July 10 Family Friday
Stars of Stage and Sky
Join the Museum of the Southwest and Midland Community Theatre to learn about celestial stars and to become a star yourself as you put your acting and story telling skills to the test!
It's Written in the Stars
How I Wonder What You Are?
Have you enjoyed exploring the stars of stage and sky with your kids? Here are some more opportunities in the Permian Basin to get out and explore the theatre and outer space.
Midland Community Theatre Education Programs
Education has been part of Midland Community Theatre since the theatre began in 1946. In our year-round classes for youth of all ages, it is our goal to utilize theatre arts as a tool for expanding creativity and building life skills. We are proud of the various programs available to our community and hope that, if you’re already a part of our Educational Theatre family, you will continue to grace our doorstep. If you’ve never before experienced our classes, welcome to our programs – dedicated to helping you shine! Like and follow our Facebook page, Midland Community Theatre Education Department, for updates on all our Education programs, including our 2020-21 school year plans. You can also join our emailing list for updates and information. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to join today!
Midland Community Theatre Memberships
Want to see all 9 membership season shows or maybe just your three favorites? The best value is purchasing a Principal Membership! For less than the price of three individual tickets ($34 each), you can get a year-round package that is good for one ticket per production of our season.
Individual Membership - $80 (1 ticket per production)
Dual Membership - $144 (2 tickets per production)
Family Membership - $256 (4 tickets per production)
Members also have the option to purchase additional tickets for each production beyond their package allotment for a significant discount! For more information on becoming a member, go to www.mctmidland.org today!
Blakemore Planetarium at the Museum of the Southwest
Outer space is one of the most fascinating topics for learners of all ages. Get ready to explore your universe in the Marian West and William Blanton Blakemore Planetarium, which offers star talks and dome shows on a 360 degree state-of-the-art Digistar 5 system with 3D capabilities in the Helen Greathouse Educational Discovery Dome. Visitors can also interact with Science on a Sphere (SOAS), s a room-sized interactive system that uses the internet, computers and video projectors to display planetary and astronomical data onto a giant animated globe. Developed by researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the system uses datasets from NOAA, NASA, universities, science centers and other organizations to explain complex natural processes or other subjects to people of all ages.
You can access Science on a Sphere from home with the SOS Explorer App. The revolutionary software takes SOS datasets, usually only seen on a 6-foot sphere in large museum spaces, and makes them more accessible. https://sos.noaa.gov/SOS_Explorer/
Follow us at the Museum of the Southwest for online tours, educational lessons, and family activities that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home or classroom. New content will be arriving this Fall and can be found on our education portal at www.mswteachon.com.