Museum of Science & History


Fort Worth, Texas


166,000 sq. ft.

Design Architect

Legorreta + Legorreta

Architect of Record

Bennett Benner Partners

This iconic 166,000 sq. ft. museum has many exhibit spaces, classrooms and dining areas. Three unique structures are incorporated into the design.

The domed Noble Planetarium is a landmark, as is the Energy Gallery roof, composed of a huge cantilever over a ribbon window that “appears” to be supported by glass. Above the main entrance is an 80 ft. tower referred to as the Urban Lantern. On top of the tower is a glowing glass box that can be seen for miles around. The facility is a source of pride for the city, museum staff the designers.


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