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JANUARY top

  • 1… CLOSED for University holiday - Museum, Planetarium, & Lubbock Lake Landmark
  • 3… Wanted! Teachers, 10:30am-4pm. For Information call 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu. Event includes:
    • Planetarium shows. One free entrance into a planetarium or laser show for teachers with a school ID. (The planetarium seats 70; first come, first served. Tickets available 30 minutes before each show time.)
      • 11am… Laser BEATLES
      • 12:30pm… "Earth's Wild Ride"
      • 2pm… Laser HOLIDAYS
      • 3:30pm…"Black Holes"
    • Tour of the exhibition Covering America in the 1950s & 1960s: The Saturday Evening Post
    • Refreshments… Come by the Education Office to receive a free gift and learn about museum education programs for your class!
  • 4First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30pm… Laser U2, Moody Planetarium, usual ticket prices apply.
    • 6-9pm… ViewSpace, Museum Theater
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult.
  • 5… January Planetarium shows begin: "Two Small Pieces of Glass" & Laser Beatles.
  • 8… 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: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), Jones Auditorium, 2pm. Starring Jimmy Stewart and Doris Day. Rated: G
  • 19…Saturday@The Museum: Sacred Places & Ancient Texts, 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 and up and family members. In conjunction with the exhibition Sacred Places & Ancient Texts—The Rock Art of Cowhead Mesa.
  • 21… CLOSED for University holiday - Museum, Planetarium, & Lubbock Lake Landmark
  • 27… Exhibition opening: Little Black Dress, 1-5pm, Gallery 1. An "Up from the Basement" exhibition from the Museum's Textiles collection.

FEBRUARY top

  • 1… First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm, 6:30 & 7:30pm… Laser LED ZEPPELIN, Moody Planetarium, usual ticket prices apply.
    • 6-9pm… ViewSpace, Museum Theater
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: "The Cave Painter of Lascaux" by Roberta Angeletti. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult.
  • 2… Dr. Lori, star of Discovery Channel's Auction Kings, HDJ Sculpture Court, 1pm. Dr. Lori will appraise your antiques and collectibles at the Museum of TTU. Arrive early since free appraisals are limited as part of Dr. Lori’s presentation.
  • 5… Toddler Movies, 10:30am. Rated G movies about animals.
  • 9… Valentines Celebration, 1-4pm.
  • 10… Gallery Talk: Covering America in the 1950s and 1960s: The Saturday Evening Post.  Dr. Hoffman, Education Curator, will lead the gallery talk.
  • 12… Toddler Tuesday: Musical Valentines, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited; $1/child. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 15… Movies@The Museum: North By Northwest (1959), Jones Auditorium, 2pm. Starring Cary Grant. Rated: G
  • 16… Saturday@The Museum: Presidents, 1-4pm. Free public, come-&-go event. Enjoy fun, hands-on activities, experiments, and challenges! Activities are FREE of charge and are for children ages 8 and up and family members. In conjunction with the exhibition The American President: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press.
  • 17… Lubbock Heritage Society Program "History in Our Own Backyard," 2-4pm, Formby Room, Southwest Collection, 15th and Detroit Ave. A collegial cross-posting in cooperation with other TTU departments. Dr. Robert Carr, retired Lubbock physician, will present the program and bring to light such little known events as the Yellow House Canyon Battle and historical information on Buffalo Springs, Ransom Canyon, Indian Truce site, Coronado campsite, Texas Ranger camp, MacKenzie vs Quanah Parker Battle site, Camp Supply, and more. There is plenty of parking and we will have people available to help with parking. There is no charge for the event and no reservations are required. Contact Sonja Gotcher at 806.799.1905 or valentinesonja@aol.com if additional information is needed.
  • 20… Studio 360: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm. For ages 18 & up. Art classes held the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
  • 23… 2013 Annual International Arts and Culture Symposium by Sowoon Arts & Heritage, Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court and Auditorium, 1:00-9:15pm. Includes lectures by experts, the Korean Tea Ceremony and performance, and evening performances on the Korean traditional stringed musical instrument Geomungo. For more information call 806.853.7257. Sponsored by Sowoon Arts & Hertiage, the Museum of TTU, and Humanities Texas.

