Urban Lantern ExteriorThe Lamplighter Circle, named after the Urban Lantern towering over the Museum’s main lobby, provides support for the Museum that keeps our lantern lit—offering an extraordinary learning environment for the Fort Worth community and beyond.  Lamplighters make our lectures, world-class educational exhibits, IMAX films, and special events possible through their philanthropic giving.

When you join the Lamplighter Circle, or LLC, some of the basic benefits you and your family receive include invitations to annual Lamplighter events, previews of exhibits before they open to the public, a special Lamplighter Circle phone line for VIP services and scheduling, and much more!  There are five giving levels for you to choose from.  Click on each level for a full listing of benefits.

Lamplighter Circle          Lamplighter Bronze          Lamplighter Silver

Lamplighter Gold          Lamplighter Platinum

Most importantly, being a Lamplighter means more than benefits and privileges.  Your involvement helps us continue to bring our entire community rich and rewarding educational experiences. Downloadable Lamplighter Benefits Matrix - PDF

Join Today!

Thank you for your support as a Lamplighter. You make so much possible for so many!

Contact Whitney Brown at (817) 255-9367 available 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., Monday-Friday




  • On  May 23, 2013 Lamplighters attended a reception and preview of Elvis at 21.  The King made a special appearance, as did the exhibits’ curators.

  • On June 9, 2013, Amy Henderson discussed The Flashpoint of Fame: Elvis, Messenger of Change at the Museum’s Celebrity Lecture series.


  • October 10, 2013, Dr. Ellen Ruffin, curator of the DeGrummond collection, one of North America’s leading research center in the field of children’s literature.


  • The Penguins of JJ L’Heureux-- November 2013-February 2014

Contact Whitney Brown at (817) 255-9367 available 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., Monday-Friday

Fun Fact
The full length feature films over on the Quick Turn Reel Unit, added in Sept. 2005, can hold a two and a half hour movie, weighing in at over 700 pounds and stretching over 9 miles long!

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