Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is located within the Fort Worth Cultural District and houses a variety of science and history exhibitions.
Thus, in May 2006, the Museum unveiled plans for its new building: an innovative work of architecture that blends with neighboring institutions and features a sweeping plaza and campus-like environment at the south end of the Cultural District.
The new building, was designed by architects Legorreta + Legorreta with Gideon Toal and consists of 166,000 square feet. The original Omni Theater and lobby were refurbished but left mostly intact. In addition, the museum left one tree from the original museum courtyard undisturbed and built the museum around it, leaving the tree in an open area called the Heritage Courtyard.
The total maximum occupancy is 3,369 individuals. The museum’s grand opening after renovations was on Friday, November 20, 2009.