Museum Architecture - The Urban Lantern

THE URBAN LANTERN

One of the most stunning features of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s new building is the “Urban Lantern,” an element common to structures designed by architects Legorreta + Legorreta. As a beacon of learning, and as the anchor of the new Museum campus, the Lantern serves as the main entrance to the 166,000-square-foot building.

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One of the most stunning features of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s new building is the “Urban Lantern."
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Museum Architecture: Legorreta + Legorreta Elements

LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA ELEMENTS

The new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History building is an innovative work of architecture designed by the highly acclaimed architectural firm, Legorreta + Legorreta of Mexico City.  The architect describes the 166,000-square-foot facility as a very happy environment – a building for kids, young people and adults. Some of the signature architectural Legorreta elements include:

  • Bright colors of Latin America including deep red, yellow, blue, bright pink, and purple

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Signature Legorreta + Legorreta elements abound in the new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
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Museum Architecture - About the Architects

ABOUT THE ARCHITECTS: LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA

In memory of Ricardo Legorreta
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History offers memorial condolences to the family and the company of Ricardo Legorreta. The visionary architect’s playfully practical design for the Museum’s campus (completed in 2009) has established not only a landmark addition to the Fort Worth Cultural District but also a beacon of learning, entertainment, and enlightenment for the world’s community of progressive museums.

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Legorreta + Legorreta, architects of the new Museum, describe the new building as a “very happy environment, a building for kids, young people and adults.
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Exhibits Coming Soon

Discovery Labs on Wheels

Discovery Lab on Wheels 

Bring the Museum to your classroom with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s Discovery Lab on Wheels.  We offer a variety of programs to meet you curricular needs.

School Based Programming

Planning Your Visit

 

Fort Worth Children's Museum

FORT WORTH CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

The Fort Worth Children’s Museum harkens back to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s humble beginnings in a house on Summit Street. The Museum was chartered as the Fort Worth Children’s Museum in 1941.

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The Fort Worth Children’s Museum, designed for children 8 and under, encourages opportunities for children to play, knowing that at this age level, children learn through play.
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DinoLabs & DinoDig

DIG INTO DINOLABS & DINODIG


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DinoLabs and DinoDig® bring the fascinating story of North Texas dinosaurs to life with full articulations of dinosaur skeletons and a dig site replicating a local paleontological field site.
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Energy Blast

ENERGY BLAST

Energy Blast tells the dynamic story of energy resources in North Texas through a unique combination of science and history, bringing physics, technology, and innovative thinking to life as you are asked to explore geophysical formations, calculate drilling depths and directions, and to experiment with new resources. 

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Through interactive exhibits, multimedia, dioramas, and learning stations, Energy Blast immerses you into the world of regional energy and alternative energy resources.
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Cattle Raisers Museum

THE CATTLE RAISERS MUSEUM: A MUSEUM WITHIN A MUSEUM

A “museum within a museum,” The Cattle Raisers Museum is a 10,000-square-foot exhibition dedicated to preserving and celebrating the vital history of the cattle industry.

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A “museum within a museum,” The Cattle Raisers Museum is a 10,000-square-foot exhibition dedicated to preserving and celebrating the vital history of the cattle industry.
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