. Chestnut Street, McKinney, TX
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Hours: Tours @ 11am Tues, Thurs & Sat
Cost: Recommended Donations – $5/Adults, $3/children

Chestnut Square Historic Village is a collection of six historic homes, a replica of a one-room school house, chapel and store on 2.5 acres just south of the downtown McKinney square.

The grounds also include a blacksmith shop, smoke house, and beautiful chapel and reception gardens. The buildings include period artifacts showing how people lived in Collin County from 1854-1920.

Chestnut Square hosts public events such as Front Porch Fridays & Living History Days. See our Events Calendar for details!

Collin County Farm Museum

Phone: 972-424-1460
Address: 7117 County Road 166 McKinney, TX 75071
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Location: Myers Park & Event Center
Hours: See website for seasonal hours
Cost: $3/Adults & Seniors; $2/Youth (6-16); Children under 6 years – Free

The Farm Museum has 30,000 square feet of exhibit space covering 100 years of Farm History.  The Farm Museum consists of 8,528 square feet in the Wells Building, the blacksmith shop, the granary and the confinement house.

Crow Collection of Asian Art

Phone: 214-979-6440
Address: 2010 Flora Street Dallas, Texas 75201
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Location: Arts District of Downtown Dallas
Hours: Tues – Thurs @ 10am – 9pm; Fri & Sat @ 10am – 6pm; Sun @ 12pm – 6pm
Cost: Free – Suggested donation is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors.

The Crow Collection is a permanent set of galleries dedicated to the arts and cultures of China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. The museum offers a serene setting for quiet reflection and learning.

Dallas Center of Contemporary Arts

Phone: 214-821-2522
Address: 161 Glass Street, Dallas Texas 75207
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Hours: Tues – Sat @ 11am – 6pm; Sun @ 12pm – 5pm
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free

Dallas Contemporary is a non-collecting art museum presenting new and challenging ideas from regional, national and international artists.


Dallas Fire Fighters Museum

Phone: 214-821-1500
Address: 3801 Parry Avenue Dallas, TX 75226-1753
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Hours: Wed – Sat @ 9am – 4pm
Cost: $4/Adults; $2/Children

The Dallas Firefighters Museum is located in one of the city’s oldest remaining fire stations. The station was built in 1907 and originally was the home to Hook and Ladder Company No. 3. The Museum boasts a fantastic collection of fire apparatus including “Old Tige”, an 1884 horse-drawn steam pumper named after then mayor W.L. Cabell. Other apparatus include some of the first motorized engines that were used by the Dallas Fire Department. Children can indulge their fascination with firefighters by climbing on a 1951 Fire engine, pulling on their helmet, and pretending they are on their way to “save the day”.

Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park

Phone: 214-428-5448
Address: 1515 South Harwood St., Dallas, TX
Hours: Tues – Sun @ 10am – 4pm; Sun @ 12pm – 4pm; Closed Monday
Cost: $7/Adult; $5/Senior (65+); $4/Child (4 to 12 years)

Dallas Heritage Village is a living history museum portraying life in North Texas from 1840-1910. The museum is composed of 38 historic structures & boasts a working Civil War era farm, a traditional Jewish household, elegant Victorian homes, a school, a church & commercial buildings.

Dallas Museum of Art

Phone: 214-922-1822
Address: 1717 North Harwood, Dallas, TX
Google Map: click here
Location: Dallas Arts District
Hours: Tues & Wed @11am–5pm; Thurs @ 11am–9pm; Fri, Sat & Sun @ 11am–5pm; Closed Mondays
Ages: All Ages
Cost: General Admission is FREE

Families will find hundreds of experiences awaiting them at the Dallas Museum of Art. From Weekends at the Museum, including Studio Creations and Family Films, to the Museum’s Center for Creative Connections, there are many activities to make a trip to the Museum a memorable experience.

General admission is now FREE!

Eisenhower Birth Place State Historical Museum

Phone: 903-465-8908
Address: 609 S. Lamar Ave, Denison, TX
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Hours: Tues–Saturday @ 9am–5pm; Sun@ 1–5 pm
Cost: $4/Adults; $3/Ages 6-18/Students; 5 and under – Free

Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site features the modest two-story frame house in the railroad town of Denison where Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in 1890.

Farmers Branch Historical Park

Phone: (972) 406-0184
Address: 2540 Farmers Branch Lane Farmers Branch, TX 75234-6214
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Hours: Mon-Fri @ 8am-6pm, Sat-Sun @ 12-6pm; closed some holidays.
Cost: Free

The Historical Park is nestled on 27 acres that trace more than 165 years of proud Farmers Branch heritage.  Since the park opened in 1986, the Historical Park has strived to preserve and share the heritage of North Texas and Farmers Branch. Welcoming approximately 50,000 visitors each year, the Historical Park offers many opportunities from tours and educational programs to special events and lectures.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Phone: 817-255-9300
Address: 1600 Gendy St, Fort Worth, Texas
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Location: Cultural District
Hours: Mon – Sat @ 10am – 5pm; Sun @ 12pm – 5pm
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $14/Adults; $10/Kids ages 2-12 yrs & Seniors; Under 2 – Free

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History engages our diverse community through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the stories of Texas and the Southwest. Permanent exhibits include DinoDig and DinoLabs, Energy Blast, Cattle Raisers Museum and Children’s Museum.


Phone: (214) 428-0101
Address: 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034
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Location: Frisco Discovery Center
Hours: Wed – Sat @ 10am – 5pm; Sun @ 1pm – 5pm
Cost: $8/adult and $4/child (ages 3-12).

This one-of-a-kind experience features running G-scale trains on a 2,500 sq. ft. layout, a custom light show which takes the exhibit from daylight to nighttime, and hundreds of miniature automobiles and people. The exhibit spans Arizona to Texas, from the dramatic rock formations of the Four Corners region near New Mexico, to a thriving Northeast Texas in the early 1960s. Also featured is an animated downtown Dallas street scene, the Palo Duro Drive-In Theater with a movie playing, West Texas refineries and working saw mills in Colorado! With approximately ¼ mile of G-scale track, this exhibit is sure to please families of all ages.

Frisco Fire Safety Town

Phone: 972-292-6350
Address: 8601 Gary Burns Drive, Frisco TX 75034
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Frisco Fire Safety Town is a community education program of the Frisco Fire Department that teaches children about safety in a fun and interactive environment.  Free safety education classes are offered focusing on a number of safety topics.

Frisco Heritage Museum

Phone: 972-292-5665
Address: 6455 Page Street, Frisco, TX
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Location: southeast of Frisco Square near City Hall & Frisco Library
Hours: Wed-Sat @ 10am-5pm; Sun @ 1pm-5pm; Closed Mon & Tues
Cost: $4/Adults; $3/Seniors; $2/Kids 5-11 yrs; 4 & under – Free; $8/Family

The Heritage Museum provides history and culture of Frisco, Texas and the North Texas region to all the people of the region.  The Museum offers fun, hands-on learning opportunities for the entire family.   Try your hand at taking cotton from boll to loom, test out a turn of the century printing press, and enter a mid-century living room.  At the Frisco Heritage Museum, history truly comes alive!

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

Phone: 214-346-1650
Address: 2943 SMU Blvd Dallas, TX
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Hours: Mon – Sat @ 9am – 5pm, Sun @ 12pm – 5pm
Cost: $16/Adults, $14/Kids ages 13 – 17, $10/Kids 5 – 12 yrs, 4 & under – Free

The Museum highlights critical events and issues from the Administration of President George W. Bush. The Museum is the repository for domestic and foreign Presidential gifts as well as other donated artifacts relating to the life and career of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush.

Grapevine Heritage Center

Address: 707 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX
Google Map: click here
Location: Cotton Belt Depot
Ages: All Ages

The Heritage Center is home to several attractions including a Blacksmith Shop, Bragg House, Founders Building, Grapevine Historical Museum (Train Depot), Vetro Glass Blowing Studio, and Outback Bronze.

Settlement to City Museums

Phone: 817-410-3185
Address: 206 W. Hudgins Street, Grapevine TX
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Location: Settlement to City Museums
Hours: Closed Monday; Tues – Sat @ 10am – 4pm; Sun @ 11am – 4pm
Cost: Free

Settlement to City Museums allow visitors to discover what life was like over 100 years ago for “urban” Texans in a small township.

The museum plaza is home to four museums: The Donald Schoolhouse Museum, The Keeling House Museum, the Grapevine Cotton Ginner’s Museum and the Grapevine Historical Museum

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Phone: 817-410-8136
Address: 707 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX
Google Map: click here
Location: Cotton Belt Depot
Hours: See website for hours
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Prices vary per event

Special Events throughout the year plus regular train rides from Grapevine to Fort Worth.  The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards.  Join the fun!

