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Family Fridays

In-Person, with working parents in mind

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

June + July, 2021

Most Summer Fridays in the Blakemore Planetarium.

Made possible in part by Betty Tomlin.

This summer Family Fridays will feature extended hours to better accommodate working parents and their families. We're thrilled to be joining together again in person for curated activities, multiple Dome Shows and guided Cimarex Science on a Sphere tours throughout the day. 

  • Mexican Maps Family Friday
    Mexican Maps Family Friday
    Fri, Jun 18
    Blakemore Planetarium
    Jun 18, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM CDT
    Blakemore Planetarium, 1705 W Missouri Ave, Midland, TX 79701, USA
    Join us during our new extended hours for an outdoor Treasure Hunt, and Cardinal Directions Game. Inside we'll have a Ozobot Map Challenge, Map Puzzles, and Museum Map Making. All ages. Registration not required. Free admission for members. Made possible in part by Betty Tomlin.
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  • Phenomenal Physics Family Friday
    Phenomenal Physics Family Friday
    Fri, Jul 09
    Blakemore Planetarium
    Jul 09, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Blakemore Planetarium, 1705 W Missouri Ave, Midland, TX 79701, USA
    Join us during our new extended hours for an outdoor Coloring Robots, and Cardboard Car activities. Inside we'll create Popsicle Stick Catapults, Floating Balls, and a Paper Plate Marble Run. All ages. Registration not required. Free admission for members. Made possible in part by Betty Tomlin.
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  • Art Science in Fiber Family Friday
    Art Science in Fiber Family Friday
    Fri, Jul 16
    Blakemore Planetarium
    Jul 16, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Blakemore Planetarium, 1705 W Missouri Ave, Midland, TX 79701, USA
    Join us during our new extended hours for outdoor Clay Microorganisms, and “quilts” with painted pieces of fabric. Inside we'll explore microscopes, 3D Printed Cell Rubbing, and Petri Dish Germ Painting. Free admission for members. Made possible in part by Betty Tomlin.
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  • Art Geometry Family Friday
    Art Geometry Family Friday
    Fri, Jul 23
    Blakemore Planetarium
    Jul 23, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Blakemore Planetarium, 1705 W Missouri Ave, Midland, TX 79701, USA
    Join us during our new extended hours for outdoor Spin Art, and Maze Solving. Inside we'll create Mosaic Tiles, String Art Boards, and Origami. All ages. Registration not required. Free admission for members. Made possible in part by Betty Tomlin.
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  • Oceans + Deserts Family Friday
    Oceans + Deserts Family Friday
    Fri, Jun 11
    Blakemore Planetarium
    Jun 11, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Blakemore Planetarium, 1705 W Missouri Ave, Midland, TX 79701, USA
    Join us during our new extended hours for an outdoor pool noodle fishing game, and balloon shark floating experiment. Inside we'll create "jelly fish" sensory bottles, graham cracker plate tectonics, and a shake table. Free admission for members. Made possible in part by Betty Tomlin.
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  • Weather + Movements Family Friday
    Weather + Movements Family Friday
    Fri, Jun 04
    Blakemore Planetarium
    Jun 04, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Blakemore Planetarium, 1705 W Missouri Ave, Midland, TX 79701, USA
    Join us for our new extended hours for an outdoor weather obstacle course, and yoga with weather instruments. Inside we'll create indoor rain clouds, paper windmills, and weather instruments. All ages. Registration not required. Free admission to members.Made possible in part by Betty & Mark Tomlin.
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