The Lubbock Science Spectrum, 2579 S. Loop 289, was built from a dream in the early 1980s by Sandy Henry as she traveled around the nation with her husband, then-Lubbock Mayor Alan Henry.
She noticed many cities had something Lubbock did not have - a science museum. Others in Lubbock also expressed an interest in such a venue, and an exhibit in South Plains Mall in 1987 got the ball rolling.
The Science Spectrum first set up shop at 50th Street and Slide Road in February 1988.
After only a couple of years, the Science Spectrum was ready to move into its current facility on the South Loop, along with an Omnimax theater (now called the OMNI Theater), a partnership the City Council approved in 1990. Renovations on the former T.I.M.E.-DC building began in June 1992, and the complex opened in October 1993.
In addition to the OMNI Theater, which seats up to 200 people, the complex offers a reception room with seating of up to 50 people, a science education center with a capacity of 90 people, an exhibit hall with a capacity of up to 400 people and a science stage.
Permanent exhibits include Kidspace, Flight, Science of Sports and Texas Alive! The Brazos River Journey.