In addition to amazing sports, restaurants, and nightlife, Arlington, TX is also home to a thriving museum scene that will help you fine-tune your cultural knowledge. So tap into your inner art connoisseur, historian, or science lover, and explore some of our most popular museums.
If your idea of a day well-spent involves world-renowned artwork and photography in beautiful buildings, you’re in luck.
The Arlington Museum of Art showcases a sweeping array of national and international exhibits that attract visitors from all over the world in a building that some have described as “gram-worthy.” Past exhibits have highlighted the works of Keith Haring and Salvador Dali.
For more art, head to The Gallery at UT Arlington. As the primary exhibition space for the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Texas at Arlington, The Gallery features contemporary art across a range of media, including work from students and faculty, in a stunning modern space.
Digging into Arlington’s history and heritage is an excellent way to learn about its people, past, and present. The city’s history is rich and varied—from serving as a frontier outpost to an agricultural center, and at one point, a destination for horse-racing and gambling.
Fortunately, Arlington is full of historical relics to help you brush up on your history, and The Historic Fielder House is a great place to start. The 100-year-old former home of James Fielder was for many years Arlington's grand residence and is now an engaging museum run by the Arlington Historical Society. The museum allows you to take a glimpse at how folks used to live in the area in 1914. The property is a gorgeous look at the past. Large groves of live oaks, fruit orchards, and vegetable gardens make a fine place to pass the time on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
At Arlington’s River Legacy Living Science Center, children can experience the wonder of the natural world around them. Nestled into a majestic grove of oaks, the 12,000-square-foot nature center, designed with minimal impact on the environment, is a place of fascination for kids and adults alike.