New year, new fun! Here's where to enjoy family time in Fort Worth this January. 


Stockyards Championship Rodeo

Spend a night on the town together and head to Cowtown Coliseum for the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. It’s a two-hour experience occurring every Friday and Saturday night that may include roping and barrel racing as well as rough stock events such as bull riding and bronc riding. Get more details.

Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

Enjoy the great outdoors at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge on a hike or canoe ride. The sprawling grounds of the Refuge offer great way to get out of the house and be socially distant as well. Get the details.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Though the Museum has temporarily closed due to COVID-19, you can still join the fun from the comfort of your own home. Tune in to Discovery Lab Online for the Museum's best educational content. Videos are published weekly.

Are your kids needing an extra dose of science to help them keep up during a hybrid learning year? The FWMSH Little Scholars Program is designed to help bridge the gap between first through fifth grade virtual learners and their district's home campus. Students will interact with scientific specimens, authentic artifacts and Museum experts. Registration required.


Visit the Fort Worth Zoo

Take the family for a visit to the Fort Worth Zoo, voted the No. 1 Zoo in the Nation by USA Today readers. Advanced online reservations are required to ensure the Zoo stays at required capacities. Get the details and purchase tickets. 

Making Music: Virtual Carter Playdate

Introduce your toddlers to the wonderful world of art at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Museum is hosting a virtual playdate on Saturday January 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom for kiddos ages 3-5 to read, sing and play silly music games inspired by the Carter’s noisiest artworks. Get the details.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations

The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and NBC 5 are celebrating the life of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a blanket drop, canned food drive and family fun day on Saturday, January 16, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Ranch (3534 E. Berry Street, Fort Worth, TX 76105). Family Fun Day will include games, face-painting, a rock climbing wall and free refreshments. Admission to all events is free, but registration is requested


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's a lovely start to your Saturday and supports local. Get the details.

Cowtown Opry

Trot over to the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District to enjoy an authentic western atmosphere. The Cowtown Opry wows guests every Sunday at 2 p.m. with a free performance from the steps of the Livestock Exchange Building. Get the details.

Dream Park

Fort Worth's Dream Park is where your child's imagination can truly come to life. The playground exists to serve kids of all abilities and is fully accessible for all. The park is cleaned daily by the Fort Worth Parks Department and opens at 8:30 a.m. Entry is free!