The Light Before Christmas Family Film & STEM Night

Friday, Dec. 18th – 6:00 to 8:00pm

Attention Members, join the Science Spectrum for its first Family Film & STEM Night featuring The Light Before Christmas in the OMNI Theater! This stop-motion animation film reveals the joys of unselfishly giving to others with the classic story, A Night Before Christmas. The film ends with a fun-filled tour of movie-making magic as artists show how they build life-like miniature sets and animators reveal how they bring their characters to life.  Then, work together as a family and create your own mini stop-motion film.

After the film, families will participate in a 1 hour workshop where you’ll be given materials and taught basic techniques to sculpt characters, design sets, as well as capture and animate images on your smart phone to create your own mini stop-motion film!
Families will be seated at individual tables with their own set of workshop materials.  The workshop will occur in the Exhibit Hall to allow for plenty of social distancing between family tables.

Event Schedule:

6:00pm – Lobby, Concessions and Gift Shop open
6:30pm – The Light Before Christmas film in the OMNI Theater
7:00pm – Hands-on Family STEM stop-motion film Workshop in Exhibit Hall

Member Pricing:
Discoverer / Explorer / Life Members

  • $25 includes the family workshop and two (2) movie tickets
  • $5 movie tickets for each additional family member age 3+

Prism / Spectrum Members

  • $15 family workshop
  • Movie tickets free for up to the number of people included in your membership


  • Only 50 participants total will be allowed for this event.
  • Register by calling 806-745-2525 ext. 234 and pay over the phone, or drop by the front desk to register in-person.

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Jigsaw Puzzle Jamboree

Saturday, January 2nd – 11:00am to 4:00pm

Do you love jigsaw puzzles?  Can you put them together faster than anyone you know?  Test your puzzling skills in-person or virtually at the 2nd Annual Jigsaw Puzzle Jamboree!  Play alone or grab a partner (or two, or three) and enter one or both of the events:

Morning Event:

Beginning at 11:00am –  (Individuals or Teams of 2). Race to assemble a 300 piece puzzle; 90 minute maximum.


Family – 2-person teams with at least one child age 12 & under
Open – Individuals or 2-person teams

Family – $20 Members / $25 Non-members
Open – $25 Members / $30 Non-members

Afternoon Event:

Beginning at 1:00pm – (Individuals or Teams of 2, 3 or 4)

Race to assemble a 500 piece puzzle; 2 hour maximum.
This is an Open Division, individuals and all teams compete in the same contest.

$30 Members / $35 Non-members

Each team will receive the same wrapped jigsaw puzzle at the start of the competition. The fastest team to assemble the puzzle wins!  Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each division. Every team gets to take home their puzzle after the contest.

SPACE IS LIMITED!  Registration opens Dec. 1st and closes Dec. 27th.