FORT WORTH, TX Area
Ongoing Events happening in our Community
Dates & prices are subject to change. Please confirm all information with the attraction or sponsoring organization.
“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.
For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/carter-collection. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
“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.
For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
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.
For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
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.
For more information, www.kimbellart.org/learn/gallery-tours/public-tours. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth Zoo
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! Hrs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. See website for holiday hours. 817-759-7500, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
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“DinoLabs” Exhibit–Reopens June 25
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. Tickets $16 adults, $12 ages 3-11, $14 for seniors 65+. Hrs. Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sun, noon-5 p.m.
For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org/dinolabs-dinodig. 1600 Gendy St.
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IMAX Experience–Closed Indefinitely
See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio.
See website for details and for the complete list of show times. 817-255-9540, www.fwmuseum.org/exhibit/omni-theater. 1600 Gendy St.
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9/11 Tribute Exhibit–Reopens June 25
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 admission. Hrs. Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.
For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org.
1600 Gendy St.
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.
For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com.
Along E. Exchange Ave.
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 Grapevine one-hour train excursion departs at noon or 2 p.m. and it does not travel to the Fort Worth Stockyards. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3185, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad.
Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, open noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
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. Please contact the café at 817-366-1100 for more information.
To purchase tickets, or to reserve a time, www.fwbg.org/covid-19. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
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.
For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
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.-4 p.m. Closed Sun., Mon. & major holidays. See web site for details. Admission $10 for 13+, $7 for seniors 65+, $4 children 4-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. Free parking with a paid Cowgirl admission.
For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.
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.-3:30 p.m., Closed Sun. & Mon. Admission $5 per person. Free for ages 3 & under.
For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org.
2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
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.
For more information, 817-527-7446, www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com.
520 S. Main St., #203, Grapevine, TX 76051.
Fort Worth Museum of Science & History - “Live at the Noble”–Reopens June 25
“Live at the Noble” is an original Fort Worth Museum of Science and History production and your gateway to the universe. Join their cosmic guides on a journey through space and time as they tour the “Texas Sky Tonight” and the cosmic neighborhood in “Our Solar System.” Hrs. Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.
817-255-9540, www.fwmsh.org/noble-planetarium-shows. 1600 Gendy St.
Every Friday (Currently Suspended)
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.
For more information, 817-738-1933, https://bit.ly/2Z6skFn. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
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. & 10 p.m.
For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.
Most Every Sunday
The Cowtown Opry
The Cowtown Opry performs on the steps of the Historic Livestock Exchange Building in the Fort Worth Stockyards celebrating the rich musical legacy of Texas and the American West.
Free to the public, 2 p.m. www.cowtownopry.org. 817-366-9675.
131 E. Exchange Ave.
Through July 25
“FOCUS: Wael Shawky” at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
In this exhibition, as with much of his work, the artist explores the ambiguities between history and myth in a multimedia presentation. Tickets $16 adults, 13+, $10 students with ID & seniors 60+ $12. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. Hrs. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. open until 8 p.m., closed Mon.
For more information, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org/exhibition/focus-wael-shawky. 3200 Darnell St.
Through July 3
Mariachi Girl at Artisan Center Theater
Ten-year-old Carmencita dreams of being a mariachi singer and one day joining in performance with her father. However, her father clings to a long-held family tradition of male-only mariachis. When Carmencita's teacher offers her a book about a female mariachi, everything changes for "Cita" as she sees a possibility of her dream becoming a reality. Can she celebrate her own heritage and expand her father's view of the world? Mariachi Girl is an uplifting bilingual family drama about reaching for your dreams and is filled with vibrant original mariachi music. Performance times and prices vary.
For more information, www.artisanct.com. 444 East Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX 76053.
Through August 1
Sean Kenney’s “Nature Connects Made with LEGO® Bricks” at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden
This award-winning and record-breaking exhibition uses beautiful works of art made from simple toy blocks to explore animal endangerment, the balance of ecosystems, and humanity’s relationship with nature. Included in the price of admission.
For more information and to purchase tickets, https://bit.ly/3tLa7LK. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Through August 8
“An-My Lê On Contested Terrain” exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Featuring photographs from a selection of the artist’s five major bodies of work, the nationally touring exhibition considers the celebrated photographer’s nearly 25-year career exploring the edges of war and recording these landscapes of conflict in beautiful, classically composed photographs. Free Admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and select holidays.
For more information and tickets, 817-738-1933, https://bit.ly/2P3ZlRJ. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through August 8
“Photography is Art” at Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Though widely accepted today as a medium, art museums have not always embraced photography. In fact, it wasn’t until the late 1970s and early 1980s that many museums began actively collecting and displaying photographs. See the story of American photographers’ efforts, from the late 19th century on, to explore and proclaim photography’s artfulness. Drawn from the Carter’s expansive and renowned photography collection, this exhibition reveals how artists shaped their medium’s artistic language. Free Admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and select holidays.
For more information and tickets, 817-738-1933, https://bit.ly/3sj9IPT. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through August 22
“An Expanding Vision: Six Decades of Works on Paper” at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of the Carter, “An Expanding Vision: Six Decades of Works on Paper” revisits the museum’s history of collecting works on paper and highlights its development into one of the country’s significant holdings of works on paper, including complete sets of works by George Bellows and Stuart Davis, as well as over 2,500 prints from the Tamarind Lithography Workshop (now Tamarind Institute). The exhibition highlights key moments of collecting in the past sixty years, including acquisitions of work by artists such as Mary Cassatt, Glenn Ligon, Louise Nevelson, Kara Walker, Charles Wilbert White, and more. Free Admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and select holidays.
For more information and tickets, 817-738-1933, https://bit.ly/3vWeJAh. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through November 13
Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Dead, Dead on the Range
The town is bustling with elections, cattle drives, promises of a railroad, and murder! Horace Grimsby, the wealthiest Cattle Baron in Texas, has been found dead and it’s up to Marshal Jim Courtright to bring the killer to justice. Did the Mayoral nominee Roger “Rooster” Montebank get involved in an election scandal? Could the lead reporter for the International Inquisitor, Barbara Wawas, have made her own headlines? Perhaps Buster Beggs, the gentle sheep herder, was bullied by the bull king one too many times. Or was his wife, Emma Grimsby, tired of marriage and looking to get rich quick? Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. $59.95 + tax per person for entertainment and dinner. Gratuity not included.
For more information, 817-310-5588, www.texasstardinnertheater.com/2021show.php. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Fall, 2022
“James Surls, Seven and Seven Flower (1998)” at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
The acclaimed Texas artist transformed pine and steel into writhing blossoms suspended in space to evoke a dynamic relationship between the earthly and the spiritual. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and select holidays.
For more information, 817-989-5064, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/james-surls-seven-and-seven-flower. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
“In The Night Garden” exhibit at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Immerse yourself in a colorful botanical world full of giant insects, flowers, and plants created by Houston–based artist and Rice University professor Natasha Bowdoin. Inspired by the Carter’s collection and the artist’s abounding interest in literature, from fairytales to transcendental poetry, it offers a moment to pause and reimagine our relationship to the natural world. Free admission.
For current safety guideline information and more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/night-garden. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.