Penguin Exhibit, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

It’s Christmas break, and I’ve been letting the kids take turns choosing our daily destinations.  My youngest chose the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, one of his favorites.  I’ve been wanting to see their newest exhibit, Penguins, a collection of photographs from  J.J. L’Heureux.

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If my 6 year old appears less than excited, it’s because he was hoping the museum would have REAL penguins, which they don’t.

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The exhibit is only comprised of photographs from Ms. L’Heureux, who has published two book from her journeys.  While my oldest and I enjoyed her work very much, my younger two were ready to venture next door, for the Curious George exhibit which runs through January 5th.

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We stopped by the Children’s Museum Courtyard to let them play with these huge foam blocks!  They remind me of large tinker toys.  The kids were able to build a fort and a ramp, before diving headfirst into it and knocking it down!

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Because they love to build, we also visited the Innovation Gallery to make a flying machine in their large wind tubes, part of Air Park.  It’s a running contest to see who can make one that will stay alight the longest.

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Before we left, we stopped to run through the giant caterpillar on the front lawn on the museum.  The lights were just coming on, and we took turns being “digested” by it’s illuminated body!

If you are a regular reader, you already know this, but we are members at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and regular visitors at least twice a month.  Because of this, more often than not, my kids find something that catches their attention, and we spend our entire day at that exhibit, like we did today with the blocks!  But that doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy all the terrific exhibits at the museum.  Here’s are the links to some of our other visits.

Noble Planetarium

Water Fun and Star Parties

Girls in Engineering Day 

My Mommy Tips for visiting the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History:

  • Pack a lunch and dine outside at the Heritage Courtyard
  • During the summer, take swim suits and a towel for water play
  • Avoid parking in the parking garage, and use the parking in front.

If you are like my youngest, and want to SEE penguins in Texas, here are some of our favorite penguin attractions: 

Moody Gardens, Galveston

Fort Worth Zoo

Dallas World Aquarium

Dallas Zoo

SeaWorld San Antonio 

Houston Zoo

Keep Having Fun in the Texas Sun! 

Michelle 

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