Just when I think I’ve checked every DFW museum off my list, I find another prize. The International Museum of Cultures is tucked away at 7500 W. Camp Wisdom Road, in southern Dallas. Colorful and tantalizing, displays of authentic ethnic clothing, artifacts, relics, tools and art line walls and every corner of this small learning environment.
Integrated as part of the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, the museum is well-adorned and provides a bulk of information about lesser known regions and peoples. Fitted with interactive video displays of regions from around the world, and a gift shop of tactile goodies, The International Museum of Cultures is an easy afternoon of worldly enlightenment. Outside, visitors can enter into the authentic hut and teepee to revisit life outside our communities.
Admission for children, students and seniors is $4, adults are $5, and children 3 and under as well as museum members enter for free. Museum doors are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Large group tours can be pre-scheduled for groups of ten or more over the weekend. Considering the hours, this would be a good holiday vacation stop for families who cannot normally visit museums during the week.