Texas Tech University

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  • Over 3 million objects
  • Includes archaeological, ethnological, and biological materials


Clothing and Textiles

  • 35,000 objects
  • Largest clothing and textiles collection at a university museum in the United States


  • 24,000 objects, including a pink Cadillac
  • Currently collecting the everyday items
  • Specific fundraising opportunity: Homegrown in West Texas

Natural Sciences

  • 5.5 million objects
  • Largest biological collection in Texas
  • Includes mammals, birds, radioactive, and invertebrates
  • Natural Science Research Laboratory is utilized by 6 colleges, 10 departments, and 20 courses at TTU alone


  • Includes fossil vertebrates from the Southwestern United States
  • Largest collection of fossils from Antarctica in the United States
  • Specific fundraising opportunity: Dinos on the Road

There are more than eight million objects in the Museum's collections, and each one tells a story about the region and the people and creatures who have lived here over the centuries. We need your help to preserve and increase our collections so that that we can preserve these stories for future generations.

Your generosity and kindness over the years has been vital to our success and allowed us to create beautiful exhibitions, expand our facilities, and grow culturally and educationally. With your continued support we can develop new, thought provoking, and extraordinary exhibitions, acquire and restore precious artifacts, and build exceptional educational programs with strengthen our community. Your generosity ensure the success of our students and the future of the museum profession and allows the museum to extend its reach beyond the West Texas Region.


For more information about our six collections, to learn more about areas of need, or to discuss current or new fundraising ideas, please contact Annette Castellano.

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Annette Castellano

Assistant Director of Development
Office of Advancement / Museum of TTU
3301 4th | Box 43191 | Lubbock, TX 79409
Office: (806) 834-2390