PUBLIC EVENTS

Children’s Dental Health Fair

Saturday, February 1st – 10:00am to 1:00pm

Join the South Plains District Dental Society for their annual Give Kids a Smile; Children’s Dental Health Fair at the Science Spectrum, Saturday, February 1st from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

This annual health awareness fair is always a huge family hit. Not only will families receive invaluable oral health information and lots of free “toothy” giveaways, but will also have a blast doing it! Best of all, the event and regular Science Spectrum Museum admission are totally *FREE to all children up to age 12. This is a great opportunity for families that may not regularly attend the Science Spectrum to try it out and see all the great family fun and learning that awaits them!

Enjoy These *FREE Activities:

  • Children’s Dental Health Screenings by a Dentist!
  • Kids Toothbrush & Dental Health Giveaways!
  • Lots of Booths with Great Oral Health Information!
  • Tons of Cool Games and Prizes!
  • Face Painting & Balloons!
  • Awesome Door Prizes!
  • The Tooth Fairy and Tex the Tooth!
  • *Children up to age 12 will be admitted FREE to the Science Spectrum Museum from 10:00am until 1:00pm only. (*All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Regular OMNI Theater rates apply to all individuals.)

Sponsored By Number Dojo

Jigsaw Puzzle Jamboree

Saturday, February 15th – 10:00am to 5:00pm

Do you love jigsaw puzzles? Can you put them together faster than anyone you know? Come test your puzzling skills at the 1st Annual Jigsaw Puzzle Jamboree! Grab a partner (or three) and enter one or more of the events:

  • Family Division in the morning (Teams of 2 or 4)
    • 2-person teams with a child (12 & under) will race to assemble a 200+-piece puzzle
    • 2-person teams with a student (13-17) will race to assemble a 300+-piece puzzle
    • 4-person teams (with at least one child 12 & under) will race to assemble a 500+-piece puzzle
  • Open Division in the afternoon (Teams of 2 or 4)
    • 2-person teams will race to assemble a 300+-piece puzzle
    • 4-person teams will race to assemble a 500+-piece puzzle

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.

Family Division (AM):
Pairs – $20 Members / $25 Non-members
Teams of 4 – $30 Members / $40 Non-members

Open Division (PM):
Pairs – $25 Members / $30 Non-members
Teams of 4 – $40 Members / $50 Non-members

SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration opens December 16th and closes February 7th.

Call 806-745-2525 x234 to reserve your team’s spot today!  Full payment of entry fees due at the time of reservation.

Lubbock Children’s Business Fair

Saturday, February 15th – 10:00am to 2:00pm

Join us as we give local youth the opportunity to launch their very own startup business!

Kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace.

We will host 20 booths at the 1st annual Lubbock Children’s Business fair on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The event will be held inside the lobby of the Science Spectrum, located at 2579 S. Loop 289, Suite 250, Lubbock TX 79423. There is no entrance fee required to attend the Lubbock Children’s Business Fair. (Standard Science Spectrum Museum and OMNI rates apply)

This event is sponsored by Acton Academy, the Acton School of Business, and the generous support of our donors and volunteers. We all believe that principled entrepreneurs are heroes and role models for the next generation.

Whether an entrepreneur is famous like Elon Musk or Oprah Winfrey or they are one of the thousands of unsung business owners across this country, these are the people who make sacrifices to innovate, create jobs and serve their communities.

https://www.childrensbusinessfair.org/lubbockregion

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Texas Tech Engineering Fair

Saturday, February 29th -10:00am to 3:00pm

Join the Science Spectrum, Texas Tech University’s Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering students and faculty, and area High School Engineering Clubs for the Texas Tech Engineering Fair at the Science Spectrum, Saturday, Feb. 29th from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

This *FREE event is being held in the lobby of the Science Spectrum. Families attending the fair will be able to participate in tons of amazing hands-on engineering based activities, see examples of real world research and development of new technologies in areas like solar and wind energy, drones, race cars, robotics as well as discovering what engineers really do and what a career in engineering is all about.

Visitors wanting to take in the full engineering experience can also see the giant screen film Dream Big: Engineering Our World showing this day only at the OMNI Theater. Tickets for the OMNI film Dream Big: Engineering Our World will be discounted on this day at a special rate of $5.00 per person.

About the OMNI film Dream Big: Engineering Our World

Who will build the amazing future of our human race? That question sparks a giant-screen adventure unlike any other in Dream Big: Engineering Our World, an epically fun tour of inspiration through the visionary advances made by yesterday’s, today’s, and most thrillingly of all, tomorrow’s engineers.

Throughout human history, engineers have been behind the scenes forging an ingenious variety of lifesaving, even civilization altering, structures, gadgets, and gizmos. Yet never before have engineers been so vital to humanity and so visible in culture as they are now, as young women and men literally shoot for the stars and bust through old barriers to create a world only they can imagine.

Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges, this is the story told by Dream Big, marking the first film for giant-screen theaters to answer the call of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiative, which offers a fresh perspective on engineering and aims to inspire kids of diverse backgrounds to become the innovators, educators and leaders who will improve the lives of people across our entire planet throughout the 21st Century.

*Free event located in the lobby of the Science Spectrum. Standard museum rates of $8.00 for adults and $6.50 for children (3-12) and Seniors (60+) will apply for those choosing to attend the museum.
**This one day only, see the film Dream Big: Engineering Our World in the OMNI Theater for a special discounted rate of only $5.00 per ticket (all ages 3+).

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Severe Weather Awareness Day

Saturday, March 7th – 10:00am to 4:00pm

The Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society at Texas Tech University, along with KCBD News Channel 11, the National Weather Service, and the Science Spectrum, will be hosting Lubbock’s 14th annual Severe Weather Awareness Day on Saturday, March 7th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater.

Activities will include hands-on weather experiments for kids of all ages, live weather demonstrations with tornado and lightning simulators, information on severe weather preparedness, and door prizes. Storm Chasing vehicles and weather instrumentation from Texas Tech’s Severe Storm Research Team as well as emergency vehicles from area EMS and Fire Departments will be on-site and open for all to see.

Special OMNI Theater screenings of the film Extreme Weather will also be featured in celebration of the day’s events. Extreme Weather lets audiences ride along with researchers and chasers to get closer to falling ice from glaciers, severe storms and tornadoes, as well as huge wildfires caused by extensive drought than most would ever dare!

Forecasters from the National Weather Service (NWS) office that serves the South Plains area, whose local offices are located in the Science Spectrum building, will also be providing Tornado and Severe Weather Safety talks as well as Storm Spotter Training and information to the public.

Additionally, come out and meet John Robison, Steve Divine, Cary Allen and Kelly Plasker, from the KCBD weather crew for a weather-filled day of fun!

This is a *FREE event for the general public and will be located in the Science Spectrum’s main lobby and front lawn.

Extreme Weather tickets in the OMNI Theater will be discounted to just *$5.00 per person this one day only!
Showtimes for Extreme Weather on March 7th will be 11:00am, 2:00, 4:00 & 6:00pm.
*Standard ticket rates apply for all other OMNI Theater films and museum admission.