Little Big Techs

Little Big Techs

Downtown Longview will be full of hands-on activities as we explore science and technology during Little Big Techs.  On Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., the three downtown Longview museums will have STEAM-related activities provided through partnerships with area schools. Although the activities will be appropriate for children, the activities will be fun and educational for adults to try as well. In addition to the downtown activities, check out the incredible work done by students in the career and technology programs offered through Longview ISD during an open house of their high school campus' tech programs like automotive technology, audio/visual technology, culinary arts, welding, and more. 

Little Big Techs on Sat., Feb. 16, and Big Techs on Sat. Feb 23, are a collaborative effort of the Longview Economic Development Corporation and the Longview Convention and Visitors Bureau. Many thanks to our partners including the downtown museums, Longview ISD, Pine Tree ISD, Kilgore College, and the U.T. Tyler University Academy. 

Little Big Techs 

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. -  2 p.m.
Locations: Check out our interactive map of locations for Little Big Techs and Big Techs.

Gregg County Historical Museum
214 N. Fredonia St.
Longview, TX 75601
Admission during Little Big Techs: Free admission, but donations appreciated.
Hands-on STEM activities provided by Longview ISD, UT Tyler University Academy, Texas State Technical College, and the City of Longview Geographic Information Systems.

Longview Museum of Fine Arts
215 E. Tyler St.
Longview, TX 75601
Admission during Little Big Techs: Free admission, but donations appreciated.
Please note: LMFA will open at 10 a.m., activities will occur from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
LMFA activities include celebration of African American artists: Romare Bearden, Alma Thomas, Elizabeth Callet and Faith Ringgold.  Learn about these artists and emulate their various artistic styles through hands-on art projects in the ArtWorks Creative Learning Center.  Enjoy an animated documentary on artist Faith Ringgold in The Texas Bank & Trust Lecture Hall.  View works from the Museum's permanent collection featuring artwork celebrating black history and culture on display in the Hearne Gallery. Visit with Longview African American artist, Wilhelmina Fortner as she shares her ancestral history told through West African style memory boards called "lukasas".   Fortner is a descendant of Ella Lloyd, founding matriarch of Longview's historic "Preachers Hill". And finally,  Experience our current exhibitions - "Focus on Photography - A Juried Exhibition" and "Deliverance: Rescued and Set Free", works by Hallsville native Brett Dyer.  Divine Catering Food Truck will also be celebrating with us for your pleasure.  

Longview World of Wonders
112 E. Tyler St.
Longview, TX 75601
Admission during Little Big Techs: $5
Hands-on STEM activities provided by Pine Tree ISD and Kilgore College, including robotics, chemistry, biology, and more.

Longview High School Career and Technology Center Open House
201 E. Tomlinson Pkwy.
Longview, TX 75605
(Enter from Loop 281, across from Golden Corral)
Admission: Free

East Texas Advance Manufacturing Academy Open House
519 W. South St.
Longview, TX 75601
Admission: Free
Tour the new facility where students receive hands-on training operating various pieces of equipment. The academy provides career centered learning in Precision Manufacturing, Instrumentation, and Electrical. 

Up Next: Big Techs!

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019

The following weekend on Saturday, February 23, please join us for Big Techs as industries throughout Longview provide free tours of the incredible things being built here in East Texas. You'll be able to see how world's largest front-end loader, how chemicals are turned into products, and so much more. Tickets are free but limited for Big Techs, so be sure to register in advance