One thousand paper monarch butterflies adorned with kids’ drawings and messages are migrating to Science Museum Oklahoma to spend the winter roosting in the museum’s GadgetTrees exhibit. Collectively, these butterflies make up a traveling art exhibit called “Follow the Monarchs” coordinated by The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma (TNC) and local artist Christie Hackler.
Boy Scouts with an interest in astronomy and Cub Scouts who want to explore the great indoors should look no further than Science Museum Oklahoma this fall — the museum will offer a merit badge class in astronomy at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9 and a Science Overnight for Cub Scouts at 6 p.m. Nov. 16.
Oklahoma families will have the chance to solve a mystery in the museum from 6-10 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Science Museum Oklahoma’s Haunted Whodunnit Late Nite Lab. Designed for families with children of all ages, SMO’s Late Nite Lab program offers a variety of unique activities connected to each lab’s theme as well as access to the museum’s permanent exhibits and live shows.
Two entire cars were taken apart, a 21-foot-tall robot dominated the landscape and more than 65 tinkering activities covered the floors and grounds of Science Museum Oklahoma as 11,163 guests attended the museum’s Tinkerfest presented by Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR on Sept. 29, shattering the museum’s single-day attendance record set during Tinkerfest in 2017.
Science Museum Oklahoma guests will have the chance to take apart two entire cars, launch rockets, learn about 3D printing, try their hands at carpentry and much more — all at no cost — from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 as part of the museum’s second-ever Tinkerfest.
Christmas lights, waffles and the supernatural will take center stage at Science Museum Oklahoma during “SMO 21: Stranger Science” from 6:30-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, an adults-only (21+) night at the museum located at 2020 Remington Place in Oklahoma City.
Families with children who have sensory processing disorders now have new amenities and programming options available to them at Science Museum Oklahoma with the addition of sensory kits and stories, a sensory-focused museum map, and a sensory-friendly family night at the museum set for early 2019.
Brewing beer, the fun of fungi and the surprising importance of decomposition will take over Science Museum Oklahoma during “SMO 21: Fermentation, Fungi and Decomposition” from 6:30-10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, an adults-only (21+) night at the museum located at 2020 Remington Place in Oklahoma City.
Event planners, nonprofit professionals and board members, and those interested in a new venue for private events are invited to Science Museum Oklahoma and Salt & Surrey Catering’s free open house from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, July 19 at the museum located at 2020 Remington Place in Oklahoma City.