The Perot Museum of Nature and Science located in Victory Park, near Downtown Dallas
is said to be a "world of wonder" by The Dallas Morning News. Passing the test of school
children, inspiring curiosity in all ages and boasting as a living science lesson, this new
Museum opened its doors to the public on December 1, 2012. Get ready to amaze your
brain through hands-on learning experiences. http://www.perotmuseum.org
American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum: One of few museums dedicated to
commercial aviation. Named for aviation pioneer and longtime AA president.
4601 Highway 360, Fort Worth. Thur-Sat 10-6. Free. 817-967-1560 .
Cattle Raisers Museum: Talking mannequins, interactive exhibits and films
tell the story of cattle and ranching in Texas and the Southwest. 1301 W.
Seventh, Fort Worth. Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. $3 ages 19-59; $2 ages 60 and
older and 13-18; $1 ages 4-12; free, under 4. 817-332-8551.
Cavanaugh Flight Museum: Four hangars of military aircraft history from
World War I to Vietnam War. Addison Airport,
4572 Claire Chennault. Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 11-5. $6; $3 ages 6-12; free, 5 and
Collin County Farm Museum: Machinery, restored farmhouse mark impact of
county's agricultural history on North Texas. 7117 County Road 166,
McKinney. Next to Youth Park. Open for tours Mon-Fri 8-4:30 (closed noon-1).
$2; under 6, free. 972-548-4793 or 972-424-1460 , ext. 4793.
Commemorative Air Force: D/FW wing of World War II aircraft preservation
group displays combat planes from 1939 to 1945.
Lancaster Municipal Airport, Belt Line off I-35 South. Sat 9-4. $2.
Conspiracy Museum: Studies alleged cover-ups and assassinations since 1835,
including those of U.S. presidents, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert
Kennedy.Ground floor, Katy Building, 110 S. Market. Across from JFK Memorial. Daily
10-6. $7; $6 seniors, students; $3 ages 9-12. 214-741-3040.
Dallas Holocaust Memorial Center: Exhibits range from photos and documents
to boxcar used for transporting Jewish prisoners. Guided tours, including
talk by Holocaust survivor, by appointment. Lower level, Aaron Family Jewish
Community Center, 7900 Northaven. Mon-Fri 9:30-4:30, Sun 12-4; evenings by
appointment, closed weekends in September. Suggested donation: $3 adults, $2
students. 214-750-4654. www.dallasholocaustmemorialcenter.org
Dallas Museum of Natural History: 3535 Grand, Fair Park. Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun
12-5 $6.50; $5.50 for 55 and older; $5 ages 13-18; $4 ages 3-12; under 3,
free. 214-421-3466. www.dallasdino.org
Denton County Courthouse-on-the- Square Museum: Exhibits include American
Indian pottery, weaponry, dolls and toys. Research office has genealogical
data and photographs. 110 W. Hickory, Denton. Tue-Fri 10-4:30, Sat 11-3.
Research office: Mon-Fri 8-5. Free. 940-349-2850.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History: Comin' through Cowtown and Lone
Star Dinosaurs are two permanent exhibits. Also home of Noble Planetarium
and Omni Theater. 1501 Montgomery, Fort Worth. Mon-Thur 9-5:30, Fri-Sat 9-8,
Sun 12-5:30. Museum admission is $7, $6 ages 3-12 and 60 and older. Theater
admission same. Planetarium admission: $3.50 for everyone. General admission
for all three: $13, $10 for ages 3-12 and 60 and older.
1-888-255-9300 or 817-255-9300 . www.fortworthmuseum.org
Frontiers of Flight Museum: Celebrates Dallas-Fort Worth as aviation capital
of the world. In Love Field terminal, upper level, main lobby; Cedar Springs
and Mockingbird. (Construction is under way on a 100,000-square-foot
stand-alone home for the museum at the eastern end of the airport.) Mon-Sat
10-5, Sun 1-5. $3, $1.50 children; under 12, must be with adult. Parking
tickets validated. 214-350-1651 . www.flightmuseum.com
Hall of State: Built for the state's centennial in 1936, this art deco
building is a shrine to Texas history. Home of Dallas Historical Society.