MARCH top

  • 1First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm, 6:30 & 7:30pm… Laser QUEEN, Moody Planetarium, usual ticket prices apply.
    • 6-9pm… ViewSpace, Museum Theater
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: A book by Eric Carle. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult.
  • 5… Toddler Movies, 10:30am. Rated G movies about animals.
  • 12-15… Spring Break Fest: Movies, Museum Auditorium, 10:30am. Adventure films based on books. Visit the Diamond M Gallery to find paintings used in the illustrating of adventure books. (Spring Break activities are not drop-off programs. All children must have an adult supervisor present. No food or drinks are allowed.)
    • 12… The Three Musketeers
    • 13… A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
    • 14… The Prince and the Pauper
    • 15… The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • 12-15… Spring Break Fest: Moody Planetarium, daily shows. Astronomy handouts will be available.
    • 11:00am… Laser COLORS
    • 12:30pm… "Dinosaur Prophecy"
    •   2:00pm… Laser MANIA
    •   3:30pm… "Search for the Edge of the Solar System"
  • 12-15… Spring Break Fest: Kits 'an Kaboodles, New Assembly Room, 1-4pm daily.
    • Did you miss an event in 2012? This come-and-go event will feature craft items remaining from 2012. No reservations required.
  • 16… Saturday@The Museum: Crocheting, 1-4pm. Free public, come-&-go event. Learn to crochet and receive a free crochet hook of your own. Enjoy fun, hands-on activities, experiments, and challenges! Activities are FREE of charge and are for children ages 8 and up and family members.
  • 19… 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.
  • 20… Studio 360: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm. For ages 18 & up. Art classes held the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
  • 27… Movies@The Museum: Presidential Series - Truman (1995), 1:30pm, Jones Auditorium. Starring Gary Sinise. 135 min. Rated PG
  • 31… CLOSED for Easter - Museum, Planetarium, & Lubbock Lake Landmark

APRIL top

  • 2… Toddler Movies, 10:30am. Rated G movies about animals.
  • 3… Movies@The Museum: Presidential Series - 13 Days (2000), 1:30pm, Jones Auditorium. Starring Bruce Greenwood and Kevin Kostner. 145 min. Rated PG-13
  • 5First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm, 6:30 & 7:30pm… Laser PINK FLOYD's "Dark Side of the Moon," Moody Planetarium, usual ticket prices apply.
    • 6-9pm… GRAND OPENING of the exhibition AZ<>NM<>TX—20th and 21st Century Art in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. This is the inaugural exhibition in the all NEW Talkington Gallery of Art.
    • 6-9pm… ViewSpace, Museum Theater
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: The Curious Garden by Peter Brown. While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult. FREE
  • 9… 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… Movies@The Museum: Presidential Series - Frost/Nixon (2009), 1:30pm, Jones Auditorium. Frank Langella, Michael Sheen and Kevin Bacon. This is a dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former President Richard Nixon. 122 min. Rated R. Free.
  • 17… Studio 360: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm. For ages 18 & up. Art classes held the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
  • 19… Movies@The Museum: Notorious (1946), Jones Auditorium, 2pm. Hitchcock directs Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains. A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them? (101 min.; no rating)
  • 25... Socheata Poeuv, part of the Vietnam Center and Archive's Fifth Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Film Festival, 6pm. Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium. The Museum is partnering with the Vietnam Center and Archive to host a film screening and lecture by Socheata Poeuv as part of the VCA Guest Lecture Series.
    • 6pm... Screening of New Year Baby. Her family having fled Cambodia and survived the killing fields, Socheata Poeuv was born in a refugee camp in Thailand and raised in Dallas, Texas. Now a young woman, her family returns to Cambodia for the first time, and Socheata turns filming the family vacation into a powerful documentary. Free.
    • 7:30pm... Lecture by Socheata Poeuv. An award winning filmmaker, scholar, and social activist, Poeuv is the founder and CEO of Khmer Legacies. Her presentation will follow a free screening of her award winning 2006 documentary film New Year Baby.  For more information please visit www.vietnam.ttu.edu/GLS
  • 27… Saturday@The Museum: Frescoes, 1-4pm. Free public, come-&-go event. Enjoy fun, hands-on activities, experiments, and challenges! Activities are FREE of charge and are for children ages 8 and up and family members. In conjunction with the Frederico Vigil, A Contemporary New Mexican Master exhibition.
  • 30... The Fifth Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Film Festival, The Beautiful Country, 6pm, Formby Room, Southwest Collection. Free.

