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Museums & Galleries

The American Wind Power Center
Conceived as the most comprehensive collection of historic windmills in the world. The Center tells the story of how the windmill, more than any other invention, helped to settle the West. Numerous windmills were donated by Families across the country to honor their early family or business heritage. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5 pm
1701 Canyon Lake Drive (806) 747-8734 For more information: (click here)

Buddy Holly Center
The Center collects, preserves, and interprets artifacts relevant to Lubbock's most famous native son, Buddy Holly, as well as to other performing artists and musicians of West Texas. Tours available to groups of 20+ for $2/person. Call ahead to reserve time & tour.
Hours: Tues - Fri 10am - 6pm and Sat 11am - 6pm Closed Sun/Mon
Admission: $5 adults, $3 Seniors, FREE Members/kids 12 & under
1801 Ave. G (806) 767-2686 For more information: (click here)

Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
A big name for a small but dynamic and very contemporary museum. Nestled in the center of Crosbyton, Texas "on the square" is the 17,681 sq. ft. facility that serves as a community center as well as a home for some 45,000 artifacts.
101 West Main, Crosbyton (806) 675-2331 For more information: (click here)

Garza County Historical Museum
The 26-room Museum is filled with a virtual time capsule of artifacts and historic data from 224 million years to the present. An educational place for the public to examine the past in order to prepare for the future. Hours: Tues - Sat. 10am - 5pm
119 North Ave. N, Post (806) 495-2207 For more information: (click here)

Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center
A multi-use facility built to house non-profit organizations having to do with artistic, cultural, or educational endeavors. Provides a wide variety of art classes for all ages, staffed by excellent teachers at a reasonable price. Gallery exists and functions to serve local artists and organizations with the purpose of promoting an active continuing interest in the arts. Offers 2 meeting spaces, which can accommodate up to 250 with auditorium-style seating (non-profit groups only). Call for information re: booking the Tea Terrace and the Rose Garden for weddings and other events.
4215 University (806) 775-3725 For more information: (click here)

Lubbock Regional Arts Center
See ever changing exhibits of regional contemporary art and Lubbock Community Theater showcases. Features and supports the works of all creative artists - visual, performing, cultural, literary and others. Facilities include a studio, theatre, & lobby all geared for intensive arts use.
Free admission. 511 Avenue K, (806) 762-8606 For more information: (click here)

Museum of Texas Tech University
The museum houses collections in the arts, humanities, and the sciences numbering nearly 2 million objects and consists of several components, including the Moody Planetarium & Natural Science Research Laboratory.
Hours: Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat 10am - 5pm, Thurs, 10am - 8:30pm, & Sun. 1 - 5pm
4th St. & Indiana Ave. (806) 742-2490 For more information: (click here)

Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum
A scientific and educational institution dedicated to a correct interpretation of Earth history and fossil remains. Includes a gift shop and houses the Mt. Blanco Art Museum. Admission: $4 for adults & $1 for children. Group rates available.
124 W. Main, Crosbyton, TX (806) 675-7777 For more information: (click here)

OS Museum (Post)
Located in the original building built by C.W. Post in 1911, this rotating exhibit museum has seasonal offerings and was established to house art and artifacts gathered from around the world. Exhibits change approximately three times yearly, so there’s always something new in the gallery. Supported by the OS Foundation.
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10am-12pm & 1pm-5pm. Free, donations welcome.
201 E. Main, Post (806) 495-3570

Ranching Heritage Center
An outdoor museum in Lubbock, Texas, established to preserve the history of ranching, pioneer life and the development of the livestock industry in North America. More than 35 authentic furnished ranch buildings and structures have been relocated to show the evolution of ranch life from the late 1780's through the 1930's. Most tours are self-guided or a tour guide may be requested for groups of 25+ with 2 weeks advance notice.
4th St. & Indiana (806) 742-0498 For more information: (click here)

Science Spectrum Museum
With over 200 interactive exhibits, an Omnimax Theatre, live animals, live demonstrations, a dedicated area for younger children, fun shops, and traveling exhibits, it's easy to experience the science of fun! The Science Spectrum is a hands-on science and technology center where all ages can see exciting demonstrations, interact with stimulating hands-on exhibits, and participate in the wonder of education at their own pace. The Omnimax Theatre uses the largest film frame in cinematic history and the most advanced projector ever built to project images upon a domed screen. The images nearly fill up the screen, visually encompassing the audience. Group discounts and concessions available. Advance reservations for groups; 2 hours needed for self-guided tour.
2579 S. Loop 289 (806) 745-2525 For more information: (click here)

Silent Wings Museum
The Silent Wings Museum is dedicated to telling the history of the American military glider program. Group tours available, call for info.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am to 6pm & Sunday 1pm to 5pm.
Admission: Adults $4, Seniors (60+) $3, Kids (-12) $2
6202 N. I-27 (806) 775-2047 For more information: (click here)

Southwest Collection (at Texas Tech University)
Features an amazing collection of books, magazine, journals, photographs, and manuscripts that record the history of our region. Also home to the Vietnam Archives. Open to the public Monday - Saturday. Call for hours.
18th St. & Boston Ave. (806) 742-2261 For more information: (click here)

Texas Air Museum
Features World War I, World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam era displays, as well as static aircraft and other vehicles. Free admission.
Hours: Saturday 10 am–4 pm (other times available by appointment)
Slaton airport on FM 400 (806) 794-0190 For more information: (click here)

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