Hall of State

Phone: 214-421-4500
Address: 3939 Grand Ave Dallas, TX 75334
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Location: Fair Park between the Esplanade and the Cotton Bowl
Cost: Admission is free every day

This impressive building with its signature gold Tejas Indian statue includes the Hall of Heroes (graced with six, heroic-sized statues of early prominent Texans) and the North Texas, South Texas, East Texas and West Texas rooms (featuring murals and other items associated with each state region) and more.

Heritage Farmstead

Phone: 972-424-7874
Address: 1900 W. 15th Street, Plano, TX
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Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: Grounds open from: 10am – 4:30 pm
Cost: Self-guided tours – $2/person; 4 & under are free

Turn-of-the-century farming on the Blackland Prairies of North Texas is captured in this recently completed restoration in Plano, 20 miles north of Dallas.

The Heritage Farmstead Museum offers a four acre complex with row crops, gardens, a windmill, and a handsome 1891 Victorian farmhouse with 12 original outbuildings.


Heritage House

Address: 303 S. O’Connor Road, Irving TX
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Hours: Docent led tours are provided from 3pm – 5pm on first Sunday except Jan & Feb
Cost: Admission is free

The Heritage House, one of Irving’s oldest homes, was built in 1912 by C. P. Schulze for his bride, Virginia Tucker, of Dallas. C. P. was the brother of J. O. Schulze, co-founder of Irving in 1903. The home was deeded to the City of Irving to be used as a tour home in 1975 as a bicentennial gift by the Schulze heirs. After a small amount of restoration, the home was completely furnished with original Schulze (both J. O. and C. P.) family antiques, and gifts and loans from other Irving families.The Heritage House was designated as a Texas State Historical Landmark in 1986.

Juanita Craft Civil Rights House

Phone: 214-670-8637
Address: 2618 Warren Avenue Dallas, TX 75215
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Hours: Open by appointment only

The Juanita Craft Civil Rights House is the historic home of Juanita Craft, one of Dallas’ most influential and recognized civil rights leaders. Ms. Craft’s home served as a civil rights “school” to many young African Americans for over 50 years.

Knapp Heritage Park

Address: 201 W. Front Street, Arlington TX 76011
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Hours: Open Sat & Sun @ 1pm – 4pm & by appt only only
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $3/person

Knapp Heritage Park provides a glimpse of pioneer life. The Park consists of a one room schoolhouse, a one room cabin, a dog trot cabin, and the Bardin blacksmith barn. There is a general store located in James Knapp’s law office.

Latino Cultural Center

Phone: 214-671-0045
Address: 2600 Live Oak St Dallas TX 75204
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Hours: Tues – Sat @10am – 5pm
Cost: Access to the facility is free. Admission fee may be required to attend some events.

The LCC is a 27,000 square foot facility with a 300-seat theater, a multi-purpose room, an art gallery, and sculpture courtyards that are widely used by local, regional, and international artists. Vibrant educational classes and events for children, adults, and families take place throughout the year at the LCC.

The Mission of the Latino Cultural Center is to serve as a regional catalyst for the preservation, development, and promotion of Latino and Hispanic arts and culture.

Leonard’s Department Store Museum

Phone: 817-336-9111
Address: 200 Carroll St Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Location: located in the Fort Worth Screen Printing building
Hours: Mon – Sat @10am – 6:00pm; Closed Sunday
Cost: Free Admission

This beloved department store in downtown Fort Worth entertained and charmed generations of shoppers. At the museum, you can see photographs of the store and its employees, memorabilia like a popcorn machine and store advertisements, and even a piece of the store escalator.

Log Cabin Village

Phone: (817) 392-5881
Address: 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane Fort Worth, TX 76109
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Hours: Tue-Fri @ 9am-4pm; Sat & Sun @ 1-5pm
Cost: $5/Adults; $4.50/Seniors & 4-17 yrs; under 3 – free

Historic structures, furnished with authentic artifacts, provides a vivid look at life in the nineteenth century North Texas frontier (1840-1890).

Lone Star Hi-Railers Model Train Exhibit

Phone: 214-693-0258
Address: 298 W. Dallas Road, Grapevine TX
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Hours: Most Saturdays @ 10am – 4pm; most Sundays @ 12pm – 3pm
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $2 for adults, $1 for children 2 to 12 and free for those 2 and under.

Located in the historic Grapevine rail yard area, the big burgundy and silver baggage car is on static display behind the #771 Baldwin Mikado 2-8-2 steam engine. The car itself was built originally by the Pullman Company for the Lackawanna and Western Railroad.

