Museums In The Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Museums and Culture in Dallas Ft Worth

Moving to the greater DFW area will provide you with immediate access to a wide multitude of museums and cultural experiences. In fact, learning more about the readily available cultural opportunities, can help you to better determine if the DFW is right for you. To help you with your research, we have gathered together a brief museum guide that is sure to make you want to visit the greater Dallas, Fort Worth area today!

A Few of the Brightest Spots for Science & Culture in DFW

Perot Museum of Nature and Science – This brand new and fascinating museum opened its doors in Dec. 2012. Here, the wonder begins with the stunning architecture and keeps going from there. Featuring five floors containing 11 permanent exhibit halls, hands on activities, educational games, state or the art video, 3-D Computer animation and an ever changing array of special exhibitions. Dino-fans will be thrilled by over 60 dioramas of the flora and wildlife of Texas. The museum is even home to a fully reconstructed Texas tenontosaurus dinosaur, 90-million-year-old protostega sea turtle, and a mosasarus. Need a little more Space? Check out the Expanding Universe Hall, or head down to the “Being Human” hall for a little self awareness.

Nasher Sculpture Center — As the name suggests, this amazing sculpture center is home to one of the largest collections of 20th-century sculptures. The collection features works by: Calder, de Kooning, Kelly, Matisse, Miro, Picasso, Rodin and Serra, among many others.

Fort Worth Cultural District - In Ft. Worth you can explore a variety of museums world famous not only for the quality of their collections but also for their architecture. With a range of exhibit halls featuring art, history, western heritage and science, it’s no wonder Ft worth is considered the “Museum Capital of the West.”

Amon Carter Museum — This amazing museum is home to a large assortment of American art. The collection includes works from: Alexander Calder, Thomas Cole, Stuart Davis, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Singer Sargent, and Alfred Stieglitz. In addition to these works of art, the museum is home to more than 30,000 photographs and exhibition-quality prints.

National Cowgirl Museum – An amazing 33,000 square foot walk through history and entertainment where you can spend the day with Annie Oakley, Patsy Cline, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Sandra Day O’Connor … and who could forget the most unforgettable cowgirl of them all, Jessie from Toy Story 2?

American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum — Experience the history of commercial aviation via sight, sound, and hands-on exhibits.

Southfork Ranch – What could be more “Dallas” then the set of the iconic 80′s TV Show that left everyone wondering for months on end “Who Shot JR?” Come find this scenic ranch in Plano and take a tour any day of the week. See Jock’s Lincoln Continental, Lucy’s Wedding Dress, the Ewing Family tree, and of course the gun that shot J.R. Last tour of the day starts 4:15 pm

Firefighters Museum - Over 100 years of firefighting history comes to life in this unique museum that is a must-see destination.