Indoor activities in Fort Worth, TX

Photo of art gallery.
We can feel the cool breeze of the air-conditioning now. | Photo by @peopleinspaces

Tomorrow is Hot Enough For Ya Day, but we don’t need a national day to know it’s been pretty steamy outside. This week we’ve had some of the hottest weather on record + we’re all ready for some relief. We’ve pulled eight air-conditioned events to help you stay cool this weekend.

Learn 🎨

Panther City has a plethora of museums with permanent and rotating exhibitions. Plus, the Fort Worth Public Library has endless classes + books and ebooks to check out. 

  • The Kimbell Art Museum presents “SLAY,” a free focus exhibition featuring two works entitled “Judith and Holofernes” by Artemisia Gentileschi and Kehinde Wiley. 
  • Gaze at the infinite wonders of the night sky during a show at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s Nobel Planetarium for $12
  • There’s an ocean of possibilities — take the family to free craft time at the library’s Northside branch and create a beach-inspired art project at 1 p.m. on Sat., July 23. 
Aerial photo of Casa Mañana.
Spaceship or theater? We don’t care as long as we can go inside. | Photo by @photogkeith

Watch 🎥

Want to kick back and relax with a bucket of popcorn? Between live performances and screenings of familiar favorites, local theaters have showings for everyone. 

  • Steel Magnolias” opens at Casa Mañana tomorrow at 2 p.m. + runs through Sun., July 31 starting at $50
  • Catch “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” or “Marie Antoinette” this weekend in the Magnolia at The Modern film series at the Modern Art Museum for just $10
  • Head to Downtown Cowtown at the Isis for R.J. Vandygriff’s one-man performance of “The Cowboy Ain’t Dead Yet” for $16.

Play 🎲

Get out of the house with exciting activities of all kinds.