A SUSTAINABLE BUILDING
“This is a 100-year building,” said Architect Ricardo Legorreta. Indeed, the architect and builders of the new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History worked hard to incorporate sustainable elements into the building’s construction.
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.
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
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.
FIELD TRIP OPPORTUNITIES
It is hard to believe that another school year has gone by! The staff of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History wishes you a summer full of adventures, family and fun! Take some time to come and see us while you are on your break. We have a lot of great things going on this summer. Please check back mid-August for the 2014-2015 School Field Trip Planner to be online.
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.
MEET FERNS WORTH, OUR TOPIARY DINOSAUR!
Not all dinosaurs at the new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History are of the articulated kind! At the north end of the Museum lives a rather large, green dinosaur. A 62-foot, two-ton steel topiary dinosaur to be exact, a replica of the Paluxysaurus jonesi, the State Dinosaur of Texas.
DIG INTO DINOLABS & DINODIG
Who knew you could find dinosaurs in your own backyard? DinoLabs and DinoDig® bring the fascinating story of dinosaurs discovered in North Texas to life with full articulations of dinosaur skeletons native to the region and a dig site replicating a local paleontological field site.