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January 2012

  • 1-2… Museum and Planetarium CLOSED
  • 6… First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • Movies@The Museum: Iron Jawed Angels, 6:30pm, in Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium. Introduction at 6:15 pm by Rob Weiner.  This movie is being brought to coordinate with the Remnant Trust exhibition.  The movie, starring Hilary Swank, is a production of HBO and is for older audiences, not a children’s movie.
    • Moody Planetarium presents "laser Led Zeppelin," at 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30pm.
    • NASA's ViewSpace, in the Museum Theater, 6-9pm.
    • Bedtime@The Museum: The Mitten, by Jan Brett, 6:30-7:30pm. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult. Activity limited to first 20 participants; no registration required. First come, first served.
    • Stargazing on the Plaza with the South Plains Astronomy Club, dusk to 9pm (weather permitting).
  • 8… Sunday Storyteller, 2:30pm. Free public event in conjunction with the exhibition Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares.
  • 10… Toddler Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am, ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Registration required. Space limited; $1/child.
  • 13… Arts History Series "Prague & Vienna," 10:30am, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court. Call the MoTTU Association at 806.742.2443 for prices and details.
  • 15… Sunday Storyteller, 2:30pm. Free public event in conjunction with the exhibition Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares.
  • 16… Museum and Planetarium CLOSED
  • 19… Studio 360: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm. For ages 18 & up. Art classes held the 3rd Thursday of the month.
  • 20… Arts History Series "Venice, the City of Canals," 10:30am, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court. Call the MoTTU Association at 806.742.2443 for prices and details.
  • 21…Wedding Attire Gallery Talk, 2:30pm, Gallery 1 by Ethnology & Textiles Division Staff. Free public event in conjunction with the exhibition "They Weren't Always White"—Wedding Attire from the Museum's Collection.
  • 21… Saturday@The Museum, 1-4pm. Free public event in conjunction with the exhibition Speaking Volumes—Books and Ideas from 1250-1862.
  • 22… Sunday Storyteller, 2:30pm. Free public event in conjunction with the exhibition Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares.
  • 27… Arts History Series "Tuscany & Florence," 10:30am, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court. Call the MoTTU Association at 806.742.2443 for prices and details.
  • 29… Sunday Storyteller, 2:30pm. Free public event in conjunction with the exhibition Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares.


February top

  • 3… Arts History Series "Rome, the Eternal City," 10:30am, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court. Call the MoTTU Association at 806.742.2443 for prices and details.
  • 3… First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • Movies@The Museum: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, 6:30pm, in the Museum Theater. Free Public event in conjunction with the exhibition Speaking Volumes—Books and Ideas from 1250-1862.
    • Moody Planetarium presents "laser Metallica," at 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30pm
    • Bedtime@The Museum: Love, Splat!, 6:30-7:30pm. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult. New Assembly Room.
    • Stargazing on the Plaza with the South Plains Astronomy Club, dusk to 9pm (weather permitting).
    • "A Life in the Book Arts," An Illustrated Talk by Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord," 7pm, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium. Free public event in conjunction with the exhibition Speaking Volumes—Books and Ideas from 1250-1862.
  • 4… Bookmaking Workshop, 1-4pm, with Susan Gaylord of the Remnant Trust, New Assembly Room. Free public event in conjunction with the exhibition Speaking Volumes—Books and Ideas from 1250-1862. http://www.makingbooks.com/aboutsusan.shtml
  • 10… Arts History Series "Down the Boot and Sailing the Ionian Sea to Greece," 10:30am, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court. Call the MoTTU Association at 806.742.2443 for prices and details.
  • 11… Valentine, 1-4pm, New Assembly Room. Free, Valentine-making workshop, using reproduction antique German cookie-holds and Model Magic. For all ages and supplies are provided.
  • 12… CANCELLED due to weather. Open Book Day for Speaking Volumes—Books and ideas from 1250-1862. Event cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • 14…Toddler Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am, New Assembly Room. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Registration required.* Space limited; $1/child.
  • 15…Studio 360: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm, New Assembly Room. For ages 18 & up. Art classes held each month. Education Division: 806.742.2432.
  • 17… Arts History Series "The Aegean World, Cradle of Civilization," 10:30am, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court. Call the MoTTU Association at 806.742.2443 for prices and details.
  • 18…Saturday@The Museum: Russian Nesting Dolls, 2-4pm, New Assembly Room. Free public, come & go event in conjunction with an exhibition, gallery, or Museum collection.
  • 19… RESCHEDULED! Open Book Day for Speaking Volumes—Books and ideas from 1250-1862, 2-4pm, Gallery 7. Get up close and personal with ancient and rare books, documents and manuscripts in the exhibition. Supervised inspection of selected pieces. Free and public event.
  • 19… The Readers, 2:30-3:30pm, in Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium. Excerpts from ancient and rare books from The Remnant Trust, Inc., will be read aloud by local celebrities including: TTU chancellor Kent Hance, Latino Lubbock editor Christy Martinez-Garcia, attorney and author Christopher Oglesby, TTU provost Bob Smith, Psychiatry professor Thomas F. McGovern, business owner and actress Jane Prince Jones, Daily Toreador advisor Pete Brewton, and KAMC news anchor Bryan Mudd. Free public event in conjunction with the exhibition Speaking Volumes—Books and Ideas from 1250-1862.
  • 24… Arts History Series "Anatolia, Byzantium & Istanbul," 10:30am, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court. Call the MoTTU Association at 806.742.2443 for prices and details.
  • 26... Talk by Suzanne Aker about "Painting Icons," 2pm, Museum Theater followed by a reception presented by the Museum of TTU Association.


