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Frequently Asked Questions

We want your visit to Science Museum Oklahoma to be a memorable one! Below you'll find answers to many of our most frequently asked questions.

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Visiting the Museum

What are your hours?
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

Science Museum Oklahoma is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. The museum is open on all other federal holidays, including New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day.

How much is admission?
Rates for single-day tickets vary! Please visit our Admissions page for more information.

Is parking free?
Yes! Parking is always free at Science Museum Oklahoma. On very busy days, overflow parking is available at Remington Park. As long as your party has adult supervision, please feel free to drop them off in our circle driveway prior to parking.

May I leave the museum to go to my vehicle and come back in?
Yes! Same-day re-entry is allowed. Please visit the Guest Relations booth in the lobby to get your hand stamped for re-entry.

Can we bring our own food into the museum? Do you have food available for purchase?
SMO has a variety of food and beverage options in Pavlov's Cafe, however guests are welcome to bring outside food and drink into the museum.

Is photography allowed in the museum?
Unless otherwise noted, photography for personal use is allowed with hand-held cameras. Tripods and external lights may not be used without prior authorization from the museum’s Communications Director. Read our complete photography policy.

Do you have strollers or wheelchairs?
The museum is pleased to provide a limited number of strollers and wheelchairs at no charge. To check out a stroller or wheelchair, guests must present a valid ID which will be held until the equipment is returned. Please visit the Guest Relations booth in the lobby to request a stroller or wheelchair.

Do you have storage lockers?
For the safety and security of all guests, the museum does not provide storage lockers.

How much are the Kirkpatrick Planetarium and Science Live shows? Can I reserve seats?
The museum’s live shows are included with the cost of admission! Seating is first come, first served.

Membership

How long are memberships valid?
Memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase. If you are buying a membership as a gift, we recommend purchasing a gift card for the value of a membership so that the recipient can activate the membership at the time of their choosing. You can purchase a gift card online here.

I lost my membership card. Can I still visit the museum?
Yes! A member of our Guest Relations team will be able to check you in with your photo ID.

I didn't get my guest passes with my memberships cards - how do I get those?
Guest passes are kept electronically on your account at the museum. When you bring a guest, just tell the Guest Relations team member checking you in and he or she will be able to access those passes.

Is my membership at Science Museum Oklahoma valid at other science centers?
Yes! Science Museum Oklahoma is a member of the Association of Science - Technology Centers (ASTC). Your membership at SMO grants you free or discounted admission to participating member institutions throughout the nation and world with the ASTC Travel Passport Program. Visit ASTC.org for a list of participating institutions and contact listed institutions to ensure participation status is up to date in advance of your visit.

Is my membership at Science Museum Oklahoma valid at other Oklahoma museums?
SMO Silver 6 members who purchase the optional Oklahoma Museum Network Boost receive unlimited general admission for up to five people at OMN Partner Museums: Jasmine Moran Children's Museum in Seminole, Leonardo’s Children’s Museum in Enid, Museum of the Great Plains in Lawton, and Discovery Lab in Tulsa.

Ticket Donations

Science Museum Oklahoma receives a large volume of ticket donation requests each month. To be considered for a donation for your school or nonprofit event, please download, complete and return a Ticket Donation Request form.

Ticket Donation Request

Policies

Visitors Policy and Code of Conduct
To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for Science Museum Oklahoma staff and guests, all children under the age of 16 must be accompanied and actively supervised by an adult while on museum grounds. Children under the age of 13 must always be in the presence of an adult. Soliciting, weapons, smoking, and vaping are prohibited at Science Museum Oklahoma. Guests should not engage in behavior which is disruptive, unsafe, or destructive. Any violation of this policy and code of conduct may result in guests being asked to leave and/or the revocation of a museum membership without refund.

Photography
Personal photography with hand-held cameras is permitted in Science Museum Oklahoma unless otherwise noted. Commercial photography is prohibited. By entering Science Museum Oklahoma, guests acknowledge that they may be included in photography or video taken at the time of their visit by a staff member or a member of an approved sponsor or third party. These images and/or videos may be broadcast and distributed without limitation, and guests will not receive compensation for inclusion of their likeness. Accommodations are available when requested at check-in for those who wish that their image not be used. Guests with questions or concerns are encouraged to speak with a member of the museum's Guest Relations team. Members of the media who wish to film or photograph at Science Museum Oklahoma should contact the museum's Communications Director in advance of their visit.