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Upcoming Events

March

March 5
Building Bots
Robotics & Engineering FunLab
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Grades K-2nd
Pre-registration is required.
Sponsor: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

March 7
Discovering Hidden Treasures
Learn about the process of vintage jewel and gem appraisals. Bring your own “treasures” for a brief consultation and hear from gemologist appraiser, Thomas Elliott.
Thomas B. Elliott, GJG, GIA, Catalyst Gems
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Free ticketed event. Call for reservations or click here to reserve online.

March 18
STEAM Sprouts
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages 4-5
Pre-registration is required.
Sponsor: Occidental Petroleum Corporation

March 19
Brown Bag Lunch & Lecture Series
Speaker: Tumbleweed Smith
Renovation of Big Spring’s Namesake
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Admission
Drinks and dessert provided.
Sponsors: Norma J. McGrew & Hahl Proctor Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee

March 19
Building Bots
Robotics & Engineering FunLab
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Grades 3rd-6th
Pre-registration is required.
Sponsor: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

March 25
STEAM Sprouts
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages 4-5
Pre-registration is required.
Sponsor: Occidental Petroleum Corporation

April

April 1
STEAM Sprouts
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages 4-5
Pre-registration is required.
Sponsor: Occidental Petroleum Corporation

April 2
Building Bots
Robotics & Engineering FunLab
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Grades K-2nd
Pre-registration is required.
Sponsor: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

April 8
STEAM Sprouts
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages 4-5
Pre-registration is required.
Sponsor: Occidental Petroleum Corporation

April 9
Arlen Edgar Distinguished Lecture Series
Speaker: Dr. Robert Hazen
Where Minerals and Biology Collide
7:00 pm
Free ticketed event.  Call for reservations or click here to make reservations online.
Sponsor: Abell-Hanger Foundation

April 15
STEAM Sprouts
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages 4-5
Pre-registration is required.
Sponsor: Occidental Petroleum Corporation

April 16
Brown Bag Lunch & Lecture Series
Speaker: Aron Marquez, Wildcat Oil Tools
Gone Fishing
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Admission
Drinks and dessert provided.
Sponsors: Norma J. McGrew & Hahl Proctor Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee

April 16
Building Bots
Robotics & Engineering FunLab
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Grades 3rd-6th
Pre-registration is required.
Sponsor: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

April 21
Happy Easter!
The Museum will be closed on Easter Sunday.

April 22
STEAM Sprouts
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages 4-5
Pre-registration is required.
Sponsor: Occidental Petroleum Corporation

April 25
Family Science Night
Oceans
6:30 – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm Early Admission for MEMBERS ONLY
Hands-on Science Experiments & Activities
Free Admission
Sponsor: Chevron

May

May 2
Petroleum Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony & Dinner
Ticketed Event with Sponsorship and Underwriting Opportunities
For more information, contact Luanne Thornton at 432-683-4403 or lthornton@petroleummuseum.org.

May 7
Building Bots
Robotics & Engineering FunLab
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Grades K-2nd
Pre-registration is required.
Sponsor: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

May 21
Brown Bag Lunch & Lecture Series
Speaker: Mark Lancaster
Lower Emissions Through Cost Cutting Technology
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Admission
Drinks and dessert provided.
Sponsors: Norma J. McGrew & Hahl Proctor Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee

May 21
Building Bots
Robotics & Engineering FunLab
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Grades 3rd-6th
Pre-registration is required.
Sponsor: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

May 29-30
STEAM Sprouts Mini Camp: Learn to Code
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. OR 12:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ages 4-5
Museum Members $40, Non-members $50
Pre-registration is required.
Sponsor: Occidental Petroleum Corporation

June

June 1
Party on the Patio
Chaparral Pit Crew Fan Club Members Only
Live Drive of the Chaparral 2E; Dinner with Jim Hall
For information on becoming a Chaparral Fan Club member, contact Luanne Thornton at 432-683-4403 or click here.

June 3
Movie Maker Monday
Incredibles 2
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Museum members $10; Non-members $15
Ages 6-12
Pre-registration required. Contact the Education Department at education@petroleummuseum.org with questions.
Sponsor: Apache Corporation

June 5-6
STEAM Sprouts Mini Camp: Goes Camping
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. OR 12:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ages 4-5
Museum Members $40, Non-members $50
Pre-registration is required.
Sponsor: Occidental Petroleum Corporation

June 11
Brown Bag Lunch & Lecture Series
Video: Treasures of the Earth: Gems
54-minute NOVA Documentary
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Admission
Drinks and dessert provided.
Sponsors: Norma J. McGrew & Hahl Proctor Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee

June 12-14
Summer Science Camp
Robotics
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Museum members $60; Non-members $75
Ages 6-8
Pre-registration required. Contact the Education Department at education@petroleummuseum.org with questions.
Sponsor: Apache Corporation

June 17
Movie Maker Monday
Hotel Transylvania 3
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Museum members $10; Non-members $15
Ages 6-12
Pre-registration required. Contact the Education Department at education@petroleummuseum.org with questions.
Sponsor: Apache Corporation

June 19-21
Summer Science Camp
STEM-Art
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Museum members $60; Non-members $75
Ages 6-8
Pre-registration required. Contact the Education Department at education@petroleummuseum.org with questions.
Sponsor: Apache Corporation

June 26-28
Summer Science Camp
Tinkering
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Museum members $60; Non-members $75
Ages 6-8
Pre-registration required. Contact the Education Department at education@petroleummuseum.org with questions.
Sponsor: Apache Corporation

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