3939 Grand, Fair Park. Tue-Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5. 214-421-4500 .
Heard-Craig Historic Center: Restored century-old home of leading McKinney
merchant Stephen Heard. Fact center for some of Texas' oldest women's clubs.
205 W. Hunt, McKinney. Tours: Tue, Thur 2; Sat 1, 2 and 3; and by
appointment. $5; $3 seniors, ages 4-17. 972-569-6909 .
Heritage Farmstead Museum: Showplace farm anchored by a 14-room Victorian
farmhouse built in 1891. Four-acre living museum includes animals, gardens,
a smokehouse, a windmill and a blacksmith shop. 1900 W. 15th, Plano. Aug.
1-May 31: Thur, Fri 10-1; June 1-July 31: Tue-Fri 10-1; all year: Sat, Sun
1-5. $3.50, $2.50 ages 3-12 and seniors. 972-881-0140 .
International Museum of Cultures: Anthropological museum's permanent
collections include dioramas and audiovisual displays about distant
cultures. Guided tours by appointment. Handcrafted items in gift shop.
International Linguistics Center, 7500 W. Camp Wisdom. Mon-Fri 10-5, Sat
1:30-5; exhibits close at 4:30. Suggested donation for self-guided tours: $2
adults, $1 children; group tours: $3 adults, $2 children.
Legends of the Game Baseball Museum: Largest collection of baseball
memorabilia outside of Cooperstown. Exhibits on Texas Rangers history, Negro
Leagues and Texas League. 1000 Ballpark Way, Suite 400, Arlington; south
side of The Ballpark in Arlington. April-Oct: Mon-Sat 9-5:30; Nov-Mar:
Mon-Sat 10-4; all year: Sun 11-4; open during most Rangers home games, call
to check. $10; $8 ages 62 and older, students w/ID; $6 ages 4-18.
817-273-5600 www.rangers.mlb.com/NASApp/ mlb/tex/ballpark/tex_ballpark_museum.jsp
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame: Five galleries, a theater and
interactive kiosks honor the women of the West. 1720 Gendy, Fort Worth. Tue
10-8, Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun noon-5. $6; $4 ages 6-18; $5 ages 55 and older;
under 5, free; half price on Wed. 817-336-4475 or 1-800-476-3263 .
National Scouting Museum: Boy Scouts of America official museum. Virtual
reality exhibits, a historical collection and an art gallery including work
by Norman Rockwell. 1329 W. Walnut Hill, Irving. Tue, Wed, Fri 10-5; Thur,
Sat 10-7; Sun 1-5. $10; $8 seniors; $6 ages
4-10; under 3, free. 972-580-2100 or 800-303-3047 . www.bsamuseum.org
Old City Park: Also named The Historical Village of Dallas, this
38-structure museum includes restored homes and businesses on 13 acres near
downtown. 1717 Gano. Tue-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4. $7, $5 ages 65 and older, $4
ages 3-12. Audio tours an extra $3. 214-421-5141 . www.oldcitypark.org
A.W. Perry Homestead Museum: Restored residence of Alexander Wilson Perry,
early pioneer homesteader of Peters Colony who arrived in Texas in the
1840s. Ten-acre farmstead features well, root cellar, smokehouse and gas
light plant. 1509 N. Perry, Carrollton. Wed-Sat 10-12, 1-5 or by
appointment. Free. 972-446-0442
Preservation Dallas: Offers tours of Wilson Historic District, information
on in-town neighborhoods and city's historic places. Resource library. 2922
Swiss. Tues-Fri 10-4;
Sat 10-2. Free. 214-821-3290 . www.preservationdallas.org
Science Place: Laser lab, electric theater and dental gallery are popular
exhibits. Also home of planetarium and IMAX Theater. 1318 Second, Fair Park.
