School Out, Summer Learning In!

Written By Katherine White

July 03, 2013

#Attractions #Culture #Family

Just because school is out for the summer doesn’t mean the kiddos have to stop learning! Lubbock offers an array of fun places for kids to expand their knowledge during the summer months. Here are just a few:

Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater – This Lubbock favorite is a great family hotspot that offers unique, hands-on science exhibits. Kids of all ages will enjoy the Lubbock Children’s Museum, the public aquarium and more than 250 exhibits. The OMNI Theater features an advanced projector system and unique dome screen that let the audience feels as though they are part of the movie. Check in to new movie times here. Opening Friday, July 5 is “The Great White Shark” at the OMNI Theater.

Butterflies Alive

Butterflies Alive! Exhibit recently held at the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater

National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) – Who doesn’t enjoy taking a trip back in time? Children and adults alike can experience the real West at the NRHC, where the story of ranching in North America is told through the preservation of 48 authentic structures displayed on a 16-acre site. Throughout the year, the NRHC hosts a wide variety of events perfect for teaching kids about the ways of the West. Be sure to mark your calendar for the annual Heritage Halloween (October 25) and Candlelight at the Ranch (December 13-14).


The NRHC’s Candlelight at the Ranch

Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark – Twelve thousand years of history make Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark the only natural history preserve in North America that has, on scientific record, shown the longest continuous human habitation in one area. If you’ve got a little archaeologist on your hands, this is the place to be this summer! The Learning Center at the Landmark is a place for children and adults to discover more about the world of the past. They’ll discover history through stones, bones, plants, soils and the traditional lifestyles of our predecessors on this land.

Lubbock Lake Landmark

Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark

Silent Wings Museum – Kids of all ages will love the Silent Wings Museum’s classes and workshops. Beginning Monday, July 22, the Aviation Boot Camp gives your child an opportunity to experience the adventure of being a World War II soldier. Children will participate in activities such as introduction to aerodynamics, building pup tents, eating MREs (meals ready to eat), learning about WWII uniforms and much more.


Silent Wings Museum

Tell us about your kids’ favorite summer learning activity in the “Hub City!”


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