SHOP TOO! MORE THAN A RETAIL STORE
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Monday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday Noon - 5pm
Visiting Shop ToO! is always free, you never have to pay admission to shop the store.
WELCOME TO THE LAMPLIGHTER CIRCLE
The Lamplighter Circle, named after the Urban Lantern towering over the Museum’s main lobby, provides support for the Museum that keeps our lantern lit—offering an extraordinary learning environment for the Fort Worth community and beyond. Lamplighters make our lectures, world-class educational exhibits, IMAX films, and special events possible through their philanthropic giving.
Noble Planetarium Foyer
There’s plenty to see even before you enter the Noble Planetarium’s digital dome. Outside in the queuing area is a collection of some of the Museum’s most significant astronomical possessions, including:
The Spitz A-1 Starball, the original planetarium projector starball used by Miss Charlie Mary Noble in a canvas tent in the backyard of the original Fort Worth Children’s Museum in the early 1950s.
FOSSIL AND LIVING BIVALVES
TEXAS BUTTERFLIES & MOTHS
Butterflies and moths are some of the most recognizable and beautiful insects. Together, both groups are known as the Lepidoptera (pronounced Leh-pih-DOP-ter-ra), meaning “scale wing” due to the minute scales that cover their wings.
Most people are familiar with the typically plain white or brown eggs of the domestic chicken, Gallus gallus domesticus. However, with over 10,000 species of birds in the world, the size, coloration, and shape of their eggs varies almost as dramatically as the birds themselves. This showcase explores the coloration and patterns of eggs.
THE HAPPY FAMILY SCULPTURE
One of the most smile-inducing components of the new Fort Worth Museum School isn’t an artifact, reptile or colorful painting. Rather it’s “The Happy Family,” a site-specific metal sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist Barrett DeBusk, situated in the middle of the Museum School Courtyard.