March top

  • 2… Arts History Series "Sofia, Bucharest & Budapest," 10:30am, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court. Call the MoTTU Association at 806.742.2443 for prices and details.
  • 2… First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • OPENING…The Year of the GirlThe Girl Scout Centennial exhibits in Gallery 101 and Gallery 6. Celebrating 100 years of the Girl Scouts.
    • "Training and Flying in Space - What it is really like from an astronaut's perspective" by Dr. Albert Sacco Jr., 6:30pm, in Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium. Dr. Sacco, TTU Dean of Engineering and former astronaut, flew on the space shuttle Columbia in 1995. His research focus is in the areas of carbon nanotube initiation and growth, catalysis, zeolite synthesis, biosensors development, and synthesis and device integration of quantum wires from natural materials. The talk is most appropriate for grade 6 and up.
    • Movies@The Museum: Frankenstein, 7pm, in the Museum Theater.
    • Planetarium presents, laser PINK FLOYD's "Dark Side of the Moon," 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30pm, standard admission applies.
    • Bedtime@The Museum, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," 6:30-7:30pm. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult.
    • Stargazing on the Plaza with the South Plains Astronomy Club, dusk to 9pm (weather permitting).
  • 3… Robin Germany Bookmaking Workshop, 1-4pm, with the Remnant Trust. Free public event in conjunction with the exhibition Speaking Volumes—Books and Ideas from 1250-1862.
  • 9… Arts History Series "Kiev & Moscow to St. Petersburg," 10:30am, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court. Call the MoTTU Association at 806.742.2443 for prices and details.
  • 10… Bat Day! at the Lubbock Lake Landmark
  • 10… Night Hike at the Lubbock Lake Landmark
  • 11… Open Book Day for Speaking Volumes—Books and ideas from 1250-1862, 2-4pm, Gallery 7. Get up close and personal with ancient and rare books, documents and manuscripts in the exhibition. Supervised inspection of selected pieces. Free and public event.
  • 13-15… Fashion Studio Express Spring Break Camp, 1-4pm each day. For ages 8-12. Create veils, jewelry, purses, headbands, outfits, tote bags, and accessories. Learn the basics of sewing on a standard sewing machine. REGISTRATION REQUIRED by March 9. Class size limited to 15 participants. Contact the Education Division at 806.742.2432.
  • 13-15… Spring Break highlights the Moody Planetarium with…
    • 10:30am - laserRETRO
    • 11:30am - "Two Small Pieces of Glass" (The Telescope)
    • 12:30pm - "Two Small Pieces of Glass" (The Telescope)
    •   2:00pm -  laserRETRO
    •   3:30pm - "IBEX - Search for the Edge of the Solar System"
  • 13-15… Spring Break Fest at the Lubbock Lake Landmark
  • 16… Museum and Planetarium CLOSED
  • 17…Saturday@The Museum, 1-4pm. Free public, come-&-go event for all ages. Free public event in conjunction with the exhibition "They Weren't Always White"—Wedding Attire from the Museum's Collection.
  • 23… Arts History Series "Scandinavia: Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen," 10:30am, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court. Call the MoTTU Association at 806.742.2443 for prices and details.
  • 23… “Binding Equality: A Women’s Studies Symposium," 8:30am, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium. In conjunction with the exhibition Speaking Volumes—Books and Ideas from 1250-1862. All sessions are free and open to the public. Registration and a welcome address begin at 8:30am. Sessions will run from 9–11am, with two one-hour sessions. A gallery talk will follow the final session.
  • 24… Bruce Cammack Paper Making Workshop, part 1 of 2, 1-4pm, Assembly Room. Free public event in conjunction with the exhibition Speaking Volumes—Books and Ideas from 1250-1862.
  • 25…Carol Flueckiger Performance and Paper Making Lecture Workshop, 2-4pm, Helen Jones Auditorium. Workshop will follow performance. Free public event in conjunction with the exhibition Speaking Volumes—Books and Ideas from 1250-1862.
  • 29… Gallery Talk on "Windows to Heaven: Russian Icons" by Dr. Idris Traylor, 6pm, Gallery 3. Reception to follow talk. Free public event. In conjunction with the exhibition, Windows to Heaven: Treasures from the Museum of Russian Icons. A Museum Association event: 806.742.2443.
  • 30… Arts History Series "The Netherlands & Amsterdam," 10:30am, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court. Call the MoTTU Association at 806.742.2443 for prices and details.
  • 31… Bruce Cammack Paper Making Workshop, part 2 of 2, 1-4pm, Assembly Room. Free public event in conjunction with the exhibition Speaking Volumes—Books and Ideas from 1250-1862.
  • 31… Prairie Explorers at the Lubbock Lake Landmark


