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FORT WORTH, TX Area
Ongoing Events in our Community

Dates & prices are subject to change. Please confirm all information with the attraction or sponsoring organization.

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“Carter Collection” at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The Carter houses one of the great collections of American art, from historical landscapes captured on canvas to city streets seen through the lens of a camera. Anchored by iconic masterworks from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the collection includes a range of artists, mediums, and styles, providing countless ways to explore and understand American creativity. They regularly change out these works, so each time you visit, you’ll encounter something new. Admission free. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

 

For more information: 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/carter-collection.

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“Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 34” is at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The Amon Carter has commissioned a large scale, site-specific installation of more than eighty miles of multicolored thread by internationally celebrated Mexican born, Dallas-based artist Gabriel Dawe. Enjoy the transformative power of Dawe’s sculptural marvels, which he weaves from thousands of thin strands. They look like frozen light and Technicolor vaporous mist, drawing attention to the majestic architecture and natural light of the museum’s Atrium. Admission free. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

 

For more information: 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions.

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The Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

 

For more information: 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org.

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The Kimbell Art Museum - Public Tours

Join knowledgeable docent guides for regularly scheduled tours focusing on the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Permanent Collection: Wednesdays, 2 p.m., Sundays, 3 p.m. Architecture Tours: Two Buildings, One Museum Saturdays, 2 p.m. No reservations are required. Admission is required for non-members to visit paid special exhibitions: $18 adults, $16 seniors 60+, $16 students with ID, $14 children 6-11, children under 6 are free. Museum hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

 

For more information: www.kimbellart.org/learn/gallery-tours/public-tours.

Fort Worth Zoo

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The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 1 zoo in North America by USA Today, the Best Zoo in Texas by Yahoo Travel, the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide, the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey and a top 10 zoo or aquarium by FamilyFun magazine and TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards. Home to more than 7,000 animals, the Zoo is in the second of a four-phase, $100-million master plan. The first phase, African Savanna, opened in April 2018. The second, Elephant Springs, opened in April 2021. The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than one million visitors a year. Fort Worth Zoo has limited admission, at this time, due to Covid-19. Everyone (except children 2 and younger) must have a reservation that was made online prior to arrival at the Zoo (ticket booths will be closed). Reservations become active and available on the website 3 days prior to the day you visit. A limited number of people will be admitted each day and restaurants, shops and attractions will operate at a limited capacity. Signage throughout the Zoo will remind guests of the importance of social distancing, wearing masks and handwashing; markers on the ground at exhibits will indicate social distancing placement. Masks are required for all guests 10 years of age or older and space is limited. Admission $16 13+, $12 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Open 365 days a year!10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.

 

For more information: 817-759-7500, www.fortworthzoo.org.

Fort Worth Museum of Science & History - 
“DinoLabs” Exhibit

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See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s reimagined exhibit, “DinoLabs.” 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. What did dinosaurs look like when they roamed the earth, millions of years ago? Filled with cutting-edge technology and treasured artifacts from the Museum’s paleontology collection, this updated exhibit will enthrall, entertain and engage. Did they have scaled skin in muted colors that provided exactly the right kind of camouflage? Did they have feathers? Were they brightly colored and vivid? Science tells us the answer to these questions is yes! With “DinoGlow” you can imagine how. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon.-Tues. Ages 12-64 $16, 65+ $14, 3-11 $12, under three free. 1600 Gendy St.

For more information: 817-255-9300, www.fwmuseum.org/learnable/dinolabs/

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Fort Worth Museum of Science & History - 
IMAX Experience–Closed until mid 2022

See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. 1600 Gendy St.

 

For more information: 817-255-9540, www.fwmuseum.org/exhibit/omni-theater.

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Fort Worth Museum of Science & History - 
9/11 Tribute Exhibit

See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. The beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon.-Tues. 1600 Gendy St.

 

For more information: 817-255-9300, www.fwmuseum.org.

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Fort Worth Stockyards Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive

Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near RFD TV’s Gift Store. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. Along E. Exchange Ave. 

 

For more information: 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com.

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Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1:15 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:30 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The one-hour train excursion around Grapevine departs at noon or 2 p.m. Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, open noon-4:30 p.m. Pricing varies, see web site for details140 E. Exchange Ave.

For information: 817-410-3185, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad.

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Fort Worth Botanic Garden

The main gardens are open daily from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. last admission sold at 3:15 p.m. to allow adequate time in the garden. Ticket prices are $12 adults ages 16-64, $6 ages 6-15, $10 ages 65+. Please know the Tarrant County requirement for masks will be enforced, which means visitors and employees will not be allowed entry without an adequate face covering. However, wearing masks while outdoors in the Garden is still optional. Online ticketing is in place, allowing contactless payments. The Trellis Gift Shop, located inside the Garden Center, will be open with limited capacity, seven days a week. The Treasure Tree Gift Shop, located in the Japanese Garden, will only be open on Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Rock Springs Café is currently open seven days a week, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

 

For more information: 817-366-1100 (café), www.fwbg.org.
 

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Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $6 adults 13-64, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Nature Center & Refuge hrs. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Hours vary for special events. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.

 

For more information: 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org.

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The National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. The grand new gallery space tells the story of the relationship between women and horses through interactive exhibits, beautifully displayed artifacts, and a breathtaking dramatic media production that encompasses the space and allows the visitor to feel like they are standing in a herd of magnificent horses. Hrs. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. & major holidays. See web site for details. Admission $12 for 13+, $9 for seniors 65+, $6 children 4-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. Free parking with a paid Cowgirl admission. 1720 Gendy St.

 

For more information: 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net.

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Fort Worth Trinity Park's Log Cabin Village

The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. You must reserve tickets online prior to visiting. Hrs. Tues.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Closed Sun. & Mon. Admission $7 per person, ages 4-17 & 60+ $6. Free for ages 3 & under. 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.

 

For more information: 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org.

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Sid Richardson Museum

Sid Richardson Museum is reopening for visits by reservation. See the current exhibition, “Picturing the American West.” The museum offers an opportunity to consider featured works of art from the Sid Richardson Museum collection in relation to each other based on subject and setting. The new exhibit allows visitors to experience new contexts and perspectives on Western American Art. While the museum holds a comprehensive group of works by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, who therefore dominate this exhibit, the core collection is complemented by a significant group of paintings by other western artists from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries. An additional selection of bronzes by both Remington and Russell are also part of the exhibit on loan from a private collection. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sun. 309 Main St.

 

For more information and to launch a virtual tour: https://bit.ly/35MbMGH.

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Grapevine Farmers Indoor Market

Shop local and eat healthy with locally-grown produce and products. The market features a variety of vendors of home decor, collectibles and more. Open Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Town Square Gazebo. Free admission. 520 S. Main St., #203, Grapevine, TX 76051.

 

For more information: 817-527-7446, www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com.

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Every Friday

Themed Carter Collection Tour at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The Museum is open to the public with limited capacity and new safety measures such as required masks for all staff and guests. The museum is in close collaboration with peer institutions and is following recommendations of health and safety officials nationwide. Connect with works from the collection with an unexpected perspective. The docent-led tour you will introduce you to artworks from a special exhibition or the collection connected by a fun theme. Tour begins at 4 p.m. every Friday at the Information Desk. Free admission. Reservations are not required. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

 

For more information: 817-738-1933, https://bit.ly/2Z6skFn.

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Fridays & Saturdays

Four Day Weekend Comedy

This multi-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music into their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $25. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. 8 p.m. & Sat., 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. 312 Houston St.

 

For more information: 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com.

For events beginning in May 2022, click here.