It doesn’t matter if you’re 8-years-old or 68-years-old, you could use some more science literacy in your life.
Thankfully, Dallas / Fort Worth has plenty of options to prevent yourself from being one of those poor souls on Twitter that suddenly has the revelation that the earth is flat.
Here are a few places in Dallas / Fort Worth for adults and kids alike to get up close and personal with science.
River Legacy Living Science Center
Get up close and personal with the flora, fauna, and curves of the Trinity River. The living science center at River Legacy Parks in Arlington includes interactive exhibits, trails, ponds, and classes.
Once you’ve taken in all that the living science center has to offer, be sure to wander around the park itself, as there are plenty of trails, mountain bike courses and more.
The Resident Science Museums
This is a bit of a no brainer – but DFW is home to some great science museums.
Of course the newest, shiniest one is the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
If you’re on the west side, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is an imperative cowtown to-do.
And just because the Perot Museum has a nifty new, sustainable building, don’t forget about the historic Fair Park location.
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Sure, it might not be a proper science museum, but the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field gives you an opportunity to marvel at how humans have harnessed the ability to glide though the air in a metal tube through engineering.
Now, if we can only figure out how to get along with each other….
Heard Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary
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Snake snacks! Here’s a photo taken during our Homeschool Natural Science Program yesterday. King snakes derive their common name from their habit of feeding upon other snakes. In this case, this Speckled king snake (non-venemous) was seen eating a copperhead. Their diet isn’t exclusive to snakes–they're also known to eat rodents, small birds and more. Photo by Heard educator Margaret Canizarez. #snakes #snakesofinstagram #herps #herpetology #nature #reptile #heardmuseummckinney #mckinneytx
Located in McKinney, the Heard Museum provides 289 acres of wildlife sanctuary and opportunities to be one with nature . So pack a few granola bars and go meet something wild. Or at least learn about it. OH! And…they’ve got dinosaurs!
Texas Discovery Gardens
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Looking for something to do this weekend? Volunteer at Texas Discovery Gardens for EarthDayTX. You can help visitors explore the Gardens and Butterfly House, or show off some of our bug-stars at a touch table. If you're interested, get in touch with Fran Thompson at FThompson@TexasDiscoveryGardens.org
Also located in fair Park, Texas Discovery Gardens offers 7.5 acre organic botanic garden featuring native and adapted plants.
There’s also a butterfly house and daily butterfly releases.
Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas
While not a location proper, the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas offers the opportunity to learn more about astronomy, the night sky, and more.
So go make Carl Sagan proud and look up.