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Museum of the Southwest, Midland
(4.3/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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 recently visited the museum of the Southwest in Midland. The paintings on display are great and enjoyed seeing the Kentucky Derby items. The observatory had several broken displays and needs attent...  more »
  • It was pretty cool my 4 nephew had fun and so did my 2 yr old nephew and my new husband lol. We had fun 
  • We have been going to this museum all of life but they have updated it a ton and change out exhibits often. From science to history and art they will have fun with all the hands on material. 
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  • 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.
  • The newly remodeled art gallery is really impressive. It houses some very unique and beautiful pieces. I was especially interested by the "horizon scape" of which only a small 8-foot section of the whole 75 is on display. There's also a fun kids museum with indoor mini-golf and lots of fun play rooms like a pretend grocery store and a be-the-weather-forecaster room. Great for younger kids! Also on the grounds is a Planetarium with a 3D projector. My kids went to a 3D showing and can't stop talking about it. My wife joined as a member so we can go anytime, other wise the admission is very reasonable. All three attractions are covered in the price: $5 for adults and young adults age 12 and above $3 for children ages 3 to 11, seniors over the age of 65 and active military personnel Children ages 2 and under are free
  • I take my grandchildren all summer! My 4 year old decided he wants to be a paleontologist after attending the dinosaur exhibit last summer! Thanks for having something fun and affordable, plus educational & enteractive for families! So few things to do like this in Midland!
  • This place is super awesome
  • Great museum 👍🏽