Beat the heat with these indoor activities in Fort Worth

Don’t break a sweat in the triple-digit heat, head inside to these local museums, cooking classes, and theaters to stay entertained in the AC.

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Check out these local indoor activities around Fort Worth. | Photo by @unboundedleather

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We know we’re not alone when we say we’re over the scorching triple-digit heat in Texas. Thankfully, Fort Worth has a ton of ways to stay cool with indoor activities and exhibits.

Beat the summer heat with these eight local happenings around the city.

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The Monnig Meteorite Gallery at TCU. | Photo by TCU

🎨 Explore an exhibit

Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
The Carter draws back on our Fort Worth roots, featuring free, world-class collections that feel like home in an architectural masterpiece by Phillip Johnson.

Monnig Meteorite Gallery, 2950 W. Bowie St.
Experience the solar system up close with this free, out-of-this-world exhibit on TCU’s campus. With nearly 3,000 samples, the gallery is one of the largest university-based collections in the world.

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Downtown Cowtown at the Isis announced that it was closing in November 2023. | Photo by @downtown_cowtown

🎥 Go to a show

Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St.
Guests can look forward to the Broadway at the Bass series with “Jagged Little Pill” and Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Downtown Cowtown at The Isis, 2401 N. Main St.
The historic single-screen theater streams classic films four times a day Sunday-Thursday. Bonus: If you’re the first person to arrive, you get to pick the movie.

The Modern, 3200 Darnell St.
The Modern has three ongoing screening series including Magnolia at the Modern, National Theatre Live, and Movies That Matter.


Indulge at 3rd Street Market.

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🍽️ Learn a new skill

Indulge, 425 W. 3rd St.
The cooking studio is located inside 3rd Street Market and hosts a variety of classes including a hands-on lesson perfecting steaks on Friday, Sept. 8. If you’d rather sit back and relax, sign up for Afternoon Tea on Sunday, Sept. 17.

Central Market, 4651 West Fwy.
Learn the basics of seafood, fresh pasta, and classic desserts with classes offered multiple times a week. Try the recipes at home and pick up some fresh ingredients before you leave.

Backyard Pitmasters, Various locations
Learn how to smoke brisket like the pros in a three-hour class that teaches meat trimming, wood selection, heat management + barbecue rubs. The next Cowtown class is on Sunday, Sept. 3 at Martin House Brewing. View the schedule.

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