If anybody knows the ins and outs of oil in modern Texas, it oughta be the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum in Midland, Texas, right?
One of my favorite things about this museum (other than the fact that they make oil and engineering very interesting and understandable) is their series of Family Science Nights sponsored by Chevron where families are invited to participate in hands-on science activities, experiments, museum discoveries, and creative projects. This school year the topics were/are “Arctic Adventure”, “Dinosaurs”, “Science Does the Body Good”, and “Master of Disaster”. Click here to find current topics and dates or contact the Museum Education Department at 432-683-4403 for more information. They even provide refreshments, and admission is FREE!