Things to Do

Whether you want guidance or prefer to explore on your own, we can help you get the most out of your visit. Help focus your looking with a virtual tour, check out an Art Discovery Guide, or just wander in and see what you find! Explore these and other resources below.

Don’t forget to check the calendar to see what else might be happening on-site and online.

Not able to visit in person? Check out ways to experience the Carter from Home!

Couple look at a still life painting; the man holds a museum guide in his hands

Public Tours

All tours are always free! We offer public tours of our galleries, from special exhibitions to the Carter Collection, and our library and archives.

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Visit the Carter from your couch! Get extra insight into our permanent collection with one of our virtual tours.

Art Discovery Guides

To be honest, you don’t need a special guide to navigate an art museum. But in case you’d like some direction, we’re here to help! Families and adults can grab these guides that lead you through an adventure in our galleries.

Pull up a guide on your smart device

ARTivity Totes

Children and their favorite adults can have fun exploring different themes in the galleries with activities that invite you to look, play, make, and do. These interactive bags are available from the Information Desk.

Due to rising Covid-19 numbers in the area, the ARTivity totes will follow these enhanced cleaning protocols:

  • All hard surfaces (game pieces, pencils, etc.) disinfected after each use 
  • All soft surfaces (fabric, stuffed animals, bags) rotated every 24 hours

Family Pop-up Space

Looking for a place to get hands on or take a break? Drop by the Family Pop-up Space on the second floor to make, look, read, and play your way through art.

Due to rising Covid-19 numbers in the area, the Family Pop-up Space will offer the following enhanced cleaning protocols:

  • All hard surfaces disinfected daily 
  • All soft surfaces (books, dress-up clothes, pillows) rotated every 24 hours
  • Sanitized art supply packets
  • Sanitizing station available for individual use 

Audio Stops

Hear more about artworks from artists, Museum staff, community members, and others by dialing in or streaming on your smart device.

Library and Archives

There is always something exciting on view, from rare periodicals and original artist books to drawings and archival documents. Make an appointment or stop by during public hours to see what’s out!

Crowd sits on Carter lawn with Fort Worth skyline and Henry Moore sculpture

Head Outside

Our home is your home. The Carter has the best view of downtown Fort Worth, and we want you to enjoy it. Run, play, twirl, or lounge to your heart’s content—our grounds never close!

Explore Fort Worth’s Cultural District

The Cultural District is home to five internationally recognized museums, the beautiful Fort Worth Botanic Garden, distinctive local restaurants, shopping, and so much more!

Download the 2021 Cultural District brochure in English and en español.