Critterfest starts Thursday at Science Spectrum

Critterfest opens at Science Spectrum
Updated: Jun. 21, 2018 at 2:16 PM CDT
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This year's event will feature the Pompeyo Family Dog Show as the heading-lining act. (Source:...
This year's event will feature the Pompeyo Family Dog Show as the heading-lining act. (Source: Science Spectrum)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - One of the largest animal events in Lubbock is back at the Science Spectrum.

You will be able to see elephants, alligators, crocodiles, camels, a kangaroo, big snakes, giant tortoises, and many other animals.

The Science Spectrum turns into a zoo for four days.

There is a petting zoo, pony and camel rides, and many other animals on display.

The show is today (Thursday) through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Two exciting shows will be featured at this year's CritterFest. The Pompeyo Family Dog Show and Crocodile Encounters will headline the always popular animal entertainment.

The Pompeyo Family Dog Show is an all new act never seen in Lubbock before featuring trained rescue dogs. The Pompeyo Family and their dog show gained national attention after being featured on the hit TV show America's Got Talent last summer.

Crocodile Encounters is an educational reptile show that will introduce you to live American alligators and Nile crocodiles in order to educate the public about conserving these often misunderstood animals.

Schedule of Daily Showtimes:

Pompeyo Family Dog Show: Thursday, Friday & Sunday - 11:30am, 2:00 & 5:00pm

Saturday only – 11:00am, 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00pm

Crocodile Encounters: Thursday, Friday & Sunday – 1:00 & 4:00pm

Saturday only – 12:00 noon, 2:00 & 4:00pm

Lubbock Police Dept. K-9 Unit: Friday & Sunday - 1:00 & 4:00pm

Saturday only – 2:00 & 4:00pm

Your ticket to CritterFest not only includes viewing of all the amazing animals on display and getting up close and personal seating to all of the exciting shows, but even includes regular Museum admission.  The Science Spectrum Museum is home to Lubbock's only public Aquarium Exhibition, Texas Alive: the Brazos River Journey!, a 6000 square foot permanent exhibit with both fresh and saltwater fish and other native Texas animals.

Tickets for CritterFest '18 can only be purchased at the door each day of the event!  Box office opens at 10 a.m. daily.

General Admission Ticket rates for CritterFest '18:

  • Adults: $12.50
  • Children (3-12): $10.00
  • Seniors (60+): $10.00

Museum Member Admission Prices for CritterFest '18 Shows:

  • $5.00 Adults
  • $4.00 Children

*Children 2 and under receive free event admission.

**Additional fees for animal feeding, rides, or photos will apply.

For more event information the public may call 806-745-2525, or visit

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