The layout also includes a long series of late 1800 and early 1900 era buildings in Historic Downtown Grapevine. The layout includes two rail yards and a massive hand carved mountain that towers four feet over the layout. The mountain was inspired by an actual mountain in west Texas and included three train tunnels and working oil wells.

Mary Kay Museum

Phone: 972-687-5720
Address: 16251 Dallas Parkway, Addison, Texas, 75001
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Location: Mary Kay World Headquarters building
Hours: Mon – Fri @ 9am – 4pm; Closed on major holidays
Ages: Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: Free

You can take a look at the rich history of Mary Kay with a self-guided tour of the Mary Kay Museum. To enhance your visit to the Mary Kay Museum, please stop by the security desk for a museum brochure. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Meadows Museum

Phone: 214-768-2516
Address: 5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas
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Location: SMU Campus
Hours: Wed – Fri @11am – 8pm; Sat – Sun @ 11am – 5pm
Cost: $10/Adults; $8/Seniors; Free – children under 12

The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University has the most comprehensive collection from the Spanish masters outside of Spain. There are also special exhibitions, a sculpture garden, and the tree-lined SMU campus is an eye-catcher itself.

Free on Thursdays after 5 p.m. for the Spanish Collection.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Phone: 817-738-9215
Address: 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Location: Cultural District
Hours: Tues – Sun @ 10am – 5pm; Fri 10am – 8pm; Closed Mondays
Cost: $10/Adults; Free for kids 12 – under

World-renowned architect Tadao Ando’s “Arbor for Art,” the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is a striking building that embodies the pure, unadorned elements of a modern work of art. It is composed of five pavilions of concrete and glass set on 11 naturally landscaped acres, including a 1.5 acre reflecting pond. The Modern maintains one of the foremost collections of postwar art in the central United States, consisting of more than 3,000 significant works of modern and contemporary international art.

Free every 1st Sunday & Half Price on Wednesdays.

Morton Museum

Phone: 940-668-8900
Address: 210 S. Dixon at Pecan Gainesville, TX 76240 668-8900
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Hours: Mon – Fri @ 10am – 5pm; Sat @ 12pm – 3pm; Closed Sunday
Cost: Free – donations accepted

Exhibits at the museum focus on the history of Cooke County and its role in the larger world of the state of Texas and the United States.

The exhibits change every two to three months and are based on themes.  Themes have included the Civil War, Baseball, Food, Outlaws, the sesquicentennial of the county, WWII, the Gainesville Community Circus, and many more.

Erected inside the museum is a partial log cabin dating from the 1870s, which houses temporary exhibits.  Small exhibit cases are also maintained by the museum at the County Courthouse and County Pubic Library.

Mrs Baird’s Bakery Tours

Phone: 817-615-3050
Address: 7301 South Freeway Fort Worth, TX 76134
Hours: Tours available Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Cost: Free

TWO WEEK NOTICE IS REQUIRED for Tours.  See how bread is made and take a free tour! Check website for “know before you go” tips.

Museum of Biblical Arts

Phone: 214 368-4MBA (4622)
Address: 7500 Park Lane, Dallas, Texas 75225
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Hours: Closed Mondays; Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat @ 10am – 5pm; Thurs @ 10am – 9pm Sun @ 1pm – 5pm
Cost: $12/Adults; $10/Seniors & Students

Museum of Biblical Arts is an art museum in Dallas, Texas that is unlike any museum in the world. It has a simple mission: To display art with a Biblical theme. Nothing of its size exists in the United States, making it a treasure trove for art enthusiasts.

Museum of Geometric and MADI Art

Phone: 214-855-7802
Address: 3109 Carlisle St, Dallas
Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat @ 11am – 5pm; Thurs @ 11am – 7pm; Sun @ 1 – 5pm; CLOSED MONDAYS
Cost: Free

The permanent collection spans years from 1934 to 2005 and is expanding rapidly.

The MADI offers workshops for all ages. Workshops for all “special needs” students upon request. Collage making classes for children ages three and up. They learn about color, space, design, shapes, etc. & take their art work home. Get a group together and call us. $2.00/Student. Free to low-income and non-profit organizations.

