Spring Break Art Extravaganza at the Kimbell

Spring Break Art Extravaganza at the Kimbell

The Kimbell Art Museum invites families and art lovers of all ages to a free week-long celebration of creativity, storytelling, movement and more. From Monday, March 15, to Friday, March 19, the virtual Spring Break Art Extravaganza offers imaginative fun for curious spring breakers to enjoy from home.

Partnering with locally and nationally recognized artists and organizations, the Kimbell has prepared a lineup of exciting activities and performances inspired by the museum’s permanent collection. Each day will feature art-making guides, live family programming and engaging videos created by guest artists. Reservations are only required for selected art-making sessions, and Facebook Live story times are presented in both English and Spanish. Participants can sign up to receive free art kits while supplies last. Visit kimbellart.org/springbreak for more details.

Monday, March 15: Artful Animals
Paws, tails, wings and spots—today focuses on favorites from the animal kingdom! Warm up with sketching, follow a step-by-step video about painting fantastic creatures, gather around for a special story time starring one very loyal dog and more.

Tuesday, March 16: All About Lines!
Get inspired by the many wondrous possibilities of lines! Sign up for a two-hour needleworking class with Dallas-based artists from Oil and Cotton, watch how artist Jared Chapman combines shapes to create wacky characters, and don’t miss a delightful Facebook Live story time.

Wednesday, March 17: Faces
Nose around and focus those eyes—today is all about faces! Guest artist Nick Parker shares his tips for drawing faces, actor Kent Williams introduces kids to Kabuki theater, and an ancient sculpture from Nigeria inspires some art-making ideas.

Thursday, March 18: Finders-Makers
Calling all adventurers for a day of fresh discoveries! Experience the storytelling magic of stilt dancing performed by Amphibian Stage Tad-Poles, embark on a texture scavenger hunt, and sign up to model clay with Dallas-based artists from Oil and Cotton.

Friday, March 19: Families
The last day of the extravaganza celebrates families of all kinds! Monkey around with some playful primates from a Japanese landscape painting, discover the work of New York-based artist-illustrator Xindi Yan, and practice the art of Tai Chi with a loved one.

Youth education programs are supported by the Lowe Foundation Endowment for Kimbell Kids and a grant from the Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation.

About the Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum, owned and operated by the Kimbell Art Foundation, is internationally renowned for both its collections and its architecture. The Kimbell’s collections range in period from antiquity to the 20th century and include European masterpieces by artists such as Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini, Velázquez, Monet, Cézanne, Picasso and Matisse; important collections of Egyptian and classical antiquities; and the art of Asia, Africa and the Ancient Americas.

The museum’s 1972 building, designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. A second building, designed by world-renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, opened in 2013 and now provides space for special exhibitions, dedicated classrooms and a 289-seat auditorium with excellent acoustics for music. For more information, visit kimbellart.org.

Admission to the museum’s permanent collection is always free. Museum hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Fridays, noon–8 p.m.; Sundays, noon–5 p.m.; closed Mondays. For general information, call 817-332-8451.

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Your Guide to Spring Break in Fort Worth

Your Guide to Spring Break in Fort Worth

And we thought we needed Spring Break in 2020. Well, 2021 has added a new twist to the craving for a week off with the unprecedented winter storm in February. WUFW knows you are going to need some outlets…OK, we know you and your kiddos need some outlets. The WUFW Spring Break Guide has your plans.

 

Spring Break in the Fort Worth Stockyards:

Spend your Spring Break week at the Fort Worth Stockyards! Exciting activities include live music, old west gunfight shows, cattle drives, and more. Every day starting March15th-21st, including all the fun festivities with Cowtown Goes Green.

LIVE MUSIC SERIES

FRIDAY, MARCH 12
· Exchange Main Stage
· September Moon | 4:30pm to 7:30pm
· Billy Bob’s Texas
· Aaron Lewis | 10pm

SATURDAY, MARCH 13
· Exchange Main Stage
· Cowtown Opry | 10:00am to 11:00am
· Simple Gifts the Sawyer Family band | 11:40am to 12:20pm
· Buttermilk Junction | 12:30pm to 3:30pm
· McTeggart Irish Dancers| 1pm & 2pm
· Badge 110 | 4:30P to 7:30P
· Stockyards Station
· Salt Creek | 1pm to 4 pm
· Billy Bob’s Texas
· Kip Moore | 10pm

SUNDAY, MARCH 14
· Exchange Main Stage
· Cowtown Opry | 2:30pm to 3:30pm
· Joe Savage | 4:30pm to 7:30pm
· Billy Bob’s Texas
· Koe Wetzel & Hardy | 9pm (with special guest Chris Colston)

 MONDAY, MARCH 15
· Exchange Main Stage
· Christian Sparks and the Beatnik Bandits | 4:30pm to 7:30pm

