Facilities

Juliette and Fred Turner, Jr. Memorial Art Museum

The Turner Memorial Art Museum at the Museum of the Southwest inspires visitors to discover art and history in a unique setting, set in the historic Turner Mansion and its 1987 addition, the Lissa Noel Wagner Wing. Any time of the year visitors can view up to five different exhibitions spread across 11 galleries. Permanent galleries in the historic Turner Mansion offer highlights from our collection of more than 1,700 works of art and a history of Midland. The Turner Mansion was recognized in 1988 as a registered historic place and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

See what exhibitions are NOW ON VIEW.

Marian West and William Blanton Blakemore Planetarium

Outer space is one of the most fascinating topics for learners of all ages. Get ready to explore your universe in the Marian West and William Blanton Blakemore Planetarium, which offers star talks and dome shows on a 360 degree state-of-the-art Digistar 5 system with 3D capabilities in the Helen Greathouse Educational Discovery Dome. A variety of programs are held in the Frances & Jack Brown Science Center throughout the year for guests to spark their interests. CLICK HERE for a schedule of dome shows.
Expect to see live interviews with astronauts from the space station, rocket launches from around the world and learn the latest news from NASA and other space agencies when you arrive.

Fredda Turner Durham Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum programming and activities have moved next door to our Turner Memorial Art Museum and Blakemore Planetarium.

We've closed the Children's Museum building for the time being, as we plan for the future of that space. The building will be renovated and reopen, and we will provide updates when we have a timeline to share.

Meanwhile, our children's art education programming will remain, and in fact, expand in 2019. We'll continue to use the Turner Memorial Art Museum for family-friendly activities, and transfer toddler-friendly activities previously held in the Durham Children's Museum.

Stay tuned for a new, expanded schedule of children's programming beginning in January 2019, for news on the upcoming Cimarex Energy Science on a Sphere installation and for updates on the Durham Children's Museum.

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Sculpture Garden

The Museum of the Southwest is home to more than a dozen beloved sculptures and a picnic perfect park that is available to our community year-round. Begin your art adventure today with a variety of textures, stories and sights by Catherine Lee, Jesus Moroles, Doug Hyde, and Allan Houser, to name a few. Learn more about our sculptures HERE.

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Museum of the Southwest
1705 W. Missouri Ave.
Midland, TX 79701
432.683.2882