Museum of The American Railroad

Phone: 214-428-0101
Address: 6455 Page Street Frisco TX
Google Map: click here
Location: Offices, exhibits, and retail are at the Frisco Heritage Museum
Hours: Heritage Museum Hours: Wed – Sat @10am – 5pm; Sun @ 1pm – 5pm. Summer walking tours – Thurs & Sat @ 11am & 1pm, weather permitting
Ages: All Ages

The Museum currently maintains interim offices, exhibits, and retail at the Frisco Heritage Museum located a few hundred yards north of the new, permanent site.

Walking tours are available during summer. See hours above.


Museum of the American Railroad

Phone: 214-428-0101
Address: 6455 Page Street, Frisco TX
Google Map: click here
Hours: Click the link for tour times
Cost: $8/Adults; $4/Children ages 3-12

The museum collects artifacts and archival material from the railroad industry to exhibit and interpret their significance in American life and culture. Exhibits and general programs are provided year-round. Admission includes the Railroad Museum’s 2nd floor exhibits at the Frisco Heritage Museum.

Nash Farm

Phone: (817) 410-3585
Address: 626 Ball Street Grapevine, TX 76051-5116
Google Map: click here
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free Tours

The 5.2 acre Nash Farm is located near historic downtown Grapevine. The farmstead consists of the original house, the original barn and a family cemetery. Nash Farm is owned by the Grapevine Heritage Foundation, a private non-profit entity. The Grapevine Heritage Foundation will restore Nash Farm to reflect the life and times of the early farmers and settlers who established Grapevine. Take free tours. Kids get to pet the animals too!

Nasher Sculpture Center

Phone: 214-242-5153
Address: 2001 Flora St, Dallas 75201
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Hours: 11am – 5pm Every day except CLOSED on MONDAYS
Cost: $10/Adults; $7/Seniors; Kids 12 & under are Free

Situated in downtown Dallas at the base of the city’s skyline, the Nasher Sculpture Center represents Raymond D. Nasher’s vision to create an outdoor “roof-less” museum that serves as a peaceful retreat for reflection of art and nature and public home for his collection of 20th-century sculpture.

Free on First Saturdays, 10 am – 5 pm (see our event calendars for details.)

National Cowgirl Museum

Phone: 817- 336-4475
Address: 1720 Gendy Street Fort Worth, TX 76107-4064
Google Map: click here
Location: Cultural District
Hours: Mon – Sat @ 10am – 5pm; Sun @ 12 – 5pm
Cost: $10/Adults; $8/kids 3 – 12yrs & seniors; 2 & under – Free

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame honors and celebrates women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience, and independence that helped shape the American West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire.

National Scouting Museum

Phone: (972) 580-2088
Address: 1329 West Walnut Hill Lane Irving, TX 75038-3085
Google Map: click here
Hours: Sun 1–5pm; Mon 10am–7pm; Tue-Sat 10am–5pm
Cost: $8/Adults; $6/Seniors & Children 4-12; $5/Scouts/Scouters Free – Children under 4

Established in 1959, the National Scouting Museum is the official museum of the Boy Scouts of America. The museum is committed to preserving the rich, 100-year history of the Scouting movement by collecting, organizing, preserving and displaying some of Scouting’s greatest treasures. This collection not only documents Scouting’s unique influence on American culture, but also tells the story of a movement that has touched more than 110 million young people.

FREE Admission every Sunday & Monday

National Video Game Museum

Phone: (972) 668-8400
Address: 8004 North Dallas Parkway Frisco, TX 75034
Google Map: click here
Hours: Closed Monday; Tues, Wed, Thurs @ 10am – 5pm, Fri & Sat @ 10am – 8pm; Sun @ 12pm – 5pm

The goal of the National Videogame Museum is to document, FIRST HAND, as much information about the creation and evolution of the videogame industry as possible and preserve as many physical artifacts as possible for generations to come.

Noble Planetarium

Phone: 817-255-9300
Address: 1600 Gendy St. Fort Worth, TX 76107
Google Map: click here
Location: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Hours: Museum Open Mon – Sat @ 10am – 5pm; Sun @ 12pm – 5pm
Cost: $5/Adults; $4/Kids ages 2-12 yrs & Seniors; $2/Members

Located inside the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. The new 90-seat Noble Planetarium brings the first Zeiss-manufactured hybrid planetarium system – an immersive all-dome video combined with a fiber optic dual-hemisphere star projector to see more than 7,000 stars – to the Southwest United States.

Click this link to see the latest planetarium shows.

