Museum of Texas Tech University Taking Part in Blue Star Museums

Military members and their families get free admission to the Moody Planetarium.

WHAT: The Museum of Texas Tech University, as part of the Blue Star Museums campaign, will offer free admission to the Moody Planetarium to active and reserve duty military and their families.

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the U.S. Department of Defense and hundreds of museums throughout the nation.

Museum admission is free for all members of the community. General admission to the planetarium is $5.

WHEN: The Blue Star Museums campaign runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day, but military families get free admission to the planetarium year-round.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Check the planetarium’s website for its film schedule.

WHERE: Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 Fourth St.
WHO: Active and reserve duty members of the military and their families. The military member does not have to attend for the family to get in. To get in, families must bring a Geneva Convention common access card or a dependent ID card.

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CONTACT: Jonathan Blackwell, director of marketing, Museum of Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-1162 or

Museum of Texas Tech

The Museum of Texas Tech University was established in 1929.

It consists of the main Museum building, the Moody Planetarium, the Natural Science Research Laboratory, the research and educational elements of the Lubbock Lake Landmark, and the Val Verde County research site.

The museum also offers masters degrees in Museum Science and Heritage Management and a wide variety of educational programs for the general public.

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The museum is located at Fourth Street and Indiana Ave. Museum hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. The museum is closed on Monday.

To request special assistance, contact the Museum Education office at or call (806) 742-2432.