Science Day at MoTTU

 On Saturday, November 5, we had a day of fun and exploration!

 In the Sculpture Court many tables were set up (–stations, really) so that our visitors could practice experiements, solve puzzles, and look at things in new and intresting ways. 

 Below we are happy to share some photographs of the day, and we thank  all of the families, and our volunteers, for making the day so fun.

 If you have any questions about the projects you see here, please contact  the Education Division at the Museum of Texas Tech  University, museum.education@ttu.edu.

"What is this and where does it go?"

We had kids of all ages join us for Science Day...

"Wow! Excellent job building that, uh...that tower-thing (what is it?)"

"Ah, yes...the old Exploding Lava Trick!"

Thanks to generous funding from the Helen Jones Foundation, the Education Division has been able to purchase many supplies, tools, and kits that can help our visitors learn and discover more about the world that we live in. People of all ages really enjoyed using several different kinds of connective sets of parts, allowing them to make crazy cars, DNA chains, imaginative reptiles, and more.

We planned lots of experiments that were fun, stinky, gross, etc….

    Our volunteers had fun and helped us have fun, too….

The microscope was VERY popular…

“Oh, wow, that is cool!!”

“How does it do that?!”

"Goggles on for safety!"

   “I don’t know where that part goes, hmm….”

           

"I made a bubble and can hold it in my hand!"

Tall or short, anyone can make bubbles!

Thank you for visiting. We hope that you can join us on December 3, Saturday,

from 1 – 4 for Holiday Workshop at the Museum.

You can make several holiday themed prizes, great for gifts or decorating for your winter holiday.

Everything is free and you get to keep and take home what you make!

(Santa and cookies will be there, too!)

   

Bedtime at the Museum, Nov. 4, 2011


For this evening, our book is, Just So thankful...

This story is so good, even the dinosaur on the wall wants to listen in...wonder what dinosaurs are thankful for...? hmm....

Let's put our mats away before we make something wonderful...

Come on, let's go! Time for art supplies (---and cookies and punch!!)

A Wreath of Thanks...what are you thankful for...?

so many leaves...much to do!

Yes, well, sometimes I let Mom do the work, she gets such a kick out of it, you know?

Oh yes, cowgirls like art, too!

Dad, watch me and I will show you how...

Having fun sure works up an appetite!!

Crumbs on my face? Really? Wonder how those got there....!

I'm in my jammies, making art, having fun, oh yeah!!

Check out these bunny hoppers!!

(What else is there to say...?)

See you next time! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Bedtime @ The Museum – September

For this month’s Bedtime @ The Museum, we read Astronaut Handbook and decorated our own space helmets with our picture inside.  We learned all about how to be an astronaut and how to live in space!

It's storytime at the Museum!

3, 2, 1...BLASTOFF!!!

Family Teamwork is the best!

Working on their space helmets!

Coloring the outer helmet!

Drawing themselves in the helmet!

Great job on the coloring!

A space helmet will protect you when you are outside the space shuttle!

Can you eat cookies in space?

Juice helps to wash down the cookies!

The activities at Bedtime @ The Museum are so much fun!

Which color should my helmet be?

Coloring is so much fun!

I love space!

The final product!

Bedtime @ The Museum is so much fun!

We had a FAR OUT time at this Bedtime! Join us next month for Clifford’s Scary Halloween!

Questions about children’s programs at the Museum?                      Contact the Museum’s Education Division:                                              806.742.2432                                                                        museum.education@ttu.edu

 

 

Bedtime @ The Museum is moving to a new night!

Join us at the MoTTU for a bedtime story on first Friday of each month!  After the story, participants can make a craft and enjoy a light bedtime snack.  Kids may even wear their PJs!

Upcoming Bedtime@The Museum dates:

  • September 2
  • October 7
  • November 4
  • December 2

For kids ages 8 and under with accompanying adults.  FREE of CHARGE!

All welcome for story.  Craft activity limited to first 20 participants; no registration required.  First come, first served.

Contact the Museum Education Office at 806.742.2432 or by email to museum.education@ttu.edu

S@TM – August

This Saturday @ The Museum we brought out the leftovers from previous Saturday @ The Museum events.   There were memory boxes to decorate, wooden pots to paint, masks to make and even jewelry to design. Everyone had a good time working on their projects and there was so much to do!

Everyone working on their projects!

Look at all those fun supplies!

Decorating a memory box

Painting is so much fun!

Is it the masked rider?

Such a creative mask!

Look at that beautiful feather mask!

What a beautiful necklace!

Working really hard.

Such a decorative mask!

Family teamwork to get the job done!

It was his first visit to the museum!

They were having a blast!

We hope everyone had a great time at the Museum for Saturday @ The Museum.  Come and visit next month where we will learn about dragonflies!

Saturday @ The Museum is a come and go program on the third Saturday of every month from 1-4pm and it is always free!

Questions about programs in the Education Division?                                 Contact us: 806.742.2432 or museum.education@ttu.edu