April top

  • 1… Open Book Day for Speaking Volumes—Books and ideas from 1250-1862, 2-4pm, Gallery 7. Get up close and personal with ancient and rare books, documents and manuscripts in the exhibition. Supervised inspection of selected pieces. Free and public event.
  • 3… Comparative Book History Symposium, 9am-1:15pm, Jones Auditorium. Event is free and open to the public. Event in conjunction with the exhibition Speaking Volumes—Books and Ideas from 1250-1862. The symposium is sponsored by the Museum of Texas Tech University, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Comparative Literature Program.
    Itinerary includes:
    • 9am… Coffee Break
    • 9:30am… Panel: “Books in the Arabic and Spanish Tradition”
      • 9:30-10… Hafid Gafaiti, Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Romance Languages, Texas Tech University, “The Koran as Book”
      • 10-10:30… Connie Scarborough, Professor of Spanish, Texas Tech University, “The Precarious Existence of the Early Printed Book: The Case of Celestina”
      • 10:30-11… John Beusterien, Associate Professor of Spanish, “The Origin of the Libel: Printed Material as Sacred versus Manuscripts as Profane”
    • 11am… Break with refreshments
    • 11:30am… Gallery Talk & Tour of book exhibition Speaking Volumes—Books and Ideas from 1250-1865
    • 11:45am… Panel: “Books in the Classical and Renaissance Traditions”
      • 11:45-12:15… David Larmour, Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Classics, Texas Tech University, “Cui dono lepidum nouum libellum? Poetry Books of the Roman Satirists, from Lucilius to Juvenal”
      • 12:15-12:45… Diana Spencer, Senior Lecturer in Classics, the University of Birmingham, England, “Books in Crisis: Producing Texts in a Collapsing System”
      • 12:45-1:15… Timothy Crowley, Assistant Professor of English, Texas Tech University, “Book History and Comparative Literature: Questions of Methodology with Classical Reception in the Renaissance”
  • 6First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm… Moody Planetarium presents "laserMICHAEL JACKSON."
    • 6:15pm… Preview: Next to Normal Musical, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium. The Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musical, Next to Normal, explores the stunning impact of bipolar disease on a family, and tells that story with exciting and compelling music. Hub Theatre Group brings this musical to the Lubbock stage and partners with MHMR to bring to light the challenges faced by people in our community and beyond. Performance pieces include such musical numbers as “I Am the One,” and “You Don’t Know” from Next to Normal. Preview organized by Bob Chanda, J.D., MBA, Executive Director Hub Theatre Group, Actor Combatant–Society of American Fight Directors, and PhD Candidate-Fine Arts (Theater), Department of Theatre and Dance, Texas Tech University. Free
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: The Biggest Easter Basket Ever by Steven Kroll. Storytime, crafts, and a snack for ages 8 and under with accompanying adult.
    • 6:30pm… Moody Planetarium presents "laserMICHAEL JACKSON," standard ticket prices.
    • 7:00pm… Movies@The Museum: Royal Wedding, Museum Theater. Fred Astaire's and Jane Powell's characters are asked to perform as a dance team in England at the time of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding. Free
    • 7:30pm… Moody Planetarium presents "laserMICHAEL JACKSON," standard ticket prices.
    • Dusk to 9:00pm… Stargazing on the Plaza with the South Plains Astronomy Club (weather permitting).
  • 8… Museum, Moody Planetarium, and Lubbock Lake Landmark CLOSED.
  • 10…Toddler Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Registration required.* Space limited; $1/child.
  • 11… Gordon Yellowman Sr. on "Cultural Care of a Tsistsistas Sacred Object," 6pm, Jones Auditorium. Free, public lecture.
  • 13… Arts History Series "Home from the Grand Tour (Luncheon)," 10:30am, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court. Call the MoTTU Association at 806.742.2443 for prices and details.
  • 14… Night Hike at the Lubbock Lake Landmark
  • 18… Studio 360: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm. For ages 18 & up. Art classes held the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
  • 18… Vanessa Paukeigope Jennings on "An Artistic Heritage: Kiowa Beadwork," 6pm, Jones Auditorium. Free, public lecture. Part of the Native American Series, Spring 2012.
  • 19… Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, 7pm, Lubbock Lake Landmark. RSVP to Museum Education at 806.742.2432 or the Landmark office at 806.742.1116.
  • 21…Wedding Attire Gallery Talk, 2:30pm, Gallery 1 by Ethnology & Textiles Division Staff. Free public event in conjunction with the exhibition "They Weren't Always White"—Wedding Attire from the Museum's Collection.
  • 21…Saturday@The Museum: Making Bookmarks, 1-4pm. Free public, come-&-go event in conjunction with the exhibition Speaking Volumes—Books and Ideas from 1250-1862.
  • 27… Jereldine Redcorn on "The Caddo Pottery Tradition," 6pm, Jones Auditorium. Free, public lecture. Part of the Native American Series, Spring 2012.
  • 28… Prairie Explorers at the Lubbock Lake Landmark
  • 29… Open Book Day for Speaking Volumes—Books and ideas from 1250-1862, 2-4pm, Gallery 7. Get up close and personal with ancient and rare books, documents and manuscripts in the exhibition. Supervised inspection of selected pieces. Free and public event. Last Day of the exhibition.


