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Science Museum Oklahoma Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

November 19, 2020

Science Museum Oklahoma’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the fourth year SMO has earned this top distinction, placing it in the top 20 percent of nonprofits across the nation reviewed by Charity Navigator.

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Science Museum Oklahoma Receives $15,000 From Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation

October 22, 2020

Science Museum Oklahoma is pleased to announce it has received a $15,000 grant from the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation through its Community Grant program. The grant will be used to assist in developing the capacity of the public libraries in Checotah and Westville to deliver engaging and educational hands-on science programming.

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Science Museum Oklahoma Awarded CARES Act Grant

October 20, 2020

Science Museum Oklahoma visitors of all ages can safely escape into a world of scientific exploration and play thanks to a $500 PPE grant awarded by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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Adults Only Events Return to Science Museum Oklahoma

October 9, 2020

Whether you’re looking for an evening of frightening frivolity you can enjoy from the comfort of home or an in-person Halloween event like one you’ve never experienced, Science Museum Oklahoma has you covered with two new event offerings this October: “Cirque du SMO: A Ghoulish Virtual Sideshow” and “SMO 21: Secrets of SMO”.

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SMO Partners with Oklahoma City Parks Department for Tinker in the Parks September 26

September 17, 2020

Science Museum Oklahoma (SMO) is partnering with the Oklahoma City Parks Department and local artists and tinkerers for Tinker in the Parks, presented by Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR, an afternoon of exploring creativity, collaboration, and community with outdoor tinkering activities. The museum’s annual Tinkerfest, which is typically held the same weekend, is being rescheduled for spring 2021.

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'Backyard Bugs' Now Open at Science Museum Oklahoma

June 10, 2020

Summer explorers can get up-close and personal with 6- and 8-legged creatures and giant animatronic insects in “Backyard Bugs: An Oklahoma Insect Adventure,” and Oklahoma Museum Network exhibit now open at Science Museum Oklahoma.

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Science Museum Oklahoma to Reopen June 1

May 29, 2020

Following a historic closure, Science Museum Oklahoma is making plans to reopen its doors on June 1 with comprehensive new safety precautions, ticket processes and changes to the way guests will explore SMO.

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Science Museum Oklahoma Adds Curbside Service for Museum Store to Encourage Exploring the Wonder of Science at Home

May 7, 2020

Science Museum Oklahoma is making it easier to add new ways to explore, learn and play at home with drive-up, curbside service from SMO’s museum store, The Science Shop. As thanks for supporting the museum, all purchases will include a pass to return to SMO when the museum reopens.

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Science Museum Oklahoma to Temporarily Close in Response to COVID-19

March 14, 2020

In an effort to protect the health of employees, guests and our extended community, Science Museum Oklahoma will temporarily close to the public beginning on Sunday, March 15, through the end of March. The museum tentatively plans to reopen to the public on April 1, however guests are encouraged to visit the museum's website for updates.

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Smithsonian Earth Optimism Event, Teen Apprentice Applications Open at Science Museum Oklahoma

February 18, 2020

Two exciting opportunities for teens are coming to Science Museum Oklahoma this spring and summer as the museum hosts an Earth Optimism Teen Event in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution in March and welcomes a new class of apprentices to the museum’s Teen Apprentice Program in June.

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