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  EVENTS

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2014

APRILtop

  • 2-5… Texas Association of Museums conference at the Museum of Texas Tech University.
  • 2... April planetarium shows begin: "Dawn of the Space Age" and "Earth's Wild Ride"
  • 4... "Time Exposures: Picturing Isleta Pueblo in the 19th Century," Gallery 2&3. An exhibition telling the story of the Isleta Pueblo, a Native American community in New Mexico, and the yearly cycle of traditional events that dominate their lives and the history of their struggle to maintain those traditions in the face of American expansion in the mid 1800s.
  • 4... "In Addition Two: Embracing Digital Technology," an "Up From the Basement" exhibition focusing on the use of digital technology to create and/or enhance art works.
  • 4… First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. FREE public event.
    • 5:30pm... Seasonal Stargazing (Spring Summer)*
    • 6:30pm... Planetarium show "Dawn of the Space Age"*
    • 6:30-7:30pm... Bedtime@The Museum: "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak
    • 7:30pm... Planetarium show "Earth's Wild Ride"*

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              * usual ticket prices apply.

  • 8… Toddler Tuesday: My House, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited. Register by phone 806.742.2432 or email museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 10... 2014 Horn Lecture. The Museum of Texas Tech University and the Office of the President invites you to attend the 2014 Horn Lecture presented by Dr. Dilcher, Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences at the Indiana University – Bloomington, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a paleobotanist, and widely known for his discovery of the oldest flowering plants from the early Cretaceous in China. The presentation, "First Flowers: Their Origins and Evolution," will be held Thursday, April 10th at 7pm in the Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court and Auditorium, with a reception at 6:30pm. Please arrive no earlier than 6:30pm and use the West entrance.
  • 11.... "Vampire Bats – The Good, the Bad, and the Amazing!" Gallery 7. Learn the truth about vampire bats: what they eat, where they live, and more!
  • 11... Come find us at the Lubbock Arts Festival.
  • 16... Studio 360°: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm. For ages 18 & up. Art classes held the 3rd Wednesday of the month. No previous experience needed. Admission is FREE.
  • 18... Movies@TheMuseum, "Shattered Glass" (2003, PG-13). A story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was found that he had fabricated over half of his articles. Stars Hayden Christensen.
  • 19… Saturday@The Museum: Geoscience, 1-4pm. FREE public come-&-go event. Enjoy fun, hands-on activities, and challenges! Activities are FREE of charge and are for children ages 8 & up and family members.
  • 20... Museum of Texas Tech University, Moody Planetarium, and Lubbock Lake Landmark CLOSED for holiday.
  • 21... CLOSED for University Holiday
  • 24... Disabled American Verterans Movile Van visits the Museum of Texas Tech University from 9am-4pm the Disabled American Veterans mobile van will be located in the North parking lot of the Museum of Texas Tech University. The purpose of the DAV mobile van is to enable veterans around the Lubbock and surrounding area to meet directly with DAV personnel who assist each veteran file or check on veteran disability claims with the US Department of Veterans Affairs. All veterans are welcome to visit the DAV mobile van while enjoying free parking at the Museum. This service is made possible by the Disabled American Veterans and the TTU Military and Veterans Program. For more information about the service please contact TTU MVP at 806.742.6877
  • 27... "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home," Gallery 1. Told through the combination of original objects and furniture, architectural fragments, rare archival materials, historic photographs, and video footage, this exhibit explores the creation of a Frank Lloyd Wright house made into a family home. Samara was constructed between 1954 and 1956 in West Lafayette, Indiana, and was based on Wright's Usonian houses-modest-sized, affordable, environmentally sensitive dwellings-of which Wright created over one hundred designs. Frank Lloyd Wright's Samara offers visitors a unique behind-the-scenes look at the creation of an architectural masterpiece.

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  • 2… First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. FREE public event.
    • 5:30pm... Seasonal Stargazing (Spring/Summer)*
    • 6:30pm... Planetarium show "Dinosaur Prophecy"*
    • 6:30-7:30pm... Bedtime@The Museum: TBA
    • 7:30pm... Planetarium show "Black Holes"*

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              * usual ticket prices apply.

