Next door to the Cowgirl Museum is the Forth Worth Museum of Science and History. I saw fuck all that could be interpreted as history, so I'm just going to refer to it as "the science museum". Sue me. Also, if you keep your Cowgirl Museum sticker, you get half price on the admission to the science museum.
They had various exhibits there, but again much of it was too clearly directed towards kids. I have nothing against museums having a kids' department or including children in their activities, but I'd like to see some stuff for adults too.
Anyways, I attended two IMAX presentations; one was a hopelessly outdated (and sickeningly politically correct) movie about the Arctic, narrated by that famous scientist Meryl Streep. Some great shots of polar bears and caribou and nature and all (some of it was filmed at Svalbard, wooo hooo), but it could do without the inane comments and the horrible, horrible "music" by Paul McCartney.
The other was a presentation of the solar system, but the darkness of the "planetarium" and the generally boring movie put me to sleep for half of it. These IMAX presentations are add-ons, so you don't have to throw your money away. On the other hand, there are several shows on various topics, and I can't vouch for the quality (or lack thereof) of any of the other presentations.
The one presentation that was actually both interesting and amusing, was a speech on the famous "Le Petomane", given by a scientist. Until right up to the starting point of the lecture, I was actually the only paying guest in the room and was even greeted with a handshake and an amusingly desperate attempt at small talk by one of the staffers. Happily, a few other lost souls wandered in, saving us all from embarrasment.
The Science Museum in all its splendor.
A dinosaur exhibition.
Close up of a dino skull.
They had a quite large exhibit on cattle farming.
The temporary "Grossology" exhibit had lots of funny presentations on various bodily functions and fluids.
Several kids were cheerfully pumping water into this figure to create burping sounds.