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Events & Programs

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  EVENTS

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MAYtop

  • 27... Movies@TheMuseum: Chasing Shackleton (2014, NR), 1:30-5pm. Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance expedition is the extraordinary story of leadership and survival ever. Using a replica boat, and the same equipment and clothing as would have been used in 1914, explorer Tim Jarvis and his crew attempt to follow in Shackleton's wake. Please let us know if you plan on attending by clicking here to register.

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  • 2-4... Summer Camp: Arts & Crafts, 10am-12pm. Be the Next Picasso! Express your artistic ability in MoTTU's second Arts & Crafts Summer Camp. Varied materials and mediums. Ages 4-6. Limited to 20 camper, $20 per camper. To register, please contact the Museum's Education Division – Phone: 806.742.2432, Email: museum.education@ttu.edu, or come by the Museum.
  • 2-4... Summer Camp: Wizard Camp, 2-4pm. Calling all wizards! Get sorted into your houses, learn how to use your wands, and participate in classes à la Harry Potter. You'll even learn how to play Quidditch, and participate in the House Cup. Wizard dress is highly encouraged. Ages 7-10. Limited to 20 camper, $20 per camper. Registration Closed.
  • 3... Come and See Program: Embroideries of the 17th & 18th Century, 10:30am-12pm. Dr. Marian Montgomery, Curator of Clothing and Textiles will show and discuss embroidered pieces from the collections of the Museum of Texas Tech. Featured pieces will include 18th century schoolgirl needlework and 17th century purses among others. Reservations required: Limit 85 (Priority reserved for Embroidery Seminar Attendees). For reservations, contact Dr. Marian Ann Montgomery by phone at 806.834.5146 or by email at marian.ann.montgomery@ttu.edu
  • 5… NO First Friday Art Trail this month.
  • 6... Art on the Llano Estacado: Public Viewing and Open Purchase, 10am-4pm.
  • 6... Come and See Program: Embroideries of the 17th & 18th Century, 10:30am-12pm. Dr. Marian Montgomery, Curator of Clothing and Textiles will show and discuss embroidered pieces from the collections of the Museum of Texas Tech. Featured pieces will include 18th century schoolgirl needlework and 17th century purses among others. Reservations required: Limit 85 (Priority reserved for Embroidery Seminar Attendees). For reservations, contact Dr. Marian Ann Montgomery by phone at 806.834.5146 or by email at marian.ann.montgomery@ttu.edu
  • 9... Toddler Tuesday: All About Me, 10:30-11:30am. Learn about your body parts using chalk! Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Limited to 15 toddlers.Registration Closed.
  • 9-11... Summer Camp: Tie Dye, 10am-12pm. Calling all designers! Learn to create groovy tie - dye accessories. All levels of experience welcome. Ages 11-14. Limited to 20 campers, $20 per camper. To register, please contact the Museum's Education Division – Phone: 806.742.2432, Email: museum.education@ttu.edu, or come by the Museum.
  • 9-12... Summer Camp: Teen Drawing, 1-4pm. Learning to draw is not as difficult as you might think! Investigate the materials, practice the basic steps, and add in a strong desire to learn, and you will be drawing before you know it. Classes are stress-free, with a lot of encouragement. The goal in this series of drawing classes is to give you the skills and confidence to practice drawing on your own. Ages 13-18. Limited to 10 campers, free to attend. To register, please contact the Museum's Education Division – Phone: 806.742.2432, Email: museum.education@ttu.edu, or come by the Museum.
  • 16-18... Summer Camp: Antarctica, 10am -12pm. Ever been to Antarctica? What animals live there & how do they survive? Do people live in Antarctica? Learn about the most fascinating icy continent. Ages 4-6. Limited to 20 campers, $20 per camper. To register, please contact the Museum's Education Division – Phone: 806.742.2432, Email: museum.education@ttu.edu, or come by the Museum.
  • 16 - 18... Summer Camp: Wizard Camp, 2-4pm. Calling all wizards! Get sorted into your houses, learn how to use your wands, and participate in classes à la Harry Potter. You'll even learn how to play Quidditch, and participate in the House Cup. Wizard dress is highly encouraged. Ages 11-14. Limited to 20 camper, $20 per camper. To register, please contact the Museum's Education Division – Phone: 806.742.2432, Email: museum.education@ttu.edu, or come by the Museum.
  • 19... Movies@TheMuseum: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954, NR), 2-4:30pm. Starring Kirk Douglas. The oceans during the late 1860-90s are no longer safe; many ships have been lost. Sailors have returned to port with stories of a vicious narwhal (a giant whale with a long horn) that sinks their ships. A naturalist, Professor (Pierre) Arena, his assistant Conseil, and a professional whaler, Ned Land, join an US expedition in an attempt to unravel the mystery. Please let us know if you plan on attending by clicking here to register.
  • 20... Saturday@TheMuseum: Embroidery, 1-4pm. Come and learn about basic embroidery styles while you do hands on activities! To help us better prepare, please click here to register.
  • 23-25... Summer Camp: Terrariums, 10am - 12pm. Interested in ecosystems? Then you will love this camp on creating your own terrarium with living plants. Ages 7-10. Limited to 20 campers, $20 per camper. To register, please contact the Museum's Education Division – Phone: 806.742.2432, Email: museum.education@ttu.edu, or come by the Museum.
  • 23-26... Summer Camp: Adult Drawing, 1-4pm. Learning to draw is not as difficult as you might think! Investigate the materials, practice the basic steps, and add in a strong desire to learn, and you will be drawing before you know it. Classes are stress-free, with a lot of encouragement. The goal in this series of drawing classes is to give you the skills and confidence to practice drawing on your own. Ages 18+. Limited to 10 people, free to attend. To register, please contact the Museum's Education Division – Phone: 806.742.2432, Email: museum.education@ttu.edu, or come by the Museum.
  • 24... Movies@TheMuseum: Secrets Beneath the Ice (2011, NR), 1:30-2:30pm. In 2002, an immense, 200 meter thick ice shelf the size of Manhattan collapsed into the ocean off the Antarctic Peninsula, shocking scientists and rating the alarming possibility that we may be heading toward an ice-free Antarctica. But could this really happen? Please let us know if you plan on attending by clicking here to register.

