Upcoming Events


09… Toddler Tuesday, 10:30 am – Earth & Sky

19…Movie, 2:00 pm “The Paper” (Rated R for language)

20…Sat@theMuseum, 1-4pm… Inuit Exhibition (Aug 8-Nov)…. art

25… Curator’s Selections from the C & T Collection

27… Curator’s Selections from the C & T Collection

September MP shows are Seasonal Stargazing, Secret of the Cardboard Rocket & Two Small Pieces of Glass



03…Bedtime@theMuseum, 6:30 pm

03…Lecture Reading Inuit Art: Interpretive Journey by Christopher Trott about the Inuit Exhibition, 6 pm

14…Toddler Tuesday, 10:30 am – The Sound of Music – making maracas

15-16…Planetarium closed to general public

17…Movie, 2pm “Absence of Malice

18… Sat@theMuseum – No program because of TTU Football. See 25th.

25… Fossil Day/A Study of Bats, 1-4 pm

30…Vampire Bats: The Secret Lives of Real Vampires – Kid friendly lecture with cookies and activity

October MP shows are Seasonal Stargazing, Black Holes & Earth’s Wild Ride



02… Day of the Dead, details to be announced

06… Curator’s Selections from the C & T Collection

07… Bedtime@theMuseum, 6:30 pm

08… Curator’s Selections from the C & T Collection

09… Docent Recruitment, 2-3 pm, Adults only

11… Toddler Tuesday, 10:30 am  – Animals: Dinosaurs

15… Sat@theMuseum – no program because of TTU Football. See 22nd.

21…Movie, 2:00 pm “His Girl Friday

22…Science Made Simple, 1-4 pm –explore the amazing world of science

November MP shows are Seasonal Stargazing, Dinosaur Prophecy & Saturn Ring World



05…Bedtime@theMuseum, 6:30 pm

06…Holiday@theMuseum, 1-4 pm, crafts and fun for the holidays

09…Toddler Tuesday, 10:30 am – “I Love A Parade”, 2nd Annual MoTTU Toddler Parade

December MP shows are Seasonal Stargazing, Dawn of the Space Age & IBEX:Search for the Edge of the Solar System


All events are subject to change or cancellation. Visit the website at www.museum.ttu.edu for more information.

Contact the Education Division at museum.education@ttu.edu or call 806.742.2432.

Bedtime @theMuseum for September 2014

Bedtime at the Museum on Friday, September 5th, is all about Texas Tech. Join the Education Division from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Sculpture Court as we read the book “Raider Red’s Game Day Rules” and make a smaller version of the Tech foam finger. At about 7:30 pm there will be a special appearance of the Masked Rider with Fearless Champion on the west lawn of the museum.

Arrive by 6 pm and enjoy pizza in the sculpture court as part of First Friday Art Trail.

Go Red Raiders!


Join us tomorrow as we show the 2.5 hour film, Superman, starring Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, & Gene Hackman.  This family friendly film starts at 2 pm and will be shown in the Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium at the Museum of TTU.

Shows will continue throughout the summer on Friday afternoons.  Funding for the films is provided by the Helen Jones Foundation, Inc.

Join us this summer on Friday afternoons!  

——-  Museum of Texas Tech University will be closed Friday, July 4, 2014——

Movie Time for May

Join us on Friday, May 16th for the film, It Happened One Night.  The 1934 Frank Capra movie starred Clark Cable and Claudette Colbert and went on to become the first movie to win the Big Five of Oscars.  This did not happen again until 1975 when One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest won.  

The film is about a reporter pursuing a celebrity.  It is a black and white film that is believed to be the earliest of the “screwball comedies”.  

          “The screwball comedy has proven to be one of the most popular and enduring film genres. Screwball comedies combine the lunacy and ridiculousness of farce with the comic violence and hare-brained action of slapstick comedy, and the sophisticated and witty dialogue of the romantic comedy. All these elements are generally delivered at break-neck speed. The earliest screwball comedy was Lewis Milestone’s The Front Page (1931) but it first gained prominence in 1934 with It Happened One Night“.

                  CREDIT: http://cinecollage.net/screwball-comedy.html

The film begins at 2 pm in the Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium.