CR Smith Museum, Fort Worth

The CR Smith Museum is often overlooked for the larger science museums in Dallas and Fort Worth, but if you have a child that loves planes, it’s the perfect place to visit!  Smaller in size compared to the Perot and Fort Worth Museum, it’s also MUCH less crowded!  Named for the former American Airlines president Cyrus Rowlett Smith,  it is located across the street from American Airlines Training Facility.


Upcoming Events


Now – February 24th, come out to enjoy the Big Blue Blocks exhibit! 

Coming Summer 2018, Hands on Harley Davidson!  With a kid-sized motorcycle dealership and engineering lab, Hands-On Harley-Davidson™ is a one-of-a-kind visitor experience that lets kids—and adults—Dream It! Build It!…and Ride It! The exhibit focuses on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Standards-based learning opportunities for pre-school and school-age children, and hands-on fun for everyone, make it a great family experience.

Know Before You Go

Parking is located across the street from the museum, and parking is FREE!

The Museum is open 5 days a week, CLOSED on Sundays and Mondays.

Grab a bite to eat before or after your visit.  No food is allowed in the museum.


We watched the Spirit of America movie, which plays every 30 minutes.


We also looked at the many, many different air travel related exhibits they have, including a flight simulator that you can actually ride in!  It was my daughter’s favorite!


But the best exhibit is still the 1940 Douglas DC-3, which you can go inside for a very first hand view!


There is also a great gift shop, so make sure to tell the kids to save their allowance!


Things To Do in Fort Worth


The museum doesn’t have a dining area, or sell any food.  Pack a lunch and visit Founders Plaza at DFW Airport before or after your visit.  The kids can run around, eat lunch at picnic tables, watch as planes take off and land, and listen to live feed of the tower communications!  Click HERE for more information.  NOTE, there is also a Founders Plaza in downtown Dallas, and some GPS will direct you there. From C. R. Smith Museum, take Hwy 360 North to E. Mid Cities Blvd, turn rt and go to W. Airfield Dr.  Turn left and go North.  Turn right on N. Airfield Dr. and right on Texan Trail.  There is no toll fee to visit Founders Plaza.

C R Smith Museum 

4601 Hwy 360, Fort Worth  

Click HERE to visit their website.    

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