 

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  • 1... Sue Spargo Lecture & Trunk Show, 7pm. Join us for this vibrant lecture and trunk show by internationally acclaimed teacher, designer, quilter, and embroiderer, Sue Spargo. Combining wool, cotton, velvet, and silk, Sue's work is a delight to behold. You will have the opportunity to see a collection of her work and hear about her life, travels, and the inspirations behind each quilt she has designed. Don't miss the opportunity to hear one of America's foremost teachers in the world of fabric and fiber art. This event is sponsored by the Museum Association and the Helen DeVitt Jones Foundation, Inc. For reservations, call the Museum Association at 806.742.2443.
  • 1-2... Embroidery Workshop: Sue Spargo - Creative Hand Stitches quilting & embroidery, 9am-4:45pm. $100 per person. Deadline to register is June 15. Registration Closed.
  • 3… 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: Red, White, and Boom by Lee Wardlaw and illustrated by Huy Voun Lee. Come celebrate the Fourth of July. Please help us be better prepared by clicking here to register.
    • 7:00-8:30pm...Movies@TheMuseum: March of the Penguins (2005, G) Documentary. Emperor penguins overcome daunting obstacles in order to return to their breeding grounds for mating season. This tells the story of one year in the life of a flock --focusing on one couple in particular -- as they trek across the Antarctic on an annual journey that invokes just about every major life experience: from birth to death, from dating to mating, from comedy to tragedy, and from love to fighting for survival. Please let us know if you plan on attending by clicking here to register.
    • 7:30pm... Planetarium show IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System*

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              * usual ticket prices apply.