  • 3… DINO DAY!!!!!
  • 7… May planetarium shows begin
    • 2pm... "Dinosaur Prophecy"
    • 3:30pm... "Black Holes"
  • 13... Toddler Tuesday: Special Days, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited. Register by phone 806.742.2432 or email museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 16... Movies@TheMuseum, "It Happened One Night" (1934, PG). Starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.
  • 19… Saturday@The Museum: TBA, 1-4pm. FREE public come-&-go event. Enjoy fun, hands-on activities, and challenges! Activities are FREE of charge and are for children ages 8 & up and family members.
  • 21... Studio 360°: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm. For ages 18 & up. Art classes held the 3rd Wednesday of the month. No previous experience needed. Admission is FREE.

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  • 3-5... Making Misfits Camp for ages 11-14, 2-4pm, Free, Pre-registration required, Limit 10.
  • 3... June planetarium shows begin
    • 2pm... "Secret of the Carboard Rocket"
    • 3:30pm... "Saturn Ring World"
  • 3... SUMMER SEASON BEGINS. Planetarium shows Tuesday-Sunday.
  • 6… First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. FREE public event.
    • 5:30pm... Seasonal Stargazing (Summer/Fall)*
    • 6:30pm... Planetarium show "Secret of the Cardboard Rocket"*
    • 6:30-7:30pm... Bedtime@The Museum: TBA
    • 7:30pm... Planetarium show "Saturn Ring World"*

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              * usual ticket prices apply.

  • 10... Toddler Tuesday: TBA, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited. Register by phone 806.742.2432 or email museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 10-12... Space Camp for ages 7-10, 2-4pm. Pre-registration required. Cost is $15 (Limit 15).
  • 10-13... Weather Camp for ages 11-14, time TBA. Pre-registration required. Cost is FREE (Limit 10).
  • 13... Movies@TheMuseum, "Superman" (1978, PG). Starring Christopher Reeve.
  • 17-19... World Discovery Camp for ages 4-6. Pre-registration required. Cost is $15 (Limit 15).
  • 17-20... Weather Camp for ages 11-14, time TBA. Pre-registration required. Cost is FREE (Limit 10).
  • 20... Movies@TheMuseum, "The Philadelphia Story" (1940) starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and Jimmy Stewart.
  • 21… Saturday@The Museum: TBA, 1-4pm. FREE public come-&-go event. Enjoy fun, hands-on activities, and challenges! Activities are FREE of charge and are for children ages 8 & up and family members.
  • 24-27…Wax Encaustic Workshop for ages 15-18, 2-4pm. Pre-Registration required. Cost is FREE (Limit 10).
  • 24-27…Great Greeks Camp for ages 7-10, 10am-12pm. Pre-registration required. Cost is $15 (Limit 15).
  • 24-27…Weather Camp for ages 11-14, time TBA. Pre-registration required. Cost is FREE (Limit 10).
  • 27… Movies@TheMuseum, “Groundhog Day” (1993, PG). Starring Bill Murray.

JULYtop

  • 1... July planetarium shows begin
    • 2pm... "Dawn of the Space Age"
    • 3:30pm... "One World, One Sky"
  • 1-3…Bookmaking Camp for ages 11-14, 2-4pm. Pre-registration required Cost is FREE (Limit 10).
  • 1-3…Arts and Crafts Camp for ages 4-6, 10am-12pm. Pre-registration required. Cost is $15 (Limit 15).
  • 4... CLOSED for University Holiday. The Museum of Texas Tech Univeristy, the Moody Planetarium and the Lubbock Lake Landmark will be closed.
  • 8... Toddler Tuesday: TBA, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited. Register by phone 806.742.2432 or email museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 8-10…Renaissance Camp for ages 8-12, 10am-12pm. Pre-registration required. Cost is $15 (Limit 15).
  • 8-10… Quilted Story Painting Camp for ages 11-14, 2-4pm. Pre-registration required. Cost is $15 (Limit 15).
  • 11... Movies@TheMuseum “Sweet Smell of Success” (1957, NR). Starring Burt Lancaster andTony Curtis.
  • 15-17…CSI Camp for ages 8-12, 10am-12pm. Pre-registration required. Cost is $15 (Limit 15).
  • 18... Movies@TheMuseum “Thirty” (1959). Starring Jack Webb.
  • 19… Saturday@The Museum: TBA, 1-4pm. FREE public come-&-go event. Enjoy fun, hands-on activities, and challenges! Activities are FREE of charge and are for children ages 8 & up and family members.
  • 22-24…Wizards Camp for ages 8-12, 2-4pm. Pre-registration required. Cost is $15 (Limit 15).
  • 22-24…Superheroes Camp for ages 7-10, 10am-12pm. Pre-registration required. Cost is $15 (Limit 15).
  • 25... Movies@TheMuseum “All the President’s Men” (1976, R). Starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman.
  • 29-31…Needle Felting Camp for ages 15-18, 2-4pm. Pre-registration required. Cost is FREE (Limit 10).
  • 29-31…Tropical Paradise Camp for ages 4-6, 10am-12pm. Pre-registration required. Cost is $15 (Limit 15).

