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Duck Tape Workshop
Membership
Special Exhibitions
Omni Theater
Noble Planetarium
Laser Nights
Innovation Studios
Coming Soon
SPRING BREAK TIP
As with most community attractions, Spring Break is a very busy time at the Museum. Please anticipate bustling crowds and longer waits at times at the Ticket Office, as well as longer wait times for some of our popular exhibit galleries, including Grossology and the Children's Museum. Many Omni films and Noble Planetarium programs will sell out early. We recommend you purchase your tickets in advance online or by phone 817-255-9540 prior to your visit to ensure the program and show time of your choice. Please also know that we will be operating two ticket office locations -- one at the Urban Lantern (Main Museum Entrance) and a second location at the Omni Theater entrance. Both ticket offices offer identical program/film offerings. We look forward to seeing you here!
LIMITED FREE PARKING AVAILABLE
During Spring Break, March 10-18 only, the Museum Lot directly south of the Museum of Science and History (northeast corner of Montgomery and Harley) will be free to all museum guests. Please note that this free parking is very limited and will likely fill quickly. All other lots and the Western Heritage Parking Garage will remain paid city parking.
JOIN US FOR SOME REALLY STICKY FUN
DURING THE DUCK� TAPE PROM WORKSHOP
Saturday, March 10
Ah, it's prom season. What to wear, what to wear! How about something sleek and shiny... like Duck Tape? Sign up for our Duck Tape Prom Workshop, Saturday, March 10, and learn how to use our favorite tape to make prom attire and accessories that will make you stand out. Two class times are available: 1-2 p.m. or 3-4 p.m. Cost is just $10 per person. We'll show you how to:
  • Create, fit and accessorize your prom wear
  • Make duck tape lettering
  • Fit the outfit to your body
  • Make pants, hats, shoes, purses, wallets and other oddities
You'll come away with at least two finished projects. Space is limited to the first 30 participants per class. Grab a friend and call 817-255-9540 now to register!

 

Learn more from our Duck Tape expert, Terri!

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If you're not a member or if your membership has lapsed, save time and join/renew before you get here. It's convenient and available on YOUR time with our new online renewal program. Just go to the new membership link, select your level, tell us if you're new or renewing, then submit your information. It's easy, secure and convenient. We'll have your name at the Membership Kiosk the next day  (but it never hurts to bring a copy of your renewal receipt).

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NOTE:
Extended Hours
March 10-17, 2012
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 

Special Exhibits

 


Forgotten Gateway
 

 

Air Park     

 

Omni Theater, An IMAX� Dome

 

Born to Be Wild

 

Dolphins  

 

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

 

Thrill Ride 

 

T-Rex  

  

Noble Planetarium

 

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Big Adventure 

 

Black Holes 

 

Our Amazing Solar System 

 

Mayan Prophecies

Laser Light Family Style

Rock: Meant to Be

Pink Floyd: Best Of 
 
 

 

Special Events    

 

PiFest -
March 12-14
   

 

Coming Soon    

   

Mad Scientist Film Festival -   March 25, April 1, 8

NanoDays - March 31

Sill Forgotten? Lecture - March 31
 

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Special Spring Break Edition!

Extended Hours March 10-17, 2012
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Half-Price Exhibit Admission after 4 p.m.   
 

 

Looking for some stinky, slimy fun this spring break? We have just the place! Plan a trip to the Museum of Science and History where you'll find a variety of engrossing special exhibitions, wild giant-screen films, dazzling programs in the Noble Planetarium, and infinite fun in Innovation Studios! Plus, we'll be open late all week beginning Saturday, March 10, AND offering half price Exhibit admission after 4 p.m. It's "s'not" to be missed!  

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS 
Admission to these special exhibitions is included with paid exhibit admission: $14 for adults, $10 for children (2-12) and seniors (60+). Admission is half price after 4 p.m. Museum members are free! (Not a member? Join today!)

Grossology logoGROSSOLOGY: THE (IMPOLITE) SCIENCE OF THE HUMAN BODY
Come see what all the talk is about! Explore why your body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and stinky gunk in this lively exhibition based on the best-selling book of the same name. Grossology uses sophisticated animatronics and interactive exhibits to tell you the good, the bad and the downright ugly about runny noses, body odor and much more! Please note, during Spring Break you may experience longer wait times for access into to this very popular exhibition.

Forgotten GatewayFORGOTTEN GATEWAY: COMING TO AMERICA THROUGH GALVESTON ISLAND
For many students of history, Ellis Island is synonymous with American immigration. Forgotten Gateway, recalls an equally important island that served as a point of entry for hundreds of thousands immigrants even before Ellis Island opened its port. It chronicles The Port of Galveston's largely forgotten history as a major gateway to American immigration from 1845 to 1924.
OMNI THEATER, AN IMAX DOME 
It's the biggest and still the best in the Southwest! Many shows will sell out early during Spring Break. Buy your tickets in advance by phone or online to ensure the film and show time of your choice!

