NEW EXHIBIT ALLOWS FAMILIES TO UNDERSTAND THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND HOW WE CAN ALL HELP.
Science has revealed that our planet is warming and our climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. In the coming decades, these forces will present new challenges to Fort Worth, Texas, the nation, and the world.
Through immersive experiences, Project Planet presents guests with the most up-to-date information on what’s happening in our world. With historical artifacts, interactive displays, and innovative visualizations, the exhibition will walk guests through some of the most challenging questions about our climate.
Closure due to COVID-19 delayed the opening of Project Planet, which was originally scheduled for April 22, 2020, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. “Project Planet was planned to be a large very touchable exhibition,” said Dr. Doug Roberts, Chief Public Engagement Officer at the Museum. “To open the exhibit, we needed to reconfigure it for safety and are so happy to have this important exhibition for our community to explore.”
Project Planet is open! Along with most of the first floor, including two previously closed exhibits, DinoLabs and the Energy Gallery. The Children’s Museum remains closed for improvements.
Alongside the opening of Project Planet and most of the first floor, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is announcing updated hours of operation. Beginning the week of October 5, the Museum will be open Saturdays 11 AM – 4 PM, with an exclusive members-only hour from 10 AM – 11 AM, and Sunday from Noon – 4 PM. This transition offers guests an additional day of the weekend to visit the Museum, while allowing students participating in our Little Scholars Program to remain socially distanced from Museum guests.
To learn more about all available exhibits, guests can visit www.fwmuseum.org/explore/exhibitions.
For more information on hours of operation and safety protocols, visit www.fwmuseum.org.
Support for Project Planet is generously provided by Central Market, Current Solar, Fort Worth Academy, Freese and Nichols, Hypergiant Industries and IBM.