North Texas History Center

Phone: 972-542-9457
Address: 300 E. Virginia, McKinney, TX
Google Map: click here
Hours: Open to the public on a limited basis only
Cost: $4/Adults; $2/Children


Oscar E. Monning Meteorite Gallery

Phone: 817-257-MARS (6277)
Address: 2950 W. Bowie, Fort Worth, Texas 76109
Google Map: click here
Location: Texas Christian University Sid Richardson Science Building
Hours: Mon -Fri @ 1pm – 4pm; Sat @ 9am – 4pm
Cost: Free

Would you like to hold a piece of the solar system in your hand? Would you like to touch a piece of Mars? The Monnig Meteorite Gallery can provide you with this experience. By visiting the gallery, you will have the opportunity to explore the mysteries of meteorites! Meteorites are the oldest materials known — even older than our 4.5 billion-year-old Earth! Learn how to identify a meteorite, experience a hands-on encounter with different types of meteorites, and create your own terrestrial impact crater. For an “out-of-this-world” experience, bring your friends and family to get acquainted with our spectacular “visitors” from space.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science at Victory Park

Phone: 214.428.5555
Address: 2201 N. Field Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
Google Map: click here
Hours: Mon – Sat @ 10am – 5pm; Sunday @ Noon – 5pm
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $15/Adults; $12/Students & Seniors (65+); $10/Children 2 – 11 yrs; Under 2 – Free

Your Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a hands-on destination for discovery, where visitors of all ages can explore 11 awe-inspiring, interactive exhibit halls.

Rockwall County Historical Foundation Museum

Phone: 972-722-1507
Address: 901 E. Washington, Rockwall, Texas 75087
Google Map: click here
Location: located in the Manson-LaMoreaux-Hartman House in Harry Myers Park on Washington Street.
Hours: Wednesday @ 10 am – 2 pm; Saturday @ 10 am – 2 pm
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free

The building is believed to be the oldest structure in Rockwal. Photos, historical documents on display in the museum.

Sci-Tech Discovery Center

Phone: 972-546-3050
Email: bookit@scitechdiscovery.org
Address: 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034
Google Map: click here
Hours: Tues – Fri @10am-4pm; Sat @10am-5pm; Sun @ 12-5pm
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $8.50/Person; $7/Seniors, Teachers, Military; Under two – Free

Sci-Tech Discovery Center provides hands-on discovery in the essential areas of science and technology to learners of all ages.

SEA LIFE Grapevine

Phone: 469-444-3050
Address: 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine TX
Google Map: click here
Location: Inside Grapevine Mills mall
Hours: M-F @10am – 7:30pm; Sat @ 10am – 7:30pm; Sun @ 11am – 5pm
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $19/Adults; $15/Children ages 3 to 12

If you are fascinated by sharks or stingrays, then put the new SEA LIFE Grapevine aquarium on your must-do list in Grapevine. More than 30 spectacular displays of sea animals are on display for visitors to enjoy in this two-story 45,000-square foot aquarium.

Sid Richardson Museum

Phone: 817-332-6554
Address: 309 Main Street, Fort Worth
Google Map: click here
Location: Sundance Square
Hours: Mon – Thurs @ 9am – 5pm; Fri & Sat @ 9am – 8pm; Sun @ 12pm – 5pm
Cost: Free Admission

One of the finest and most focused collections of Western art in America, the Museum features paintings of the 19th Century American West.Guided tours and studio activities for kids provide opportunities for meaningful hands-on learning.

Sky Theater

Phone: 940-369-8213
Address: 1704 W. Mulberry St., Denton TX
Google Map: click here
Location: Environmental Sciences Building on the University of North Texas

Spend some quality time with your family, or feed your thirst for knowledge by coming to a show and experiencing our full-color, HD projection system.  It can make you feel like you are traveling to nearby stars, taking a celestial roller coaster, or winding through a field of electrons within an atom.


The planetarium presents a variety of entertaining and educational programs for schools, the university and the general public.  Also home to the Rafe Urban Astronomy Center.

Stockyards Museum

Phone: 817-625-5082
Address: 131 E Exchange Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76164
Google Map: click here
Location: Fort Worth Historic Stockyards
Hours: Mon―Sat @ 10am — 5pm. Summer open Sundays @ 1pm – 5pm
Ages: All Ages
Cost: A donation of $2.00 or more per adult is appreciated

This historic site offers visitors the chance to explore the rich history of Fort Worth and how it was developed from a stop for cowboys driving cattle north to the stock market of the West that sold millions of heads of cattle, then shipped them by railroad. It is home to the second oldest antique light bulb still illuminated.

