For more than 50 years, artist and inventor Tom Shannon has been exploring the intersections of art, science and technology in unexpected, mind-bending ways. Science Museum Oklahoma guests will have the chance to experience his science-inspired art in a new exhibition opening Nov. 24 in the museum's smART Space galleries: “Tom Shannon: Universe in the Mind | Mind in the Universe.”
Oklahoma families and Science Museum Oklahoma members are invited to take a break from the holiday bustle with a night of wizarding fun on Nov. 15 and journey to a galaxy far, far away on Dec. 6 during two upcoming Late Nite Labs from 6-10 p.m. at SMO.
Scouts BSA with an interest in celestial science 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 from 7-10 p.m. on Nov. 8 and a Science Overnight for Cub Scouts beginning at 6 p.m. on Nov. 22.
Science Museum Oklahoma has been recognized with a 2019 Reader’s Choice Award 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.
Thousands of bright paper kites, hundreds of embroidery stitches, ink-on-board drawings, photography, mixed media and historical images that illuminate how space exploration and visual art have influenced each other are now on display in Science Museum Oklahoma’s smART Space as part of “Cosmic Culture: Intersections of Art and Outer Space.”
Oklahoma City metro children from preschool to sixth grade can explore wizardry, the science of sport and unusual plants and animals during Science Museum Oklahoma’s fall break camps set for Oct. 17-18.
Adult wizards whose robes may have collected some dust and whose wand skills have gotten a bit rusty are invited to brush up on their magical abilities during Science Museum Oklahoma’s “SMO 21: Wizard Night School” from 6:30-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, an adults-only (21+) night at the museum located at 2020 Remington Place in Oklahoma City.
Two cars will be completely disassembled, 3D printers will hum, rockets will launch, drones will fly, locks will be picked and much more during Science Museum Oklahoma’s third annual free Tinkerfest set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.
Science Museum Oklahoma will continue its celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with a stamp dedication ceremony for the United States Postal Service’s “1969: First Moon Landing” Forever stamps at 11 a.m. Aug. 2 at the museum located at 2020 Remington Place in Oklahoma City.