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Toddler Tuesday program in January and February

January – We talked about Antarctica and the cold and made a paper parka.  We made a brief visit to the almost completed Antarctica exhibition about Dr. Wade and his visits to Antarctica.

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In February, 2015, we talked about our families and their jobs, rode in a make-believe car and talked about who “got” to drive, and made family faces with paper plates, yarn, glue, and markers.   Our families work hard!

We also looked at a book about all kinds of families and what they do and where they live.

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Join the Education Division on December 6, 2014 for free activities at Holiday@theMuseum from 1-4 pm.

The movie, Frozen, begins in the HDJ Auditorium at 11:30 am, before activities, and then repeats at 2:30 pm. FREE!

New Assembly activity is Forest Scene in a Jar. FREE!

Old Assembly activity is your choice of candy container: snowman or winter wonderland house. FREE!

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas puppet show will in the explorium space at the Museum of Texas Tech University. FREE!

Activities in the Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court include Terracotta Reindeer, Paper Ornaments, Thumb print ornaments, German Cookie Cutter ornaments & homemade stamped cards.  FREE!

Funding for activities is provided by the Helen Jones Foundation, Inc.

Cookies & Hot Chocolate provided by the Museum of Texas Tech University Association.

Lastly, the Museum Association is bringing Santa Claus to the event.  A professional photographer will be here to take pictures (fee applies).

Hope to see you at the Museum of Texas Tech University.

Parking is free.  We are located on the southeast corner of 4th St. and Indiana Ave.

**Donations for the Haven Animal Care Shelter will be accepted at the museum from December 1 to 19. (Donations should be limited to unopened animal food and general cleaning supplies).

We want to learn about dinosaurs that lived so long ago!

In 2014, November Toddler Tuesday was all about dinosaurs.  Bill Mueller, from the Museum of Texas Tech University, shared information about equipment for searching for dinosaurs.  We learned we have to have permission to search if it is not our property and we have to have the right clothing, shoes, and equipment and, especially, to remember the sunscreen.  Thank you Bill.

We also made a 3-D dinosaur sculpture and a sand art dinosaur.  The toddlers even got to take home their very own fossil.

Thank you to all the adults.  This program could not exist without your participation.

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The 2nd Annual Toddler Tuesday Parade happens in December.

November 2014

Join the Education Division and others for the month of November….More information on events can be found on the museum’s website.  All programs are free except for the planetarium shows.

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

07… Bedtime@theMuseum, 6:30 pm

07… Music@TheMuseum presents the United States Air Force Band of the West, 7pm. This FREE Veteran’s Day tribute performance is brought to you in partnership with the Museum of Texas Tech University and will be held in the Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court. The Concert Band is a 45-member ensemble that represents the Air Force by performing for formal military ceremonies, educational clinics, and public concerts throughout the Southern United States. At every performance they offer a wide range of entertaining music for their audiences. The band’s repertoire consists of music from the Renaissance through the present day, from symphonic band literature to Broadway musicals, and from Sousa marches to today’s popular hits. Parking is free and access through the West doors will be available.

08… Curator’s Selections from the C & T Collection, 10:30 am

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

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

17-20…Peace Paper Project

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, Earth’s Wild Ride & Saturn Ring World.

Kid Friendly Lecture on October 30, 2014

Join the Natural Science Research Laboratory (NSRL) and the Education Division of the Museum of TTU on Thursday, October 30th from 6 to 8 pm for kid-friendly lecture and activities.

Gerry Carter, a PhD candidate from the University of Maryland will talk on “Vampire Bats: The Secret Lives of Real Vampires.”

There will also be bat cookies and activity for children.



Changes in our schedule

Saturday@theMuseum will not be on the third Saturday of the month in October, November or December. Instead we ask that you join the Education Division on….

October 25th for “Fossil Day meets Bat Day” from 1-4 pm. Join the Education Division to celebrate and learn about fossils and bats. Talk to real experts, do arts and crafts, and have some fun.

You will also learn a little about the Natural Science Research Laboratory which is housed in the museum building. They like BATS. The Natural Science Research Laboratory (NSRL) is a division of the Museum of Texas Tech University committed to the mission of building and preserving a library of our planet’s natural heritage for education and research purposes.

November 22nd is “Science Made Simple Day” from 1 to 4 pm. In the past, this education division day has featured physics, weather, and other scientific study. Come to learn some science!

On December 6th join the Education Division for “Holiday@theMuseum” from 1 to 4 pm. Holiday crafts and activities will be featured.

Regular Saturday@theMuseum will resume in January, 2015.