First Friday Art Trail, March 2, 6-9pm

Please join us for the First Friday Art Trail, this Friday from 6-9pm,
where we will have a variety of activities going on at the museum:

The Year of the Girl – The Girl Scout Centennial   Exhibit will be in Gallery 101 (down the hall on the way to the Planetarium) 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.  6:30 pm in the Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium.  Dr. Sacco is the Dean of Engineering and a former astronaut who flew as a Payload Specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia mission STS-73 in 1995.  The mission focused on materials science, biotechnology, combustion science, and fluid mechanics contained within the pressurized Spacelab module.  Dr. Sacco’s research focuses on carbon nonotube initiation and growth, catalysis, zeolite synthesis, biosensors development, and synthesis and device integration of quantum wires from natural materials.  His talk is aimed at 6th grade and up.

Movies at the Museum:  Frankenstein  7pm in the Museum Theater





Planetarium presents laser Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon  5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 pm.  Tickets go on sale 30 minutes before showtime, first-come basis.  Standard Planetarium admission applies:

  • General Admission (ages 19-59)…$5
  • Children & Teens (ages 6-18)…$3
  • Seniors (ages 60 & up)…$3
  • Univ. Students/Faculty/Staff (w/ID)…$3
  • Kids (5 & under)…FREE
  • Active Military & their families…FREE
         (MoTTU is a Blue Star Museum)

Bedtime at The Museum, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”  6:30 – 7:30 pm, ages 8 and under with accompanying adult.  We will read the book and then participate in an activity afterward.

Stargazing on the Plaza with the South Plains Astronomy Club dusk to 9pm, weather permitting.

We also have an exciting workshop on Saturday afternoon, free to the public:

Saturday, March 3, 1-4pm, Bookmaking workshop with Robin Germany  in conjunction with the exhibition Speaking Volumes — Books and Ideas from 1250-1862.  Robin is currently an Associate Professor of Photography at Texas Tech.  She has received numerous grants and awards for her work, including a Polaroid Artist’s Award and a regional NEA grant.  Her work is in collections at the Center for Creative Photography, Polaroid, The Boise Art Museum, Texas Tech University Museum of Art, and numerous private collections.

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