The Museum of the Southwest is comprised of the Juliette and Fred Turner, Jr. Memorial Art Museum, a sculpture garden, the Fredda Turner Durham Children's Museum, and the Marian West and William Blanton Blakemore Planetarium. The Museum of the Southwest inspires discovery, interaction, exploration of art, science, culture, and history, enriching the lives of people of all ages. The museum uses the power of these disciplines to ignite the imagination, stimulate thought, and provide enjoyment through its collections, exhibitions, programs, and events. The Museum of the Southwest hosts several events every year including; Septemberfest, an Annual Juried Art Show the weekend following Labor Day; and Christmas at the Mansion throughout the month of December.
Admission; $5 for ages 12 and up, $3 for ages 3-11 and seniors, Free for ages 2 and under.
Facility rentals available.