Registration accepted for Summer Camps. Click for Summer Guide 2013.

MAY top

  • 3…First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 6pm… Lecture by featured guest artist Frederico M. Vigil, Jones Auditorium, FREE (see Exhibitions).
    • 5:30pm, 6:30 & 7:30pm… Laser METALLICA, Moody Planetarium, usual ticket prices apply.
    • 6-9pm… ViewSpace, Museum Theater
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: Dinosaurs. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult.
  • 4… Dino Day, 1-4pm.
  • 7… Toddler Movies, 10:30am. Rated G movies about animals.
  • 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.
  • 15… Studio 360: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm. For ages 18 & up. Art classes held the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
  • 17… Movies@The Museum: Hitchcock's The Birds (1963), Jones Auditorium, 2pm. Starring Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, and Suzanne Pleshette. A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness. 119 min. PG-13
  • 18… Saturday@The Museum: Weather with Special Guest Brian Ancell, 1-4pm. Free public, come-&-go event. Enjoy fun, hands-on activities, experiments, and challenges! Dr. Brian Ancell from the Geosciences Department at Texas Tech University will be doing free Weather science demonstrations! Come learn about air pressure, clouds, and more! And for the younger crowd, make and take home a pinwheel craft! Activities are FREE of charge and are for children ages 8 and up and family members.
  • 18… Joel Sartore, Photographer's Talk, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium, 6pm. National Geographic contributing photographer and Nebraska native Joel Sartore has spent two decades on a mission to document North American species facing extinction. Sartore is the photographer of the magnificent artworks in the exhibition RARE: Portraits of America's Endangered Species.
  • 27… CLOSED for University holiday - Museum, Planetarium, & Lubbock Lake Landmark

Registration accepted for Summer Camps. Click for Summer Guide 2013.

JUNE top

  • 5-7…MoTTU Summer Camp: Baby Animals of the World, 10am-Noon. For ages 4-6, $20/child. Click for Summer Camp booklet
  • 7…First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm, 6:30 & 7:30pm… Laser BEATLES, Moody Planetarium, usual ticket prices apply.
    • 6-9pm… ViewSpace, Museum Theater
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: Endangered Animals. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult.
  • 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.
  • 11… Movies@The Museum Audrey Hepburn Festival, 2pm each day, Jones Auditorium. Shown in conjunction with the Little Black Dress exhibition in Gallery 1.
    • 11… Charade (1963)
    • 12… Funny Face (1957)
    • 13… Roman Holiday (1953)
    • 14… Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
  • 15… Navajo Weavers Workshop – intermediate class. Participants must have past experience with working loom. For times and more information call 806.742.2432 or email to museum.education@ttu.edu. Free.
  • 15… Saturday@The Museum: Little Black Dress, 1-4pm. Free public, come-&-go event. Enjoy fun, hands-on activities, experiments, and challenges! Activities are FREE of charge and are for children ages 8 and up and family members.
  • 17-20… Navajo Weavers Beginner's Class. Call 806.742.2432 or email to museum.education@ttu.edu, for times and information, and to register. FREE, but space is limited. Participants must be able to attend all five days in order to complete project. (NOTE: The class is almost full but there are a few spaces left.)
  • 19… Studio 360: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm. For ages 18 & up. Art classes held the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
  • 25-27… MoTTU Summer Camp: Olympics Camp, 10am-12pm daily. For ages 5-7, $15/child. Learn about the history and spirit of the Olympic games while participating in arts and crafts, and outside activities. Join us for the first MoTTU Summer Olympics. Be prepared to show off your skills and strengths! Click for Summer Camp booklet
  • 25-28… MoTTU Summer Camp: Weather Camp, 1-4pm daily. For ages 11-14, $20/child. Learn about Weather and Science at the Museum of Texas Tech University during Weather Camp with Dr. Brian Ancell from the Geosciences Department at Texas Tech University! Dr. Ancell will be doing weather demonstrations and activities! Come learn about air pressure, clouds, and more! Click for Summer Camp booklet