 TUESDAY, MARCH 16
· Exchange Main Stage
· Texas High Road | 4:30pm to 7:30pm

 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17
· Exchange Main Stage
· TBD |

  THURSDAY, MARCH 18
· Exchange Main Stage
· Jeb Bridges | 4:30pm to 7:30pm
· Billy Bob’s Texas
· The Steel Woods | 9pm

 FRIDAY, MARCH 19
· Stockyards Station
· Sofia Luttrull | 4:30pm to 7:30pm
· Billy Bob’s Texas
· Stoney Larue | 10pm

SATURDAY, MARCH 20
· Exchange Main Stage
· Joe Savage | 4:30pm to 7:30pm
· Stockyards Station
· Squeezebox Bandits |1pm to 4 pm
· Billy Bob’s Texas
· Easton Corbin | 10pm

 SUNDAY, MARCH 21
· Exchange Main Stage
· Sophia Luttrull | 11:30am to 2pm
· Cowtown Opry | 2:30pm to 3:30pm

fortworthstockyards.com/events/

 

Spring Break at Fossil Rim / Glen Rose

School is out, the weather is great, and Fossil Rim will have an abundance of baby animals. This is a great way to spend part of your Spring Break Week. Be sure to purchase your tickets online ahead of time.

https://fossilrim.org/tickets/

Fossil Rim

Spring Break Wonders At The Modern:

Take advantage of family programming at the Modern over the course of the week while your school-aged children are on Spring Break. Each session is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department. Both the tour and project focus on selected works in the Modern’s collection and the special exhibition. Attendance is limited to 45 children per session; admission is free.

March 15-21, 10am

www.themodern.org/program/spring-break-wonder-special-edition-10-pages

Spring Break Wonders at the Modern

Theatre Arlington Spring Break Camp

 Come play with us at Theatre Arlington!

Taking a break from school is awesome! Especially, when it means you can test your acting chops in Theatre Arlington’s Spring Break Camp 2021!

For ages 6-14, this all-day, Monday-Friday camp will culminate in a musical performance of The Granny Awards.

At this time, there will be no live performance for friends and family BUT all students will receive a video of their performance to take home.

March 15 – 19, 2021
Ages 6-14
9am – 5pm
$275
$50 deposit due at registration

https://theatrearlington.org/acts/#springbreakcamp

Spring Break Family Camp at BRIT

Join us for Spring Break Family Camp and take a botanical art class or use science to solve a mystery, or better yet, do both! This program is the same on both days.

Morning session- Botanical Art
Get in touch with your inner artist by taking a class in botanical art. This nature-inspired, hands-on program is fun for the whole family, no matter what your skill level is.

Afternoon Session- Case of the Fallen Pollen
Work together as a team of detectives to solve the Case of the Fallen Pollen. Pollinators are now at risk more than ever and they need your help. What is causing their decline and who is the culprit? Use scientific tools to uncover clues throughout the garden to discover the mystery behind the fallen pollen.

Date: Wednesday, March 17 & Thursday, March 18
Time: Morning Session 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM; Afternoon Session 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Registration Closes: Wednesday, March 10

https://www.brit.org/camp/spring-break/spring-break-family-camp-2021

Spring Break Art Extravaganza at Kimbell Museum of Art

The Kimbell’s Spring Break Art Extravaganza is a family-favorite event that offers unique and imaginative fun for art lovers of all ages! This free week-long celebration of art and community features daily activities and performances inspired by the museum’s permanent collection!

https://www.kimbellart.org/springbreak

Spring Break at the Carter

Tuesday, March 16 through Friday, March 19; 10:30am-11:00am

VIRTUAL EVENT
Artmaking and more for families with children 10–16 years.

Are you ready for a break? Join us online for daily gallery adventures sure to get your family moving, grooving, and working together. Play games, make collaborative artworks, challenge your creativity, and explore Carter artworks from the comfort of your home. All ages welcome!

It’s time for some whirly-twirly fun with sculpture! Team up with Carter Community Artist Kasey Short to create collaborative constructions inspired by Seven and Seven Flower by James Surls, then explore Ruth Asawa’s woven wire and laugh and play until you are dizzy!

Join us on Facebook Live!
https://www.cartermuseum.org/events/virtual-spring-break-march-16

Spring Break at The Fort Worth Zoo

Make WILD plans this spring break for your camper and sign them up for Spring Break Camp! Throughout the week campers will go on daily Zoo hikes, play games and activities, and see daily animal visitors in their classroom! Campers who are in first through fifth grade are welcome to join us for this WILD adventure.

