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Top Six Rainy Day Family Activities in Fort Worth

kirby rainy day blogSpring is here in Fort Worth, and with it comes drizzly, rainy days. Luckily, there are plenty of things to do here even when the sun isn’t shining. Here are some of our favorite family-friendly activities in the Fort Worth area to help you and the kids get out of the house!

#1: Soar through the Air at Flight Deck Trampoline Park

Don’t let the word “park” fool you. This indoor maze of connected trampolines is great for kids,  no matter the weather. Flight Deck Trampoline Park is huge, climate controlled, and goes beyond just trampolines. It also has an indoor dodgeball court, a huge foam pit, and special classes for kids. They’ll be flying high while you watch their giddy faces from the sidelines.

#2: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Casa Manana

Casa Manana theater company has been delighting families for over 50 years. This stunning facility is home to an exceptional theater troupe that performs plays for adults, and especially for children. This spring they’ll be featuring The Wizard of Oz through May 10th. Whether your kids are avid theater-goers or new to the experience, they’ll be thrilled to see a favorite story come to life.

#3: Innovate and Explore the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

Learning about science is a exciting way to help your kids discover the world. The Fort Worth Museum of Science & History is a learning playground with 6,000 square feet of science fun. It has special exhibits to help kids tinker, design, create, and build science experiments that mix education with entertainment for a family-fun trip for all ages.

#4: Cook Something Up At the Young Chefs® Academy

Kids love to help out in the kitchen, but often need basic skills to make cooking safe and fun. Young Chefs Academy offers cooking classes that promote creativity and help children explore new foods. Weekday and weekend classes teach kids new twists on kid-friendly healthy foods like fresh vegetable pizza and veggie risotto. Classes for different age groups make cooking an exciting adventure for preschool kids all the way through high school.

#5: See the World in 3-D At the Perot Museum

Make movie-going an immersive experience at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Its 297-seat theater has RealD 3D technology to make science come alive. It features films about exciting topics like deep sea exploration, tornados, the Galapagos, and more. Movies are a great way to spark imagination and nurture your child’s hobbies. With surround sound and comfortable seats, it’s a great way for adults to relax indoors, too.

#6: Step Into the Prehistoric Past at Dinosaur World

What could be better than life-sized dinosaurs? Dinosaur World has 150 of them. Save this trip for when the sun peeks out, since the 20-acre park is in a garden setting. If unexpected rain showers break through, step into the prehistoric museum or try out the geode cracker. Foster your children’s fascination with these ancient giants and help them discover the past.

What are your favorite family-friendly activities in Fort Worth? Let us know in the comments!

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