Bad Blood - Or Is It? Exhibit Traces Roots of Legendary Monsters to Infected Blood

In the Blood is a collision of mythology, pop culture and biology research, all of which takes place at Texas Tech.

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MEDIA: Executive director Gary Morgan, pop culture librarian Rob Weiner and Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literature chairwoman Erin Collopy will be available at 10 a.m. Friday (Oct. 28) at the Museum of Texas Tech. Tours of the exhibit will be available.

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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.


Natural Science Research Laboratory

Museum of Texas Tech University

Added to the Museum of Texas Tech University in 1972, the NSRL is home to more than 5 million animal specimens, one of the largest collections of its kind in the country.

The NSRL consists of five collections: a mammal collection of about 125,000 specimens; an invertebrate collection that includes about 4.5 million specimens; a bird collection of between 6,000 and 8,000 specimens; a genetic resource collection made up of 350,000 tissue samples from 90,000 individual specimens; and a Chernobyl collection that holds more than 3,000 mammal specimens and tissues that are radioactive because of environmental exposure.