AUGUSTtop

  • 1... Movies@TheMuseum "Mr. Deeds Goes To Town" (1936, G). Starring Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur.
  • 1… First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. FREE public event.
    • 5:30pm... Seasonal Stargazing (Summer/Fall)*
    • 6:30pm... Planetarium show TBA*
    • 6:30-7:30pm... Bedtime@The Museum: TBA
    • 7:30pm... Planetarium show TBA*

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              * usual ticket prices apply.

  • 5... August planetarium shows begin
    • 2pm... TBA
    • 3:30pm... TBA
  • 8... Movies@TheMuseum “Fletch” (1985, PG). Starring Chevy Chase.
  • 12... Toddler Tuesday: TBA, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited. Register by phone 806.742.2432 or email museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 15... Movies@TheMuseum "Wichita" (1955, NR). Starring Joel McCrea.
  • 16… Saturday@The Museum: TBA, 1-4pm. FREE public come-&-go event. Enjoy fun, hands-on activities, and challenges! Activities are FREE of charge and are for children ages 8 & up and family members.

 

 


Color Key to events: • Red - Special programs and events • Dk. Blue - Regular MoTTU programs and events Lt. Blue - MoTTU programs and events connected with exhibitions Magenta - Seasonal Programs  Orange - MoTTU Camps Green - Lubbock Lake Landmark programs and events • Purple - Museum Association events • Collegial Cross-posting Gray - Completed Event

 PROGRAMS top

Check out the numerous programs & activities available by clicking on the links below:

MUSEUM EDUCATION
For a more complete calendar and details about programs and events,
click here,
2013 and 2014 for the Education Programs Calendar
Education Division BLOG

000066 Guidelines for School/Group Tours


LUBBOCK LAKE NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK Programs
Website fort this satellite element of the Museum of Texas Tech University. Click
here.
LLL Public Programs, click here.


MOODY PLANETARIUM
Planetarium Sky Shows

Click here.


MUSEUM of TTU ASSOCIATION
Events, programs, and how to join the Museum Association are hosted on this website. Click here.

 CURRENT CHANGING EXHIBITIONS top

..Currently Showing ...

  • Ancient Bison Hunters on the Llano Estacado,** Gallery 101
  • Time Exposures: Picturing Isleta Pueblo in the 19th Century, Gallery 2&3
  • Sacred Places and Ancient Texts—The Rock Art of Cowhead Mesa,** Balcony Gallery [Also in Lubbock Lake Landmark's Nash Interpretive Center gallery]
  • In Addition Two: Embracing Digital Technology—Recently Acquired Artworks for the Museum's Collections,** Gallery 4
  • From Numerous to Non-Existent—Common, Rare, Threatened, Endangered, and Extinct Species in the Collections of the Natural Science Research Laboratory,** Gallery 6
  • Vampire Bats – The Good, the Bad, and the Amazing** Gallery 7
  • Gotta Catch 'Em All—Collecting, Preserving, and Displaying Insects,** Explorium Gallery
  • Stylizing the Body** Main Gallery
  • Beyond Expressions in Clay** William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art
  • AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st Century Art in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona,** Talkington Gallery of Art

Coming Attractions in 2014…

  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home, Gallery 1 (Opens April 27)

** "Up from the Basement…"  designates in-house exhibition from the Museum's five million object collection.

Check out all exhibition listings for 2013- 2014

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LOCATIONS - Museum, Planetarium, Lubbock Lake Landmark

MUSEUM SHOP - Gifts and Books (Museum of TTU Association)

PUBLIC HOURS - Museum, Planetarium, Lubbock Lake Landmark

TEXAS TECH EVENTS CALENDAR - TTU Speakers, Programs, and Events

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