TOURS

TOURS AND GROUP RATES
Tours and group rates are available upon request. We request that your group consist of at least 10 people and no more than 50 people in one area; exceptions to these requirements may be made upon approval of request.  Tours book up quickly for the year, so please plan ahead.  If you have special requests, please let us know at the time of your booking.  Specialized tours require a booking at least one month in advance.

We have an exciting selection of tour options that can be customized for your group.  When booking a tour, please let us know what options you are interested in as well as dates and times.  Most tour options run in 30 to 40 minute sessions.  Sessions can be booked as a single session or multiple sessions can be booked for the same day depending on group size, time frame, and staff availability.  Please see our tour options below.


PAYMENT
Tour prices are $2 per child for one venue plus $1 for added venues, therefore a trip to the Turner Memorial Art Museum and Blakemore Planetarium would total $3 per child. We ask for a minimum number of students and that one adult chaperone is provided per 10 children. Adult chaperones and teachers are free of charge. Payment is expected upon arrival unless otherwise prearranged. Payment should be gathered before arriving and presented as one payment; this makes it easier to process your group into the Museum in a timely manner. Payment can be made in cash, check or credit card, please make checks out to: The Museum of the Southwest. If you need a receipt please let visitor services know and one will be provided for you.


Please click here to read our Visiting Guidelines and Rules.

Tour Options

Please scroll over each option to learn more about content, timing, and age group suggestions.

Art Museum Options

ART MUSEUM
Discovery Trunks
40 minutes
ART MUSEUM
Curate an Exhibition
40 minutes
ART MUSEUM
Math Talk
30 minutes
ART MUSEUM
Lines, Lines
Everywhere!
30 minutes

Planetarium Dome Options

DOME
Bella Gaia
Dome Show
35 minutes
DOME
Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
Dome Show
40 minutes
DOME
In My Backyard Dome Show
30 minutes
DOME
How Artists View the Nighttime Sky
Presentation
40 minutes

Science on a Sphere Options

SCIENCE ON A SPHERE
3D Ocean Currents and Temperatures
40 minutes
SCIENCE ON A SPHERE
Plate Tectonics, Rocks, & Minerals
40 minutes
SCIENCE ON A SPHERE
Solar System Tour
30 minutes

FOURTH GRADE TOUR PROGRAM

Each October the Museum of the Southwest tours every fourth grader in the Midland Independent School District, free of charge. The tours visit three parts of the Museum's campus and design all three experiences around a central, cross-curricular theme.  Information is emailed to principals and teachers at the beginning of each school year and schedules are provided by MISD.  For more information or questions, please email Melissa Rowland at mrowland@museumsw.org

Grant for 4th grade tours provided by the Permian Basin Area Foundation.

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Most tours and programs take place during the hours that the Museum is open to the public.  Please come by and visit us with your friends and family!

TUESDAY - SATURDAY

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

SUNDAY

02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

OFFICE HOURS

We are always happy to help in person or via email or phone.  To meet with our staff in person, please schedule an appointment during office hours.

MONDAY - FRIDAY

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

MUSEUM PUBLIC HOURS

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