Fans of lightsabers, Luke Skywalker, Rey and the rest of the Star Wars universe will come together at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8 at Science Museum Oklahoma for the museum’s Star Wars Science Overnight — just in time for the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
Boy Scouts 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 at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 and a Science Overnight for Cub Scouts at 7 p.m. Nov. 17.
Science Museum Oklahoma will host a number of fall-themed events throughout October, including spooky science, pumpkin painting and Dremel pumpkin carving, plus the final opportunity to see “Bodies Revealed.”
Oklahoma City metro residents with an interest in cave exploration can get a free, hands-on experience with the hobby from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, when CaveSim returns to Science Museum Oklahoma.
A car take-apart, blacksmithing, robotics, carpentry, weaving, and more than 50 additional activities will come to Science Museum Oklahoma from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 30 as part of the museum’s inaugural Tinkerfest. Admission to the museum and all Tinkerfest activities is free thanks to the event’s presenting sponsor, Oklahoma EPSCoR.
Science Museum Oklahoma will host a series of film screenings and expert lectures this fall as part of “Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie," including a first-of-its-kind appearance by Vanessa Harryhausen, the stop-motion animation legend's daughter, and Connor Heaney, collections manager for The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation. The film and lecture series will include “Jason and the Argonauts” at 7 p.m. Sept. 15, “Clash of the Titans” at 7 p.m. Oct. 20, and “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad” at 7 p.m. Dec. 2.
Mythical monsters, skeleton warriors and Greek gods will invade Science Museum Oklahoma’s smART Space art galleries in July as the museum unveils “Ray Harryhausen – Mythical Menagerie,” a comprehensive exhibition of the original models, prototypes, bronzes, sketches and storyboards of the fantasy films of stop-motion animation pioneer Ray Harryhausen.