JULY top

  • 4… CLOSED for University holiday - Museum, Planetarium, & Lubbock Lake Landmark
  • 5…First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm, 6:30 & 7:30pm… Special Star Shows, Moody Planetarium, reduced ticket prices: $2 General admission; Free - children 5 and under and active duty military personnel and their families.
    • 6-9pm… ViewSpace, Museum Theater
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: U.S. Independence Day. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult.
  • 9… Toddler Tuesday: Sand and Water, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited; $1/child. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 10… Music@The Museum: A Patriotic Salute, 7pm, HDJones Sculpture Court. Features the Texas Tech Band Camp Honors Wind Ensemble, Sarah McKoin, director, and the Westwinds Brass Band, Phil Anthony, director, presented in partnership with the Museum of TTU. Join your community friends for a rousing hour of everyone’s favorite patriotic music. The west doors of the Museum (facing Indiana Avenue) will open at 6pm, allowing performance goers to enjoy a pre-concert visit to the Museum’s many galleries featuring a selection of exciting traveling and in-house exhibitions. This is a Museum Community Program event.
  • 10-12… MoTTU Summer Camp: American History Camp, 10am-Noon. For ages 7-9, $15/child. Camp participants will learn about many different aspects our great nation through arts and crafts, like American Flag suncatchers, and games such as Presidential Bingo. Topics include the US presidents, holidays, traditions, landmarks, and the states. Click for Summer Camp booklet
  • 17-19… MoTTU Summer Camp: Baskets to Bison Camp, 10am-Noon. For ages 8-10, $15/child. Click for Summer Camp booklet
  • 17… Studio 360: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm. For ages 18 & up. Art classes held the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
  • 19… Movies@The Museum: Psycho (1960), Jones Auditorium, 2pm. Stars Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins. 109 min; B&W. Free
  • 20… Saturday@The Museum: Davies Gallery, Native Americans, 1-4pm. Free public, come-&-go event. Enjoy fun, hands-on activities, experiments, and challenges! Activities are FREE of charge and are for children ages 8 and up and family members.
  • 23… Dinosaur Prophecy, Special Planetarium Showing, 3:30pm, Moody Planetarium. Though this is a special PRISM Scholars Group showing, there is limited public seating available.
  • 30 - Aug. 1… MoTTU Summer Camp: Fairy Tale and Adventure Stories Camp, 1-4pm. For ages 9-12, $15/child. Click for Summer Camp booklet

AUGUST top

  • 2First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm… Seasonal Stargazing (Summer, Fall)
    • 6:30pm… "Dawn of the Space Age"
    • 7:30pm…" Saturn: Ring World II"
      • Moody Planetarium shows; tickets are required.
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: The Legend of the Bluebonnet by Tomie dePaola. The craft will be "Thumbprint Bluebonnets" for ages 8 and under with accompanying adult. FREE
  • 4… Change in Planetarium schedule.
  • 11… "A History in the Demise of the Southern Plains Bison" by Wyman Meinzer, 2pm, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium. Reception and book signing to follow talk. In conjunction with the Masterson and Mooar Crossing Trails on the Texas Frontier exhibits and the exhibition Window on the West: Views from the American Frontier. Free admission. RSVP to 806.742.2443 by Aug. 7. Sponsored by the Helen Jones Foundation, Inc.
  • 13… Toddler Tuesday: All About Color, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited; register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu. FREE
  • 13-16… Movies@The Museum: A Special Bogart Movies Series, Jones Auditorium, 2pm each day, FREE.
    • 13… The Big Sleep (1946)
    • 14… Sabrina (1954)
    • 15… Treasure of Sierra Madre (1948)
    • 16… Casablanca (1942)
  • 17… Saturday@The Museum: Arts and Scraps, 1-4pm. Free public, come-&-go event. Enjoy fun, hands-on activities, experiments, and challenges! Activities are FREE of charge and are for children ages 8 and up and family members. FREE
  • 21… Studio 360: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm. For ages 18 & up. Art classes held the 3rd Wednesday of the month. FREE
  • 21… Moody Planetarium returns to Wednesday–Sunday show schedule; two shows per day; extra Saturday shows at 11:30am.

