June 12….Butterflies Alive! - Do you remember the
last time you saw a butterfly? Was it in a park, a garden, or your
own backyard? What about a moth, with soft wings whispering in the
shadow of night? Butterflies Alive is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
for the whole family that you won’t want to miss! Butterflies
Alive brings the magical experience of a wild butterfly encounter
up close and personal, providing you and your family with the thrilling
experience of being surrounded by not a single butterfly, but hundreds
of butterflies and moths flying freely and closely. Contained within
a nearly 3,000 square foot garden enclosure, flowering plants, trees,
and ornate decorations create an inspiring and mesmerizing atmosphere.
Upon entering the “Flight House”, or the greenhouse
structure that contains the butterflies, moths and flowering plants,
one may spot a Zebra Longwing butterfly busily flying in search
of a flower’s nectar meal, or perhaps an Atlas Moth roosting
in anticipation of the evening’s approach. The well know Monarch
butterfly will be easily found most days, and is a central theme
of the garden. Butterflies Alive brings these beautiful winged insects
to life before your eyes as never before. A “Pupae Emergence
House” is a welcome feature of the garden, and is where new
butterflies and moths emerge safely before being released into the
Flight House (new butterflies are added every week). Viewing windows
into the inner chamber ensure that every visitor will get a chance
to see a butterfly or moth emerge from its chrysalis. If you’re
patient, you may just catch a Red Admiral drying her wings after
her emergence. Daily releases, performed by Science Spectrum staff,
into the Flight House are an added bonus not to be missed. While
you’re here, you’ll also be able to take in the full
butterfly experience by seeing the OMNI film, Flight of the Butterflies.
Flight of the Butterflies is an interconnected scientific adventure
story that spans not only thousands of miles, but generations. It’s
about the remarkable Monarch butterfly migration, the most incredible
migration on Earth, and the determined scientists who spent forty
years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously
disappeared when they flew south for winter. www.flightofthebutterflies.com.
This is exhibition is expected to be popular during it’s opening
week, during Spring Break and on weekends, so here are a few things
you can do to make your trip a little easier.
• Butterfly Flight House tickets are single entry admission
• Admission is on a first-come-first-served basis. The Flight
House can accommodate a limited number of people at a time, to avoid
possible lines for entry, consider arriving earlier in the day.
• During regional and local Spring Break, March 5-20, and
peak times on weekends, ticket holders will be admitted into the
Flight House in groups. The time allotted will depend on crowds.
• Strollers are not allowed inside the Flight House. Stroller
parking is available in the exhibition space.
• The Flight House is wheelchair accessible.
• Groups of 20 or more may want to consider making reservations.
Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Call 806-745-2525
x234 for group rates and reservations.
• Additional exhibit and film information, including ticket
rates, may be found at www.sciencespectrum.org or call the Science
Spectrum in Lubbock at 806-745-2525.
Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289.
– August 25….2016 Summer Showcase Series -
The Buddy Holly Center is gearing up for another summer of music
and fun with the 2016 Summer Showcase Concert Series. Summer Showcase
2016 is free to the public. There will be a cash bar, food and beverages
available for purchase. Please, no outside beverages are allowed.
Performances are every Thursday evening from 5:30 pm – 7:30
pm in the Meadows Courtyard (1810 Crickets Avenue in Lubbock) from
May 26th through August 25th.
June 23rd - Patricia Vonne – Latin Roots Rock
June 30th - John Sprott – Rock & Roll
July 7th - Sugarwitch – Rockabilly, Surf Rock and Desertbilly
July 14th - Outlier – Blues, Metal, Country and Latin
July 21st - Brandy Zdan – Indie Rock and Alternative Folk
July 28th - Mariachi Amistad – Mariachi
August 4th - Gypsy Jayne – Jazz Rock
August 11th - Wade Parks – Americana Folk
August 18th - hONEyhoUSe – Blues, Soul, Folk and Americana
August 25th - Josh Grider & Drew Kennedy – Country, Folk