Museum of the Southwest is an art museum, children's museum and planetarium all in one




The museum is located in Midland Texas and serves the community as a unique regional resource for cultural enrichment. This enrichment comes in an Art Museum, Children's Museum and a planetarium.

The Art museum has over 12,000 works of art including sculpture, early and contemporary southwestern art, rare Native American art and artifacts. Travelling exhibitions are also shown throughout the year at the museum and feature potter and sculptures from well known artist from all over the world.

One of the travelling exhibits was the Nature of Holography that introduces visitors to holography and its unique characteristic and images of wildlife and nature. This exhibit was sponsored by the Arts Assembly of Midland in associated with Texas Commission of the Arts.

The Children's museum has permanent exhibits My Town, West Texas Keys and the Beach Babies Toddler Room.

The Blakemore Planetarium is a permanent space science exhibit that was designed and built by Malone Design of Atlanta. The main gallery will greet visitors with a space full of backlit graphics, interactivities, and images from the Hubble telescopes, interactive columns then follow the curved wall leading visitors on their planetarium adventure.

Visitors will learn how a star is born and the life cycles of stars. They will be able to play with plasma by using a column mounted plasma ball.

The next part of the tour of the planetarium is the sun. A video explaining a solar weathercast and what happens in this event such as solar flares, wind and how this affects the earth is show to visitors. The final part of the tour is learning about the solar system.


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