6 Best Entry-Free Museums In Fort Worth, Texas

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If you have been planning on visiting Fort Worth, the north-central city of Texas, then this cowboy homeland will sweep you off your feet! Texas is not just about donning the cowboy boots and hat and eating steak–though you’ll have your fair share of those. In Fort Worth, you’ll get to learn the Hispanic and Black American history and discover a melting pot of diverse cultures that make the city colourful. But before you go on a cultural and historical tour or stroll in the city’s parks, there is one thing you need to prioritise: the best museums. Check out this list of the top entry-free museums in Fort Worth, Texas.

1. Kimbell Art Museum

Kimbell Art Museum
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Travel back in time through Ancient Egypt, Rome, Assyria, Greece, Europe, Asia, and Africa when you walk through the doors of Kimbell Art Museum. Located in the heart of Fort Worth, this museum is one you must not miss out on. It has a collection of 350 amazing works of art, including Michaelangelo Buonarroti’s first painting, The Torment of Saint Anthony. It also displays sculptures and ceramics from different parts of the world. Last but not the least is Queen Nefertiti’s Exhibition, which will surely blow your mind away. If you have kids, the museum provides activities for families to explore special exhibitions. There are also art activities kids will enjoy: exploring Egyptian art, designing your own Stela, and creating Amulet Soap Sculptures.

Kimbell Art Museum

Address: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, United States

Website: Kimbell Art Museum

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 10am - 5pm; Fri: 12pm - 8pm; Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm (closed on Mon)

Price: Free

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2. Monnig Meteorite Gallery

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After being declined from studying meteorites at three established institutions, Oscar Monnig dedicated his life to collecting meteorites. He later donated it to Texas Christian University. Four years after he passed on, Monnig Meteorite Gallery was opened to the public. Visitors get to view the solar system and meteorites. By touring this museum, you will get to learn how to identify a meteorite, create your own terrestrial impact crater, and have a hands-on encounter with different types of meteorites. There are more than 1,000 meteorites here. The most important ones among this collection of meteorites are two carbonaceous chondrites found in Crescent, Oklahoma and Bells, Texas. Group tours of ten or more are available through prior appointment.

Monnig Meteorite Gallery

Address: 2950 W Bowie St, Fort Worth, TX 76109, United States

Website: Monnig Meteorite Gallery

Opening hours: Sat - Fri: 1pm - 4pm; Sat: 9am - 4pm (closed on Sun)

Price: Free

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3. Sid Richardson Museum

Sid Richardson Museum
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Located in the historic Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Sid Richardson Museum displays one of the best Western art in the country. It holds paintings and exhibitions by great artists, such as Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russel. Also featured is the late oilman and philanthropist Sid Williams Richardson’s personal collection, which reflects Richardson’s artistic visions as well as the realities of the American West. Don’t miss out on the educational and fun events the museum has for both adults and children. They’re designed to enhance your experience and leave you with lasting memories. Even if your schedule is packed, a 15-minute stroll is still worth it!

Sid Richardson Museum

Address: 309 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102, United States

Website: Sid Richardson Museum

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 9am - 5pm; Fri - Sat: 9am - 8pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm

Price: Free

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4. Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
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The museum is small (only two stories high) but is definitely worth the visit. Expect a diverse array of art on display, especially the paintings and sculptures of the American West by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. It opened its doors in 1961 and underwent a major renovation in 2019. It is now celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2021. If you enjoy viewing 19th- and 20th-century artwork, you will enjoy visiting this place. Check out still life paintings, coastal scenes, and portraits. The museum also has a reference library. There are travelling exhibitions on display too and are worth browsing.

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Address: 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, United States

Website: Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Opening hours: Tue - Wed: 10am - 5pm; Thu: 10am - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm (closed on Mon)

Price: Free

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5. DFW Elite Toy Museum

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Adults, children, and even pets can have an enjoyable time at this toy museum. Be carried away by childlike dreams as you browse through Ron Sturgeon’s collection that ranges from toy cars from the 1980s to massive ships and boats. If it were not for Sturgeon’s decision to share his collection, the public would not be able to view his collection of almost 3,000 toys. There is even a one-of-a-kind 1928 Mercedes-Benz SSK pedal car that is large enough for a child to ride on. Your dogs will also enjoy a visit here, as there is a collection of wind-up and friction-powered cars with driving dogs behind the wheel or running alongside the car.

DFW Elite Toy Museum

Address: 5940 Eden Dr, Haltom City, TX 76117, United States

Website: DFW Elite Toy Museum

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

Price: Free

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Museums that are free on certain days

6. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Fort Worth Modern
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If you are a fan of contemporary art and there is a special exhibition you’d like to view, then you will fall in love with Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. You can swing by on Fridays when there is no entry fee. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth features art from the 1940s to the present. The museum was designed by Tadao Ando and has 53,000 square feet (4,924 square metres) of gallery space. The museum has been operating since 1892 and is considered the oldest museum in the state.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Address: 3200 Darnell St, Fort Worth, TX 76107, United States

Website: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 10am - 5pm; Fri: 10am - 8pm; Sat - Sun: 10am - 5pm (closed on Mon)

Price: Free on Fridays, half-price on Sundays, 16 USD: 18 and above, 12 USD: 60 and above, 10 USD: students with ID, Free: below 18

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Discover the best museums in Fort Worth

Not all good things in life have to come with a price. When it comes to museums in Fort Worth, Texas, you will get to view wonderful pieces, browse through exhibits, and gain new knowledge. What makes it even better is that you can enter these museums for free and have unforgettable experiences.

Editor’s Note: Due to Covid-19, the business hours of the museums may differ from the stated timings in this article. Please be sure to check the updated hours from the websites.

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