RECREATION/MUSEUMS

Amon Carter Museum. The Amon Carter provides an overview of 150 years of American art, including 19th-cenlury landscapes by Thomas Cole and Winslow Homer, the modern abstractions of Georgia O’Keeffe and Stuart Davis, and a major collection of works by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. . 1501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. (817) 738-1933 Tuesday-Saturday 10 a. m. -5 p. m.. Sunday 1-5: 30 p. m. Tours Tues-daj-Sunday. Free.

The Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden. Any lime is the right time of year to picnic, toss the frisbee, or simply stroll the grounds of the DeGolyer Estate, overlooking White Rock Lake. Each spring, the estate hosts “Dallas Blooms, ” featuring as many as 150, 000 tulips from around the world, and then, in the fall. “Autumn at the Arboretum. ” Tours of the DeGolyer home are also available. 8525 Garland Road. 327-8263. Tuesday-Sunday 10 a. m. -6 p. m. Admission rates are seasonal. Special horticulture hot line 327-8263, ext. 134. Free parking.

Dallas Museum of Art. The DMA boasts a varied collection containing some 16, 000 works, including pre-Columbian, African, and post-World War II American art objects. 1717 N. Har-wood. 922-1200. Tuesday-Saturday 10a. 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 and who burrows while others climb; see birds and bones, babies and brontosauruses. State Fair Grounds. Fair Park. 670-8457. Daily 9 a. m. -5 p. m. Free.

Fair Park. Fair Park is a 277-acre National Historic Landmark with a worldclass collection of art deco buildings. Open year round, (he city of Dallas park is home to these museums: Age of Steam Railroad Museum, Dallas Aquarium, Dallas Civic Garden Center, Dallas Museum of Natural History, The Hall of State Building, Museum of African-American Life and Culture and The Science Place I & II. Fair Park is also the locale of the Cotton Bowl Stadium, Stale Fair of Texas. Music Hall at Fair Park, Starplex Amphitheatre, and more than 100 annual special events and cultural festivals. Visitors are welcome to picnic on the grounds or stroll around the Leonhardt Lagoon and Esplanade of Slate reflecting pool. For information on current activities call 670-8400,

Farmer’s Market. Local vendors sell fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers from sheds and outdoor stands. Some of the highest quality and best prices in town. 1010 S. Pearl. 718-2082. Open daily 5 a. m. -7 p. m. in the summer, 6 a. m. -6 p. m, in the winter.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. An extensive collection covers everything from dinosaurs, human physiology, and geology to Texas history, the history of medicine, and computers. Also houses the Noble Planetarium and the Omni Theater. 1501 Montgomery, Fort Worth. Metro 817-654-1356. Daily 9: 30 a. m, -9: 30 p. m.

The Frontiers of Flight Museum. In the main terminal lobby of Love Field, this exhibit contains more than 100 exciting historical artifacts from the earliest attempts at manned flight through the modern space age, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a, m. -5 p. m., Sunday 1 p, m. -5 p. m. Admission is $1. 350-3600.

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. For outdoorsy types, the Heard offers exhibits, tours, and (rails with an emphasis on the natural history of North Central Texas. Located south of McKinney on FM 1378. (214) 542-5566 or Metro 238-6494; miditower hot line (214) 542-1947. Tuesday-Saturday 9 a. m. -5 p. m., Sunday 1-5 p. m. Free; charges for tours vary.

Kimbell Art Museum. One of the outstanding smalt museums in the United States, the permanent collection here features European masterpieces as well as selected examples of Egyptian. Greek, pre-Columbian, African, and Asian art. The museum offers a full program of exhibitions, lectures, concerts, films, workshops, and tours. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. Metro 817-654-1034. Open Tuesday-Friday 10 a. m. -5 p. m.. Saturday noon-8 p. m., Sunday noon-5 p. m. Free.

Meadows Museum. The museum’s permanent collection includes. Spanish art from the 15th to the 20th century, pieces by Picasso, Murillo, Rivera. Miró, Coya, SMU campus, Mockingbird Lane at Hillcrest in the Owen Fine. Arts Center on Bishop Boulevard. 6924516. Monday, Friday, & Saturday 10 a. m. -5 p. m., Tuesday. Thursday 10 a. m. -8 p. m., Sunday 1-5 p. m. Free.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The emphasis here is on 20th-century European and American art in all media, Permanent collection has 2, 000 pieces. This was Texas’s first art museum, chartered in 1892, 1309 Montgomery, Fort Worth. 817-738-9215. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a. m. -5 p. m.. Sunday 1-5 p. m. Free.

Old City Park. Leave the Nineties far behind and take a peek at what Dallas looted like back at the turn of the century. See farmhouses, a train station, a 1905 bank, a shotgun house, even a dentist’s office. 1717 Gano. 421-5141. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a. m. -3 p. m., Sunday 1: 30-3: 30 p. m. Full park lour: adults $6, senior citizens $5, children $3. Mini-tour: adults $4, senior citizens and children $3; 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 the World of Beavers, the deep sea of the Barrier Reef, and the fighting at the Alamo 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. Metro (817) 654-1356. Open Monday-Sunday. Adults $5. children (12 and under) and senior citizens $3

Thanks-Giving Square. Located at Pacific, Ervay, and Bryan in the middle of downtown. Thanks-Giving Square is the perfect place to lake a break from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Enjoy a picnic outside or a quiet moment in the chapel. Open Monday-Friday 9 a. m. -5 p. m. and Saturday. Sunday, and holidays 1-5 p. m. 969-1977.

West End Marketplace. Four floors of shops with every type of food, drink, and fun gift imaginable. There are also nine nightclubs in the Dallas Alley entertainment complex, in downtown’s West End, Munger at Lamar, 954-1350.

YMCAs of Metropolitan Dallas. Offer fitness and wellness programs for all 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.

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