 

SEPTEMBER top

  • 2… LABOR DAY--CLOSED for University holiday - Museum, Planetarium, & Lubbock Lake Landmark
  • 3… Toddler Movies, 10:30am. Rated G movies about animals. FREE
  • 6First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm… Seasonal Stargazing (Summer, Fall)
    • 6:30pm… "Dinosaur Prophecy"
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: Find Macked Rider! (Raider Red, too!) The Masked Rider will be our special guest. Mask making activity for ages 8 and under with accompanying adult. FREE
    • 7pm… The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) comic vignettes to introduce the show and cast to the Lubbock arts community. Free
    • 7:30pm… "Black Holes"
      • Planetarium shows, usual ticket prices apply
  • 10… Toddler Tuesday, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited; register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu. FREE
  • 18… Studio 360: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm. For ages 18 & up. Art classes held the 3rd Wednesday of the month. FREE
  • 19… “A Year in the Life of Curiosity on Mars” by Dr. Darby Dyar, Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court and Auditorium, 7-9pm. Event co-sponsored by the Museum of Texas Tech University, the West Texas Association of Women in Science, and the TTU Geosciences Department. The Mars rover Curiosity has been roaming the surface of Mars for more than an Earth year now. What secrets has it uncovered? How is it moving us toward manned missions and eventual human settlements on Mars?
    Mount Holyoke College Professor Darby Dyar, member of the Mars Science Laboratory science team, will give an insider's view into the daily life of the rover and its scientists, reflect back on the sites and accomplishments of the past year, and look forward to the next year on Mars. Admission is FREE. Please use the Museum's West entry.
    • 7-8pm… Reception with Dr. Dyar, Sculpture Court
    • 8pm… Lecture, Auditorium
  • 20… Movies@The Museum: Rear Window (1954), Jones Auditorium, 2pm. Rear Window stars James Stewart and Grace Kelly. Stewart, as professional photographer L.B. “Jeff” Jeffries, breaks his leg and is confined to his New York apartment where he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. Grace Kelly, as Lisa Fremont, wears classic outfits in Rear Window. Three of these are exceptional standouts, each neatly representing a different sector of 1950s women’s fashions: dress, casual, and tailored. Be sure and visit the Little Black Dress exhibition currently at the Museum of TTU. (112 minutes, Color) FREE
  • 21… Saturday@The Museum: The Typewriter in the 21st Century, 1-4pm, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium. Free public, come-&-go event. See screenings of the documentary The Typewriter in the 21st Century at 1, 2, and 3pm. The film offers an in-depth look into the lives of those "who use, love, and repair [typewriters]," highlighting famous typewriter enthusiasts and collectors. Enjoy fun, hands-on activities centered around the written word, such as book making and poetry writing. Activities are FREE of charge and are for children ages 8 and up and family members. In conjunction with the exhibitions Bat Masterson—Buffalo Hunter, Gambler, Journalist --and--The Season of Giving and the Joy of Play—Historic Toys from Holidays Past. FREE
  • 28… Biohorror/Biothriller Film Festival, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium. Admission is Free
    • 11am-5pm… Exhibition: Biosecurity Law features a biohorror film exhibit and is open for viewing during the film festival
    • 10:45am… Museum west doors open
    • 11am… Opening/introductory remarks. Screening of Nosferatu (1922) (1 hr 21 mins)
    • Lunch break
    • 1:30pm… Introductory remarks. Screening of Last Man on Earth (1964) (1 hr 26 mins)
    • 3pm… Break
    • 3:15pm… Panel Discussion with Profs. Rob Weiner, Robert Peaslee, and Vickie Sutton. They will discuss the forthcoming book by Prof. Vickie Sutton, The Things That Keep Us Up At Night: Reel Biohorror, a discussion of the biohorror/biothriller sub-genre from its beginnings in 1922 to the present with the film, art, law and science perspectives.
    • Conclusion… An autographed book, by co-author Gayle Linds, The Hades Factor, (a biothriller) will be given away at the close.
    • 5 pm… Museum closes

OCTOBER top

  • 1… Toddler Movies: Condors, 10:30am. The film is about Condors. Rated G movies about animals.
  • 4First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm… Seasonal Stargazing (Fall, Winter)*
    • 6:30pm… "Secret of the Cardboard Rocket"*
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: Miss Nelson is Missing! For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult.
    • 7:30pm… "Search for the Edge of the Solar System"*

      * Planetarium shows, usual ticket prices apply.