May top

  • 4First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm… Planetarium Show: laserQUEEN, standard ticket prices.
    • 5:45pm… Caprock Morris dance and music performance, Sculpture Court. Time and location of additional performances will be announced. Free
    • 6:15pm… Movies@The Museum: Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008). Stars Brendan Fraser. Free
    • 6:30pm… Planetarium Show: laserQUEEN, standard ticket prices.
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: Little Critter. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult. Free
    • 7:30pm… Planetarium Show: laserQUEEN, standard ticket prices.
    • Dusk - 9pm… Stargazing on the Plaza with the South Plains Astronomy Club (weather permitting).
  • 5… Dino Day, 1-4pm. Free family come-and-go event! Journey back to the Mesozoic when dinosaurs ruled the land and pterosaurs soared the skies. Learn dinosaur names, dig for fossils, talk to a paleontologist, decorate your own hat, make a T. rex puppet, and create Dino works of art with clay. All Dino Day activities are FREE of charge! For ages 6 and up!
    • Activities:   (* especially for the littlest explorers)
    • 10:30am… laserPOP
    • 11:30am… "Earth's Wild Ride" - Planetarium show
    • 12:30pm… "Earth's Wild Ride" - Planetarium show
    • 1pm… BBC's "Walking with Dinosaurs," Museum Theater
    • 1pm… T. rex meets Triceratops Puppet Show*
    • 1:30pm… Movies@The Museum: Journey to the Center of the Earth, Jones Auditorium. Free
    • 1:30pm… Dino Says (like Simon Says)*
    • 2pm… laserPOP
    • 2pm… Dino Dancing*
    • 3pm… Repeat of the Puppet Show*
    • 3:30pm… "Earth's Wild Ride" - Planetarium show
  • 6…  To Be Rescheduled! Due to flight problems the Bruce Foster Lecture and Pop-up Book Making Workshop will be re-announced. Free public event in conjunction with the exhibition Wizards of Pop: Sabuda and Reinhart. Be sure to visit the display The Magic of Pop-up Books by Bruce Foster in Gallery 101.
  • 8…Toddler Tuesday, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Registration required: 806.742.2432. Space limited; $1/child.
  • 16…Studio 360: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm. For ages 18 & up. Art classes held the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
  • 19…Saturday@The Museum: Quilting, 1-4pm. Free public, come-&-go event in conjunction with the exhibition America Celebrates! Quilts of Joy and Remembrance.
  • 20… Eclipse Party at the Lubbock Lake Landmark, 6:30pm. The Moon will pass directly between the Sun and Earth, eclipsing the Sun. Because the Moon is a little farther from the Earth than normal, this will be an annular eclipse, where the Moon covers about 94% of the Sun's surface, leaving a ring of light visible. Eye-safe filtered telescopes, glasses, and other observing devices will be provided for participants. Free
  • 26… Art on Saturday, 1-4pm. For ages 12-18, all supplies provided. Classes are limited to 12 participants; registration required. Contact the Museum Education Office at 806.742.2432 or email to museum.education@ttu.edu to register.


