Fort Worth, Texas – After an extended closure due to COVID-19, as well as significant water disruption caused by the February snowstorms, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (FWMSH) is finally able to host visitors after being closed for more than a year.
FWMSH will reopen June 25, and with the reopening also comes the unveiling of new exhibits for guests to experience.
Among the new exhibits is the Current Science Studio, a 2,500-square-foot space anchored by a giant global display system suspended from the ceiling, known as Science on a Sphere (SOS) and developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Facebook sponsored the exhibit, providing FWMSH with a $225,000 grant for its installation.
Existing museum favorites like the Children’s Museum, Noble Planetarium, Cattle Raisers Museum, DinoLabs, DinoDig, and the Heritage Gallery will also reopen; however, the Omni Theater will remain closed indefinitely.
The museum will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m., reserving Mondays through Thursdays for scheduled field trips and the Little Scholars Program.
Masks will be required for all guests over the age of 5, even if vaccinated. Capacity for the museum is 3,369, and social distancing will be in effect.
Information about additional COVID-19 protocols, tickets, and other new exhibits is available at fwmuseum.org.