Around Cowtown :: Family Friendly Events {February 2021}


Our friends at  River Legacy Living Science Center sponsored this edition of “Around Cowtown.” Its Art and Science of Arachnids is a limited-time, interactive exhibit featuring 100 live (but contained) arachnids! Explore the largest arachnid display in North America and discover human-arachnid cultural connections through activities like weaving a web, creating your own arachnid art, and more. Learn more about this limited time exhibit! Look up River Legacy Living Science Center on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

It’s the month of L-O-V-E, and at Fort Worth Moms that means loving our family, our friends, and our neighbors. It means celebrating our differences and coming together for a brighter, more colorful future. We put extensive work into this month’s calendar of events. Sure there are fun Valentine’s Day-themed events (both in-person and virtual), but we made sure to include several events inspired by Black History Month.

So, pencil in these local, family friendly events Fort Worth Moms has gathered. Please note that events are popping up, changing, and being cancelled at the drop of a hat due to the coronavirus, and we will update the calendar as timely as we can. 

Use February as a starting point to discuss, lift one another, and be active in our communities. Then hit repeat!

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Around Cowtown features family friendly events around the Fort Worth area.Scheduled In-Person & Virtual Events

All Month {In-person}

Black Girl Magic Pop Up Museum // The Black Girl Magic Pop Up Museum is an interactive museum to pay homage and honor the contribution that black women have had. The museum has more than eight interactive Instagram-worthy photo-ops. Come and enjoy melanin boxes, the Black Girl Magic Room, melanin room, Say Her Name Room, I Am Not My Hair room, and so much more.

Kinder Prep 101 Spanish at Central Library // Kinder Prep 101 is a supportive, engaging program designed to help parents and caregivers prepare children for kindergarten. This 10-week online program will go over topics such as the different stages children learn, types of schools and programs, classroom setup, and introductions to math, science, reading and writing.

All Month {Virtual}

Let’s Create Pre-K Story Time at Central Library // Join the librarians from the Fort Worth Public Library as they bring you story times right to your home!

Spanish Story Time Live at Central Library // Join in the last Friday of each month for a family story time, in Spanish, which encourages early literacy development through stories, songs, talking, writing and play. Tune in on Facebook or YouTube channel.

The Dock Book Shop virtual book readings // The Dock Book Shop, the largest African American owned full service bookstore in Texas, celebrates Black History Month by hosting virtual book readings with popular authors including Briana Cole, Cheris Hodges, Matt Sandler, and Sadeqa Johnson, as well as Bayer Mack, producer and director of the documentary Black Seeds: The History of Africans in America.  

The Lenora Rolla Heritage Center Museum Juried Art Show at the Tarrant County Black Historical & Genealogical Society // Check out the virtual art exhibit “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity,” which showcases professional artists and several student artists from various independent school districts in the area. Available for viewing from February 1 to March 31.

February 4 &11 {In-person}

Trout Stocking at Trinity River Park // The Trinity River Water District trout season continues into the New Year with two more trout stockings at Trinity Park. On January 4 and February 11, join TRWD and Texas Parks & Wildlife as more trout are released into the Trinity River. This event is free to the public, and the riverbanks provide plenty of great locations to social distance and participate. Rainbow Trout are one of the easiest fish to catch, so come ready!

February 7 {In-person}

Baby Doll and Me Tea Party at Play Street Museum Fort Worth // In addition to playtime, your little one will enjoy snacking on sandwiches, fruits, and macaroons while sipping tea with a place at the table for her favorite baby doll. It will be a proper good time, pinkies up! $22 per child.

February 9 & 23 {In-person}

The Learn Dream Do Show // Join the Central Library youth services team as they explore a new topic through languages, crafts, music, puppets, interviews, and more.

February 11 {Virtual}

Mars Landing Watch Party at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History // After almost a year in space, NASA’s Perseverance rover will make its terrifying seven-minute journey to the Martian surface. Join museum astronomers Dr. Doug Roberts and Dr. Morgan Rehnberg to follow along during the rover’s final approach. While you wait, dig into some space-themed hands-on activities. And when the moment arrives, catch it all live from NASA!

February 13 {In-person}

Valentine Cupcake Wars at Play Street Museum // Each child will get a cupcake to decorate with a selection of valentine candies, sprinkles, and more. $16.00 per child (admission includes 1 child and 1 adult) Each session lasts an hour and a half with time in between for cleaning and disinfecting. 

February 13 & 14 {In-person}

Swan Lake at l.m. Terrell Auditorium // Join Ballet Frontier for the hauntingly beautiful classical ballet, Swan Lake, this Valentine’s Day. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s dynamic score, brand new sets & costumes, and iconic choreography, this ballet is one you and your family will remember forever. Happening Saturday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 14 at 2:00. pm. Tickets start at $25.

February 20 {In-person}

Black History Month Family Day hosted by Kindred Creative Art and Literacy Press // Come celebrate and participate the past, present, and future with activities such as yoga, story telling, cultural dancing, open mic, and a discussion panel from black-owned business owners. Tickets range in price. 

February 22 – 26 {Virtual}

Engineer’s Week at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History // Explore the wonderful world of engineering with your family through videos and live engineering activities throughout the week. Supply lists for activities will be posted soon so that you can participate at home. A limited number of supply kits will also be available to pick up at the Museum on February 17th and 19th from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.

February 25 {In-person}

Fort Worth Reads featuring Thursday Night Lights author Michael Hurd at Fort Worth Public Library // Join for a discussion with author Michael Hurd, who is the director of Prairie View A&M University’s Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture and serves on the selection committee for the Black College Football Hall of Fame. Hurd has worked as a sports writer for the Houston Post, the Austin American-Statesman, USA Today, and Yahoo Sports, and is the author of Black College Football, 1892–1992: One Hundred Years of History, Education, and Pride.

On-Going Virtual Events

Fort Worth Zoo’s Virtual Programs // Whether you are learning at home or in the classroom, would like to offer a fun virtual experience for employees or residents, or you just miss the Fort Worth Zoo, it is ready to bring the animals to you. Connect with the animals through your choice of virtual programs, starting at $25. Zoo members save 10 percent during registration. 

Virtual Story Times // North Richland Hills Library hosts virtual story times every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. on its Facebook page. After the reading, the video will be available on its YouTube channel and the library’s website

Yogin’s Karma Bookclub // Karma Yoga in Denton is starting a free community yoga bookclub to learn more about the practice of yoga and how to transform our lives off the mat and see how the words impact not only us, but our fellow yogis. Learn more HERE.

Virtual Nurturing Parent Group // Hosted by My Health My Resources of Tarrant County, the virtual nurturing parent group is “a family-centered trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to other forms of parenting and child-rearing practices. This is a great group for any and all parents wanting to learn about parenting for any child.” Meetings happen every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Learn more here.

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame // Need activities to keep your young cowgirls and cowboys busy? Take advantage of this free online resources and activities!

The Kimbell Art Museum’s Kimbell At Home program // Experience the Kimbell from home. Explore the collection, download family art activities, and take an audio tour.

Virtual Wednesday Walks // Join the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge for a virtual walk on the trails. Every Wednesday, it will pick a trail, hike, and see what is along the trail in the form of plants and animals. This is a great way to catch up and for you to see what is available on the trails. It will continue these virtual walks while it is closed for the public. Hike starts at 10:00 a.m. and the end time is not definitive. Typical hike will be an hour at the most. Visit its Facebook event page for more information.


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