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.

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Hold on tight! Get ready for earthquakes and tsunamis! Jump on the Quake Karaoke platform and match an earthquake seismogram! Build your structure, set it on a “beach,” and launch a wave in the 16-ft Tsunami Tank! Then replay the impact in slow-mo and improve your design. CompletePuzzled Earth , the plate tectonic puzzle, before time runs out and the pieces fall! Spin through geologic time to make Earth’s continents move and re-form. Be an engineer as you design and build structures to withstand earthquakes on the Shake Table . Find out what engineers do to keep our world safer…When the Earth Shakes!

 

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.

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

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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!

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

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

 

Things To Do in Fort Worth

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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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Michelle 

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