March 8, 2017
The Moody Planetarium, a branch of The Museum of Texas Tech University, now features 10 new shows that add a wider variety of topics to the planetarium’s lineup.
The planetarium, which reopened March 3 after an 18-month renovation, offers laser light shows and planetarium shows. Laser shows are entertaining in nature and include a series of songs set to lasers. There are laser shows for specific bands like, the Beatles and Queen, as well as generic pop and rock shows.
"The planetarium is affordable and fun for everyone," said Caroline Reeves, Moody Planetarium manager. "It can be a fun and educational outing for the whole family, and it is an inexpensive way to get the family out of the house and to the museum."
Planetarium shows are educational in nature and mostly cover space and space education, but a few historical shows are offered. Most shows are suitable for all ages. More information about shows and content can be found on the planetarium's website.
Shows are $5 for adults and $3 for students, senior citizens, Texas Tech faculty and staff and children 5-18. Admission is free with a military ID and for children 5 and younger.
Several shows will be featured throughout March:
Tickets for all shows go on sale 30 minutes prior to a show and must be purchased in person.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (806) 742-2432.Twitter