Chances are, you hear the words “Science Spectrum” and immediately think of your child’s school field trip.
That’s great, but if all you associate with Lubbock’s Science Spectrum is a field trip, you’re missing out on an awesome resource for you and your family.
A quick history on how the Science Spectrum got here: over 25 years ago, a group of local citizens felt that some type of science museum would be an incredibly benefit to the community. They spent two years traveling the U.S. and Canada in order to visit other science museums. After the formation of a board of directors, two pilot exhibits, and the generous support of Furr’s Inc. (crazy, huh?), the Science Spectrum was opened to the public on February 11, 1989.
The whole mission of the Science Spectrum is to provide hands-on science for kids and adults alike. They make even the most abstract forms of science available to touch, feel, and experience. Hands-down, there is no better way for us to learn something than through hands-on interaction. The Science Spectrum provides just that.
Without a doubt, children are hands-on creatures. They want to touch, feel, play, and do. What a great gift to give them to be able to be active, and to learn things at the same time? Want to give an even better gift? Go with them one weekend or morning, and learn and experience with them!
The Science Spectrum is now even more family friendly. With the recent update of their Children’s Museum, they offer even more incredible options for junior scientists in the making. My daughter is less than two years old, and has already experienced the beauty of blowing air, running water, being a veterinarian, and kinetic motion. We go there at least once a week, and I’m not sure which one of us has the most fun. Plus, an hour there, and she’s more than ready for her nap (which both of us are thankful for!).
If you’re interested in visiting the Science Spectrum on a regular basis, you should seriously consider becoming a member. They have several different plans available to fit your family’s needs. We were given our membership as a gift for Christmas, and it has already paid for itself. Members also receive discounts on events throughout the year.
The Science Spectrum has some great exhibits and events planned for the Spring. One that I’m really excited about is their da Vinci exhibit, which will run from January 30 through April. Not only will it feature some incredible works of art, there will be lots of things for kids (and parents!) to do that are reminiscent of da Vinci himself.
Want to check out all the things going on at the Science Spectrum? You can do so on their webpage by clicking on Exhibits or Events. The website also gives showing time for all their Omni Theater movies.
Like I said, if you just associate the Science Spectrum with your child’s annual school field trip, you’ve really missed all the greatness it has to offer. Why don’t you check it out today: go to their webpage or follow them on Facebook!
Note: All photos are from the Science Spectrum and used with permission.