June top

  • 1… Museum Association Gala "Celebrating USO Style," Lubbock Civic Center. Featuring the Lennon Brothers. Reservations at 806.742.2443. More info?…Visit celebratingourheroes.com
  • 1… First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm… Planetarium Show: laserPINK FLOYD's "The Wall," standard ticket prices.
    • 6-9pm… ViewSpace, Museum Theater. Free
    • 6:30pm… Movies@The Museum: How to Make an American Quilt (1995). Starring Winona Ryder, Ellen Burstyn, & Anne Bancroft. Jones Auditorium. Free
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: The Kindness Quilt by Nancy E. Wallace. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult. Free
    • 6:30pm… Planetarium Show: laserPINK FLOYD's "The Wall," standard ticket prices.
    • 7:30pm… Planetarium Show: laserPINK FLOYD's "The Wall," standard ticket prices.
    • Dusk to 9pm… Stargazing on the Plaza with the South Plains Astronomy Club (weather permitting) Free
  • 2… Bruce Foster Lecture and Pop-up Bookmaking Workshop. Free public event in conjunction with the exhibition Wizards of Pop: Sabuda and Reinhart.
    • 12-1pm… Lecture on Pop-up Bookmaking, Jones Auditorium.
    • 1-2:30pm… Free Pop-Up Bookmaking Workshop led by Bruce Foster.
  • 2… Landmark after Dark Night Hike: National Trails Day, 8:30–10pm, Lubbock Lake Landmark. Learn about our prairie ecosystem after dark, or tour the night sky at the “Landmark after Dark” night hike. All hikers should wear closed-toed shoes and bring a bottle of water. No flashlights please. NO SANDALS, NO FLIP-FLOPS! Admission is FREE. Additional information may be obtained by calling 806.742.1116, or by email at landmark.education@ttu.edu.
  • 5… Transit of Venus Viewing, South Plains Astronomy Club offers viewing of the event on the Museum Plaza (4th & Indiana), 5pm to dusk.
  • 5-8… Fashion Studio Summer Camp, 1-4pm. For ages 9-12, Free. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 12…Toddler Tuesday: Animal Masks, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Registration required.* Space limited; $1/child. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 12-14… Starlight Stories Summer Camp, 1-4pm. For ages 7-9, $15. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 13…Studio 360: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm. Art classes for ages 18 & up.
  • 15… Special Event and Reception in conjunction with new World War II exhibitions, 6-8:30pm. RSVP to the Museum of TTU Association at 806.742.2443. Visit celebratingourheroes.com for details.
  • 16…Saturday@The Museum: Pop-up Books, 1-4pm. Free public, come-&-go event in conjunction with the exhibition Wizards of Pop: Sabuda and Reinhart.
  • 19-22…Beginning Navajo Weaving Workshop with Two Grey Hills tapestry weavers Lynda Teller Pete and Barbara Ornelas. Beginning students will focus on Navajo weaving techniques. This class is FREE and is made possible by a grant from the Helen Jones Foundation, Inc. REGISTRATION NOW FULL!!!
  • 27-29… Six Flags Over Texas Summer Camp, 1-4pm. For ages 11-14, $15. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.


July top

  • 4… USA Independence Day: Museum, Moody Planetarium and Lubbock Lake Landmark Closed
  • 6First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm… Planetarium Show: laser LED ZEPPELIN, standard ticket prices.
    • 6-9pm… ViewSpace, Museum Theater. Free
    • 6:30pm… Movies@The Museum: Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Jones Auditorium. Starring James Cagey. Free
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: Fourth of July Mice by Bethany Roberts. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult. Free
    • 6:30pm… Planetarium Show: laser LED ZEPPELIN, standard ticket prices.
    • 7:30pm… Planetarium Show: laser LED ZEPPELIN, standard ticket prices.
    • Dusk to 9pm… Stargazing on the Plaza with the South Plains Astronomy Club (weather permitting). Free
  • 10…Toddler Tuesday, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited; $1/child. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 10-13… Space Camp Summer Camp, 10am-noon. For ages 6-9, $20. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 10-12… Junior Einsteins Summer Camp, 2-4pm. For ages 4-5, $15. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 15… Special Event and Reception in conjunction with Memories of World War II exhibition, 2-5pm. Visit celebratingourheroes.com for details.
    • 12:30-2pm… Family Picnic for Veterans and their families, Jones Sculpture Court. RSVP: call 806.742.2443 for information and reservations.
    • 1-5pm… Opening of the exhibition Memories of WWII: Photographs from the Archives of the Associated Press. Tour organized by Smith Kramer Traveling Exhibition Services, Kansas City, MO. Locally funded by The CH Foundation and the Helen Jones Foundation.
  • 17-20… Globe Trekkers Summer Camp, 1-4pm. For ages 7-9, $20. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 18…Studio 360: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm. For ages 18 & up. Art classes held the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
  • 21… Saturday@The Museum: Photography, 1-4pm. Free public, come-&-go event in conjunction with the exhibition Memories of World War II. Photo Scavenger Hunt: participants are encouraged to bring their own camera; cameras will not be provided.
  • 21… Movies@The Museum: Ride with the Devil, Jones Auditorium, 1pm. Free. Starring Tobey Maquire.
  • 21… Archaeology in Action, 9am-3pm, Lubbock Lake Landmark. Here's your chance to see "archaeology in action" as you interact with the excavators and the lab crew. Visit all of the places not usually open to the public during this special event!
    • Tours:
      • 9am-10:15am
      • 10:30am-11:45am
      • 1pm-2:15pm
      Day-long activities include: pottery puzzles, simulated archaeological excavations, animal track art, atlatl throwing, and a mammoth walk!
  • 21… Night Hike, 8:30pm, Lubbock Lake Landmark. Join guides at dusk to explore the Landmark after dark! Gather at the Robert A. Nash Interpretive Center to begin your adventure. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes and bring a bottle of water.
  • 25-27… Super Hero Camp, 1-4pm. For ages 8-12, $15. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 28… Movies@The Museum: Red Badge of Courage, Jones Auditorium, 1pm. Free. Starring Audie Murphy.
  • 28… Prairie Explorers, 10am-11:30am, Lubbock Lake Landmark. Special activities and classes for ages 7-12. Join the Landmark education staff each month to investigate the animals, plants, and insects that live with us on the Southern High Plains.
  • 31…The Science of Flight Summer Camp, 10am-noon. For ages 9-11, Free. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.

