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Convening of Makers and Educators

 Science Museum Oklahoma Offers Free Celebration of Creativity for STEAM Educators, Artists and Makers June 4-5

May 25, 2021

Calling all K-12 educators, artists and makers! Looking to connect, share and learn about ideas and resources that will help you better teach STEAM? On June 4, from 6-9 p.m., and June 5, from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Science Museum Oklahoma is hosting Convening of Makers and Educators, an activity showcase that will give attendees the opportunity to learn, interact, network and get actual hands-on in-person experience working with artists, makers and other educators from around the state. Light refreshments will be provided Friday night and a boxed lunch on Saturday. This event is sponsored by Oklahoma EPSCoR.

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Explore the Wonders of Space During Science Museum Oklahoma's Space Day, May 7-8

May 3, 2021

On May 7-8, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., join Science Museum Oklahoma and blast off into a world of flight, robotics and space exploration! Space Day, one of the museum’s most anticipated annual events, is presented by Allied Arts OKC. This year, the museum is offering not one, but two action-packed days celebrating the science of space. 

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May 1st Science Museum Oklahoma Becomes a Hands-On Crime Lab to Celebrate Opening of Sherlock Holmes – The Exhibition and The Worst Case Scenario: An Ultimate Survival Experience

April 26, 2021

On Saturday, May 1, Science Museum Oklahoma is celebrating the unveiling of not just one, but two, blockbuster exhibits! Sherlock Holmes – The Exhibition and The Worst-Case Scenario: An Ultimate Survival Experience have traveled the country and landed in Oklahoma City, for a limited time, from May 1- September 6.

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Screens by Geoffrey Hicks at Science Museum Oklahoma

Through the Artistic Application of Technology, The Observer Becomes Both Artist And Subject In Science Museum Oklahoma’s New Exhibition By Oklahoma’s Own Geoffrey Hicks

February 25, 2021

Entering Science Museum Oklahoma’s smART Space Gallery, guests are greeted by a corps of ballet dancers inspired by the guest’s every move. With each tilt of the head, arm movement or pause, the ballet dancers react. This is the first experience in Screens, a new exhibit created specifically for the museum by nationally recognized artist Geoffrey Hicks. This is also the first time Hicks has allowed multiple installations of his works to be featured in a single location, providing museum guests an opportunity  exclusive to Science Museum Oklahoma.

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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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