  • 7-9... Summer Camp: Arts & Crafts, 10am-12pm. Be the Next Picasso! Express your artistic ability in MoTTU's second Arts & Crafts Summer Camp. Varied materials and mediums. Ages 4-6. Limited to 20 camper, $20 per camper. To register, please contact the Museum's Education Division – Phone: 806.742.2432, Email: museum.education@ttu.edu, or come by the Museum.
  • 7-9... Summer Camp: Wizard Camp, 2-4pm. Calling all wizards! Get sorted into your houses, learn how to use your wands, and participate in classes à la Harry Potter. You'll even learn how to play Quidditch, and participate in the House Cup. Wizard dress is highly encouraged. Ages 7-10. Limited to 20 camper, $20 per camper. To register, please contact the Museum's Education Division – Phone: 806.742.2432, Email: museum.education@ttu.edu, or come by the Museum.
  • 14... Toddler Tuesday: Water & Sand, 10:30-11:30am. Learn about the effects of water and sand. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Limited to 15 toddlers. Registration Closed.
  • 14-16... Summer Camp: Tie Dye, 10am-12pm. Calling all designers! Learn to create groovy tie - dye accessories. All levels of experience welcome. Ages 11-14. Limited to 20 campers, $20 per camper. To register, please contact the Museum's Education Division – Phone: 806.742.2432, Email: museum.education@ttu.edu, or come by the Museum.
  • 14-17... Summer Camp: Teen Drawing, 1-4pm. Learning to draw is not as difficult as you might think! Investigate the materials, practice the basic steps, and add in a strong desire to learn, and you will be drawing before you know it. Classes are stress-free, with a lot of encouragement. The goal in this series of drawing classes is to give you the skills and confidence to practice drawing on your own. Ages 13-18. Limited to 10 campers, free to attend. To register, please contact the Museum's Education Division – Phone: 806.742.2432, Email: museum.education@ttu.edu, or come by the Museum.
  • 16-21... Professional Training Workshop: 2015 ICOM-CIDOC Summer School, 9am-4:30pm. An innovative, week-long, intensive professional training program in museum documentation theory and practice from introductory to advanced levels. Offered by ICOM-CIDOC in partnership with the Museum of Texas Tech University.
    For more information, click here.
  • 17... Movies@TheMuseum: Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951, NR), 2-4pm. Starring Gregory Peck and Virginia Mayo. In 1807, Captain Horatio Hornblower leads his ship, HMS Lydia, on a perilous voyage around Cape Horn and into the Pacific. The men, even his officers, don't know exactly where he is leading them. Please let us know if you plan on attending by clicking here to register.
  • 18... Saturday@TheMuseum: Antarctica, 1-4pm. Come and learn about the fascinating icy continent while you do hands on activities! All ages welcome. To help us better prepare, please click here to register.
  • 21-23... Summer Camp: Antarctica, 10am -12pm. Ever been to Antarctica? What animals live there & how do they survive? Do people live in Antarctica? Learn about the most fascinating icy continent. Ages 4-6. Limited to 20 campers, $20 per camper. To register, please contact the Museum's Education Division – Phone: 806.742.2432, Email: museum.education@ttu.edu, or come by the Museum.
  • 21-23... Summer Camp: Wizard Camp, 2-4pm. Calling all wizards! Get sorted into your houses, learn how to use your wands, and participate in classes à la Harry Potter. You'll even learn how to play Quidditch, and participate in the House Cup. Wizard dress is highly encouraged. Ages 11-14. Limited to 20 camper, $20 per camper. To register, please contact the Museum's Education Division – Phone: 806.742.2432, Email: museum.education@ttu.edu, or come by the Museum.
  • 21-24... Summer Camp: Weather, 1-4pm. Join Dr. Brian Ansell as he talks about weather patterns, solar energy, severe weather, and more! Help with experiments and learn all about weather. Ages 11-14. Limited to 20 campers, $20 per camper. To register, please contact the Museum's Education Division – Phone: 806.742.2432, Email: museum.education@ttu.edu, or come by the Museum.
  • 28-30... Summer Camp: Terrariums, 10am - 12pm. Interested in ecosystems? Then you will love this camp on creating your own terrarium with living plants. Ages 7-10. Limited to 20 campers, $20 per camper. To register, please contact the Museum's Education Division – Phone: 806.742.2432, Email: museum.education@ttu.edu, or come by the Museum.
  • 28-31... Summer Camp: Adult Drawing, 1-4pm. Learning to draw is not as difficult as you might think! Investigate the materials, practice the basic steps, and add in a strong desire to learn, and you will be drawing before you know it. Classes are stress-free, with a lot of encouragement. The goal in this series of drawing classes is to give you the skills and confidence to practice drawing on your own. Ages 18+. Limited to 10 people, free to attend. Registration Closed.
  • 29... Movies@TheMuseum: The Antarctic Challenge (2009, NR) An up-to-date look at the climate change research currently being done by the scientists stationed in Antarctica. Please let us know you are attending by clicking here to register.

