International Astronomy Day

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GET READY FOR A DAY that's out of this world with family-friendly activities and more! End the stellar day with the Relativity Lecture Series, featuring Adam Steltzner on How Curiosity Saved My Life.

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Play Dates

PLay date image smallPARENTS AND GUARDIANS WITH LITTLE ONES are invited to explore the Museum of the Southwest in a safe and encouraging environment. Play Date 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 Click HERE to register.

FREE for members | $5 for non-members

Contact Melissa Rowland at 432.683.2882 x 318 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

Play Dates are made possible by Midland High School Students in Philanthropy.



Indiegogo Logo 2017.jpgSciFridays have been a part of the Museum of the Southwest’s programming since 2013. We welcome guests of all ages to join us for science fiction flicks “Museum style” during the months of March through October. SciFridays offer a fun opportunity to get out of the house on Friday nights in the Permian Basin. Films take place in the Marian West & William Blanton Blakemore Planetarium’s Greathouse Dome. Bring your friends and don't be late - doors open at 7:30 p.m. with trivia 8 p.m. and the featured film beginning at 8:30 p.m. Please note film ratings and be cautious when bringing young children. Snack bar for all ages; beer and wine available for 21+. Seats are limited--first come, first served. Reservations not accepted.

 FREE, suggested donation $5 dollars

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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. 

The Business of Art is free courtesy of the
FMH Foundation, with support from the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation and The Beal Foundation.


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.

Relativity is made possible by the FMH Foundation with support from the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation and The Beal Foundation. 


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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Art Social

art social smallFILL YOUR MORNING with a gallery talk and inspiring discussion. Coffee and breakfast snacks are included. Don’t forget to bring a friend!
FREE for members | $5 for non-members


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Where To Find Us

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