Do not let the dog days of summer get you down there’s still plenty of activities to squeeze in before summer break ends. As a bonus all these events are indoors so you don’t have to battle the August heat.
Dora the Explorer Live - July 25- August 10
Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts
“Swiper no Swiping!”. If you know what those words mean chances are you have a Dora fan in your household. You and your family will not want to miss the chance to see Dora in live action at Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts. Watch as Dora and her buddies take off an adventure to Treasure Island with plenty of audience interaction along the way.
Indiana Jones & the Adventure of Archaeology - through August 10
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
This fun, interactive exhibit uses the Indiana Jones Film Series as a way to introduce the science of field archaeology. At the onset of the tour you are given a tablet device and headphones that takes you through the exhibit. Through the tablet and headphones you are able to hear and view different scenes from the movie while viewing the significant props associated with the scenes (there are warnings for scenes that may be too scary for smaller children). Any Indiana Jones fan will get a thrill from seeing the props from all three movies in the series. Through the tablet you can also participate in a scavenger hunt.
Summer Flicks Series - August 12,13,14
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Take an afternoon to cool off from the heat and enjoy children’s short films presented by the Lone Star Film Society at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The films geared towards ages 3-7 and 8-12 are free to attend. The films for ages 8-12 are followed by a workshop or demonstration and an interactive Gallery activity. The Modern is also providing free sketchbooks at the front desk and free access to the Modern galleries following the films.
Kid Drop in Studio - August 2, 9, 16, 30
Kimbell Art Museum
Every Saturday in August the Kimbell Art Museum hosts Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio from 1:00 - 1:45PM. During this time children 12 years old and younger and their adult companions will participate in a brief gallery activity and a related studio art project. The theme for August is Monster Portraits and to sign-up you can register at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion beginning one hour before the program.
Art in the Dark - August 7
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Art in the Dark gives you a family friendly way to enjoy the Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum. This early evening event features lots of Jazz Age inspired activities to keep everyone entertained including crafts, a costume contest, music making, dancing lessons and short films. The art search that takes you through the exhibit is a great way to let your kids explore the art and there’s a prize for completing the questions. Curly’s Frozen Custard and Food Trucks will be on hand to provide treats and eats.