With kids so often spending so much time with technology or running around to various activities, it is often rare for families to be able to find something that is both educational and fun for them to engage with. Going to a museum is a great way for the family to enjoy time together while also taking in some culture. With many hands-on activities and fun themes, these are some of the best upcoming museum exhibits for kids (and families) to enjoy.
Fort Worth Children’s Museum
1600 Gendy St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 255-9300
www.fwmuseum.orgThe Fort Worth Children’s Museum’s history goes back all the way to the days when it was the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in a house. It became the Fort Worth Children’s Museum in 1941. Since then, the museum’s exhibits have been made to target young children from birth to 8 years old. The purpose of the exhibits is to allow children to play while also gaining knowledge. The “Design Zone” exhibit started at the end of may and will continue until September. This exhibit will help kids connect math concepts to other interesting topics like hip-hop, art and more.

Frontiers Of Flight Museum
Dallas Love Field Airport

6911 Lemmon Ave.
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 350-3600
www.flightmuseum.comFor children who enjoy airplanes and learning about flight, the Frontiers of Flight Museum is the place to go. This museum has in its collection 30 aircraft and space vehicles, many of which were actually built in Texas. This museum is located right by the Dallas Love Field airport, which is a perfect location for families to watch the planes take off and land before or after heading to the museum. The 100,000-square-foot-facility helps children learn about the history of aviation as well as how far we have come in the field.

Perot Museum Of Nature And Science
2201 N. Field St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 428-5555
www.perotmuseum.orgThe Perot Museum in Dallas is one of the newest museums in the area, opening its doors to the public in December of 2012. “Amazing Animals: Built To Survive” is one of their new summer exhibits that explores the different ways that animals in the animal kingdom adapt and engineer their environment in order to survive. The exhibit will include digital interactive options, movies, hand-on displays and specimens to explore. “Built It! Nature” is another exhibit that will give children a crash course in designing, building and engineering.

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Dallas Museum Of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-1200
www.dma.orgThe Dallas Museum of Art has many exhibitions going on this summer that would be great for the entire family to enjoy and to take in some culture. The one that might be the most interesting for kids, especially those that are interested in technology, is the “Concentrations 59: Mirror Stage — Visualizing the Self After The Internet” exhibit. This examines the changing understanding of the “self” by way of digital technology and the Internet. Each month through December will feature a different artist’s work on the topic.

MADI Museum And Gallery
3109 Carlisle St.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 855-7802
www.geometricmadimuseum.orgThe Museum of Geometric Design and MADI Art began almost 12 years ago, when Bill and Dorothy Masterson were inspired by the MADI movement. The founders became interested in this playful and fascinating modern art movement and traveled the world collecting pieces for the gallery. This art is very colorful, fun and modern and is great for exposing children to art in a way that they will enjoy. Every few months, a new artist is featured, often someone who is a local. Beginning July 10, the exhibit “Biennial: Origins in Geometry” will be featured and is a juried show.

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Kelsi Gerwell is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas-Fort Worth. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.