August top

  • 1-2…The Science of Flight Summer Camp, 10am-noon. For ages 9-11, Free. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.1… August Moody Planetarium shows begin.
  • 3… First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm… Planetarium Show: laserMETALLICA, standard ticket prices.
    • 6-9pm… Opening of the NEW! exhibition Tradition and Innovation—The Ever-Evolving Navajo of the Southwest.
    • 6-9pm… ViewSpace, Museum Theater.
    • 6:30pm… Movies@The Museum: Georgia O'Keefe (2009), Jones Auditorium. Starring Joan Allen, Ed Begley Jr., Jeremy Irons. Rated: NR
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: Pigeon Hero by Shirley Raye Redmond. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult.
    • 6:30pm… Planetarium Show: laserMETALLICA, standard ticket prices.
    • 7:30pm… Planetarium Show: laserMETALLICA, standard ticket prices.
    • Dusk to 9pm… Stargazing on the Plaza with the South Plains Astronomy Club (weather permitting
  • 4… Movies@The Museum: Gods and Generals (2003), Jones Auditorium, 1pm. FREE. Starring Robert Duvall. In conjunction with the WWII exhibitions in the Museum. Rated: PG13
  • 5… Sculptor Eddie Dixon Lecture, 2pm. Renowned Lubbock sculptor Eddie Dixon discusses his current project, sculpting the 1st African American Congressional Medal of Honor winner William Carney, who served in the 54th Massachusetts Regiment during the Civil War. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection. FREE
  • 7… Movies@The Museum: Sergeant York (1941), Jones Auditorium, 1:30pm. Starring Gary Cooper. FREE. In conjunction with the WWII exhibitions in the Museum. Rated: NR
  • 8… Movies@The Museum: Action in the Atlantic (1943), Jones Auditorium, 1:30pm. FREE. Starring Humphrey Bogart. In conjunction with the WWII exhibitions in the Museum. Rated: NR
  • 9… Movies@The Museum: To Hell and Back (1955), Jones Auditorium, 1:30pm. FREE. Starring Audie Murphy. In conjunction with the WWII exhibitions in the Museum. Rated: NR
  • 10… Movies@The Museum: MacArthur (1977), Jones Auditorium, 1:30pm. FREE. Starring Gregory Peck. In conjunction with the WWII exhibitions in the Museum. Rated: PG
  • 11… Movies@The Museum: Gettysburg (1993), Jones Auditorium, Noon. FREE. Starring Tom Berenger and Martin Sheen. In conjunction with the WWII exhibitions in the Museum. Rated: PG
  • 11… Night Hike, dusk, Lubbock Lake Landmark. Join guides at dusk to explore the Landmark after dark! Gather at the Robert A. Nash Interpretive Center to begin the adventure. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes and bring a bottle of water.
  • 14… Toddler Tuesday, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited; $1/child. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 18… Movies@The Museum: Glory (1989), Jones Auditorium, 1pm. FREE. Starring Matthew Broderick. In conjunction with the WWII exhibitions in the Museum. Rated: R
  • 18… Saturday@The Museum, 1-4pm. Free public, come-&-go event in conjunction with the exhibition Memories of World War II. Join Curtis and Gail Foote as they share the story of the Lady Liberty, the oldest flying Invader from World War II. Hands-on aircraft activities.
  • 19… Civil War Era Reenactor Linda Taylor portrays a Gettysburg eyewitness, 2pm. Ms. Taylor, a retired schoolteacher, shares Tillie Pierce's fascinating story through performance reenactmen. Fifteen year old Tillie Pierce was an eyewitness to the horrific Battle of Gettysburg. She recorded her observations in the book At Gettysburg. In conjunction with the "Celebrating Our Heroes—A Summer of Collaborative Exhibitions" and the now closed exhibition Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection.
  • 25… Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight exhibition opens, 10am-5pm.
  • 25… Prairie Explorers, 10-11:30am, Lubbock Lake Landmark. Special activities and classes for ages 7-12, Join the Landmark education staff each month to investigate the animals, plants, and insects that live with us on the Southern High Plains.
  • 26… Moody Planetarium Summer schedule ends. Fall schedule begins Aug. 29. Fall schedule: Wednesday-Sunday, 2pm and 3:30pm shows only.
  • 27… Fall School Semester begins.

