Art & Culture
Kimbell Art Museum
A small collection of less than 350 works, the Kimbell Art Museum has become a byword for quality and importance at the highest level. It is one of three museums in the world with a painting by Michelangelo in its collection. The Museum’s holdings range in period from antiquity to the 20th century, including European masterpieces from Fra Angelico and Caravaggio to Cézanne and Matisse, and important collections of Egyptian, Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman antiquities, as well as Asian, Mesoamerican, and African arts. Admission to the permanent collection is always free. Visit www.kimbellart.org or call 817-332-8451.
Bureau of Engraving and Printing Fort Worth Tour and Visitor Center
See billions of dollars and learn about the production and history of U.S. paper currency. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Tour and Visitor Center includes two floors of interactive exhibits and displays, a FREE 45-minute tour overlooking the currency production floor, and educational movie, and the Moneyfactory Gift Shop. Call to schedule a tour 817-231-4000 or toll-free 866-865-1194 (Press 2 for either number) or visit us at www.moneyfactory.gov.
Fort Worth Museum of Science
The recently opened Fort Worth Museum of Science and History features innovative learning studios; interactive exhibits such as the Fort Worth Children’s Museum, Energy Blast, DinoDig, and Cattle Raisers Museum; special traveling exhibitions; all-digital Noble Planetarium; and new retail and dining options. The Omni Theater, a 2D IMAX dome, has been upgraded with digital sound and enhanced LED lighting. Call 817-255-9300 or visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Fun and informative for the whole family! The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University in College Station documents the life and times of George H.W. Bush before, during and after his time as President of the United States. Have a photo in our replica Oval Office, or follow the President’s decisions regarding the Gulf War in the Situation Room. For more information about the museum or upcoming events, visit our website at http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu.
Texas Independence Trail
In the saga of Texas history, no era is more distinctive or accented by epic events than Texas’ struggle for independence & its years as a sovereign republic. The Texas Independence Trail Region comprises a 28-county area stretching from San Antonio to Galveston. Armed with the Texas Independence Trail Region brochure, relive the era when Texas became a nation. Artifacts & interpretation at sites across the region help depict the lives & events that form this rich historical tapestry. The spirit of independence comes alive along the www.TexasIndependenceTrail.com.