SMO and COVID-19

Science Museum Oklahoma temporary closure

The health and safety of our community is our highest priority.

Science Museum Oklahoma will temporarily close to the public beginning on Sunday, March 15, in an effort to encourage social distancing and to stem the spread of COVID-19 at this critical stage.

When we speak of Science Museum Oklahoma, we see it not as just an institution for learning and play. We see it as people. Families, community, connections and commitments. Our mission to reveal the wonder and relevance of science brings people together over shared experiences, around blurring the lines between science, technology, engineering, art, math, history and culture. Science Museum Oklahoma is where curiosity finds courage.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic now tests us in an unprecedented way. The health and safety of our staff and guests is, and always has been, our top priority. With numerous confirmed cases in the region and the understanding that cases will rise exponentially as testing becomes widely available, COVID-19 has escalated into a public health emergency that fundamentally disrupts our mission and ability to maintain museum operations in a safe way. We are deeply concerned about the health and safety of our extended community.

Science Museum Oklahoma will temporarily close to the public beginning on Sunday, March 15, in an effort to encourage social distancing and to stem the spread of COVID-19 at this critical stage. Guests are encouraged to visit our website for updates on a reopening date. All events and programs during this time are canceled. Guests who have events scheduled at the museum during this closure will be contacted by museum staff.

As an institution of science, we believe it is vitally important that we follow the guidance of national and local leaders to adopt science-based best practices that will safeguard the health of our staff, guests and the community. We take seriously the need to act responsibly and make the financial sacrifices needed to slow the spread of COVID-19.

We are in communication with local and state officials, key leaders and colleagues around the region, state and nation, and following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control. There are no known cases of COVID-19 connected to Science Museum Oklahoma. Our highest priority is to support community efforts to minimize the spread of this dangerous disease and we call on cultural institutions across the state to join us in this temporary closure.

---

View our press release on the temporary closure >>

Program Updates

All events scheduled for March have been canceled. If you have not received a refund for a program you or your child was registered for, please contact Guest Relations at (405) 602-3760 or email reservations@sciencemuseumok.org and we'll be happy to help!

Summer Camps: Normally open for registration by spring break, SMO's summer camps are not open for registration at this time. Please sign up for our newsletter to get the latest information delivered to your inbox >>

Girl Scouts and Scouts BSA: Girl Scout and Scouts BSA progams for March and early April have been canceled. Event status for badge classes in late April remain to be determined.

SMO 21: Tickets for upcoming SMO 21s are not available for purchase. Sign up for the SMO 21 email list to find out when tickets go on sale >>

Teen Apprentices: Teen Apprentice interviews have been postponed. Applicants will receive additional information from the program coordinator. Read more >>

Earth Optimism Teen Event: The Earth Optimism Teen Event, developed in collaboration with the Smithsonian, has been postponed.

This page was last updated at 9 a.m. on March 28 and will be updated as new information is available.