PUBLIC EVENTS

Creative Learners Reading Fair

Saturday, October 12th 10:00am-2:00pm

The Betty M. Condra School for Education Innovation, a newly former Charter School, has a mission of helping students learn. Especially students that struggle to read, struggle to understand, and struggle to succeed in a traditional learning atmosphere. The Creative Learners Reading Fair is an outreach program of this school that helps students learn in their own individual way and to help parents identify and intervene on their child’s behalf.

The Betty M. Condra School for Education Innovation and the Science Spectrum will be holding the fourth annual Creative Learners Reading Fair on Saturday, October 12th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Science Spectrum. The *FREE Creative Learners Reading Fair will highlight learning difficulties in young students, and offer fun activities with along with learning issues awareness! There will be certified dyslexia therapists on hand to discuss problems, give “mini” assessments, and offer guidance on seeking solutions to suspected reading and learning problems. The school is providing this free day of reading, learning and dyslexia awareness to help shed a light on the problem of identifying learning disabilities and different learning styles.

Best of all, the event and regular Science Spectrum Museum admission is 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!

FREE Reading Fair Activities:

  • Mini Dyslexia Screenings
  • Face Painting
  • Story Telling
  • Puppet Shows
  • Activity Booths
  • Free Books

*Children up to age 12 will be admitted *FREE to the Science Spectrum Museum from 10:00am until 2:00pm only. (*All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Regular OMNI Theater rates apply to all individuals.)

Adult Tickets into the Science Spectrum Museum: $8.00

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All Growed Up: Mad Masquerade

Saturday, October 26th – 7:00 to 10:00pm

All Growed Up is a new series of adult, (21 and up only), events at the Science Spectrum! These events will feature an adult atmosphere with music, food trucks, prizes, a cash bar and adult oriented hands-on science activities.

All Growed Up: Mad Masquerade promises to be an exciting and mysterious experience! Visitors will be encouraged to explore the museum, take in live science demonstrations, and unravel unusual occurrences throughout the evening…. Guests will be witness to a murder crime scene and will spend the evening investigating the evidence and coordinating via social media, in an attempt to “unmask” the culprit.

Costumes are encouraged at the event, but please no full-faced masks or gore!

Tickets Rates:

Non-member: $10.00 per person in advance, or $12.00 at the door.
Member: $6.00 per person in advance, or $8.00 at the door.

To purchase tickets in advance, either drop by the front desk of the Science Spectrum or click here to buy them online!


*Food and cash bar sales will be available, but are not included in the general admission ticket price.

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Silly Science Carnival

Wednesday, October. 30th – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

An exciting annual Fall fun event just for pre-schoolers! This Fall themed mini-carnival will take place in the Science Spectrum museum, and is perfect for those younger ones that might not want to get out and compete with the older kids at other Halloween events.

Here are just some of the fun activities planned:

  • Carnival Games with Guaranteed Prizes
  • Silly Science Crafts
  • Silly Science Live Demos
  • Story Time
  • A Mini Bounce House
  • Spooky Critters
  • A Costume Parade
  • Snacks and Sweet Trick-or-Treats

All Silly Science Carnival activities will be located in the museum and are included with standard museum admission. $8 for Adults and $6.50 for children (3-12) and Seniors (60+). Children 2 & under are free with an adult. Tickets to the Silly Science Carnival also include full museum admission.

The Silly Science Carnival is only recommended for families with children preschool aged children, up to age 5. No scary costumes please!

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Spooky Science Carnival

Thursday, October 31st – 5:00 to 9:00pm

One of Lubbock’s largest annual Halloween events, the Spooky Science Carnival at the Science Spectrum, is back again for another exciting year of “spooky, not scary”, safe family fun! The Science Spectrum has long built a tradition of providing great family oriented informal science education and looks forward each year to the fun that Halloween can bring in continuing to explore science with the public. Locally, there is also a great need for safe alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating and “scarier” haunted houses geared for older ages. The Spooky Science Carnival has become the perfect fit for both needs!

This event is great for families and kids up to age 13 looking for a safe Halloween alternative and a fun, educational party all rolled into one. This year’s Spooky Science Carnival will include:

  • Free trick-or-treating in the Lobby
  • Carnival Style Games with guaranteed prizes
  • Inflatable Bounce House, Obstacle Course, and a Giant Slide
  • Creepy Critters live animal display
  • Spooky Scientist Show
  • Family and Kids Costume Contests
  • Hands-on Spooky Science Experiments
  • Spooky Science Crafts
  • The Haunted Lab! (a “spooky”, not scary experience geared for ages 13 and under)
  • Spooky Robotics displays by Monterey High School Engineering Students
  • Visitors can tour the entire Science Spectrum Museum.

Schedule for Spooky Science Carnival:

  • 5:00 pm – Carnival, Games and Museum open to the public.
  • 5:30 pm – Spooky Scientist Show
  • 6:15 pm – Spooky Scientist Show (repeat)
  • 7:00 pm – Family & Kids Costume Contests
  • 7:45 pm – Spooky Scientist Show (repeat)
  • 8:30 pm – Spooky Scientist Show (repeat)
  • 9:00 pm – Carnival ends

Admission to the Spooky Science Carnival is included with a regular museum ticket of $8.00 for adults and $6.50 for kids (ages 3 to 12) and seniors (ages 60+).

The Spooky Science Carnival is recommended for families with children up to age 13.

No scary costumes please!

 

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BubbleFest

Saturday, November 9th – 10:00am to 6:00pm

Looking for some good “clean” family fun? The Science Spectrum has got you covered at its annual BubbleFest! This event continues to grow in popularity by providing exciting entertainment and accessible science for families and kids of all ages. If you love to play with bubbles, then check out these exciting BubbleFest activities that combine science, art and imagination!

Hands-on BubbleFest activities will include:

  • Kid-in-a-Bubble (put yourself INSIDE a giant bubble!)
  • Bubble Catching
  • Make and Take Bubble Wands
  • Frozen and Floating Bubbles
  • Annual Bubble Gum Blowing Contest
  • Giant Outdoor Bubbles
  • Bubbles in Science

And as always, BubbleFest features an amazing live bubble show featuring one of the country’s best professional bubble performers! This year enjoy an exciting performance of Spheres by “Bubble-ologist” and magician Blaise Ryndes.

Spheres can best be described as a fusion of bubble art, magic and science the whole family will love!

Blaise Ryndes (pronounced Rhine-dees) is a master bubble performer and magician. He started working professionally doing birthday parties and school assemblies in the Tampa Bay area. He also became a balloon artist and began twisting balloons in local restaurants. However, his first big break came in 2013 when at 12 years old, he was hired to be the featured entertainer for the grand opening of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Room in Tampa. It was a black tie gala and the patrons loved him. That spawned a career that has seen him perform literally hundreds of shows for thousands of people for such notable clients as Disney, The Florida Aquarium, The Tampa Bay Rays, The Tampa Bay Lightning, John’s Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, The Boston Children’s Museum, The Museum of Science and Industry and many more. Blaise is constantly working to expand his performance horizons and to bring fresh and exciting material to his act. Most recently, at the “ripe old age” of 17, Blaise was featured on the hit TV Show America’s Got Talent during the Summer of 2018!

Spheres performances will be held at 11:30am, 2:00pm & 4:00pm during BubbleFest. For more information on Blaise Ryndes or his show visit, http://www.spheresbubbleandmagicshow.com/.

BubbleFest activities are included with standard museum admission. Free for Science Spectrum Members. Tickets may be purchased at the door.