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Say Their Names Memorial makes two-week stop at The Center Say Their Names Memorial makes two-week stop at The Center

Say Their Names Memorial makes two-week stop at The Center

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee (MLKCC) is sponsoring a two-week exhibit of the Say Their Names Memorial at The Center for the Arts & Sciences. The traveling memorial is part of a nationwide initiative to honor Black lives taken by systemic racism and racial injustice. The outdoor exhibit is available to visitors from Friday, ...
BASF Planetarium shows continue the hunt for water in the outer solar system BASF Planetarium shows continue the hunt for water in the outer solar system

BASF Planetarium shows continue the hunt for water in the outer solar system

The Brazosport Planetarium continued the search for water across our solar system this month, moving out to the outer planets. The first show stops at Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, followed by Saturn with its beautiful rings. Do these two planets have water on them now? Did they ever? Find out now on BASF Planetarium’s You ...
Painter, fused glass artist join forces for “Moments of Acknowledging Nature” exhibit Painter, fused glass artist join forces for “Moments of Acknowledging Nature” exhibit

Painter, fused glass artist join forces for “Moments of Acknowledging Nature” exhibit

The Brazosport Art League will open its new exhibit, “Moments of Acknowledging Nature” this week in the gallery at The Center for the Arts & Sciences. Featuring the works of longtime painter and art instructor Sheri Herbert and fused glass artist Susan McMillian, the show runs through Saturday, March 20. Having lived extensively in the Texa ...
Brazosport Center Stages Swaps Out Final Two Shows Brazosport Center Stages Swaps Out Final Two Shows

Brazosport Center Stages Swaps Out Final Two Shows

Due to ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns, Brazosport Center Stages has made the decision to shake up their late spring and summer lineup, replacing the last two shows of the season with productions made up of smaller casts. “Having Our Say” will replace “Brighton Beach Memoirs” as the late spring show and will run May 14-23. The play focuses on t ...
Become a Member! Become a Member!

Become a Member!

Become a Member! New seasons, new exhibits, new shows, new ways to support your local arts and science programs… join now to experience it all!  Supporting local nonprofits is extremely important during this difficult time. The impact of the cancellations and temporary closure of The Center and local performance venues represent major lo ...
COVID-19 UPDATES COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 UPDATES

Brazosport Museum of Natural Science and Brazosport Art Gallery are now open! Keep checking this post and follow us on social media for updates. To comply with the City of Clute ordinance, face masks will be required upon entrance to The Center. Thank you for your continued patronage as we navigate the best path forward for our visitors, volunt ...

Featured Art Events

Open Studio Time Reservation Open Studio Time Reservation

Open Studio Time Reservation

March 3 @ 9:00 AM - March 3 @ 4:00 PM

Art Studio Workspace First three sessions are FREE but reservations are required. Membership is required afterward to continue the free sessions. Monday Sessions 9:00 AM - 11:00, 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday Sessions 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 11:00 - 1:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Occupancy is limited and face coverings and distancing are required.
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

March 3 @ 11:00 AM - March 3 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required Tours at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday Limit 3 Childrens' Tickets per Adult Ticket  
Oil Painting Classes Oil Painting Classes

Oil Painting Classes

March 4 @ 9:00 AM - March 4 @ 12:00 PM

Instructed by Sherry Shelton.

Come learn about oil painting from this award-winning artist. You will be introduced to color theory, elements of landscape and how to capture the likeness of a portrait. She loves to paint landscapes, portraits & murals. This class is open to all levels of students.

Thursdays beginning January 14 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon) BAL Members - $60 Monthly Non-Members - $75 Monthly
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

March 4 @ 11:00 AM - March 4 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required Tours at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday Limit 3 Childrens' Tickets per Adult Ticket  
KIDz Art Lessons KIDz Art Lessons

KIDz Art Lessons

March 4 @ 2:00 PM - March 4 @ 4:00 PM

KIDz Art Lessons -

Thursdays beginning January 14 through May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ages 8-13.

ART is FUN! This class teaches the 7 Elements of Art %5BLine-Color-Shape-Space-Texture-Value-Form%5D, creative expression with a variety of drawing and  painting techniques %5Bi.e., pencil, colored pencils, pen and ink, acrylic, watercolor%5D. Lessons include a sketchbook assignment, featured artist or art history, focus and discovery. Instruction by Linda Matheson, Art Educator.