  • 5… "Saving the Southern Plains Bison," Helen Jones Auditorium, 2pm. Come hear a public lecture presented by Donald Beard, Caprock Canyon State Park Superintendent  and the Caprock Canyon State Park Rangers about their efforts to save the Goodnight Herd of Southern Plains Bison. The event is FREE and open to the public. Reservations requested: 806.742.2432
  • 8… Toddler Tuesday: The Sound of Music, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited. Register Free at 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 7-10… Moody Planetarium CLOSED
  • 14-16… Clive Tyler Landscape Painting Workshop, 9am-4pm each day.
    Workshop presented in conjunction with the exhibition Window on the West: Views from the American Frontier. Limited enrollment; to reserve a place, call 806.742.2432, or email to museum.education@ttu.edu.
    Admission is FREE.
  • 16… Landscape Painting Lecture and Reception with Clive Tyler, 4:30pm, Helen Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court. Program presented in conjunction with the exhibition Window on the West: Views from the American Frontier. Admission is FREE.
  • 16… Studio 360: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm. For ages 18 & up. Art classes held the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Admission is FREE.
  • 18… Movies@The Museum: The Hitchcock Classic To Catch A Thief (1955), Jones Auditorium, 2pm. Starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence. Admission is FREE. >>
  • 19… Saturday@The Museum: National Fossil Day, 1-4pm. Free public, come-&-go event. 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. Enjoy fun, hands-on activities, experiments, and challenges including viewing and holding real fossils, arts and crafts, and learning all about fossils! ! Activities are FREE of charge and are for children ages 8 and up and family members.
  • 25…EXHIBIT OPENING!!! Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit, Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court, 10am. Forty years after their war, the Texans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War are being honored by their state with a monument on the Capitol grounds in Austin. Before the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument is dedicated next March 29, 2014, an exhibit that includes a tribute to the 3,417 men who died is touring the state. Information about the monument dedication is available at www.buildthemonument.org. The exhibit comes to the Museum of Texas Tech through a special initiative to honor Texas Vietnam veterans and to support a monument to their memory. Admission is FREE.
  • 26… Native American Days: "The People and their Stories", 1-4pm, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium. For all ages. A lecture by Eldrena Douma-McMenamy, a Hopi-Tewa storyteller. She will speak about her familial line branching from Nampeyo, the famed potter and matriarch to a family of incredible artists. She will also speak about the importance of storytelling, and share stories of her own. Admission is FREE.
  • 29… Opening Reception: Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit, Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court, 6:30pm. All are warmly invited to attend a reception in honor of the Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit co-hosted and sponsored by the Vietnam Center and Archive and the Museum of Texas Tech University. Enjoy refreshments and a special viewing of the exhibit after a short opening ceremony. Reception is FREE and opening to the public. Please enter through the West doors of the Museum (facing Indiana Ave). Free parking.

