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Event Rentals

With over 390,000 square feet of space to explore filled with cool exhibits, an auditorium, conference rooms, beautiful gardens, a cutting-edge planetarium, and a staff of mad scientists and gourmet chefs...why would you want your event anywhere else?

"Our company, Voyage LTC, had our awards banquet here last Friday. I can’t express enough how helpful, kind, accommodating, and awesome the staff was. They went out of their way to make sure our event was epic. Rhonda and her whole team are relentless to help and go out of their way with service. We were so pleased with the location and staff. Would highly recommend to other companies looking for venue space!"

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The Whole Museum To Yourself. Cool Meeting Rooms. Gourmet Food. Hands-On Experiments. 

Whether you're looking for a meeting space for a few colleagues, a party venue with pizzaz or the ultimate family reunion location, we have something to suit every budget. Our favorite phrases are "off menu" and "custom" so we'll be happy to create an event that's just your style. 

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For more information or to book a tour of our event spaces, email or call (405) 602-3748.

SMO Conventions South Reader's Choice Award Seal

Award-Winning Venue

Science Museum Oklahoma was recognized with a 2021 Reader’s Choice Award (for the THIRD consecutive year) as a top venue for special events in Oklahoma City by the publishers, editors and readers of ConventionSouth, a national multimedia resource for event planning. SMO was one of just 9 winners in Oklahoma and the only cultural institution recognized in the state!

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A Night at the Museum - Private Museum Rentals

Need a venue that can accommodate thousands of guests with built-in entertainment suitable for all ages? A Night at the Museum is the answer! A variety of after-hours packages are available with experiences including fully staffed exhibits, Kirkpatrick Planetarium and Science Live shows, and interactive experiments facilitated by museum staff. Your guests will have a VIP experience they'll never forget and you'll be the hero of the party!

A private museum rental is a perfect choice for your company's next family night out, reunion, fundraiser, holiday party, and beyond. There is a 100-person minimum for renting the entire museum.

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Conferences, Retreats and Meetings

Perfect for a simple meeting, conference for hundreds or teambuilding retreat, our variety of conference rooms and classrooms can be adapted to suit almost every need. Our staff can help you select from a menu of options to customize your experience with catering from Salt & Surrey Catering. Groups of 10-30 will receive a 3-hour rental of The Flight Deck, and groups of 31-125 will receive a 3-hour rental of the Goldman Room or Mission Control.

We can add museum admission for a small additional charge per guest!

Event Rental Space at Science Museum Oklahoma


With its wide open spaces, peaked glass roof, and 20' video art installation, the Atrium can accommodate a wide variety of events. This is the main entrance to the museum and offers an elegant setting for a cocktail reception after operating hours. The Atrium can accommodate 100 guests for a standing reception or 80 for a meal and may be rented independently or in concert with other spaces.

Event Rental Auditorium at Science Museum Oklahoma


Home to our famous Science Live show, this space is also available for private rentals on a limited basis. The theater seats 490 people comfortably and there's not a bad seat in the house! Your guests will be met with a full stage, multiple projection screens, and commercial sound and lighting in an elegant setting. The rental fee includes a lighting and sound technician — the only thing you have to focus on is your presentation.

Event Rental Space at Science Museum Oklahoma

Big Game Theory

Let your inner-child run wild on the mezzanine in Big Game Theory! Featuring favorite childhood games but in gigantic scale, this space may be rented with or without games and can seat up to 500 for dinner or 800 for a standing reception. As this is an active gallery, this space is only available after operating hours or when not in use for traveling exhibits.

Gardens Event Rental Space at Science Museum Oklahoma


The museum's gardens, made up of native and Oklahoma-proven plants, are a serene and scenic space for a cocktail reception or small ceremony. Our ever-changing gardens are best enjoyed in the spring, summer and fall, and are ideal for intimate, after-hours events. Our event coordinator will work with you to ensure a secondary event space is available in the event of rain. The SMO Gardens can accommodate up to 50 people for a standing reception or with theater seating.

The Flight Deck event space at Science Museum Oklahoma

The Flight Deck

Nestled in our aviation gallery and with comfortable space for up to 40 people for a plated or buffet meal, 55 for a standing reception, or 50 for a theater seating, this is the perfect spot for your next meeting! The Flight Deck is close to Pavlov's Café and our gardens in case your group needs a short break from the day's activities.

Goldman Room at Science Museum Oklahoma

Goldman Room

One of our largest spaces, the Goldman Room can be configured for large meetings and small events. This space has full AV capabilities with a ceiling-mounted projector, projection screen and both lapel and wireless mics available. The Goldman Room comfortably accommodates up to 175 people for a standing reception, 140 for a plated meal, 125 for a buffet meal, or 175 in theater seating.

Event Rental Space at Science Museum Oklahoma

smART Space

Indulge your guests' passion for art and science in our art galleries. Located upstairs, this sophisticated space offers sweeping views of our new atrium and is stunning day and night. smART Space is ideal for intimate gatherings and cocktail receptions and can easily accommodate 150 guests with buffet tables and a bar.

Event Rental Space at Science Museum Oklahoma


The museum's Lunchroom space is ideal for large, informal events like company picnics. The museum's lunchroom can seat 575 people.