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Dino Snore & Rawr at the Fort Worth Zoo

1 Jun

Bring your family and friends to spend the night at the Fort Worth Zoo!  Your Dino Snore & Rawr adventure explores the Zoo on a guided evening dinosaur exhibit scavenger hunt, morning tour before the Zoo opens and all-day Zoo admission the day after your Overnight.  Enjoy sleeping in the comfort of our climate-controlled Education Center.  You will participate in a craft activity and live animal presentation.  A pizza dinner, evening snack and continental breakfast are also included.

Date/Time: Friday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. to Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m.

Cost: $40 per participant

To register, click here.

Herb Society Festival at Fort Worth Botanic Garden

18 May

Herb Society Festival

May 21, 9 am – 3 pm

A delight for all the senses, the Herb Festival fills the Botanic Garden Center with the wonderful aromas of live herbs.  Beautiful displays of organic soaps, herbal concoctions, and a variety of tasty snacks are all awaiting you.  Indulge!  Admission is $5.00, children under 12 free.

For more information, click here.

Children’s Workshop at the Kimbell Art Museum

12 May

Think Big, Really Big

Saturday, May 14, 2011
10 a.m.–noon

Ages 6-14

Consider the possibilities on a larger-than-life scale as we look at really big paintings by artists such as Velázquez, Reynolds, and Monet and then make room for creating our own monumental pictures.

Individual session fees are $15 ($12 for Kimbell members). Limit of three children per adult; no charge for parents. To register, call 817-332-8451, ext. 299.

Frontier Forts Days at Stockyards Station

12 May

Join us May 13th and 14th for Frontier Forts Days!

About Frontier Forts Days:

During this free, two-day heritage event, the Stockyards National Historic District is transformed into an authentic representation of Texas frontier life.

Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards will be lined with encampments of historic fort sites from the Texas Forts Trail and elsewhere in Texas. Designed to highlight frontier-era life, Frontier Forts Days brings together authentic wagons, flags, music, colorful uniforms and military gear from Texas landmarks. Infantry, artillery and cavalry demonstrations and military parades will fill the event schedule on Friday and Saturday. Re-enactors will also be on hand to discuss frontier life.

The event is free and open to the public.

Schedule of Events

Friday * May 13, 2011 

9:55 am –Bugler Sounds Assembly

10:00 am –Flag Ceremony

10:10 am-11:30 am

  • ·         All Camps open for Inspection and Programs
  • ·         Ongoing Military Drills /Chuckwagon/Cowboy Camp /Interpretation Ongoing
  • ·         Native American Dance
  • ·         Music Programs Ongoing

10:30 am –Infantry Firing Demonstrations in Parking Lot

11:00 am –Artillery Demonstrations in Parking Lot

11:30 am –Military Parade & Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive

11:40 am-12 Noon –Musical program and Music on Veranda

12 Noon-5:00 pm

  • ·         Camps open, ongoing programs
  • ·         Ongoing Military Drills /Chuckwagon /Cowboy Camp /Interpretations
  • ·         Native American Dance
  • ·         Music Programs Ongoing

 12:30 pm –Infantry Firing Demonstrations in Parking Lot

1:00 pm –Artillery Demonstration in Parking Lot

2:00 pm –Infantry Firing Demonstration in Parking Lot

3:00 pm –Artillery Demonstration in Parking Lot

4:00 pm –Military Parade and Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive

4:30 pm -Flag Ceremony 

5:00 pm Camps Closed

Saturday * May 14, 2011 

9:00 am –Frontier Forts Camps Open

9:55 am –Bugler Sounds Assembly

10:00 am –Morning Flag Ceremony

10:15 am-5:00 pm

  • ·         All Camps open for Inspection and Programs
  • ·         Ongoing Military Drills /Chuckwagon/Cowboy Camp /Interpretation Ongoing
  • ·         Native American Dance
  • ·         Music Programs Ongoing

10:30 am –Infantry & Artillery Demonstrations in Parking Lot

11:30 amMilitary Parade & Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive

1:00 pm – Infantry & Artillery Demonstrations in Parking Lot

1:30 pm – CowCamp with the Fort Worth Herd

2:15 pm –Train Robbery Skit in Stockyards Station

3:00 pm –Infantry & Artillery Demonstrations in Parking Lot

4:00 pm –Military Parade and Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive

4:10 pm –Old West Drama-In front of Visitors Center

4:30 pm –Retreat-Flag Ceremony

5:00 pm –Camps Close

 *Schedule subject to change

For more information, please contact (817) 625-9715.