Texas Civil War Museum

Phone: (817) 246-2323
Address: 760 Jim Wright Freeway North, Fort Worth, TX 76108
Google Map: click here
Hours: Tue-Sat @9am-5pm. Closed New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Cost: $6/Adults; $3/Students 7 thru 12; Children 6 and under – Free with adult

The Texas Civil War Museum is a destination which tells the story of the Civil War soldier 1861-1865. It is an artifact driven museum with a broad range of collections from both the North and the South, the home front and the veterans. Victorian era women’s and children’s clothing continues to tell the story using fashion trends. This uniquely bridges the hardships of a wartime lifestyle to the abundant lifestyle of a reunited country at the end of the century.

Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Phone: 817-626-7131
Address: 128 East Exchange Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76164-8210
Google Map: click here
Location: Barn A of the Fort Worth Stockyards
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $5/Adults; $3/Kids 5-12yrs; 4 and under are free

The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame pays tribute to the top cowboys and cowgirls in Texas. The museum is located in Barn A of the Fort Worth Stockyards, in what was once the horse and mule barns in the Stockyards. Also included in the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame are the Sterquell Wagon Collection and the John Justin Trail of Fame. The Sterquell is billed as “the world’s largest lifestyle wagon collection” and features more than 60 antique wagons, carriages and sleighs.


Texas Rangers Ballpark

Phone: 817-273-5099
Address: 1000 Ballpark Way Arlington, TX 76011
Google Map: click here
Hours: Nov – March – Tues – Sat @ 10am – 4pm; on-season tours available too
Cost: $10/Adults; $8/Seniors; $5/Kids 4-18yrs; Under 4 – Free

See the most exciting behind-the-scenes areas of the ballpark including batting cages, press box, City of Arlington Suite, dugouts, and much more.

All tours start at the First Base Box Office located on the south side of Rangers Ballpark. Look for the Tours window, where Ballpark Tour Tickets may be purchased in advance or at tour time, subject to availability.

Texas State Railroad

Phone: 1-888-987-2461
Address: Rusk, TX

This historic train travels through the scenic piney woods and hardwood creek bottoms of East Texas where rolling hills, nature and wildlife abound.

The Texas State Railroad offers both steam and diesel train excursions reminiscent of days gone by. Passengers may board excursion trains at either the Rusk or Palestine depots* where southern hospitality is the norm

Texas Trail of Fame

Address: 140 East Exchange Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76164
Google Map: click here
Location: Stockyards National Historic District
Cost: FREE

The Texas Trail of Fame was established to honor those who have made a significant contribution to our Western way of life. Throughout the walkways of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, bronze inlaid markers have been placed in honor of their achievements to inspire and educate visitors through the adventure of reflecting on these Western accomplishments.

The African American Museum

Phone: 214-565-9026
Address: 3536 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210-1005
Google Map: click here
Location: Fair Park, Dallas
Hours: Tues. – Fri. @ noon – 5pm; Sat.@ 10am – 5pm; Sun.@ 1pm – 5pm
Cost: Admission is free every day

The African American Museum is the only museum in the Southwestern United States devoted to the preservation and display of African American artistic, cultural and historical materials. It also has one of the largest African American folk art collections in the United States. The African American Museum incorporates a wide variety of visual art forms and historical documents that portray the African American experience in the United States, Southwest, and Dallas.

The Children’s Aquarium @ Fair Park

Phone: 469-554-7340
Address: 1462 First Avenue, Dallas, TX
Google Map: click here
Location: Fair Park, Dallas
Hours: 9am – 4:30pm 7 days/week; Closed on Thanksgiving & Christmas
Ages: All Ages
Cost: $8/Adults; $6/Children (3-11) & seniors (65+); Ages 2 & under – Free!

From stingrays and jellyfish to white alligators and snapping turtles, come for an exciting multi-sensory experience – come for oceans of adventure! The Children’s Aquarium has been designed with kids in mind. With eye-level, interactive zones and exhibits, everyone can enjoy and learn something new about our aquatic friends from around the world.

The Fielder House

Address: corner of Fielder and Abram streets, Arlington
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Hours: Tuesday-Saturday @ 10am – 2pm
Cost: $3/Person

The two-story house, surrounded by magnificent oaks was one of the first brick homes in Arlington. The galleries at the Fielder House are used primarily to exhibit themes and topics relating to the history of Arlington and its surrounding communities.