Born to be Wild imageBorn to Be Wild
Follow young orphaned elephants and orangutans on the trip of a lifetime, from birth to their rebirth into the wild.  This family-friendly documentary will transport you around the world to the far stretches of Kenya and Borneo and will inspire you to take action and save earth's precious creatures.

DolphinsDolphins
Dolphins takes you under the water's surface for a romp with inquisitive Atlantic spotted dolphins, acrobatic dusky dolphins, and the familiar bottlenose dolphin of Flipper fame.

TREXT-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous
Travel back 65 million years in time with young Ally Hayden and come face-to-face with T-Rex. The classic movie slices through the mysteries of the millennia to bring dinosaurs to life with groundbreaking detail and unparalleled realism.

Thrill Ride logoThrill Ride - The Science of Fun
Thrill Ride traces the history of rides, past and present, and details how the development of the motion simulator ride has become one of the most exciting innovations in recent film history. This IMAX classic film places you in the front seat of some of the meanest roller coasters out there.

MI4Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol The IMAX Experience
See the fourth installment of the action-packed epic Mission: Impossible franchise the way it was meant to be seen! The film features approximately 30 minutes of scenes shot with IMAX cameras. Catch it every evening now through March 18. Note: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol has been rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence. Parents are advised to use discretion for children under 13.

Tickets for Thrill RideT-Rex, Born to be Wild and Dolphins are $7 for adults and $6 for children/seniors. Tickets for Mission Impossible are $9.50 for adults and $8 for children (2-12) and seniors (60+); Museum members receive a $3 discount off all films. Find show times for all Omni films and purchase advance tickets online or call 817-255-9540.
NOBLE PLANETARIUM
You'll be dazzled by the Noble Planetarium! Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for children (2-12) and seniors (60+). Museum members are $2. Like the Omni Theater, many shows will sell out early during Spring Break so purchase your tickets in advance.
Night Sky

ONE WORLD, ONE SKY: BIG BIRD'S ADVENTURE
Join Big Bird, Elmo and friends as they introduce children to the night sky and very basic astronomy. Recommended for very young audiences and the very young at heart!

2012 MAYAN PROPHECIES
Discover how the Maya aligned their temples to watch their sky gods and used interlocking calendars to record the past and predict the future.

BLACK HOLES: THE OTHER SIDE OF INFINITY
There's a place from which nothing escapes, not even light, where time and space literally come to end. Can you feel the pull?

OUR AMAZING SOLAR SYSTEM
Climb aboard for a fun and informative journey through the planets, from the center of our solar system to its very edge.

LASER LIGHTS FAMILY STYLE
Enjoy the magic of lasers in this family-friendly light show that offers music from the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Black Eyed Peas and more.
LASER NIGHTS RETURN MARCH 10!

Sit back and feast your eyes and ears on the magic of brilliant lasers, images of the universe, and mind-boggling digital animation all set to timeless music favorites in the Noble Dome. Enjoy these two great shows, now every Saturday night beginning March 10. Tickets are $8 for non-members and $5 for members. Get tickets online, by phone at 817-255-9540 or in person. Prepare to be wowed! 

Laser Nights

ROCK: LIKE IT WAS MEANT TO BE! - 7 p.m.
Get ready to rock your socks off as millions of stars, animation and lasers perform to some of your favorite classic rock tunes like Sweet Emotion and The Time Warp.

PINK FLOYD: THE BEST OF! - 8 p.m.
This isn't just another brick in the wall! Pink Floyd provides the ultimate environment for exploring inner and outer space.

   

Laser Nights feature loud music and dramatic lighting and may not be suitable for some guests.
INNOVATION STUDIOS
There's always something new and different in Innovation Studios (included with your Exhibit admission). Special activities during Spring Break include: Minute Challenge, Popsicle Stick Snap Challenge, Sublimation Demonstration, Collections Spotlight, Squishy, Slimy Live Animal Discoveries: Up Close and Gross, and special appearances by our Mad Scientist, Dr. Ball, just to name a few! Download a complete schedule of all Innovation Studios events for the week here (pdf). And don't miss this very special event:
PiFest
Any way you slice it, Pi Fest will be constant fun! We'll be celebrating the mathematical constant pi (3.14159265358979323846) along with the birthday of the mathematical genius, Albert Einstein. Make a pi bookmark, learn pi facts, play pi music, and have lots of irrational pi fun. On Wednesday (Einstein's Birthday) at 1:59 p.m. enjoy free pizza pi bites while they last, and be on the lookout for Albert himself! Check out the great Pi merchandise in Shop Too! across the hall while you're here, too!
WEAR YOUR JAMMIES TO
GOODNIGHT COWTOWN STORYTIME
3 p.m. Sunday, March 18
Hit the trails of Fort Worth's most famous destinations in the newly released children's book, Goodnight Cowtown. The authors and illustrator will return for another special storytime in the Children's Museum trolley on Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m.. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas to this delightful event! The storytime is included with exhibit admission; Museum members are free. The book is available for purchase in Shop Too!, and the authors will be available to sign copies after the storytime.
Goodnight Cowtown

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