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Museum of the Southwest

1705 W Missouri Ave, Midland, TX 79701-6516
+1 915-683-2882
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Fun for a slow Sunday

Sundays are free at the Planetarium, Children's Museum and Museum of the Southwest thanks to one of... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Marla B
Beautiful little museum

Visited this museum during the holiday season. It is based on a private home in "old Midland... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
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1705 W Missouri Ave, Midland, TX 79701-6516
+1 915-683-2882
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Sundays are free at the Planetarium, Children's Museum and Museum of the Southwest thanks to one of the local energy companies. They are all right there together and are open from 2-5 pm. It is a small Planetarium, but the one room of displays and...More

Thank Marla B
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Visited this museum during the holiday season. It is based on a private home in "old Midland". The displays are beautifully arranged with traveling exhibits throughout the year but is especially nice during Christmas.

Thank TXtraveler897
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This museum is so close to the Bush Childhood home, it was a shame not to go. For a very small fee you can tour the Turner family home, (except for the upstairs rooms) which is on the National Register of Historic Places, see the...More

Thank CBGeorgia
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

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 staff that numerous light bulbs...More

Thank Emilyanne38
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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 reasons I wanted to visit. But the museum...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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 mansion of the Turner family from Midland, Oil and Horse breeding...More

Thank cillaron
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is a museum of many different items. It changes all the time. They have wonderful art and Christmas display during the holidays. If you have not been to the Museum of the Southwest, you need t go.

Thank pumpkin1062
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Christmas decorations are always nice and fun to see. Fun kids area where they can learn and play. Farmers markets in the summer and outdoor concerts on the weekends.

Thank edeprang
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The Museum of the Southwest is really a gem. Its 2016 renovation puts it on par with Dallas or Houston art museums, and they are rotating the permanent collection, which has some impressive Southwest and classic art. The best thing is - there is a...More

Thank joesgirl1230
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

A charming museum featuring local artists as well as sound classical and contemporary Western art, the Museum of the Southwest is a Charming place for both adults and children with a special museum for children. On the grounds is the Blakemore planetarium as well. A...More

Thank Pamela H
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2 March 2016|
Response from BigRobUTSA | Reviewed this property |
I'm not seeing any special events outside or normal operating hours. It's the week after Spring Break in Midland, there is very little going between the end of Spring Break and April 1.