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JANUARY top

  • 1… CLOSED for University holiday - Museum, Moody Planetarium, & Lubbock Lake Landmark. Normal hours resume on Jan. 2.
  • 3… Model Trains in the Sculpture Court, Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court, 10am-5pm. Displays by the Lubbock Model Railroad Association. For Information call 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 3…January planetarium shows begin: "Saturn: Ring World" & "Black Holes."
  • 3… First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm… Seasonal Stargazing (Winter/Spring)*
    • 6:30pm… "Saturn: Ring World "*
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: Enjoy the Model Train displays in the Sculpture Court. Free
    • 7:30pm… "Black Holes"*
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      * usual ticket prices apply.
  • 13… Toddler Tuesday: Clothing, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 17… Movies@The Museum: True Crime (1999), Jones Auditorium, 2pm. Starring Clint Eastwood.
  • 18…Saturday@The Museum: Carol Flueckiger's Walk &Talk in the Call of the Wild exhibition and a Color Workshop, 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 Call fo the Wild: The Crayola Art of Herb Williams.
  • 20… CLOSED for University holiday - Museum, Moody Planetarium, & Lubbock Lake Landmark
  • 26… Music@The Museum: "Music in the Life of Thomas Jefferson," Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium, 3pm. The Caerus Ensemble performs music by composers from Thomas Jefferson’s own music library and recounts biographical aspects of his musical life. This concert is one of Ensemble’s educational concerts, performed for schools, libraries, assisted living, and memory care centers predominantly throughout the West Texas region.

FEBRUARY top

  • 3… OPENING: Stylizing the Body exhibit. An "Up from the Basement" exhibit in conjunction with the TTU Art Department. Through April 5.
  • 4… Art for All Ages: Creation Magic
  • 5…February planetarium shows begin, TBA.
  • 7… REOPENING of the William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwestern Indian Art with "Beyond Expressions in Clay," 6pm.
  • 7… First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm… Seasonal Stargazing (Winter/Spring)*
    • 6:30pm… Planetarium show TBA*
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum: Enjoy the Model Trains in the Sculpture Court
    • 7:30pm…Planetarium show TBA*
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      * usual ticket prices apply.

  • 11… Toddler Tuesday: Family, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 15…Saturday@The Museum: TBA, 1-4pm. Free public, come-&-go event. Enjoy fun, hands-on activities, and challenges! Activities are FREE of charge and are for children ages 8 and up and family members.
  • 19…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.
  • 21… Movies@The Museum: Woman of the Year (1942), Jones Auditorium, 2pm. Starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn.

MARCH top

  • 4… Art for All Ages: Creation Magic
  • 7…February planetarium shows begin, TBA.
  • 7… First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. Free public event
    • 5:30pm… Seasonal Stargazing (Winter/Spring)*
    • 6:30pm… Planetarium show TBA*
    • 6:30-7:30pm… Bedtime@The Museum
    • 7:30pm…Planetarium show TBA*
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      * usual ticket prices apply.

  • 12… Toddler Tuesday: Insects and Spiders, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited. Register: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 19…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.
  • 15…Saturday@The Museum: Architecture, 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.
  • 18-20… Spring Break Fest: Free film fest
    • 18… Movies@The Museum: National Velvet (1944), stars Elizabeth Taylor
    • 19… Movies@The Museum: Seabiscuit (2003), stars Tobey Maguire
    • 20… Movies@The Museum: Secretariat (2010), stars Diane Lane
    • Check out the Diamond M Gallery for paintings used in illustrating adventure books.
  • 21… University Holiday

APRIL top

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

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              * usual ticket prices apply.

  • 8… Toddler Tuesday: My House, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited. Register by phone 806.742.2432 or email museum.education@ttu.edu.
  • 11.... "Vampire Bats – The Good, the Bad, and the Amazing!" Gallery 7. Learn the truth about vampire bats: what they eat, where they live, and more!
  • 11... Come find us at the Lubbock Arts Festival.
  • 16... Studio 360°: Beginning Drawing for Adults, 1-4pm. For ages 18 & up. Art classes held the 3rd Wednesday of the month. No previous experience needed. Admission is FREE.
  • 18... Movies@TheMuseum, "Shattered Glass" (2003, PG-13). A story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was found that he had fabricated over half of his articles. Stars Hayden Christensen.
  • 19… Saturday@The Museum: Geoscience, 1-4pm. FREE public come-&-go event. Enjoy fun, hands-on activities, and challenges! Activities are FREE of charge and are for children ages 8 & up and family members.
  • 20... Museum of Texas Tech University, Moody Planetarium, and Lubbock Lake Landmark CLOSED for holiday.
  • 21... CLOSED for University Holiday
  • 27... "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home," Gallery 1. Told through the combination of original objects and furniture, architectural fragments, rare archival materials, historic photographs, and video footage, this exhibit explores the creation of a Frank Lloyd Wright house made into a family home. Samara was constructed between 1954 and 1956 in West Lafayette, Indiana, and was based on Wright's Usonian houses-modest-sized, affordable, environmentally sensitive dwellings-of which Wright created over one hundred designs. Frank Lloyd Wright's Samara offers visitors a unique behind-the-scenes look at the creation of an architectural masterpiece.

MAY top

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

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              * usual ticket prices apply.

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

JUNE top

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

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              * usual ticket prices apply.

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

JULY top

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

AUGUST top

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

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              * usual ticket prices apply.

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

SEPTEMBER top

  • 1…TBA

OCTOBER top

  • 1…TBA

NOVEMBER top

  • 1…TBA

DECEMBER top

  • 1…TBA
  • 23-Jan 1, 2015... CLOSED for University holiday - Museum, Moody Planetarium, & Lubbock Lake Landmark. Regular hours resume Jan. 2, 2015.

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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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