Mon-Fri 9:30-4:30, Sat 9:30-5:30, Sun 11:30-5:30. Museum admission: $7.50,
$6.50 ages 60 and older, $4 ages 3-12; planetarium admission: $3 for
everyone; theater admission: $7; $6 ages 60 and older, ages 3-12; general
admission for all three: $15.50, $13.50 ages 60 and older, $11 ages 3-12;
under 3, free. 214-428-5555 , ext. 343 or 344. www.scienceplace.org
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza: Museum site is where sniper's nest and
rifle were found after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov.
22, 1963. Exhibits chronicle the assassination, examine Kennedy's legacy.
Dallas County Administration Building, formerly Texas School Book
Depository, 411 Elm. Daily 9-6. $10, $9 ages 65 and older, ages 6-18; under
6, free. Group discounts. 214-747-6660 or 888-485-4854
Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame: Honors Texans who have excelled in sports of
rodeo and cutting. Also home of antique wagon collection and tribute to John
Justin, founder of Justin Boot Co. 128 E. Exchange, Barn A, Fort Worth
Stockyards. Mon-Thur 10-6, Fri, Sat 10-7, Sun 12-6. $4; $3 ages 60 and
older; $2 ages 3-12. 817-626-7131 . www.texascowboyhalloffame.com
Texas Fire Museum: More than 20 vintage fire trucks and firefighting
equipment. 2600 Chalk Hill. Thur, Fri 10-2, Sat 9-4. Free; donations
accepted. 214-267-1867 . www.texasfiremuseum.com
The Women's Museum: First comprehensive center for women's history in U.S.
Latest technology and interactive media used in more than 20 exhibits on
women's roles in history, the arts, sports and society. Signature display is
a 30-foot electronic quilt of image patches from all the permanent exhibits.
3800 Parry, Fair Park. Tue 10-9, Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5. $5; $4 seniors,
ages 13-18; $3 ages 5-12; under 5, free. 214-915-0860 .
Vintage Flying Museum: In a B-29 hangar, this restoration center for vintage
aircraft displays planes in various stages of restoration. Home of rare
B-17G Pathfinder that still flies. World War II land vehicles also on
display. Tours led by knowledgeable veterans. Hangar 33 South, Meacham
International Airport, 505 N.W. 38th, Fort Worth. Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5. $4
donation suggested. 817-624-1935 . www.vintageflyingmuseum.org
African American Museum: Contemporary and historical collections of
African-American art and lore. 3536 Grand, Fair Park. Tue-Fri 12-5, Sat
10-5, Sun 1-5. Free. 214-565-9026
Amon Carter Museum: Named for first publisher of the Fort Worth
Star-Telegram, a collector of art inspired by the American West. Philip
Johnson-designed museum houses American paintings dating to 1830s and one of
world's largest photography collections. 3501 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth.
Tue,Wed, Fri, Sat 10-5; Thur 10-8; Sun 12-5. Free. 817-738-1933 .
Arlington Museum of Art: Rotating exhibits of contemporary art by Texas
artists. No permanent collection. 201 W. Main, Arlington. Wed 10-8, Thur-Sat
10-5. Free. 817-275-4600 . www.arlingtonmuseum.org
Biblical Arts Center: Permanent collection includes 124-by-20-foot oil
painting by Torger Thompson, Miracle at Pentecost. 7500 Park Lane. Tue-Sat
10-5; Sun 1-5; Thur evenings by appointment. 214-691-4661 .
Crow Collection of Asian Art: Privately funded, 300-piece collection
includes Chinese, Japanese and Indian art in holdings of real estate
developer Trammell Crow and his wife, Margaret. 2010 Flora. Tue, Wed,
Fri-Sun 10-5, Thur 10-9. Free. 214-979-6430 . www.crowcollection.com
Dallas Museum of Art: Permanent holdings include pre-Columbian art, European
and postwar American paintings and sculpture, American antiques and Asian,
African and Egyptian art. 1717 N. Harwood. Tue, Wed, Fri-Sun 11-5, Thur
11-9. Beginning January 21, 2013, general admission is FREE!
The general admission includes viewing the Museum’s collection galleries and most exhibitions. 2013 Special Exhibition Admission: $16 or less every day
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