Mayfest at Trinity Park in Fort Worth

6 May

Dates and Times

  • May 5th – May 8th in beautiful Trinity Park
  • Thursday and Friday 3:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

7 Stages of Live Music and Entertainment

  • 3 Stages of Live Music to please every taste
  • 4 Stages of Dance and Performing Arts

Special Shows and Attractions for 2011

  • Great American Duck Races
  • Fun House
  • All American Lumberjack Show
  • Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
  • Stiltwalkers
  • Cowtown Wakeboarding on the Trinity River
  • Texas Parks & Wildlife’s “Life’s Better Outdoors Experience”
  • FLIPPENOUT Extreme Trampoline Show
  • Schedule of Shows and Stages

The Zone

  • Everything with the teenager in mind! Including the Giant Human Maze!

Art & Gift Market Area

  • Over 40 booths of handmade craftsmanship and wonderful gift items
  • Youth Art Contest with cash prizes awarded

Tom Thumb Children’s Area

  • FREE activity booths for children ages 3-12
  • Click Here for Complete List

Festival Food

  • All your old favorites and new ones to savor!
  • Click here for Complete List


At the Gate
$8.00 Adults
$5.00 Children 6-12
Children 5 and under are Free

Visit www.mayfest.org for more information.

Day of the Child/Day of the Book at the Fort Worth Science Museum – April 30

27 Apr

Day of the Child/Day of the Book (Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros)
Saturday, April 30, 2011

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

April 30 marks a special day in the lives of children. It is a day to celebrate children and the joy of reading! Come join the fun at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History!

  • Meet some of our live animals
  • Say hello to Dynamo, our longneck dinosaur mascot
  • Dig for dinosaur bones and fossils and meet some dinosaurs that lived in your backyard
  • Create and build playful contraptions and toys
  • Listen to stories and storytellers
  • Create your own family book
  • Enjoy jugglers, magicians  and hula hoopers
  • Play with bubbles and paint your face
  • Explore new ideas in our hands-on exhibits like the Children’s Museum, Energy Blast, Identity and Fort Worth Champions

Pick up a coupon for $1 Child Exhibit Admission for Day of the Child at Fort Worth community centers and the following Fort Worth Public Library locations: downtown, Diamond Hill/Jarvis, Northside and Seminary.

Texas Sized Easter Celebration

20 Apr

Fort Worth Stockyards Station Hosts a Texas Sized Easter Celebration & Egg Hunt on April 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm.

What:  Annual Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt.  Activities include:

  • Easter Egg Hunt for kids of ages 0-12 begins at High Noon.
  • Pictures with Easter Bunny 12:00 – 3 p.m. (Bring your own camera).
  • Face Painter 12-3pm
  • Balloon Artist 12-3pm
  • Petting Zoo 1-4pm
  • Fort Worth Herd Cowcamp 1:30 – 2:30p.m.
  • Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive at 4:00 p.m.

When: April 23rd from 12 – 4 p.m.

Where: The Easter Egg Hunt is held on the lawns of the Historic Livestock Exchange Building and Stockyards Visitors Center. Additional Easter activities are held inside Stockyards Station and along East Exchange Avenue.

Who:  Fort Worth Stockyards Station, a western destination offering over 25 unique shops, dining and entertainment, indoor and outdoor event facilities, historic walking tours, horseback riding, the one hour “Trinity River Run” on a vintage steam engine, the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and the home to the world’s only twice daily cattle drive.

For more information on the Easter Celebration contact (817) 625-9715 or click here.

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