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  • 7… First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. FREE public event.
    • 5:30pm... Seasonal Stargazing (Spring/Summer)*
    • 6:30pm... Planetarium show Earth's Wild Ride*
    • 6:30-7:30pm... Bedtime@The Museum: First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg and illustrated by Judy Love. Come celebrate the fun and wonderment of the first day of school. Please help us be better prepared by clicking here to register.
    • 7:00-8:15pm...Movies@TheMuseum: The Lost Zeppelin (1929, NR). A crew of daring adventurers braves the pitiless white wasteland of Antarctica in a bid to be the first explorers to reach the South Pole by zeppelin. Please let us know if you plan on attending by clicking here to register.
    • 7:30pm... Planetarium show Two Small Pieces of Glass*

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              * usual ticket prices apply.

  • 8... Movies@TheMuseum: Chasing Shackleton (2014, NR), 10:30am-1pm (Includes a 15 minute intermission). Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance expedition is the extraordinary story of leadership and survival ever. Using a replica boat, and the same equipment and clothing as would have been used in 1914, explorer Tim Jarvis and his crew attempt to follow in Shackleton's wake. Please let us know you are attending by clicking here to register.
  • 11... Toddler Tuesday: The Sound of Music, 10:30-11:30am. Learn all about musical instruments and build your own Kazoos! Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Limited to 15 toddlers. Registration Closed.
  • 14... Ansel Adams : Workshop for Teachers, 9am-12pm (lunch provided). The Education Division is offering a workshop to teachers regarding the exhibition of Ansel Adams photographs that will be on exhibit at the Museum, August 2015 through January 2016. Lunch, all materials, and the workshop registration are free of charge, made possible by generous support from The Helen Jones Foundation, Inc. Continuing Professional Education credit is available. The workshop is limited to 20 participants and is open to teachers of any discipline, at any grade level. Depending upon who registers for the workshop, we will adjust lessons and activities accordingly. Registrations must be made no later than June 18. To register, or if you have questions, please email, Dr. Jill Hoffman, Curator of Education at jill.hoffman@ttu.edu.
  • 15... Saturday@TheMuseum: Adams Gallery Photography, 1-4pm. Come and learn about the beauty of Ansell Adams photography while doing an in gallery activity. All ages welcome. To help us better prepare, please click here to register.
  • 15... Gallery Talk: Imagining What Ansel Adams Could Do with Digital Technology, 1:30-3:30pm. The Lubbock Camera Club and the West Texas Photographic Society will give a demonstration of how Ansel Adams might have used current digital technology to enhance photographs. Reception to follow. Please let us know that you are attending by clicking here to register.
  • 21... Movies@TheMuseum: Spartacus (1960, PG-13), 2-4:30pm. Starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, and Tony Curtis. A Thracian slave leads a revolt at a gladiatorial school run by Lentulus Batiatus. The uprising soon spreads across the Italian Peninsula involving thousand of slaves who plan to acquire ships and then move far to the south. Please let us know if you plan on attending by clicking here to register.
  • 26... Movies@TheMuseum: The Antarctica Challenge (2010, NR), 1:30-2:30pm. An up-to-date look at the climate change research currently being done by the scientists stationed in Antarctica. Please let us know if you plan on attending by clicking here to register.



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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,
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

 

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PUBLIC HOURS - Museum, Planetarium, Lubbock Lake Landmark

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