Around Cowtown :: Family Friendly Events {May 2021}

It’s time to gear up for the start of “feels like summer but isn’t quite there” fun. May has some of our best weather before the heat sets in. Make May a month of celebration and fun!
We’ve done the work for you, researching virtual and in-person area events for the family.
Also, if you’re hunting for last minute summer camps or swim lessons, check out our guides: 2021 Guide to Summer Camps and 2021 Guide to Swim Lessons. Going to watch the Rangers? Get detailed info about Globe Life Field in Sports Fan’s Guide to Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys 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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Go to 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}

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.

River Legacy Art Contest // From May 1 to June 30, kids in preschool up to grade 12 can create and enter! The them is “Get Creative with What’s Native,” and prizes include Air Pods, a TV, and bike.

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.

May 1 {Virtual}

Beginning Sewing 101 // This three-hour class teaches the basics of sewing. It will review needles, thread, and basic machine set up. Practice your skills by sewing a fun pillowcase with a quick and easy method.

Virtual Toddler Studio :: Meet the Builder // Tune in for a fun conversation with the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s head of facilities (a person who makes sure the museum’s building is in tip-top shape). Solve some puzzles, play some games, and build a special sculpture as a family! Download an activity sheet for DIY fun.

May 2 {Virtual}

Bloom 2021 // Fort Worth Moms hosts its annual event for new and expecting moms! The event includes a swag bags, giveaways, online expo hall, and a virtual classroom. 

May 2 {In-person}

Spring Market in the Garden // The Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas (FWBG|BRIT) invites visitors to the inaugural “Spring Market in the Garden” May 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event offered throughout the combined campus includes the annual Spring Sip and Shop, a new Tea and Coffee Festival, and a free afternoon in the garden. With numerous local artisans, food trucks, live music and more, this indoor-outdoor event is enhanced by the full-bloom beauty of spring in Fort Worth.

May 4 {Virtual} 

Virtual Pictures and Pages: Drawn Together, by Minh Lê; illustrated by Dan Santat Hatem Aly // Kimball Art Museum reads Drawn Together, which is about a young boy who visits his grandfather and how their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens-with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words.

May 7 {Virtual}

Impact of Social Media on Youth Mental Health Q&A // The live Zoom Q&A will discuss how social media has increasingly impacted youth since the pandemic, how parents can safely monitor their child’s social media activity, if phones have created a fake reality for youth and more.

May 8 {In-person} 

Cowtown Marathon // The Cowtown Marathon will include an in-person 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and the Healthy Hig Half Marathon Relay. It canceled the in-person Kids 5K, Full, and Ultra Marathons, but virtual options to run are available. If you have questions please check out the FAQ page HERE.

May 15 {Virtual}

Virtual Itty-Bitty Art: Cuddle Buddies // Grab your blankets and settle in for a cozy, cuddly resource filled with relaxing sleepy-time activities inspired by diverse Amon Carter artworks. Museum fun can happen anywhere! Join the museum virtually each month for Itty-Bitty Art, a free program for infants up to 24 months and their families. Download free resources designed to inspire enriching family experiences with art at an early age.

May 18 & 25 {Virtual} 

Anger is REAL // Youth ages 10 to 17 can attend this free, virtual support group. Feelings of anger can cast a dark shadow on everything. ACH Child and Family Services offers a way for kids to break free from constricting feelings of anger and learn to process the emotion in a healthy way. Participants must complete an individual session so register at this link today

May 21 {In-person}

Jazz on the Green at the Kimball Art Museum // Enjoy a glass of wine, a local beer, or a sparkling beverage (cash bar—credit card only) while listening to the music of the French gypsy jazz band La Pompe. The evening will also feature discount prices for Kimbell members on drinks and light bites, plus education activities for kids and a special appearance by the Melt Ice Cream Happy Cart.

May 22 {In-person}

Family Safety Day // The National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum is presenting Family Safety Day with Tarrant County 911 District. Events include archery, wall climbing, horseback riding, and 911 trivia and prizes.

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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