Around Cowtown :: Family Friendly Events {March 2021}


Disclaimer :: This list of events is brought to you by our friends at River Legacy Living Science Center.

As the days get longer and the weather warms up, we’re itching to get out and about our favorite city — Fort Worth. We’re thankful so many events are being considerate of the pandemic, and we’ve included a list of activities families can choose to participate in. Rather stick to virtual happenings? We’ve included those, too! So unless you’ve found a lucky four-leaf clover, please continue to be safe and considerate of others as you explore and have fun with your loved ones.

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. 

Fort Worth Moms extends a BIG thank you to River Legacy Living Science Center for sponsoring this month’s Around Cowtown list of events. 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.

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Around Cowtown features family friendly events in Fort Worth.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}

Smithsonian American Women’s History Lecture Series // Celebrate Women’s History Month every Wednesday in March. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History have partnered with Smithsonian Affiliates across the country to bring you five virtual lectures supporting the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. These talks are designed to create, disseminate, and amplify the historical record of the accomplishments of American women. These events are free and supported by the Smithsonian Institution. 

Fort Worth Nature Center Discovery Club and Story Time // A weekly collaboration with Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge that opens with a story time, provided by Youth Services staff, and ends with an on-site lesson from the Nature Center staff. Tune in on its YouTube channel.

March 5 {In-person}

Earth Optimism Drive-In Theatre at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History // The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our physical and our social environments. What can we learn from these changes, and how can we adapt? Five local teens identified a world issue and a plan to help. Attend a free drive-in theater showcasing the two-minute videos teens have created for the national Earth Optimism competition and learn ways you can build a more sustainable future.

March 6

A Night at the Vintage Flying Museum // The Vintage Flying Museum will open its hangar doors to photographers of all ages & skills to photograph its impressive collection of historic aircraft! Exclusive to this event, you will have photo access to these “birds” with controlled lighting, not normally available to the public. Visit the museum’s website for a preview of just which aircraft you will be able to shoot!

March 10-17 {Virtual}

Pi Day Celebration at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History // Attend a virtual celebration of Pi Day. To celebrate this mathematical phenomenon, check out the museum staff’s favorite pie recipes, watch videos about both pie and pi, and download the materials list to create an art project as you follow along with a video to make art with pi at home!

March 12

MUTTS Movie Night // Go to this dog park, bar and restaurant to watch a screening of Secret Life of Pets 2! The perfect Friday night get-together for the whole family — pets included! There will be popcorn and drinks as well as bites available at the cantina for purchase. The screening is FREE with park entry (Day pass or membership).

March 13 {In-person}

Arts Week // Arts Week 2021 is here with all the fun packed into a single day! Come out to the LOT Downtown between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to see all the arts vendors, with plenty of hands on crafts perfect for kids.

March 13 {Virtual}

Women’s Herstory Month book reading at Doc Records // Taught By Women, Poems as Resistance Language, New and Selected by Haki R. Madhubuti, marks a return to his roots. It is his first single-authored book of poetry in over nine years. In it, he pays homage to the many women who have influenced him and contributed to his unique worldview. Readers are urged not to forget various women who have nurtured, encouraged, challenged and strengthened us despite our sometimes dismal circumstances.

March 20 {Virtual}

Kids Identity Workshop // This virtual workshop provides tools for kids to learn and appreciate their own uniqueness, build self confidence and decrease anxiety, and become more cooperative, confident, and independent. Scholarships available.

Weatherford Spring Fling at Chandor Gardens // Celebrate the arrival of a long-awaited spring season in the gardens. This popular event features music, food, and area artists and craftsman. The gardens will be loaded with talented people displaying, demonstrating, and selling unique arts and crafts. $5 for tickets, and kids 12 and younger are free.

March 27

Spring Japanese Festival at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden  // It’s the Year of the Ox! Plan to attend a family-friendly event in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden with large support from the Fort Worth Japanese Society. Enjoy traditional Japanese performances, food, and more in the garden. More details to come soon. Online tickets only! Ticket link coming soon.

March 27-28 {In-person}

Weatherford Music Festival // Come and enjoy two days of music with more than 50 music artists performing on two stages — a main stage and an acoustic stage. There will be food vendors and a kids zone with kids karaoke, dance games, fun games and activities, build a teddy bear, bounce houses, ride on a horse-drawn carriage, and more! 

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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