Dates: March 15 to March 19
Times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: 5 to 10 years old.
All campers will bring their own snacks and lunch daily.

https://www.fortworthzoo.org/spring-break-camp

Spring Break at SeaQuest

SeaQuest is the perfect place for your staycation this Spring Break and spend meaningful time with friends and family. Exploring the aquarium, interacting with the many different animals as you share new and exciting experiences together is a great way to create fun, lasting memories!

https://fortworth.visitseaquest.com/

Peppa Pig World of Play

Peppa Pig World of Play is a new indoor play attraction, designed for preschool children.

With 14 themed areas each lovingly created from the hit animation series, we will bring to life the world of Peppa Pig and spark the imagination of your little piggies. Jump, laugh, play, imagine and giggle!

https://www.peppapigworldofplay.com/dallasfw/en/

Legoland DFW

Looking for fun kid’s activities or things to do for Spring Break? There are 12 great family attractions in LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas / Fort Worth.

https://dallasfw.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

Six Flags Over Texas

Spring Break Schedule: Six Flags Over Texas is open 11am-9pm March 15th – 20th and 11am-7pm on Sunday, March 21st

https://www.sixflags.com/overtexas/plan-your-visit/park-operating-schedule/

Great Wolf Lodge

Top Golf Spring Break Academy

The Topgolf Kids Spring Academy is three days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all the components that make up the great game of golf. Spring Academy is staffed with a low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each Junior Golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing. Register your child(ren) today!

https://topgolf.com/us/fort-worth/

 

If your organization has a Spring Break activity, camp, or event, send the details to events@whatsupfortworth.com.

What’s Up Fort Worth is already working on our Summer Camp Guide. If you have a Summer Camp that you would like us to include in our Summer Camp Guide, please send details to events@whatsupfortworth.com.

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Fort Worth Museum Of Science And History To Celebrate Historic Landing Of NASA’S Perseverance Rover

Fort Worth Museum Of Science And History To Celebrate Historic Landing Of NASA’S Perseverance Rover

FORT WORTH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY TO CELEBRATE HISTORIC LANDING OF NASA’S PERSEVERANCE ROVER WITH HYBRID EVENT

The Mars Landing Watch Party will be streamed live for the public, offering hands-on activities and a live Q&A with experts.  

Fort Worth, Texas (February 10, 2021) After almost a year in space, NASA’s Perseverance rover will make its terrifying seven-minute journey to the Martian surface. In celebration of this historic feat, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will bring together staff scientists, students in the Museum’s Little Scholars Program, and the Fort Worth community to observe the upcoming Perseverance landing while learning about the science of space exploration.

The descent to Mars, which NASA has referred to as “Seven Minutes of Terror,” will see the lander containing the Perseverance rover go from 12,500 miles per hour to land in the Jezero crater, a 28-mile-wide crater that scientists believe could have once held microbial life. This is far from a guaranteed success for NASA’s 2.7 billion dollar investment, as the success rate for Mars missions since 1960 is about 50%. During these seven minutes, the mission relies on automated systems to control the descent which adapt to local conditions to land safely.

Dr. Morgan Rehnberg, the Museum’s Chief Scientist, described the upcoming landing as “an opportunity to witness space exploration at its most exciting,” adding that “with Perseverance, NASA is taking its biggest step yet in the search for life outside of Earth.”

The event will include hands-on experiments, chats with our experts, and other scheduled activities on Thursday, February 18.

Between 8 AM and 1:30 PM the FWMSH Little Scholars will rotate through a series of special space-themed activities with their pods in the Museum. Our community can participate in the same activities at home by following along with the Museum’s prerecorded selection of videos and activity supply sheets: fwmuseum.org/mars-landing-event.

At 1:30 PM, our resident experts, Dr. Morgan Rehnberg and Dr. Doug Roberts, will go live on the Museum’s Facebook page to discuss the importance of this historic landing and answer questions from the community. When the moment finally arrives, viewers will be able to navigate to NASA’s live stream to view the event as it happens.

Schedule of Events:

Ongoing | Follow along with at-home experiences: fwmuseum.org/mars-landing-event

  • 1:30 PM | Live Q&A with Dr. Morgan Rehnberg and Dr. Doug Roberts
  • 2:15 PM | Handoff to NASA Live Stream
  • 2:55 PM | Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars

This event represents one piece of the Museum’s new hybrid programming model which combines in-person learning opportunities and special events with digital community-based experiences. To learn more about the Museum’s upcoming schedule of hybrid programs, visit our upcoming events page: fwmuseum.org/explore/upcoming-events.

To view on your web browser, please visit our press page.

Celebrate MLK Day All Weekend

Celebrate MLK Day All Weekend

Friday, January 15, 7pm

Civil Rights Pioneers Recognition Awards

The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum presents the 2021 Civil Rights Pioneers Recognition Awards Recipients Mrs. Xernona Clayton, Hon. John Lewis, Hon. Andrew Young, and, Rev. C. T. Vivian.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/civil-rights-pioneers-recognition-awards-program-tickets-131982580451

January 15-17

Magnolia at the Modern presents MLK / FBI

Filmmaker Sam Pollard examines the US government surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr., based on recently declassified files.

