It's Great to Be GrandIT’S GREAT BEING GRAND!

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is extraordinary place for all ages, but especially for grandparents and their grandchildren. Time at the Museum can provide a lifetime of wonderful memories for you and your grandchildren.  Our staff experts – many of whom are grandparents themselves – are pleased to offer the following suggestions to help fill your experience with delight.

National Grandparents Day

Sunday, September 13, 2015

 Celebrate National Grandparents Day with a Sunday designed especially for grandparents and their grandchildren to learn together.  The following activities and experiences are included with Museum Exhibit admission.


  • Explore toys from the past-Tinker Toys, Silly Putty and much more
  • Try your hand at Face Painting
  • Pick up a scavenger hunt and see what new treasures you can find throughout the Museum
  • Learn how to marbleize paper
  •  Create wool buddies
  •  Watch oobleck dance on sound waves
  • Check out special chemistry demonstrations

Please note: Activities are offered on a rotating basis.  Check the Grandparents Day Event Board in the Innovation Studios when you arrive.


Experience the nighttime sky with your grandchildren.

  • Big Bird; One World, One Sky Adventure 12:30pm(best for our youngest guests)
  • Texas Sky Tonight 2:00 pm
  • Back to the Moon: 3:00pm or 4:00pm

Please note:  Shows are filled on a first-come, first serve basis


All grandparents will receive a 20% discount


Don’t forget to pick up your It’s Great Being Grand! Button at the Museum Ticket Office.  

Before You Visit

Here are a few strategies to think about before you visit.

  • Consider the ages and interests of your grandchildren as you plan how much time to spend in the Museum.  Younger children (4  and under) will likely be content with one to two hours in the Fort Worth Children’s Museum and DinoDig.  Elementary-aged children (5-8) may want to add Innovation Studios, Energy Blast, and the Cattle Raisers Museum.  Older children (9 and older) might be up for the full array of experiences!

  • Plan your departure before everyone is exhausted. Start heading for home while you and your grandchildren still have energy for the walk to the car and the ride home.

  • Have a gift shop strategy. If you plan to visit Shop TOO! , let your grandchildren how much they can spend and how long they have to shop.

  • You’ll all have a better time if you’re relaxed and don’t feel pressured to know everything about the science and history you’re seeing. But do be ready to laugh and share stories about your experiences with cultural objects or scientific phenomena. Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways that humans learn!

While You’re Here:

  • Enjoy discounted prices. Seniors (65+) receive a $2 discount for Museum Exhibit tickets and $1 off Imax Documentary films.

  • Have a question? Ask our knowledgeable staff.  They’re identified by yellow and pink shirts.  Our security team is in blue blazers. 

  • Need first aid or have a lost child? Find the nearest staff member; they’ll  immediately contact security.

  • Want to take photos? Snap away!  If you would like to share your photos on social media, please feel free to use #FWMSH.  Please note that some traveling exhibitions may occasionally prohibit photography.

  • Strollers must be parked at the entrance to the Children’s Museum and the Omni Theater. They’re permitted everywhere else in the building.

  • Sorry, food and drinks are allowed in designated areas only.

  • Family restrooms? Absolutely! Look for family restroom facilities in the Children’s Museum and Omni Theater “Link.”

  • Need to recharge? Sometimes even the greatest grandparents need to sit for a moment. You’ll find benches in all galleries and hallways and lots of comfortable chairs in Innovation Studios, just for you.

Fun Fact

The OMNI sound system has 50 speakers, driven by 8 amplifiers that produce over 24,000 watts of sound through 6 channels and a giant sub-bass stack to give the audience that “you are there” feeling.

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