The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is a showcase for some 175,000 historic objects and scientific specimens.

Photo: Rhonda Hole Photography

The new building includes The Museum School, Dino Dig, Nobel Planetarium and an Omni IMAX Theater. Also included are new exhibits such as the 4D Energy Theater/Exhibit, a children’s gallery with outdoor water play, paleontology lab and display of Native American artifacts.

The central educational feature of the museum is its highly visible Studio Learning Galleries, five glass-walled studios for learning and outreach education programs central to the museum’s mission.

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is now also home to the Cattle Raisers Museum, a 10,000-sq-ft “museum in a museum” that offers city slickers a good look at how the cattle industry really developed and how crucial it was to the development of Fort Worth.

The project was issued to the contractor in five bid packages. The last package—enclosure and building—was issued eight months after the start of construction.

As with any fast-track project, the Linbeck Group-led construction team had to work collaboratively with designers to anticipate where the design was going in order to reduce changes and rework.

Key Players

Submitted by: Linbeck Group LLC
Developer/owner: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth
General contractor: Linbeck Group LLC, Fort Worth
Construction manager: The Projects Group, Fort Worth
Architect: Legoretta Arquitectos, Lomas de Reforma, Federal District, Mexico
Civil engineer: Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc., Fort Worth
Structural engineer: Datum Engineers, Dallas
MEP engineer: Blum Consulting Engineers, Dallas