Free Museums in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex

The interior of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas (United States).
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Dallas has museums with world-class art, in-depth history, and unique exhibits. These are some of the free museums in the Metroplex.

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    Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas.
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    The Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth is devoted to American art of all media. Admission to the permanent collection is free; admission to most of the temporary exhibits is free, but not all, so check the website. The Amon Carter Museum also sponsors family days with crafts and other activities, storytime for the younger set, and a variety of lectures, talks, and tours by experts, also free. The museum is located in the Fort Worth Cultural District.

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    The interior of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Fort Worth, Texas (United States).
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    The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth focuses on art in every media created after World War II and has in their permanent collection, works by artists such as Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol. Admission to the Modern Art Museum is free on the first Sunday of every month and every Wednesday. The museum is located in the Fort Worth Cultural District.

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    Kimbell Art Museum exterior
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    The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth offers free admission to the permanent collections every day. Temporary exhibits require a fee for admission; Tuesdays offer half-price admission to the temporary exhibits. The museum is located in the Fort Worth Cultural District.

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    Interurban Railway Museum

    Interurban Railway Museum
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    Located in lovely Haggard Park in downtown Plano, just steps away from the DART Red Line rail station, the Interurban Railway Museum contains the history of the Texas Electric Railway, which ran between Denison and Dallas from 1908 to 1948.

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    Dallas Museum of Art
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    The first Tuesday of each month, the Dallas Museum of Art offers free general admission. Events for children are offered free of charge at the Center for Creative Connections. Certain special exhibits may still charge for admission. Also, on some evenings, everyone gets in free while several events are held at the same time, such as jazz in the atrium, sketching in the galleries, and other activities.

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    Texas Discovery Gardens (Solar Pavilion)
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    There are various free admission days to the Texas Discovery Gardens in Fair Park. Enjoy their themed gardens and take home some recommendations for your garden at home.

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    The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, exterior staircase
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    Admission to the Crow Collection of Asian Art is free every day. Free guided tours of the permanent collections and of the European Sculpture Garden are offered. The Crow Collection is closed on Mondays.

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    Located in downtown Fort Worth in the Sundance Square area, the Sid Richardson Museum showcases a collection of western-themed art by such artists as Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington, among others. Admission to the museum is always free.

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    View some unique geometric art at the MADI Museum, located at 3109 Carlisle Street in Dallas. The MADI Museum is open every day, except Monday. Check the website for their most updated hours.

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    The Monnig Meteorite Gallery showcases meteorites of many descriptions. Visitors can participate in several hands-on activities with real meteorites. Admission is free every day. The Monnig Meteorite Gallery is located T 2950 West Bowie in Fort Worth, on the TCU campus in the Sid Richardson Science Building at the corner of West Bowie Street and Cockrell.