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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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Sign at the entrance to Science Museum Oklahoma's museum store reads The Science Shop

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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Earth Optimism Teen Event at Science Museum Oklahoma

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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Steve Spangler Teacher Workshop at Science Museum Oklahoma

Steve Spangler Returns to Science Museum Oklahoma for Teacher Workshop, Feb. 29

February 14, 2020

Oklahoma teachers who want to supercharge science education in their classrooms have the chance to learn from “Xploration DIY Sci” host, best-selling author and two-time Emmy Award-winning science educator Steve Spangler during a one-day professional development experience set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Science Museum Oklahoma.

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SMO 21 Goes to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, Feb. 28

January 24, 2020

This is not a mind trick; this is the no-kids-allowed event you’ve been looking for. Science Museum Oklahoma’s “SMO 21: A Galaxy Far, Far Away,” presented by Express Employment International, is set for 6:30-10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, at the museum located at 2020 Remington Place in Oklahoma City.

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'Gardening 101' Series For Budding Green Thumbs Starts at Science Museum Oklahoma, Jan. 18

January 10, 2020

A new 7-part gardening series perfect for those who want to start a home garden, who have a “black” thumb, or who simply want to learn more about gardening is kicking off on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Science Museum Oklahoma in the lead up to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in April.

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Late Nite Labs at Science Museum Oklahoma

Crime-Solving Science Comes to Science Museum Oklahoma's Late Nite Lab, Feb. 7

January 7, 2020

The science of solving crimes will come to Science Museum Oklahoma from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, during SMO’s next sensory-friendly family night out – Late Nite Lab: Crime Scene Investigation.

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