Fun in the Fort for February 2017
I don’t know about y’all, but with the holidays and then the Stock Show and Rodeo, I am ready to take it down a little bit and take it easy this month. That’s why my first recommendation is to go see a movie at the Omni. It’s so cool that we have a theater like this in Fort Worth, and I always forget to check and see what’s playing there. I am sure I’ve missed some fantastic shows. Dolphins, Dinosaurs Alive, Mysteries of China and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are showing now until the middle of the month. Then on February 17th they will begin MacGillivray Freeman’s Dream Big: Engineering Our World. The Omni has been around for 34 years now. Instead of going to just any old movie theater, make it an educational experience your kids won’t forget, and go see a movie at the Omni! Here is the link for show times and tickets.
If you aren’t tired of playing cowboy and cowgirls yet, head down to the Stockyards. Along with the twice daily cattle drives, the Cowtown Opry will be performing free western music every Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. While you are down in the Stockyards area, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame has an exhibit called Happy Trails: A Tribute to Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. This exhibit will be around until February 20th. Here is the link for more information.
Beginning February 3rd Casa Manana Children’s Theatre will be performing Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale. I think it would be so fun to dress my girl in a cute Rapunzel costume with a wig and everything, and take her to see this one (if only she wasn’t about to turn 14). Seriously though, this will be an entertaining option for the whole family. It runs through February 19th. You can get your tickets here.
When I was younger, after school, I loved coming home to turn on the TV to relax and watch Little House on the Prairie. If you were a fan of the shows and books too, you will want to know that on Saturday February 25th the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is joining up with the Log Cabin Village to bring you Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 150th Birthday Program. It runs from 10am-1pm and will be full of fun pioneer activities. Space is limited, and due to an overwhelming response, guests wishing to attend need to purchase museum admission tickets in advance. Here is a link with more information.
Scavenger hunt birthday parties have become very popular lately. In the past, the friends that have done one had to create their own, but now they don’t have to. There are a couple of businesses in Fort Worth that have created fun scavenger hunts for you. No need to wait for a birthday, though. This is fun to do anytime of the year and for all ages. Here is the link for more information on the Big City Hunt. Urban Adventure Quest has 2 hunt options to choose from. One takes place in the Stockyards, and the other is throughout Fort Worth. Here is the link for more information and to begin the fun!
For those of you who have Monster Truck fans in the family, Monster Jam is coming up on the 4th of February at 7pm! It is held at AT&T Stadium, and tickets are available here. Be sure to get your little ones some headphones or hearing protection earmuffs. I’ve heard it can get really loud!
Finally, I’m so proud of the Dallas Cowboys this season!!! It feels so good to have a winning season again, and we made it to the playoffs! I’ve always wanted to tour AT&T Stadium, and I think since the Super Bowl is coming up, it would be the perfect time to go. Here you will find all the information you will need on the different types of tours. You can choose from a VIP, self guided tour, or just a tour on the art in the stadium. I love seeing photos of friends on the field with their picture taken on the center star. A perfect way for a fan of the Dallas Cowboys to spend the day!
I am looking forward to some down time this month with my family. I hope you have a relaxing February as well! Have fun and stay safe, everybody.
Tricia Schniederjan is a Fort Worth girl born and raised, Tricia is a runner, scuba diver, snow and water skier, hiker, and kayaker. Her love of exploring has taken her on many adventures with her 5 children which has led to her becoming an expert at traveling with children. She is a UT Austin graduate, an optimist, a peace keeper, and an enjoyer of life.