September top

  • 1… September Planetarium shows begin: laserSPIRIT and "Search for the Edge of the Solar System." Through Oct. 7
  • 7… First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm… Planetarium Retro Show: laserPINK FLOYD'S "Dark Side of the Moon," standard ticket.
    • 6-9pm… ViewSpace, Museum Theater.
    • 6:30pm… Movies@The Museum: The Tuskegee Airmen (1995), Jones Auditorium. Starring Laurence Fishburne, Allen Payne and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult.
    • 6:30pm… Planetarium Retro Show: laserPINK FLOYD'S "Dark Side of the Moon," standard ticket
    • 7:30pm… Planetarium Retro Show: laserPINK FLOYD'S "Dark Side of the Moon," standard ticket
    • Dusk to 9pm… Stargazing on the Plaza with the South Plains Astronomy Club (weather permitting
  • 11…Toddler Tuesday, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited; $1/child. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 15…Saturday@The Museum: Nose Art, 1-4pm. Free public, come-&-go event. Design Your Own Aviation Nose Art.* This month features the exhibition Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight. Visit the exhibition for inspiration and then come get your creative juices flowing as you create and paint your version of Aviation Nose Art. All supplies provided. No registration or reservations required.
    [* Wikipedia: Nose art is a decorative painting or design on the fuselage of a military aircraft, usually located near the nose, and is a form of aircraft graffiti.
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  • 19…Studio 360: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm. For ages 18 & up. Art classes held the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
  • S McCurry portrait21… Steve McCurry, Renowned National Geographic Photographer, Slated for Public Presentation, Allen Theater, TTU Student Union Bldg., 6pm. Presented by the Museum of TTU and the Museum Association. For more information about the event, call 806.742.4232 or email to museum.education@ttu.edu. For more information about Steve McCurry, visit these links:
  • 22…Duct Tape Dynamos Workshop, 1-3pm. For ages 8-12. Participants will create fashion projects using duct tape. Some of the projects to be completed include wallets, purses, flowers, belts, rings, and bracelets. Pre-registration is required; cost $5 per participant payable in advance. Registration is complete upon payment of fees. Reservations will be accepted until September 18 or until the class is at capacity. Space is limited; be sure to sign up early! 806.742.2432 / museum.education@ttu.edu.


October top

  • 5First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm… Planetarium Retro Show: laserMICHAEL JACKSON, standard ticket prices.
    • 6-9pm… ViewSpace, Museum Theater.
    • 6:30pm… Movies@The Museum: October Sky (1999), Jones Auditorium. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper and Laura Dern. Rated: PG
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: Clifford's Halloween by Norman Birdwell. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult.
    • 6:30pm… Planetarium Retro Show: laserMICHAEL JACKSON, standard ticket prices.
    • 7:30pm… Planetarium Retro Show: laserMICHAEL JACKSON, standard ticket prices.
    • Dusk to 9pm… Stargazing on the Plaza with the South Plains Astronomy Club (weather permitting).
  • 9… October Planetarium shows begin: Fright Light laser show and "Dawn of the Space Age." Through Nov. 11
  • 9…Toddler Tuesday: Health and Food, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited; bring canned goods for the South Plains Food Bank in lieu of registration fee. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 13… Native American Day, 1-4pm.
  • 15-18… TTU Astonomy Labs. The Moody Planetariium will NOT offer daily programs.
  • 17…Studio 360: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm. For ages 18 & up. Art classes held the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
  • 20…Saturday@The Museum: Celebrate Fossil Day!, 1-4pm. National Fossil Day is a celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values. Free public, come-&-go event.
  • 27… Puppet Show by Kent Williams, 2pm, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium. Mr. Williams, a marionette performer and actor from Dallas, will give a public Halloween puppet show. Free. For more information call 806.742.2432 or email to museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 27… Haunted Hike!!!! 6:30pm, Nash Interpretive Center, Lubbock Lake Landmark. FREE! Listen to SPOOKY local folklore from Rob Weiner of Texas Tech University Libraries who will share stories of local hauntings with visitors. Also hear the ancient bison stampededs on the rim of Yellowhouse Draw. No flashlight, please, and wear comfortable shoes (no flip-flops or sandals for safety reasons.) Located at 2401 Landmark Drive (just north of Loop 289), at Indiana Ave & US Hwy 84.
  • 28… El Dia de los Muertos Workshop and Pinnocchio Puppet Show by Kent Williams. Free public, come-&-go event; no registration is required. For more information call 806.742.2432 or email to museum.education@ttu.edu.
    • 1:30pm… Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium. Kent Williams, a marionette performer and actor from Dallas, along with two other marionette performers will give a performance of Pinnocchio.
    • 2-4pm… Kline Room. The first 100 people wo enter the workshop will be able to make an El Dia de los Muertos-themed marionette.
    • 2-4pm… New Assembly Room. To celebrate El Dia de los Muertos, make a skeleton paper mask and decorate it with colored pencils and glitter. Also, use Sharpies to decorate two calaveras (celebratory skulls) made from Model Magic. There will be a very small size skull and a medium size skull.