Classes will NOT meet on March 11 or April 1.  The fee is $70 per semester which includes all supplies.
Mosaic Andamento Workshop Mosaic Andamento Workshop

Mosaic Andamento Workshop

March 5 @ 9:00 AM - March 5 @ 4:00 PM

Instructor - Dorothy Babbington Andamento is defined as the visual flow and direction within a mosaic of the tessarea. Workshop will focus on the importance of andamento in mosaics as well as techniques for cutting and adhering the glass. Friday March 5 & Saturday March 6 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Non-members - $125 Members $100 All supplies are included.
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

March 5 @ 11:00 AM - March 5 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required Tours at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday Limit 3 Childrens' Tickets per Adult Ticket  
Mosaic Andamento Workshop Mosaic Andamento Workshop

Mosaic Andamento Workshop

March 6 @ 9:00 AM - March 6 @ 4:00 PM

Instructor - Dorothy Babbington Andamento is defined as the visual flow and direction within a mosaic of the tessarea. Workshop will focus on the importance of andamento in mosaics as well as techniques for cutting and adhering the glass. Friday March 5 & Saturday March 6 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Non-members - $125 Members $100 All supplies are included.
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

March 6 @ 11:00 AM - March 6 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required Tours at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday Limit 3 Childrens' Tickets per Adult Ticket  
Open Studio Time Reservation Open Studio Time Reservation

Open Studio Time Reservation

March 8 @ 9:00 AM - March 8 @ 4:00 PM

Art Studio Workspace First three sessions are FREE but reservations are required. Membership is required afterward to continue the free sessions. Monday Sessions 9:00 AM - 11:00, 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday Sessions 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 11:00 - 1:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Occupancy is limited and face coverings and distancing are required.

Featured Planetarium Shows

Planetarium Show – Virtual Planetarium Show – Virtual

Planetarium Show - Virtual

March 9 - March 9

The planetarium is currently closed due to COVID-19.  All shows will be presented here, The Center website until we can safely open again. We look forward to welcoming you back to the planetarium.

Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iek22bZiulE      
Planetarium Show – Virtual Planetarium Show – Virtual

Planetarium Show - Virtual

March 16 - March 16

The planetarium is currently closed due to COVID-19.  All shows will be presented here, The Center website until we can safely open again. We look forward to welcoming you back to the planetarium.

Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iek22bZiulE      
Planetarium Show – Virtual Planetarium Show – Virtual

Planetarium Show - Virtual

March 23 - March 23

The planetarium is currently closed due to COVID-19.  All shows will be presented here, The Center website until we can safely open again. We look forward to welcoming you back to the planetarium.

Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iek22bZiulE      
Planetarium Show – Virtual Planetarium Show – Virtual

Planetarium Show - Virtual

March 30 - March 30

The planetarium is currently closed due to COVID-19.  All shows will be presented here, The Center website until we can safely open again. We look forward to welcoming you back to the planetarium.

Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iek22bZiulE      

Brazosport Music

Brazosport Symphony Orchestra Concert Brazosport Symphony Orchestra Concert

Brazosport Symphony Orchestra Concert

March 27 @ 7:30 PM - March 27 @ 10:00 PM

Bach at The Clarion March 27, 2020 at 7:30 PM The Clarion at Brazosport College  
Brazosport Symphony Orchestra Concert Brazosport Symphony Orchestra Concert

Brazosport Symphony Orchestra Concert

May 15 @ 7:30 PM - May 15 @ 10:00 PM

Young Artists Concert Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 7:30 PM The Clarion at Brazosport College We will present several winners of the 2020 Whit Phillips Memorial Young Artist Competition, along with the winning piece from the BSO Composition Contest.

