Fort Worth is full of family-friendly activities and there are plenty of reasons to bring your family here. There's plenty to discover and do, no matter your age.
Fort Worth Zoo
The Fort Worth Zoo is the oldest in Texas and was founded in 1909. Since then the Zoo has grown tremendously and visitors will find over 7,000 native and exotic animals in a beautifully landscaped 8 acre complex. Attractions within the zoo include the World of Primates, Cheetahs, Asian Falls, the African Savannah and Texas Wild. The newest addition to the zoo is the Museum of Living Art or MOLA where guests can view amphibians and reptiles. Young kids can play in the playbarn, ride the Country Carousel or visit the Petting Corral. Don't miss the Yellow Rose Express Train which travels from the Safari Depot to Texas Wild.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History can keep curious minds of all ages entertained. Young visitors can explore through many play-based activities geared for children under 8 years old. Water activities, construction stations and other play areas will keep kids busy in the Children's Museum Area. The Dino Dig gives kids the chance to excavate fossils on a dig site. The Innovation Studios and other special exhibits provide interactive activities appealing to older children. Schedule time to watch a film in the Omni Theater which shows a range of entertaining and educational movies on one of the biggest screens in the Southwest.
Botanical Gardens and Trinity Park
The Fort Worth Botanic Gardens offer a range of experiences. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a day exploring the gardens including the beautiful Rose Garden or the Native Texas Boardwalk. The Japanese Gardens are particularly striking with Japanese plantings and buildings and ponds filled with koi fish. Check their calendar for special events like Butterflies in the Garden which gives guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in a rainforest butterfly habitat.
Cowtown Goes Green
Saturday March 19, Noon - 5PM
The historic Fort Worth Stockyards is always a great place to take the family but it really comes alive with special events like the Cowtown Goes Green, the city's largest family-friendly St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Stockyards Station will host free kids' activities leading up to the special Western- and Irish-themed parade that follows the 4PM cattle drive. Kids will enjoy a petting zoo, face painting, games, contests and even armadillo races. There will also be live music and staged gunfights.
Sundance Square, in the heart of Fort Worth, with its dining and shopping options make it a favorite destination. Start your visit with a stroll of the expansive plaza and you'll discover several family friendly dining places. There's also plenty of unique boutiques and shops to explore.
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