December 21

4 Things to Check Out on the Campus of the University of North Texas


flag3The University of North Texas campus has a lot to offer students and visitors. Whether you enjoy art, live performances, or have an interest in science, there is something for everyone. The whole family can come to the campus to see a show or experience the Sky Theater at the College of Science. Here are some things to check out on the campus of the University of North Texas.

The Sky Theater

This unique theater seats 100 hundred people and features a 40-foot domed theater with a Digistart V projection system. The projector can reproduce the night’s sky exactly for all the guests to see. This planetarium offers a variety of shows for visitors of all ages including school-aged groups and young children. The programs change each month so you can go always see something new each time you go. The programs include shows such as the Solar System Tour which takes viewers on a guided tour of the solar system with up-close views of the planets. Other shows include Back to the Moon For Good, and Dynamic Earth.

The Cora Stafford Gallery

The Cora Stafford Gallery features exhibits created by UNT students in the College of Visual Arts and Design. The two-story gallery showcases faculty-led class projects and the biannual Senior Drawing and Painting exhibit along with Senior Photography shows. The space is also used for collaborative exhibitions for visiting artists. The gallery opens to the public on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and admission is free.

Murchison Performing Arts Center

The Murchison Performing Arts Center, home of the UNT College of Music, hosts world-class performances throughout the school year. You can see all kinds of performances from opera to concert orchestras and lectures at the theater. The venue also hosts a fine arts series, a symphony orchestra performance, and a wind symphony performance. Performances take place on the large main stage as well as in smaller recital halls in the building. You can buy tickets online or at the box office.

Apogee Stadium

Football fans can check out Apogee Stadium and take in a game. This venue opened in 2011 and had the same designer who created the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Apogee features two state-of-the-art video boards, luxury suites, and club seats. The space also features banquet room and a large apparel store where you can get your fan gear. The stadium seats over 30,000 fans and features a horseshoe-shaped bowl that puts visitors right up next to all the action of the game. At the north end of the stadium, the giant wing-shaped stadium seats are the same shape as the Mean Green’s eagle logo with the tips of the grandstand standing 106 feet up above the field.
With so many sights and activities to check out on the University of North Texas Campus, it’s a great place to spend a day with family and friends. You don’t have to be a student to take part in many of the activities on campus, just enjoy art, culture, or sports.
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