Looking to see some stars in DFW? Find out the best spots to see stars in the Dallas and Fort Worth area!
If you’ve ever been to a Texas Rangers game you know the song ‘Deep in the Heart of Texas.’ Because I grew up here I learned the song as a child. The opening line of the song says, ‘The stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas.’ While you can step outside and see a few stars, as the DFW area grows it isn’t always so easy to see those stars from your own backyard. That’s why I put together a list of where to see stars in DFW.
Dallas and Fort Worth Planetariums
Did you know one of the three largest planetariums in Texas is located on the campus of The University of Texas at Arlington? It’s true. I’ve been taking my kids there for years. The UTA Planetarium hosts public shows and events, but can also be reserved for private parties as well. The Planetarium seats nearly 150 and you can expect your visit to last about an hour. Visit the website to see what shows are currently playing.
Whether you want a detailed look at the Texas night sky, or a journey to the solar system’s most exciting places, you’ll find it at the Noble Planetarium. The 80 seat Noble Planetarium is housed within the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. In addition to the planetarium make sure to visit the permanent collection on the gallery next door where you can see a replica of NASA’s original Manned Maneuvering Unit and exhibit cases featuring meteorites.
Experience the Universe in a hands on way in the Expanding Universe Hall at the Perot Museum. Discover what gravity feels like on other planets, compare the size of our sun to other suns in the Universe, and learn about the scientists who have helped shape our view of the galaxy.
With all the city lights, seeing the night sky from your own backyard can be a challenge. Lucky for you, the Sky Theater @ UNT, located in the Environmental Sciences Building on the University of North Texas campus in Denton, can reproduce tonight’s sky with digital precision. This 100 seat theater presents a variety of both entertaining and education programs for schools and the general public. Visit the website to see what programs are currently showing.
Where to See Stars Outside in DFW
Sometimes you just need to see those big and bright Texas stars first hand. The Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area offers night hikes where you can explore the wonders of the night sky. You’ll drive out to a prairie restoration area to get the best view of the North Texas night sky.
Different Kinds of Stars
Not the kind of stars you see in the sky, but you can’t miss these Stars on the ice. If you haven’t been to a Dallas Stars game yet, it’s an in-person event you need to experience. Just be ready to yell ‘Stars’ a lot.
When the stars in the sky come out, so do the stars on the big screen at Coyote Drive-In Movie Theater. When the sun goes down, pack up the car and head to the Fort Worth drive-in for a double feature.