The Hall of State

Phone: 214-421-4500
Address: Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210
Location: Fair Park, Dallas
Hours: Mon – Sat @9am – 5pm; Sun @1pm – 5pm
Cost: Free

The Hall of State (originally the State of Texas Building) is a building in Dallas’s Fair Park that commemorates the history of the U.S. state of Texas

The Hoglund Foundation Theater

Phone: 214-428-5555
Address: 2201 N. Field Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
Google Map: click here
Location: Perot Museum of Nature and Science

298-seat theater – Digital projection & sound systems – Crystal-clear images & striking colors – 3D and 2D films – Features films from educational features & cutting-edge documentaries to experimental independent films.

The Kimbell Art Museum

Phone: 817-332-8451
Address: 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard Fort Worth, TX 76107-2792
Google Map: click here
Hours: Tues–Thurs @10am–5pm; Fri @12–8pm; Sat @ 10am–5pm; Sun @ 12–5pm
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Admission to permanent collection is free

The holdings range in period from antiquity to the 20th century. The Museum also holds special events and family festivals. There is a charge for special exhibitions.

The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum & Hall of Fame

Address: 3400 Mount Vernon Avenue Fort Worth, Texas 76103
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Hours: Wed – Sat @ 11am-6pm
Cost: $6/adults; $4/seniors; $3/students; Free – children 5 and under

The primary objective of the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and Hall of Fame is to offer the visitor a true and complete historical perspective of the people and activities that built the unique culture of the American West.  The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum was started to acknowledge the contributions of Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, European Americans, and African Americans in the settlement of the Western American Frontier.

Group Tour Rates and Availability –$2/student ; $5/adult

See our event calendar for their weekly story time.

The Planetarium at UT Arlington

Phone: 817-272-1183
Address: 700 Planetarium Place, Arlington, TX 76019
Google Map: click here

The Planetarium at UT Arlington is a one-of-a-kind teaching, learning, and special occasion space located at a nationally recognized research university in the heart of north Texas. Open to the public for shows, star-gazing events, field trips, and private functions.

The Sherman Museum

Phone: 903-893-7623
Address: 301 South Walnut, Sherman, Texas 75090
Google Map: click here
Hours: Tues – Sat @ 10am – 4pm; Closed Sun & Mon
Cost: Free Admission, Suggested Donation: $5/Adult & $2/Child

US Bureau of Engraving & Printing

Phone: 817-847-3800
Address: 9000 Blue Mound Road, Fort Worth TX 76131-3304
Google Map: click here
Hours: closed on weekends, Federal holidays, and the week between Christmas and New Years Day
Cost: Free tours

Located in Fort Worth, TX, the BEP’s Western Currency Facility Tour and Visitor Center is a great place to learn all about U.S. paper currency. You can actually see billions of dollars being printed as you walk along an enclosed elevated walkway suspended over the production floor! Before or after your free 45-minute tour, enjoy two floors of interactive exhibits and displays showcasing the history of currency and the intricacies of the printing process. The tour experience also includes a high-definition theater film, the Moneyfactory Gift Shop, and a vending and rest area.

See website for more details on hours & group tours.

In the months of June and July only, the Tour and Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with group and general public tours being conducted every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vintage Flying Museum

Phone: 817-624-1935
Address: 505 NW 38TH ST. Hangar 33 South Fort Worth, Texas 76106
Google Map: click here
Location: South End of Meacham International Airport
Hours: Fri @ 10am – 5pm; Sat @ 10am – 5pm; Sun @ 12pm – 5pm; Weekdays by Appointment
Cost: $8/Adults; $5/Ages 13-17 & Seniors; $3/Ages 6-12; Kids under 6 – Free

Twenty aircraft are on exhibit including several which are extremely rare and historic. Additional displays include a dedicated reciprocal and jet engine room, an FAA Aviation Education Resource Center, WWII memorabilia and artifact exhibits, a unique aircraft model exhibit and gift shop.

White Rock Lake Museum

Phone: 214-670-8749
Address: 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218 (access Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. between E Northwest Hwy & Garland Rd)
Location: Bath House Cultural Center
Hours: SUMMER HOURS: Wed – Sun @ 12pm – 6pm; Regular Hours: Tues-Sat @12pm – 6pm
Cost: Free

The Bath House Cultural Center is the home of the White Rock Lake Museum. The museum’s mission is to preserve and present the human and natural history of White Rock Lake Park and its surrounding environment. The White Rock Lake Museum was inaugurated in September of 2004.

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