The permanent exhibits at the Science Spectrum cater to all facets of humanity’s natural inclinations toward exploration and learning. We have three floors of permenant exhibits, experiments and displays, that have been a part of the Science Spectrum culture for years. Let’s go exploring!
GROUND LEVEL EXHIBITS
Physical Science Exhibits
Levers, pulleys, gears, momentum, electrical circuits, and other basic science principles are explored. This exhibit is a fun way to have a greater understanding of physics.
NEW EXHIBITS COMING SPRING 2017!
We are excited to announce the second phase of 1st floor renovations! The second phase of renovations includes brand new exhibitry! Starting Spring 2017 enjoy new physical science exhibits from Flexhibits. Launch Rockets and cars all using Newton’s Laws of physics and motion! From Air Cars to Circuit Benches, the new exhibitry will bring new hands-on physics based activities for patrons to enjoy.
Lubbock Children’s Museum
The Lubbock Children’s Museum was introduced in 2012 to the Science Spectrum, and this interactive little world is specifically designed for ages 5 and under. With a supermarket, vet clinic, road system, and many physical and sensory play areas, the Lubbock Children’s Museum is a unique space for your little explorer!
Small bubbles, BIG bubbles, and all sorts of bubble magic is found here. This space is great for kids or anyone with a sense of imagination!
From electricity and chemistry shows, to space programs, this theater style venue is a stop for one of the education staff’s daily live science demonstrations.
LOWER LEVEL EXHIBITS
Texas Alive!: The Brazos River Journey
Get to know the wildlife that thrives in the Texas wilderness through Texas Alive!: The Brazos River Journey, home to Lubbock’s only public aquarium! Explore the diversity of Texas through this exhibit devoted to the largest river-shed solely contained within the state.
Get up close and personal at one of the memorable live animal shows. From desert dwellers to snakes and reptiles, meet native species and even animals found in the rainforest!
T-Rex / Triceratops
Our realistic, animatronic T-Rex will greet you downstairs at this dinosaur exhibit! Learn where in Texas you can find dinosaur fossils and what types of dinosaurs roamed our state long ago.
Tinker Counter / Cafe
Join our education staff at this station for daily floor programs like hands –on experiments and build-it activities. Have a large group? Use this space for your sack lunch or pizza party while at the museum. Space is limited, so make a reservation!
Imagine and discover a world you can’t see. Explore the science of small things in this hands-on exhibit. Find out the future of engineering and bio-technology.
UPPER LEVEL EXHIBITS
Light, Sight & Sound
Discover how sound, optical illusions, holograms, light reflection, and refraction can play tricks on your senses!
Science of Sports
From reaction time and nutrition, to sports equipment and training, see what goes into the science that helps modern athletes perform.
Gallery of Flight
Learn the basic principles of flight and aerodynamics. In the Gallery of Flight see the history of modern military aviation through the eyes of those who served at the Reese Air Force Base.
Take a tour of Margret’s upscale boutique and see how fashion has evolved over the decades. The science of business and design come alive in this tribute to the once legendary local store.
The Money Center
Explore the social science of Economics in this gallery. This exhibit will take you through time and the developments of modern currency.
From a real astronaut space suit and rocket engine, the meteorites and space shuttles tiles, space exploration comes alive!