November top

  • 2First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm… Planetarium Show: laserQUEEN, standard ticket prices.
    • 6-9pm… ViewSpace, Museum Theater.
    • 6:30pm… Movies@The Museum: Edison the Man (1940), Jones Auditorium. Starring Spencer Tracy, Rita Johnson and Lynne Overman. Rating: not rated
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: Ten Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult.
    • 6:30pm… Planetarium Show: laserQUEEN, standard ticket prices.
    • 7:30pm… Planetarium Show: laserQUEEN, standard ticket prices.
    • Dusk to 9pm… Stargazing on the Plaza with the South Plains Astronomy Club (weather permitting).
  • 7… November Planetarium shows begin: "Earth's Wild Ride" & "Black Holes" through November 30.
  • 10… Everyday Objects D'Art, 1-4pm. Come-&-Go, FREE. Create fabulous works of art from ordinary household objects. Activities include: Handmade Envelopes, Crayon Painting, Make Your Own Chalkboard Paint, and much more!
  • 13…Toddler Tuesday: Thanksgiving & Traditions, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited; $1/child. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 14…Studio 360: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm. For ages 18 & up. Art classes held the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
  • 17…Saturday@The Museum: Science@The Museum, 1-4pm. Free public, come-&-go event. Enjoy fun, hands-on science activities, experiments, and challenges! Activities are FREE of charge and are for children ages 8 and up and family members. See the movie The Absent Minded Professor.
  • 22-26… CLOSED for Thanksgiving weekend - Museum and Lubbock Lake Landmark


December top

  • 1… Holiday Workshop, 1-4pm. Free admission and parking. Activities include:
    • Handmade Holiday Projects for attendees to take home. Materials free of charge.
    • Puppet Show, 2pm, in the Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium.
    • Have the kid’s pictures taken with Santa, and enjoy delicious, free cookies and hot chocolate
    1… December Planetarium shows begin: laserHOLIDAYS and "Black Holes." Through Jan. 4, 2013
  • 7First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm… Planetarium Show: Laser PINK FLOYD's "The Wall," standard ticket prices. For grades K-6.
    • 6-9pm… ViewSpace, Museum Theater.
    • 6:30pm… Movies@The Museum: Prancer (1989), Jones Auditorium. Starring Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman and Rutanya Alda. Rated: G
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult.
    • 6:30pm… Planetarium Show: Laser PINK FLOYD's "The Wall," standard ticket prices.
    • 7:30pm… Planetarium Show: Laser PINK FLOYD's "The Wall," standard ticket prices.
    • Dusk to 9pm… Stargazing on the Plaza with the South Plains Astronomy Club (weather permitting)
  • 11…Toddler Tuesday, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited; $1/child. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 23-31… CLOSED for during the 2012 University holiday schedule - Museum, Planetarium, & Lubbock Lake Landmark

JANUARY 2013 top

1… CLOSED for University holiday - Museum, Planetarium, & Lubbock Lake Landmark

2013 Listings (list available late this year)

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*   General registrations: 806.7422432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
** Summer Camp information and registrations, click here.

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* Event/Programs sponsored by the Helen Jones Foundation & The CH Foundation Inc.
ª Event/Programs sponsored by the Helen Jones Foundation

† Event/Program sponsored by The CH Foundation Inc.

First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm each first Friday of the month. New exhibits, activities, movies, planetarium shows at the Museum of TTU. First Friday Art Trail is organized by the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA), Lubbock. Free admission and parking.

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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 event • Gray - Completed Event

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