Making a resolution to do more in 2019? January brings everything from science and ice skating to the kick-off of one of the most legendary Cowtown events, the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.
January 5 & 6
Grossology and Animal Grossology
Catch the last weekend of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s latest wonderful exhibit: “Grossology.” Learn how the body works in the most mysterious and sometimes gross ways! There’s gross games and even a gross-climbing wall. Get the details.
The Secret Lives of Skunks
Keep the gross theme going when you head to the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge to discover the fascinating world of skunks. Learn about their behavior in the wild followed by craft time. You can even meet a real live skunk! Get the details.
Panther Island Ice - Panther Island
Enjoy your last opportunity to skate Fort Worth’s only outdoor ice skating rink before they close up shop on January 14. Make a day of it, eat some yummy food at the Canteen and stay for a drive-In movie at the Coyote Drive-In! Get the details.
January 12 & 13
Parents' Night Out
Parents, you've earned a night out! Drop the kiddos (K-5th grade) off at the Fort Worth Zoo on January 12 from 5-10 p.m. for pizza, a movie, crafts and a night hike through the park. Parents' Night Out is held monthly, with each month boasting a different movie and related craft. This month's movie is Rio. Get the details and register now.
Dutch Oven Cooking
Head out for a brisk January jaunt to the Log Cabin Village for a Dutch Oven Cooking demonstration by the Prairie Dogs (Lone Star Dutch Oven Society). Learn how they “used to cook in olden days” and enjoy a tasty morsel! Get the details.
January 19 & 20
FWSO and FWYO Annual Side-by-Side Concert
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO) and Fort Worth Youth Orchestra (FWYO) team up for their annual side-by-side concert on January 19. This is your chance to witness generational talent perform together at Bass Performance Hall. Get the details and purchase tickets.
Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio
This free program introduces children (ages 12 and younger) to art in fun and inspiring ways. The Kimbell Art Museum’s Kids Drop-In Studio occurs Saturday, January 19, at 1 p.m. and allows kiddos the chance to view a gallery before they get to use their creativity and art skills to create their very own studio-art project. Space is limited, be sure to sign up an hour in advance. Get the details.
PC: Robert LaPrelle
January 26 & 27
Clearfork Farmers Market
Spend a lovely January morning among the fresh produce, meats and artisan products from area farms and vendors as you peruse through the Clearfork Farmers Market. It gets the kids out of the house and a coffee in your hand… and that sounds like a good start to a nice Saturday. Get the details.
Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
It’s kinda a big deal here in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo runs from January 18 through February 9 at Will Rogers Memorial Center is packed with nightly rodeos, four acres of shopping, delicious food, livestock shows, carnival rides and so much more. It's super kid-friendly and on January 26th and 27th you can catch 30+ events from heifer, poultry and goat shows to Kids Gone Wild, a program presented by the Texas Wildlife Association that seeks to teach youngsters about the great outdoors. Get the details.