From adventurous to the more sedentary, there are several autumn activities to enjoy in Texas:
On Sept. 8th at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1501 Montgomery Street in Fort Worth at the Nobel Planetarium you can watch “Mindfest – Trip the Light Fantastic” for free. The Planetarium features ongoing presentations; call for show times. On Sept. 9th the price is the cost of museum admission. The sixth annual festival allows guests to explore and create using light.
Through Nov. 16th watch the IMAX film, “Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees” about one of the world’s best-known scientists and her work with chimps in Tanzania.
For all the details, call 817-255-9300 or go to fortworthmuseum.org.
At the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, 9801 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth, kids can attend the Preschool Discovery Club, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 15th and 22nd. For more information, call 817-237-1111 or go to www.fwnaturecenter.org. Admission is $2 for three and four-year-olds. Non-members are $10 and members are $5.00.
At the Fort Worth Zoo at 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth, children can take advantage of Weekday Zoo School. Cost is $695 for the school year; pro-rated after Sept. 11th. From Sept. 11-May 17 kids ages 3-5 can learn about wildlife through class activities and zoo field trips. Saturday classes are held every week from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 30-Dec. 2 (excluding Nov. 25). Call for pricing information.
Kids ages 2-7 can enjoy a guided trip through the zoo and learn about animals and their behaviors. For more information, call 817-759-7555 or go to www.fortworthzoo.org.
On Sept. 16th the Villages of Bear Creek Amphitheater at 1951 Bear Creek Parkway in Euless will present a free science event with a wacky instructor at 7:30 p.m. For more details, call 817-685-1666 or go to Euless.org.
On Sept. 30th the Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home at 1304 Bernard Street in Denton will feature a Fall Family Festival. The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include a train, pumpkin patch, music, crafts, and food. For details, call 940-382-5112 or go to www.cpch.org.
Also on Sept. 30th storytelling will be featured from 1-3 p.m. at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. The free event will include nature stories and making crafts.
Another event on the 30th is Family Funday: Just Draw It! At the Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard in Fort Worth from 1-4 p.m. You can also watch artist demos and create art and at a Day in the District on the same day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors can witness an inaugural event which invites guests to visit several participating Fort Worth museums in the cultural district offering free or reduced admission.
For the schedule, call 817-738-1933 or go to www.cartermuseum.org.