More information: https://www.themodern.org/film/mlkfbi

Saturday, January 16, 10am-2pm

MLK Jr Day of Service & Family Fun Day

The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum presents the MLK Jr. Day of Service, which includes a canned food and blanket drive and free family fun day at The Ranch.

RSVP:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mlk-jr-day-of-service-canned-food-blanket-drop-off-and-family-fun-day-tickets-129628982777

Saturday, January 16

National Martin Luther King Jr Live Music Celebration

David Whiteman and the King David Band is one of the most versatile and entertaining dance/party bands in America. Enjoy the concert virtually or in person featuring the exciting music of the David Whiteman Band on January 16th.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/david-whiteman-band-in-concert-january-16-2021-pre-sale-ticket-special-tickets-129833745227

Sunday, January 17, 7pm-10pm

An Evening of Jazz Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr

An Evening of Jazz features Donyale Renee, Bobby Falk and Dewayne Washington & Faces the Band, on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at the Warehouse in Fort Worth.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-jazz-january-17-2021-pre-sale-ticket-special-tickets-129835137391

More information on these and other events at:

http://www.cowboysofcolor.org/

http://jimaustinonline.com/events/

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FWMSH Cutting-Edge Exhibit

FWMSH Cutting-Edge Exhibit

FORT WORTH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY TO OPEN CUTTING-EDGE EXHIBIT WITH $255,000 FACEBOOK GRANT 

Fort Worth, TX (December 2, 2020) — The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will open an exciting high-tech exhibit in Spring 2021 linking science with current events like the upcoming Mars rover landing, tracking hurricanes, or marking Covid-19 cases worldwide. The Current Science Studio will include an array of low-touch interactives and cutting-edge media, including a dozen holograms and a giant orb floating from the ceiling that can display content from NASA and NOAA.

Facebook sponsored the new 2,500-square-foot studio with a generous $255,000 grant.

“It’s important we partner with organizations with a forward-thinking view on the use of technology,” said Doug Roberts, Ph.D., an astrophysicist and Chief Public Engagement Officer at the Museum. “This makes science relevant and accessible whether you are looking at big data or a physical object. And it aligns with what Facebook is doing to connect people around the world.”

Facebook’s investment in these innovations will impact thousands of children who come to the Museum annually for field trips, as well as the hundreds of thousands of Museum visitors.

“Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is an incredible community resource. Facebook is proud to continue our strong partnership with the Museum and support this new, marquee technology, which will directly impact STEM education in Tarrant County,” said Holli Davies, Facebook Community Development Regional Manager. “Facebook has been part of the Fort Worth community since opening our data center in 2017, and we’re committed to playing a positive role in Tarrant County and supporting its students. We can’t wait to see the exhibit come to life in 2021.”

Anchoring the new exhibit space will be Science On a Sphere®(SOS), a giant global display system suspended from the ceiling developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The large, interactive sphere will be among the highest-resolution anywhere in the world. SOS uses computers and video projectors to display around 1,500 views of Earth, planetary systems, and other animations. Science On a Sphere® presents images of Earth’s atmospheric storms, climate change, ocean temperatures, and outer space phenomena in a way that is both intuitive and captivating.

“Our goal is to connect guests to relevant discoveries and news happening right now,” said Morgan Rehnberg, Ph.D., a planetary scientist and Chief Scientist at the Museum. “We could conceptualize an exhibit on the science of vaccinations, for instance, and how the new Covid-19 vaccine compares to other vaccines throughout history. Or we could track a hurricane or wildfires on Earth or space events like the rover landing on Mars next year.”

Rehnberg said the exhibit will react quickly to news events and change with the flip of a switch. All studio elements, including a dozen holograms, will be connected to one theme for either self-exploration or a tour with a Museum guide. Museum staff has technical and creative experience producing interactive, immersive visual experiences for galleries, virtual reality, and 360 display systems. Another goal is to share the technology and stories created for the Current Science Studio with other museums, Rehnberg added. Universities and colleges in the area also are interested in the exhibit’s potential for research and exploration. 

Roberts said the exhibit will also show history, acting like a time machine. The Museum will display some artifacts as holographic images, enabling visitors to superimpose holographic projection onto physical objects, enabling guests to make a deeper connection.

“We’re trying to create fun, new ways to engage our guests inside the Museum,” Roberts said. “Post COVID, people are going to want to get away from Zoom calls and engage in social learning.” The Current Science Studio continues the Museum’s tradition of engaging guests in immersive learning and exploring how we all will learn in the future.

Photos and B Roll of Science on a Sphere can be found at www.facebook.com/scienceonasphere.

For more information, please visit the FWMSH press page.

About the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

The Museum was established in 1941 and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org