American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

4601 Texas Hwy 360 At FAA Blvd
Fort Worth TX  76155

Phone: (817) 967-1560

American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

Since 1993 the C. R. Smith Museum has offered a dynamic learning environment in which exhibitions and educational programs excite and engage visitors of all ages. Through hands-on, immersive experiences it helps to broaden the community’s understanding of commercial aviation, airline operations and the larger impact of flight and air transportation on our world. While the history and accomplishments of American Airlines are the predominant ways in which these subjects are illustrated, the Museum also uses its collections, special exhibition, and educational programs to educate school children and teens, families, and life-long learners, about the science, technology and history of aviation in general and in the Dallas/Fort Worth region specifically.

The C. R. Smith Museum is committed to being a primary resource for education in North Texas and to this end paces science and social studies learning into an historical context by relating and illustrating the accomplishments of the airline industry in the region and human stories of creativity and technological advancement. Using exhibits to relay the current and historic accomplishments of the men and women involved in revolutionizing the aerospace industry with emphasis on the contributions of those associated with American Airlines, the Museum has created a platform illustrating the science that makes flight and space exploration possible; infuses science, technology, engineering and math (STEM subjects) education through entertainment throughout the galleries; and inspires the next generation of scientists, engineers, pilots, technical experts, and entrepreneurs.

The Museum brings history to life and makes scientific concepts easily understood and is a wonderful example of why museums have become one of the most effective means of providing informal education, especially to pre-K through grade 12 students. It offers a powerful social environment for learning and support for schools and teachers as they strive to meet the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum. Through hands-on, activity-based exhibits and programs museums have been shown to spur creativity and innovation and improve empirical thinking, communication skills, and literacy. Museum experiences are enjoyable, lead to measurable increases in motivation among those who visit especially children, and introduce and encourage students’ interest in careers in the subjects of their collections – in this case, the air transportation industry.


C.R. Smith Museum takes visitors on a flight through American Airlines history, with interactive exhibits that entice participation by all age groups.

The American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum preserves the history of American Airlines and interprets the air transportation industry. Through its activities, the museum serves active and retired and interested members of the general public. Because of the mu

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Founded: July 3, 1993
Parking: Parking Lot

Categories: Concert Venue, History Museum, Non-Profit Organization, Tourist Attraction, Travel & Transportation

Hours

Tue: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



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Past Events

Girls Soar Aviation Day

Girls Soar Aviation Day
10:00 am - 02/24/2018

At American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

Join women professionals from across the aviation industry as we explore the world of flight! Envoy is proud to be both a sponsor and presenter, along with American...

Girls Soar Aviation Day

Girls Soar Aviation Day
09:30 am - 02/24/2018

At American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

Discover the world of Aviation! Open to girls ages 8 - 16! Program Schedule 9:30am-10:00am Registration 10:00am-10:30am Welcome 10:40am-11:40pm Session 1 11:50am-12:50pm...

TIPS First Quarter Networking Meeting 2018

TIPS First Quarter Networking Meeting 2018
06:00 pm - 02/10/2018

At American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

**Online Registration OPEN at tipsnec.org/tips-feb-2018-meeting-registrations ** We cordially invite you & your significant other to our first networking meeting...

Build a Landing Device

Build a Landing Device
01:00 pm - 09/30/2017

At American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

Join us from 1:00 – 3:00 and “Engineer a Landing Device”. Build a device that will slow down your payload as it falls so it lands gently when dropped from...

STEM Education Open House

STEM Education Open House
05:00 pm - 09/28/2017

At American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

Come learn more about our educational field trip programs offered for schools, community groups and homeschools at the CR Smith Museum. Free event for students,...

Flight Science Saturday - Design a Powerful Bird Wing

Flight Science Saturday - Design a Powerful Bird Wing
01:00 pm - 09/23/2017

At American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

Join us from 1:00 - 3:00 and "Design a Bird Wing". Design and build a powerful bird wing that can spin you around in an office chair when you flap it. crsmithmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Saturday-programs-Engineer-a-Powerful-Bird-Wing.jpg Open...

Mom & Son Banquet

Mom & Son Banquet
06:00 pm - 09/16/2017

At American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

Tickets $25.00 each We will have dinner, pictures, live dj, dancing and full access to the museum which has alot of hands on stuff for the boys to do including a...

Saturday at the Smith - Space Flight

Saturday at the Smith - Space Flight
10:00 am - 09/16/2017

At American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

Saturday at the Smith - Space Flight Presented by National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT) And C.R. Smith Museum Saturday, September 16th 10am – 3pm NASA...

North Texas Giving Day

North Texas Giving Day
06:00 am - 09/14/2017

At American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

Join donors throughout North Texas and around the world in this online giving event that raises money for North Texas nonprofits. Your contribution of $25 or more...

Museum closes at 3:00 pm

Museum closes at 3:00 pm
03:00 pm - 08/31/2017

At American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

Please note: Due to a private event the Museum will be closing at 3:00pm on Aug. 31st. The gift shop will remain open until 5:00pm. For parking please check-in with...

New- EAC Modelers/Drone camp

New- EAC Modelers/Drone camp
09:00 am - 07/10/2017

At American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

NEW Eagle Aviation Modelers/Drone Camp (entering 6th-8th grade): July 10th-14th $350 non-members/ $300 Museum member HANDS ON STEM CAMP. Fly beginner DRONES and...

EAC Aviation Advanced

EAC Aviation Advanced
09:00 am - 06/26/2017

At American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

Eagle Aviation Camp Advanced (entering 7th-9th grade): June 26th-30th $300 non-members /$250 Museum member Dive deeper into aviation! Eagle Aviation Advanced campers...

Eagle Avaition Beginner

Eagle Avaition Beginner
09:00 am - 06/19/2017

At American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

Eagle Aviation Camp Beginner (entering 5th-7th grade): June 19th-23rd $300 non-members /$250 Museum member Do you think you have what it takes? Eagle Aviation Camp...

Flight Adventure Camp

Flight Adventure Camp
09:00 am - 06/12/2017

At American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

Flight Adventure Camp (entering 3rd-4th grade): June 12th-16th $275 non-members /$225 Museum member Campers get ready for an adventure through flight! Our youngest...

Flight Science Saturday - Build a Rocket

Flight Science Saturday - Build a Rocket
01:00 pm - 05/27/2017

At American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

Join us from 1:00 – 2:00 and "Build a Rocket Inspired by SLS". Build a stomp rocket that can carry a ping pong ball and hit a target. Open to all ages. (Suggested...

Big Blue Blocks by Imagination Playground Opens

Big Blue Blocks by Imagination Playground Opens
09:00 am - 05/27/2017

At American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

Big Blue Blocks by Imagination Playground™ Special Exhibition Open May 27th - September 2nd Big Blue Blocks is an exhibit for open ended, creative play where kids...

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