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                                                              



Summer Youth Classes – Day 4; Session 1

Everyone joined us for another day of camp on this wonderful Thursday. Look at our fantastic photos!

Match the plant parts...

Learning all about Viking armor!

A star being formed before my eyes

Today we went to Greece!

Ready for viking battle

Viking warriors building their armor

Can you catch the bear's tail?

What constellation has a bear tail? Ursa major!

Keeping their penguins warm with lots of feathers

What color is your fluffy penguin?

Construction zone - beware!

Sprinkle on the nebula dust...

Can’t wait to see everyone at our last day of camp tomorrow!

Summer Youth Classes – Day 3; Session 1

It was our third day of summer youth classes and we are still having blast learning and experimenting with new things!

Working hard

Learning more abou viking heritage

Our worldly builders are building away

Carefully cutting out building pieces

Sand is a key part of desert environments

Very colorful sand

Shaking the sand around

Check it out! Desert landscape

Our future astronomers working together

Beautiful galaxy

What do you think of my galaxy?

Reviewing the anatomy of a flower

Learning about desert creatures we study at the Museum

Checking out the bats in the Explorium

Engineers hard at work

Building ancient structures

I can see youuuuu...

Building a telescope to check out the stars

Can you find the stamen on a lily?

Measuring viking materials

Carefully stretching string

Today was great! We can’t wait to see the campers tomorrow!

Summer Youth Classes – Day 1; Session 1

Monday marked our first day of Summer Youth Classes at the Museum!  Children entering grades K – 5 visited the Museum for an afternoon full of hands-on activities and educational fun!  Our first session of classes included:

  • Exploring Earth’s Ecosystems
  • Budding Botanists
  • Amazing Stargazing
  • Let’s Go A-Viking
  • Worldly Builders
  • Cloudy With A Chance Of…???

We walked around and snapped some great photos of the kids in action:

Check out that black tipped reef shark!

Our future botanists coloring some water lillies

Vikings building their long-houses

Using branches to make their houses

Make those houses secure!

Getting ready to watch their water lillies bloom

Are they opening?

I see a green lily!

Future engineers building some great structures

What famous building are you re-creating?

Making a beautiful sea scene

Our sea creatures are bioluminescent!

Fishy faces!

Cloudy With A Chance of...?? Lightening?

What happens in the water cycle?

Creating cool constellations

What does the Big Dipper look like?

What's the name of your constellation?

Sea scene and whale habitat complete!

Building the Great Pyraminds

The first day was a lot of fun, can’t wait to see what tomorrow will bring!

Junior Einsteins – Day 3

Today we learned all about outer space, our solar system, and rocket ships!

We started the day with touchy-feely bags full of mysterious objects like fluffy cotton balls, sea shells, and even bamboo!

What did you find?

Hm, what's inside?

Peeking inside

Next, we used different sized meteorites to make impact craters in the moon’s surface

What does the moon's surface feel like?

Meteorite soaring through space!

Feeling the craters on the moon's surface

Different size craters!

We then learned about things in the night sky, like shooting stars and comets

Glow-in-the-dark comets

Painting the comet

What color should my comet be?

Working hard

Keep painting...

Will this glow-in-the-dark?

Comet coloring


Yellow comet

Finally, we used space stickers to decorate our rockets!

Decorating our rockets with stickers before take-off

Pouring in the rocket fuel

Gathered around the launching pad

Countdown starts at 3...2....1

Time to launch!

We learned so much about outer space today! Tomorrow will be all about animals!