Museum of Natural Science

Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

March 3 @ 11:00 AM - March 3 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required Tours at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday Limit 3 Childrens' Tickets per Adult Ticket  
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

March 4 @ 11:00 AM - March 4 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required Tours at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday Limit 3 Childrens' Tickets per Adult Ticket  
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

March 5 @ 11:00 AM - March 5 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required Tours at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday Limit 3 Childrens' Tickets per Adult Ticket  
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

March 6 @ 11:00 AM - March 6 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required Tours at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday Limit 3 Childrens' Tickets per Adult Ticket  
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

March 9 @ 11:00 AM - March 9 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required Tours at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday Limit 3 Childrens' Tickets per Adult Ticket  
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

March 10 @ 11:00 AM - March 10 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required Tours at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday Limit 3 Childrens' Tickets per Adult Ticket  
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

March 11 @ 11:00 AM - March 11 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required Tours at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday Limit 3 Childrens' Tickets per Adult Ticket  
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

March 12 @ 11:00 AM - March 12 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required Tours at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday Limit 3 Childrens' Tickets per Adult Ticket  
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

March 13 @ 11:00 AM - March 13 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required Tours at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday Limit 3 Childrens' Tickets per Adult Ticket  
Center Tour Reservations Center Tour Reservations

Center Tour Reservations

March 16 @ 11:00 AM - March 16 @ 3:00 PM

Center Tour Reservations

Free Self Guided Tours to the Art Gallery and Museum of Natural Science Reservation required Tours at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday Limit 3 Childrens' Tickets per Adult Ticket  

Brazosport Live Theater

“Having Our Say” Auditions “Having Our Say” Auditions

"Having Our Say" Auditions

March 7 @ 2:30 PM - March 7 @ 5:00 PM

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years opens as 103-year-old Sadie Delany and 101-year-old Bessie Delany welcome us into their Mount Vernon, New York home. As they prepare a celebratory dinner in remembrance of their father’s birthday, they take us on a remarkable journey through the last hundred years of our nation’s history, recounting a fascinating series of events and anecdotes drawn from their rich family history and careers as pioneering African-American professionals. Their story shines a light on American history, told through the eyes of two trailblazing women as they look not only to the past, but also ahead to the twenty-first century. Audition Dates: Sunday, March 7 at 2:30 PM and Monday, March 8 at 7:00 PM Location: Dow Arena Theater at The Center Performance Dates: May 14-16, 21-23 (outdoor venue and/or virtual performances) Cast Needs: Female actors (The roles may be double cast.)
“Having Our Say” Auditions “Having Our Say” Auditions

"Having Our Say" Auditions

March 8 @ 7:00 PM - March 8 @ 10:00 PM

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years opens as 103-year-old Sadie Delany and 101-year-old Bessie Delany welcome us into their Mount Vernon, New York home. As they prepare a celebratory dinner in remembrance of their father’s birthday, they take us on a remarkable journey through the last hundred years of our nation’s history, recounting a fascinating series of events and anecdotes drawn from their rich family history and careers as pioneering African-American professionals. Their story shines a light on American history, told through the eyes of two trailblazing women as they look not only to the past, but also ahead to the twenty-first century. Audition Dates: Sunday, March 7 at 2:30 PM and Monday, March 8 at 7:00 PM Location: Dow Arena Theater at The Center Performance Dates: May 14-16, 21-23 (outdoor venue and/or virtual performances) Cast Needs: Female actors (The roles may be double cast.)
An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare

March 19 @ 7:30 PM - March 19 @ 10:00 PM

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare

An Iliad is a modern-day retelling of Homer's classic. With poetry and humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. The set, the stage & cast are small; the story and its implication is astronomical. Contains strong language and detailed descriptions of violence. Presented by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. This performance is 'pay what you can'. One ticket equals one pod - Up to 6 people per pod. Suggested price per ticket/pod Is $26. Please call 979-265-7661 for wheelchair seating.  
An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare

March 20 @ 7:30 PM - March 20 @ 10:00 PM

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare

An Iliad is a modern-day retelling of Homer's classic. With poetry and humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. The set, the stage & cast are small; the story and its implication is astronomical. Contains strong language and detailed descriptions of violence. Presented by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. This performance is 'pay what you can'. One ticket equals one pod - Up to 6 people per pod. Suggested price per ticket/pod Is $26. Please call 979-265-7661 for wheelchair seating.  
An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare

March 21 @ 2:30 PM - March 21 @ 5:00 PM

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare

An Iliad is a modern-day retelling of Homer's classic. With poetry and humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. The set, the stage & cast are small; the story and its implication is astronomical. Contains strong language and detailed descriptions of violence. Presented by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. This performance is 'pay what you can'. One ticket equals one pod - Up to 6 people per pod. Suggested price per ticket/pod Is $26. Please call 979-265-7661 for wheelchair seating.  
An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare

March 26 @ 7:30 PM - March 26 @ 10:00 PM

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare

An Iliad is a modern-day retelling of Homer's classic. With poetry and humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. The set, the stage & cast are small; the story and its implication is astronomical. Contains strong language and detailed descriptions of violence. Presented by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. This performance is 'pay what you can'. One ticket equals one pod - Up to 6 people per pod. Suggested price per ticket/pod Is $26. Please call 979-265-7661 for wheelchair seating.  
An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare

March 27 @ 7:30 PM - March 27 @ 10:00 PM

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare

An Iliad is a modern-day retelling of Homer's classic. With poetry and humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. The set, the stage & cast are small; the story and its implication is astronomical. Contains strong language and detailed descriptions of violence. Presented by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. This performance is 'pay what you can'. One ticket equals one pod - Up to 6 people per pod. Suggested price per ticket/pod Is $26. Please call 979-265-7661 for wheelchair seating.  
An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare

March 28 @ 2:30 PM - March 28 @ 5:00 PM

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare

An Iliad is a modern-day retelling of Homer's classic. With poetry and humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. The set, the stage & cast are small; the story and its implication is astronomical. Contains strong language and detailed descriptions of violence. Presented by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. This performance is 'pay what you can'. One ticket equals one pod - Up to 6 people per pod. Suggested price per ticket/pod Is $26. Please call 979-265-7661 for wheelchair seating.  

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Resident Programs

Explore It. See It. Dream It. Hear It. Find It.

Ignite your interest in the wonders of nature and history at the Brazosport Museum of Natural Science! Invite your friends to enjoy entertaining comedies, dramas and musicals! Illuminate your world with color and beauty by visiting the Brazosport Art League gallery and studio! Immerse yourself in live orchestral music with Brazosport Symphony Orchestra! Imagine an out of this world adventure at the BASF Planetarium!

Set Builders

Once it is built, it is time to add detail and color to the set. Set painters of various talent and experience levels can contribute to this fun and satisfying task. Novices can apply basic “base coats” of paint while more accomplished artists can follow behind add the detail (color, texture, shadow and highlight). Bring the set to vibrant life by volunteering as a set painter!
(Minimum hours per week: 4)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.

Museum Attendant

Museum attendants welcome visitors to Brazosport Museum of Natural Science and encourage them to sign in to the guest book. Attendants also learn about the current and upcoming exhibits and events to provide visitor information and to be able to answer basic questions about the exhibits, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science and The Center for the Arts & Sciences. The attendant is also responsible for gift shop sales transactions and must be confident with cash handling and credit card processing. The attendant also helps ensure the safety of guests and the preservation of the exhibits and artifacts on display.
(Minimum hours per month: 3 consecutive)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.

Set Builders

During the time a Center Stages play is in production, set builders work on Saturdays (usually 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM) and, occasionally, during some weekdays, as volunteer availability allows. Volunteers should have a background in safe construction practices, including using various types of power tools. Though not necessary, set construction volunteers are encouraged to bring and use their own well-maintained and safe power tools. Wood is usually the most typical construction material, though occasionally other materials, such as metal, are used.
(Minimum hours per week: 4)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.

Gallery Attendant

Gallery attendants welcome visitors to the art gallery and encourage them to sign in to the guest book. Attendants learn about the current and upcoming exhibits and events to provide visitor information and to be able to answer basic questions about the exhibit, Brazosport Art League and The Center for the Arts & Sciences. The attendant is also responsible for art sales transactions and must be confident with cash handling and credit card processing. The attendant helps ensure the safety of guests and the preservation of the art on display.
(Minimum hours per month: 3 consecutive)

To volunteer at The Center or with any of our partner groups, please contact The Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marcie Allen at mallen@bcfas.org or 979-265-7661.

You can also use the Volunteer Interest tab to submit your interest online.