Around Cowtown :: Family Friendly Events {April 2021}


We’ve never been more excited to get out and about in lovely Fort Worth! Not only is our cowtown beautiful, we’re proud how our community goes above and beyond for its residents. If you’re the parent of a child with differences and disabilities, be sure to check out this guide, which features top spots and organizations that are fun and sensitive to your child’s unique needs. 

Looking for summer fun? Our “Guide to Summer Camps” has what you’re looking for to keep your kiddos active and happy during break. And sports fans can get detailed information about going to Globe Life Field with kids in our “Sports Fan’s Guide to Texas Rangers Events.”

Mark your calendar with these 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. 

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Find family friendly events in Fort Worth for the family.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}

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.

Virtual Sensory Explorations at Amon Carter Museum of American Art // Tune in this April for on-demand, Virtual Sensory Explorations, a free program for families with children on the autism spectrum. Watch a video about four artworks in the Carter’s collection, discover more about flowers, then get creative with a hands-on, art-making experience.

April 3 {Virtual}

Virtual Toddler Studio: Meet the Shop Keeper! // Participate in a fun conversation with a store manager (a person who runs a museum shop), make some art as a family, and create your own special shop. Great for ages two to three. On the day of the program, download a PDF activity sheet for DIY fun. A link to the activity sheet will also be shared during the Facebook Live program.

April 6 {Virtual} 

Virtual Pictures and Pages: The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family, by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali; illustrated by Hatem Aly // Join the Kimbell Art Museum for virtual story time. A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school–and two sisters on one’s first day of hijab–by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad.

April 9 {Virtual}

Spring Plant Sale at Fort Worth Botanic Garden // Stock up on spring plants while taking advantage of garden professional consultations if needed. Members have access to a preview sale April 7-8 as well as a ten-percent discount on purchases. Order pick-up dates are April 16 through April 18. 

April 9 — 10 {In-person}

Shakespeare at Chandor Gardens :: As You Like It // Directed by Edwina Himes, watch this classic play about gender, love, and politics. Tickets are $5 each for ages 12 and older.

April 15 {Virtual} 

Real Tips for Parenting During COVID-19 // ACH Services is hosting a a free one-hour class for parents of youth ages six to 17 that addresses questions and provides advice and ideas where you need answers surrounding COVID-19 and parenting. Register today at

April 16 {In-person}

Story time at River Legacy Living Science Center :: Snakes // Experience a free, outdoor story time at River Legacy Nature Center in partnership with Arlington Public Library. Listen to two themed stories and meet an animal ambassador, such as an opossums, snakes, and turtles. Masks required for ages 10 and up. Registration required.

April 17 {Virtual}

Virtual Itty-Bitty Art: Light and Space // Fun is on the horizon Amon Carter Museum of American Art! Search, reach, grasp, and play with light and space in this month’s baby games, inspired by diverse Carter artworks.

April 17 {In-person}

Doc’s Neighborhood Flea // Shop 20 local vintage vendors, listen to music by Kowboy, and make a donation to the animal shelter, Animal Hope. 

April 20 – 23 {Virtual}

Earth Day Celebration // Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is celebrating Earth Day all week! Tune in to learn about birds, snakes, turtles, light pollution, and a whole lot more! For birdwatching and seed bomb activities, it’s offering free material kits for pickup at the museum. 

April 24 {Virtual}

Owl Prowl Night Hike // Join River Legacy Living Science Center for a night hike and explore and learn about the owls in our ecosystem. Register here.

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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