NOVEMBER top

  • 1 First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm… Seasonal Stargazing (Fall, Winter)*
    • 6pm… Exhibit OPENING!!! The Season of Giving and the Joy of Play—Historic Toys from Holidays Past
    • 6:30pm… "Dawn of the Space Age"*
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: Calavera Abecedario by Jeanette Winter. The activity is decorating a skull celebrating Day of the Dead (El Dia de los Muertos). For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult.
    • 7:30pm… "Earth's Wild Ride"*
      * usual ticket prices apply
  • 2… El Dia de los Muertos, 1-4pm. For all ages, a celebration of Life. Learn about the history of the Mexican holiday at the International Cultural Center, taste a few traditional sweets and savories, catch a short film, and make a sugar skull! Then stop by the Museum of Texas Tech University to see Ballet Folklorico dancers, decorate masks, make papel picado and ofrendas. Be sure to bring mementos and photographs of loved ones who have passed away so that you can contribute to our community ofrenda at the International Cultural Center! Admission is FREE.
  • 5… Toddler Movies, 10:30am. Rated G movies about animals. Admission is FREE.
  • 10… “The Strangeness of Western Art and History” lecture by Dr. Sascha Scott, Associate Professor, Syracuse University, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium, 2pm. Professor Scott will explore the strange mixture of art and Indian politics between the two world wars, the subject of her forthcoming book. During the 1910s and 20s, artists in New Mexico helped to ferry in an epochal shift in federal Indian policy from assimilation to cultural preservation through their art and actions. At the same time, representation of Pueblo Indians by these same artists fueled the tourist industry in the region. As a result, paintings of Pueblo Indians by Anglo-American artists, including Ernest L. Blumenschein, John Sloan, and Georgia O’Keeffe, are often cast either as decidedly celebratory or as unambiguously exploitative. Professor Scott will demonstrate that these pictures are stranger and more ambivalent than such narratives suggest. By probing these paintings’ ability to surprise, frustrate, and unsettle, one gains a more robust understanding of early 20th century representations of Pueblo Indians and the fraught historical context in they were created.  ///  The lecture is FREE and open to the public. A small reception will follow.   ///  Dr. Scott's lecture is presented in conjunction with the Windows on the West: Views from the American Frontier on exhibit at the Museum through 13 November 2013.  ///  The Museum is located on the SE corner of 4th Street and Indiana Avenue with ample free parking located to the north and west of the museum. Please contact the Museum's Education Division for more information at 806.742.2432 or email to museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 12… Toddler Tuesday, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited. Register free at 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 15… Movies@The Museum: Torn Curtain (1966), Jones Auditorium, 2pm. An Alfred Hitchcock thriller about an American scientist who publicly defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission and then has to figure out a plan to escape back to the West. Stars Paul Newman and Julie Andrews. (128 min.) Admission is FREE. —>>
  • 16… Saturday@The Museum: Science Made Simple, 1-4pm. Free public, come-&-go event. Can you bounce a bubble in your hand? How about making water dance? What do you know about the skeletal system? Have you ever seen a plant cell up close? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Enjoy fun, hands-on activities, experiments, and challenges! Activities are FREE of charge and are for children ages 8 and up and family members.
  • 20… 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.
  • 28-30… CLOSED for University holiday - Museum, Planetarium, & Lubbock Lake Landmark.

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  • 6… First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm… Seasonal Stargazing (Fall, Winter)*
    • 6:30pm… "One World, One Sky"*
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum—Christmas from Heaven: The True Story of the Berlin Candy Bombing by Tom Brokaw, ill. by Robert T. Barrett. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult.
    • 7:30pm… "Two Small Pieces of Glass"*
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      * usual ticket prices apply.
  • 7… Holiday@The Museum: Holiday on the Homefront, 1-4pm. Festive cookies and hot cocoa, Homemade Holidays take-home arts and crafts, and a visit from a very special Ho-ho-ho-ing guest! Make Snowflakes, Paper Globes, Ornaments, Gift Tags, Spin Tops, and more! Free admission and parking.
  • 10… Toddler Tuesday: I Love a Parade, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited. Register Free at 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 17... The Westwinds Brass Band's Annual Dean Killion Memorial Scholarship Concert, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium, 7:30pm (West doors open at 7pm). Enjoy traditional brass band favorites, marches, overtures, music from Broadway musicals, and a wide variety of sacred and secular Christmas music. Admission is FREE; however, donations will be accepted for the Killion Scholarship Fund. 

  • 22-Jan 1, 2014... CLOSED for University holiday - Museum, Planetarium, & Lubbock Lake Landmark. Regular visitor hours resume Jan. 2, 2014.

2014 Listings

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*   General registrations: 806.7422432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
** Summer Camp information and registrations, click here.
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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 events • Collegial Cross-posting Gray - Completed Event

 

 

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