Amon Carter Museum. Presents 150 years of American art including 19th-century landscapes by Thomas Cole and Window Homer and Modern abstractions of Ceorgia O’Keeffe and Stuart Davis. Major collection of works by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. Open since 1961. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. (817) 738-1933. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5:30. Tours, Tuesday-Friday 2 p.m. No admission charge.
Biblical Arts Center. Works of art with a biblical theme, from old masters to contemporary spiritual. The Miracle at Pentecost is one highlight; the exhibit is 124 feet long by 20 feet tall, and a 30-minute light and sound presentation depicts the events at Pentecost as described in the second chapter of Acts. 7500 Park Lane at Boedecker. 691-4661. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society. Any time is the right time of year to picnic (the lawns have been treated for insects), toss the frisbee, or simply stroll the grounds of the DeGolyer Estate, overlooking White Rock Lake. Each March, the estate hosts “Dallas Blooms,” featuring as mam- as 150,000 tulips from around the world, and then, in the fall, set your sights on a breathless chrysanthemum display. Tours of the DeColyer home are also available. 8525 Carland Rd. 327-8263. Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Adults $3 (Friday 3 p.m.-6 p.m.-free admission); children (6-12) and senior citizens $1; under 6 free.
Dallas Cowboys Headquarters and Practice Facility. Cowboys Center is located in Valley Ranch, 1.7 miles north of LBJ Freeway on MacArthur Blvd Tours are available by appointment only. Monday through Saturday. 556-9900.
Dallas Museum of Art. You’ll find no behind-the-glass exhibits here. Enter into the Gateway Gallery, a unique, hands-on learning experience within the setting of the art museum. Create a masterpiece, work puzzles and games. 1717 North Harwood. 922-0220. Tuesday. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday. 12-5 p.m. Free.
Dallas Museum of Natural History. Find out who hunts whom, who burrows while others chimb, see birds and bones, babies, and brontosauruses. State Fair Grounds, Fair Park, 670-8457. Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m. Free.
Fair Park. Permanent attractions: Old Mill Inn, serving authentic Texas cuisine. 565-1511; Age of Steam Railroad Museum, vintage 1900-1950 passenger and freight trains, $2 adults, $1 children, 421-8754 or 421-8712; Dallas Garden Center, a conservatory of tropical plants, free. 428-7476; Hall of State, one of the moat magnificent historical buildings in America, 421-5136; Dallas Aquarium, the fourth largest aquarium in the U.S., free. 670-8441; Dallas Museum of Natural History, panoramas and exhibits on plant and animal life in Texas, free. 670-8459; Science Place I (,428-7200) and Science Place II (428-5555), with a planetarium and exhibits on light, energy, exploration of the planets, and physics; call for admissions and times.
Farmers Market. Local vendors sell fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers from sheds and outdoor stands. Some of the highest quality and best prices in town. Hours vary seasonally, but are generally from dawn to dusk, seven days a week’ 1010 S. Pearl.’ 670-5879.If you work downtown, DART is running a free Fanners Market Shuttle Service from ten locations Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 979-1111 for information.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Extensive collection covering everything from dinosaurs, human physiology, and geology to Texas history, the history of medicine, and computers. Also houses the Noble Planetarium. 1501 Montgomery, Fort Worth. (817) 654-1356. Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday & Saturday 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.
Fountain Place. The First Interstate Bank Tower’s courtyard boasts some of the most beautiful fountains in the area. The centerpiece is a square area of the sidewalk that looks like a sidewalk with holes in it but is really a high-tech, computerized fountain. The water flows straight up in varying patterns, and the effect is beautiful and lots of fun to watch. The courtyard is open until 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Free.
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. Exhibits, tours, and trails with an emphasis on the natural history of North Central Texas. Located south of McKinney on FM 1378. (214) 542-5566; wildflower hotline (214) 542-1947. Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1 pm.-5 p.m. Free; charges for tours vary.
Kimbell Art Museum. One of the outstanding small museums in the United States. It’s housed in an award-winning building that opened in 1972. The collection features European paintings as well as selected examples of Egyptian, Greek. pre-Columbian, African, and Asian art. The museum offers a full program of changing exhibitions, lectures, concerts, films, workshops, and tours, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. (817)332-8451 Exhibition tours are conducted on Tuesday-Friday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Collection and building lours Sunday 3 p.m. Hours, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. No admission charge.
Lower Greenville Avenue. The stretch of Greenville that runs from Mockingbird to Henderson is an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, theaters, and shops. A sampling of what you’ll find there: The Crape, a wine bar with excellent food; the Old Moon & Other Tales for cards and gifts; The Whole Foods Market, a grocery and health food cafe; the Granada Cinema ’N’ Drafthouse, a movie theater with a bar, a wait staff, and a smoking section upstairs; Little Gus’, which serves great breakfasts and Greek food at night; Terilli’s, an Italian restaurant with live jazz, and lots more.
Magnolia Lounge at Fair Park. Built in 1936 for the Texas Centennial. In the Fifties, the building became the Margo Jones Theater, the first regional theater in Texas. Recently restored by the Friends of Fair Park, the Magnolia Lounge now serves as the park’s year-round information center. Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 426-3400.
Meadows Museum. Permanent collection of Spanish art from the 15th century to 20th century. Picasso, Murillo. Ribera. Miro, Goya. Collection donated by Alger H. Meadows. Open since 1965 SMU Campus. Mockingbird Lane at Hillcrest in the Owen An Center on Bishop Blvd. 692-2516. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m,-5 p.m. No admission charge.
Modern An Museum of Fort Worth. Focuses on 20th-century European and American art. All media. Permanent collection of 2,000 pieces. Texas’s first art museum, open since 1901.1309 Montgomery, Fort Worth. (817) 738-9215. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.5 p.m. No admission charge.
Old City Park. Leave the Eighties far behind and take a peek at what Dallas looked like back at the turn of (lie century. See farmhouses, a train station, a 1905 bank, a shotgun house, even a dentist’s office. 1717 Cano. 421-5141. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.. Sunday 1:30-4;30 p.m. Adults $4; .senior citizens & children 6-12 $2: under 6 free.
Omni Theater. This addition to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History uses the most sophisticated film and sound systems available to create a three-dimensional show. Experience flight with a WWII fighter pilot or dive into the Grand Canyon, all without leaving your seat. While you’re at the museum, also visit the Noble Planetarium, which has a variety of star-filled shows. 1501 Montgomery, Fort Worth. (817) 732-1631 or (metro) 654-1356. Open Tuesday-Sunday. Adults $4.75; children (12 and under) and senior citizens $3.
Texae Hall of Stale. Spend an afternoon brushing up on your Texas history. Exhibits change throughout the year. Includes a Fashion Callery. State Fair Grounds, Fair Park. 421-5136. Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. Free.
Thanks-Giving Square. Located at Pacific and Ervay in the middle of downtown, Thanks-Giving Square is the perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Enjoy a picnic in the water gardens or a quiet moment in the chapel. 969-1977.
West End Marketplace Five floors of shops with every type of food, drink, and fun gift imaginable. There are also six nightclubs in the Dallas Alley entertainment complex. In downtown’s West End, Munger at Lamar.
YMCAs of Metropolitan Dallas. Oiler fitness and wellness programs for ail ages, camping, career counseling and leadership programs for teens, after-school child care, financial aid. and much more. Call your local branch for more information.
Denton. 1117 Riney Rd. (817) 382-2515.
Downtown, 601 N. Akard St. 954-0500.
East Dallas, 6220 Worth St. 824-8139.
Garland, 1709 N. Garland Ave. 272-3484.
Grand Prairie. 333 N.E. 5th St. 264-2323.
Irving, 2200 W. Irving Blvd. 986-8898.
Lewisville, 2021 Cross Timbers Dr. 539-9622.
Moorland. 907 E. Ledbetter Rd. 375-2583.
Oak Cliff. 6701 S. Hampton Rd. 330-6321.
Park Cities-North Dallas, 6000 Preston Rd. 526-7293.
Park South. 2500 Rornine St. 421-5301 Piano, 2601 Glencliff. 596-7815.
Richardson. 821 Custer Rd. 231-3424.
Rockwall County. Highway 205 N. (214) 722-8368.
Southeast. 2818 Prichard Ln. 381-1141.
Town North. 4332 Northaven Rd. 357-8431.
Urban Services, 601 N. Akard St. 954-0655.
Waxahachie, 100 YMCA Dr. (214) 937-9622.
White Rock/Lake Highlands, 11221 Lochwood Blvd. 328-4621.