Summer Field Trips
June 9 through August 31, 2014.
Dates, prices and details are subject to change.
Indiana Jones™ and the Adventure of Archaeology
Now through August 10, 2014
Immerse your group in the science and history of field archaeology as you explore the world of film hero Indiana Jones™. Join the search for riches in Quest for Treasure then Dig into the Past to put important clues together helping to piece together an ancient story. Learn how archaeologists use this information to draw conclusions and finally solve the mystery of the past. This exhibition also features an exclusive collection of film props, costumes and more. This is one adventure you won’t want to miss!
The Noble Planetarium
The 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. The planetarium also features an exhibit area that provides large screens with up-to-theminute views of the Sun, as well as downlinks offering the latest information from the Hubble Telescope. Noble Planetarium admission is currently included with your general exhibit admission purchase. Seating is limited and first come, first served. Program offerings vary daily.
Located in the Urban Lantern, this artifact is a full-facade panel that once supported three floors in the World Trade Center’s North Tower.
HANDS ON EXHIBIT FUN
Innovation Studios -
Learn about science and history topics as they happen in these interactive, illuminated spaces. Plus, experiment with rotation, sound and other concepts.
Air Park -
Air Park provides a hands-on look at the forces that lift planes, animals, insects and other objects off the ground and soaring through the air.
Energy Blast -
Journey back in time in the 4D theater and learn about the origins of the Barnett Shale. Then visit the “rig site” and witness the scientific story of energy.
Fort Worth Children’s Museum -
Enter through the friendly dragonhead and have hands-on fun in this special exhibit gallery designed especially for children from birth through age 8.
Cattle Raisers Museum -
This “museum within a museum” immerses you in the dynamic history and science of the cattle and ranching industry.
DinoLabs & DinoDig® -
Use scientific processes to discover dinosaur fossils at field sites, analyze fossils, and create images of what dinosaurs looked like. Learn how paleontologists find fossils, document their location, carefully dig them up, and securely pack them for transportation to the lab in this large, outdoor recreation of the Jones Ranch dinosaur field site in Texas.
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs follows researchers and explorers as they piece together the archeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies. These relics of the past create a window into the fascinating and mysterious world of the pharaohs. To unwrap the secrets of the pharaohs is to perhaps glimpse the future of our own civilization.
How did creatures the size of giraffes defy gravity and soar through prehistoric skies? World-renowned naturalist David Attenborough uses the latest science and leading-edge research from experts in the field to solve one of the greatest mysteries in paleontology, and then tells his story using CGI technology to put audiences smack in the middle of the world of the pterosaur.
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
Opens Thursday, May 22, 2014
Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman narrates the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers: lemurs. Go on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Join trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.
Don’t Forget to SHOP TOO!
Take home a memento of your Museum experience with a visit to Shop Too!, the Museum’s new store. You’ll find science kits, fossils, toys, DVDs and much more! There’s something for everyone!
Refuel in the STARS CAFÉ
Enjoy sandwiches, pizza, pasta, gourmet hamburgers, regional favorites and menu items just for kids.
Enjoy REEL REFRESHMENTS
Take a snack break with popcorn, drinks, hot dogs, candy, ice cream and more from ReelRefreshments concessions. All concession items may be enjoyed in the Omni Theater.
Food and drink are not permitted in exhibit galleries
Call for reservations 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Just a Reminder, Membership benefits are not valid for school visits.