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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Arlington Museum of Art
Arlington Museum of Art

(817) 275-4600

1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011   Directions Website

Experience the vibrancy and global influence of the Arlington Museum of Art by joining the celebration with artistic expression and its significance in the community through the diverse exhibits, programs, and events. Special presentations for students and various groups underscore the crucial role of art in our lives.

The museum is a leader in cultural arts, using visual arts to promote inclusivity and positive change. The museum hosts exhibitions throughout the year that evoke emotions and spark creativity. It has long-standing partnerships with art educators to nurture the next generation of artists. Additionally, the museum supports local artists, encouraging lifelong learning and inspiration.

Explorium | Denton Children's Museum
Explorium | Denton Children's Museum

(940) 320-5444

5800 I-35
Denton, TX 76207   Directions Website

Embark on an exhilarating journey at Explorium, a unique destination for children aged ten and under. This captivating center offers a secure and interactive environment where kids can actively engage in learning and entertainment.

Explorium is dedicated to fostering a sense of curiosity and discovery in a safe setting and recognizes the vital role of the community, especially families, in shaping a child's growth. With a focus on hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, Explorium's immersive exhibits and captivating programs ignite a lifelong love for learning in every child.

Heritage Farmstead Museum
Heritage Farmstead Museum

(972) 881-0140

1900 W 15th St
Plano, TX 75075   Directions Website

Make plans to visit the Heritage Farmstead Museum, the most beloved historic farm site and Museum in North Texas. The Museum's mission is to preserve a landmark Texas farmstead where people can experience and learn from their agricultural roots.

It features enclosed and open-air exhibition galleries showcasing topics related to local North Texas history. The authentic restored Farrell-Wilson House, Young House, and Farmstead grounds house these exhibitions, which rotate about once a year, offering visitors something new to see each time. Return often to learn more about North Texas farm life on the Blackland Prairie.

International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame
International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame

(817) 385-8215

621 Six Flags Dr
Arlington, TX 76011   Directions Website

Prepare for an exciting and intriguing experience delving into the history-rich sport of bowling at the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, conveniently located near Six Flags and accessible via the Trolley. Bowling enthusiasts will uncover fascinating backstories, trivia, and facts about their favorite pastime, potentially enhancing their love for the game.

The museum boasts numerous meticulously documented exhibits showcasing the history of bowling and its current status as the nation's top participatory sport. Visitors will enjoy exploring vintage equipment, discovering global bowling variations, and browsing the charming Museum Gift Shop.

Interurban Railway Museum
Interurban Railway Museum

(972) 941-2117

Haggard Park 901 Et 15th St
Plano, TX 75074   Directions

Uncover the fascinating history of the Interurban Railway Museum, proudly presented by the Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. and owned by the City of Plano. This captivating museum offers engaging exhibits on electricity, science, and the rich history of the City of Plano and the Texas Electric Railway.

Their mission is to share the enthralling story of the Texas Electric Railway and Plano, Texas, in a factual, enjoyable, and immersive manner. Join them in fostering a passion for history and a profound sense of community among all our visitors.

Mary Kay Museum
Mary Kay Museum

(800) 627-9529

16251 Dallas Pkwy
Addison, TX 75001   Directions Website

Discover the captivating Mary Kay® Museum at Mary Kay Inc.'s global headquarters in Addison, Texas. The Museum, which encompasses 3,500 square feet, showcases the rich history of the Mary Kay Corporation and its visionary founder, Mary Kay Ash. Visitors can marvel at Starter Kits from different eras, captivating historical photographs, intriguing newspaper clippings, and even Mary Kay's first checkbook.

Furthermore, the Museum features a state-of-the-art 40-seat theater screening compelling video clips about Mary Kay and the Company and a stunning fashion display of dresses by Victor Costa, showcasing the iconic fashion choices for the sales force. The exhibits proudly display the numerous awards and honors for Mary Kay and the Company. This is an extraordinary opportunity to delve into the incredible legacy of Mary Kay Ash and her profound impact on women globally.

Olden Year Museum
Olden Year Museum

(972) 572-1585

1050 N Duncanville Rd
Duncanville, TX 75116   Directions Website

The Olden Year Museum is home to an extraordinary assortment of over 500 musical instruments, painstakingly gathered over almost 40 years. This fascinating collection includes rare and vintage music boxes, hurdy-gurdy organs, classic phonographs, a fairground calliope, orchestrions, nickelodeons, and early jukeboxes.

Additionally, visitors can marvel at The Clock Tower, a remarkable Horz mechanism constructed in Germany during the 1860s. This exceptional tower clock is operational and uniquely visible at ground level, making it a one-of-a-kind marvel in the world.

Play Street Museum Mansfield
Play Street Museum Mansfield

(817) 672-2988

110 US Hwy 287 S Frontage Rd Ste 118
Mansfield, TX 76063   Directions Website

Immerse your children in the great outdoors at the Play Street Museum Mansfield. Explore interactive exhibits featuring favorite outdoor activities, learning opportunities, and engaging experiences for guests of all ages. The Museum offers a unique blend of entertainment and education, from camping to fishing.

Let your kids join reserved playtimes to make new friends and develop crucial social skills. They can also unleash their creativity at the art table, Discovery Rug, and fully customizable Slime Lab. The Museum takes traditional learning to a new level, offering one-of-a-kind educational experiences in your local neighborhood. With interactive exhibits and sensory play, your little ones can learn, have fun, and build essential skills—all in one place.

Ripley's Believe It or Not - Grand Prairie
Ripley's Believe It or Not - Grand Prairie

(972) 263-2391

601 E Palace Pkwy
Grand Prairie, TX 75050   Directions Website

Step into the captivating world of Ripley's Believe It or Not exhibitions in Grand Prairie and prepare to be awe-struck. Journey through 7,000 square feet of curiosities, explore 12 distinct galleries and brace yourself for the thrill of the 7D Moving Theater and the perplexing Mirror Maze.

Engage with mesmerizing interactive displays, delight in delectable treats at the Candy Factory, and meet with remarkably lifelike figures at Louis Tussauds Palace of Wax. Take advantage of this truly unforgettable adventure.

Upstairs Gallery
Upstairs Gallery

(817) 277-6961

1038 W Abram St
Arlington, TX 76013   Directions Website

Discover the rich tradition of Arlington's Upstairs Gallery, showcasing the diverse talents of local artists and artisans for over 40 years. Immerse yourself in a unique collection of traditional and modern artwork in various mediums. Unleash your creativity with art classes designed for kids, teenagers, and adults.

Join the one-of-a-kind art adventure featuring paintings, pottery, jewelry, and more created by Arlington-area artists. The Upstairs Gallery has reopened its doors and offers various classes, including watercolor, oil drawing, and specialized sessions for kids.

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