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Discover Some of the Most Unique Museums Near Odessa


Plan a Visit to These Three Engaging Museums Near Odessa

Visiting a local museum is a great way to expand your horizons, allowing you to learn more about  your city while supporting local cultural initiatives. Find a museum that aligns with your interests for a truly engaging experience. In the Odessa area, there are many cultural attractions to choose from, with exhibits that cater to a variety of interests, including art, science, and more. Here are three unique museums to check out near our apartments in Odessa.

Ellen Noel Art Museum

This iconic Odessa art museum is perfect for any art enthusiast, especially those interested in local culture and events. The museum offers rotating exhibitions featuring local artists, along with a permanent gallery of over 900 pieces for your viewing pleasure. There are also regularly scheduled art education programs for community members of all ages.

Petroleum Museum

If you’re interested in science, then look no further than the Petroleum Museum in nearby Midland. Here, you'll learn all about how natural resources like petroleum were made over thousands of years, and about the many ways we use petroleum to power our lives today. If you're a geology fan, make sure you check out the museum's mineral gallery, where you can find gorgeous samples of over 90 kinds of minerals. This is also a great place to visit if you're a car enthusiast - see real Chaparral Racing Cars in person at the museum's Chaparral Gallery!

Odessa Meteor Crater Museum

Learn all about space and our solar system at the Odessa Meteor Crater Museum. At this unique Odessa attraction, you can explore their crater via a trail that goes all the way through it. You might even encounter some local wildlife along the way! In the museum proper, you can read up about meteors, the planets and more at the many educational exhibits. Some exhibits let you touch and interact with meteorites from all around the globe, and you can even bring home a piece of the Odessa meteorite from the museum's gift shop.

Our community is surrounded by fun attractions, shopping centers, and restaurants. If you’re interested in learning more about life near our apartments in Odessa, TX, contact us today to schedule your tour!