Around Cowtown :: Family Friendly Events {June 2021}

It’s been raining, it’s been pouring . . . let’s hope June gives us some sunshine, so we can get out and about. Summer break is here!
We’ve done the work for you, researching virtual and in-person area events for the family. Looking to get out of the house — like REALLY get away from home? Visit our “Guide to Road Trips from Fort Worth” for great ideas on where to go, what to do, and where to stay. 

Around Cowtown features family friendly events in the Fort Worth area.

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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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.

Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects Made with LEGO Bricks at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden // This award-winning and record-breaking exhibition uses beautiful works of art made from toy blocks to explore animal endangerment, the balance of ecosystems, and humanity’s relationship with nature. 

All Month {Virtual}

Art Tales at Amon Carter Museum of American Art // Tune in every Wednesday morning in June and July for weekly story time in connection with an artwork in the Carter’s collection. After the story, enjoy a fun art project using materials you already have at home.

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.

Summer 2021 at the Science Center // Summer Classes at the Living Science Center provide students with an exciting hands-on, minds-on opportunity to explore the natural world. A variety of programs offer an interactive, engaging way to learn about wildlife, ecology, and the environment. For class listings and registration information, go here.

June 7 {Virtual}

Kid’s Kitchen hosted by Northwest Branch Library // Cook up some fun with your kids! Join children’s librarian Mrs. Samantha and her son, Jeremy. They will pick a new cookbook from the children’s section, and you can follow along as they shop for the ingredients and taste the final dish.

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.

June 8 {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

June 10 & 17 {In-person}

Foster Care Meet & Greet at ACH Family Services // Interested in learning more about foster care and/or adoption? Unsure of where to start? Attend to see an overview of ACH’s requirements to become licensed as a kinship, foster care and/or adoptive home.

June 15 {In-person}

Little Sprouts Book & Garden Club  // Go to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for their book club. June’s book is Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh. If you can’t join in-person, tune in to BRIT’s Facebook page, where we will be sharing the story-time portion of this program LIVE!

June 18 {In-person}

Father’s Day Cookout at the Fort Worth Zoo // Take Dad to this after-hours Father’s Day Cookout at the Fort Worth Zoo from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. This first-ever event includes dinner, a meet-and-greet with the Zoo’s outreach animals, and open attractions and habitats in Texas Wild!, such as the Wild West Shooting Gallery and the Toyota Children’s Ranch and Petting Corral.

June 18 – July 25 {In-person}

9/11 Honor Walk at the Fort Worth Museum of Science & Natural History // This outdoor, one- hour program honors the 9/11 fallen and Texas heroes. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to view the exhibit on display in the Atrium.

June 19 {In-person}

I Am Juneteenth Festival // Come out and celebrate freedom with music, food, and support local vendors from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Panther Island. The day will culminate with a fireworks show. 

Juneteenth Celebrate Freedom // Attend the Entrepreneur’s Scholarship Program’s inaugural event celebration that honors and celebrates scholarship recipients and gives a historical review of Juneteenth in Texas. Funds raised go to support future scholarship recipients.

Opal’s Walk LIVE // Join Ms. Opal, who is 94 years old, as she continues her annual walking campaign to make Juneteenth a National Day of Observance. With 47 states that officially recognize it as a holiday, she believes now is the time for it to happen!

June 24 – 27 {In-person}

Ballet Concerto at the Shops at Clearfork // Ballet Concerto is lead by artistic director Margo Dean and the featured ballet this year is Ballet Americana, which she choreographed and premiered in 1959. The theme for the event is “an evening under the Stars and Stripes.” 

June 25 {In-person}

Re-Opening of the Fort Worth Museum of Science & Natural History // The museum is unveiling the biggest changes to the Museum since its new building opened more than a decade ago. On your next visit, you’ll discover tweaks, updates, and overhauls in every one of the galleries, from a new play area in the Children’s Museum to the latest paleontology information in DinoLabs. 

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.

Katie F
Katie has been and editor and journalist since 2010. She’s worked for various national publications, including EQUUS and Western Horseman, and freelanced for titles such as Horse Illustrated and The Reiner. In addition to her role as managing editor at Beal Media, Katie is a content writer for The National Council of Mental Wellbeing and secretary for the Ranch Horse Association of America. In all her work, she’s drawn to projects that serve a purpose and help others. She lives in Willow Park, Texas, with her husband, two kiddos, horses, dogs, chickens, and cat.


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