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Museum of the Southwest, Midland

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The Museum of the Southwest is a multidisciplinary institution founded in 1965. The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and has spent almost 50 years serving the Midland and West Texas communities by producing exhibitions, programs and events about art, archaeology, history and science.

The Museum of the Southwest is comprised of the Turner Memorial Art Gallery, Durham Children’s Museum, Blakemore Planetarium and a public sculpture collection.

The Museum of the Southwest inspires discovery, interaction and exploration of art, science, culture and history, enriching the lives of people of all ages. All-campus admission of $5 for adults, $3 for children gains entrance to Turner Memorial Art Gallery, Durham Children's Museum and Blakemore Planetarium.
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  • We have been coming to this children's museum for 10 years and I am sad to see how much it has deteriorated. Not even basic maintenance is done- today when we were here, I had to point out to the staf...  more »
  • This museum is partly housed in a new building and partly housed in the Turner Mansion. I was disappointed we could not go upstairs in the mansion because it is used for offices. That’s one of the rea...  more »
  • While spending the weekend in Odessa Texas we stopped by the Museum of the Southwest in Midland TX. The day we went was International Astronomy Day so admission was free. This was initially the mansio...  more »
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  • Love taking my kids and wife here. Always fun. They have fish, music, and a small kid city built inside the building. really cool.
  • This place offers fantastic exhibits. The free out door concerts are super fun, great for families.
  • The farmer's market was fantastic...I didn't know all the other things were there. Plan on going back to explore.
  • This is a small but interesting museum. I only saw the visiting exhibits. Nice sculptures on the grounds. Note that the parking lot is on K street.
  • Great place for family fun or to go with a group. Lots of activities for kids of all ages. My 3 year old daughter loved the play areas, my 7year old son liked the sound wall and planetarium, and there was an area for babies. The art museum has a artist on display who painted a portrait of Santa every year since 1972 and it was great to see it throughout the years. The staff was very friendly and the buildings clean.