Play Dates

27788454 10156005185184014 3335126183698824418 oPlay Dates are designed so parents and little ones can explore the Museum of the Southwest in a safe, encouraging and fun learning environment. Sessions include hands-on activities that help children achieve fine and gross motor skill milestones. Seats are limited for this program and registration is required; visit

FREE for members | $5 for adults, $3 for children

Contact Samantha Voss, program and outreach manager at 432.683.2882 x 312 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more details.




The Business of Art Lecture Series

image BOATHE BUSINESS OF ART WELCOMES a wide range of guest speakers who have made art their career. Hear their stories and benefit from their experiences and knowledge. Lecture is free and open to the public.


Relativity Lecture Series

IMG 7697WHETHER YOU ARE A WHIZ in physics or a backyard astronomer, Relativity has something for everyone. This is a science-based lecture series with a broad range of topics and speakers. Free for everyone.






Family Free-For-Alls

IMG 9420 600x400THERE'S A LOT TO EXPLORE during Family Free-For-Alls! Enjoy family-friendly activities, dome shows and more. Activities take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free and open to the public.


Family Fridays

Fam Friday BirdGATHER THE WHOLE FAMILY AND enjoy educational, fun activities based on themes that foster creativity and a love of learning. Sessions are designed for children ages 4 through 12 years old; though the whole family is encouraged to join in on the merriment as a variety of activities will be offered simultaneously. All Family Friday “come and go” sessions are held in the Blakemore Planetarium’s Brown Science Center, located on the Museum grounds, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are free with Museum membership or paid admission.

Family Fridays are made possible by the Hendrix Wood Family Foundation with support from RBC Wealth Management, Nancy & Richard Gibson and Kathy & Michael Grella.

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Late Night Art Social

mosw preview16 137 800x534Kick off your weekend with an after-hours social gathering complete with art, coffee and wine. Enjoy access to our exhibitions and a special presentation exploring behind-thescenes details about works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection.

FREE for everyone


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Where To Find Us

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