The Gardens at Science Museum Oklahoma
The Gardens at Science Museum Oklahoma

SMO Gardens

Explore the SMO Gardens and see native plants, learn about horticulture during "What's Growing On?" workshops, play yard games and much more!


Pollinator Week

June 20-26, 2022

It's Pollinator Week in The Gardens! Pollination is a vital stage in the life cycle of all flowering plants and most pollinators (about 200,000 species) are beneficial insects such as flies, beetles, wasps, ants, butterflies, moths, and bees. This week, stop by the Grove and color a pollinator, stroll through the gardens and and check out the wildflower field and view native plants in the native plant garden. 

Before you head out, check out the Science Shop and pick up a book or two all about the importance of native plants and trees! 

The Gardens at Science Museum Oklahoma are made up of native and Oklahoma-proven plants. You'll find a kids’ garden, herb garden, native plants garden, a Monarch Waystation, a vegetable garden and orchard, a water garden, a Japanese garden, a hobby greenhouse, lawn games, spacious picnic tables, miniature excavators, and a whole lot more!

The gardens at SMO are a typically a serene escape with picnic tables and four lawn spaces perfect for a lunch or lawn games. The gardens are often an ideal location for sensory-sensitive guests who may need a quieter, more predictable environment. The gardens can be accessed through Pavlov's Cafe or through the doors on the south central side of the Science Floor.

Learn how our (and your!) garden grows! During SMO's regular What's Growing On programs, guests will learn about gardening techniques, maintenance, and follow along as gardens and grounds staff take care of the SMO Gardens.