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Refractor telescope. Photo by Tom Arnold.

How to Pick a Telescope

January 10, 2018

Astronomy can be an extremely fun and exciting hobby. It’s one of the few sciences where your backyard can become a living laboratory, filled with the most exotic objects humans have ever discovered! A question we're often asked at Science Museum Oklahoma is how to select a telescope for a budding astronmer — young or old. SMO's Kirkpatrick Planetarium Director Tom Arnold offers this guidance:

Late Nite Labs at Science Museum Oklahoma

First-Ever 'Late Nite Lab' Comes to Science Museum Oklahoma in February

January 8, 2018

Oklahoma families can animate, automate, build, break and create from 6-11 p.m. on Feb. 9 at Science Museum Oklahoma during “Tinker ‘Bout It,” the museum’s first-ever Late Nite Lab.

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Science Museum Oklahoma Offers Spring Badge Classes, Overnights for Scouts

January 5, 2018

Oklahoma City metro area Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts have new options for earning science-related badges this spring at Science Museum Oklahoma with the museum’s new slate of Saturday Scout badge classes and scouting-focused Science Overnights.

Telescope lessons at Science Museum Oklahoma

Come-and-Go Telescope Lessons Offered Jan. 20 at Science Museum Oklahoma

January 3, 2018

Oklahomans who received a telescope this holiday season — or who simply own a telescope and would like to better understand how to use it — are invited to learn the ins and outs of operating the instruments during an informal, come-and-go event set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at Science Museum Oklahoma.

ReLiveIt Augmented Reality at Science Museum Oklahoma

Science Museum Oklahoma Hosts Augmented Reality Pop-Up Museum Through Jan. 14

December 20, 2017

Through Jan. 14 at Science Museum Oklahoma, guests with a smartphone or tablet in hand can see a giraffe walk down a hallway, take look around Vincent Van Gogh’s famous “Bedroom in Arles,” see a space shuttle launch and much more thanks to augmented reality.


10 Stocking Stuffers for 2017 from The Science Shop at Science Museum Oklahoma

December 15, 2017

The Science Shop at Science Museum Oklahoma has a wealth of stocking stuffer-sized activities, projects, games, books and more that will keep little hands busy on Christmas morning! Need a gift for a science lover? Check out our top 12 gifts for 2017 and for a limited time, save 25% off of one regularly priced item with this coupon from Oklahoma City's Adventure District!

University of Oklahoma research assistant Karen Wendt with petri dishes. Photo provided by OU.

Science Museum Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma Researchers Explore the Magnificence of Fungi in New Exhibition

December 13, 2017

The fascinating kingdom of fungi will be on display in Science Museum Oklahoma’s smART Space galleries beginning this month in a new exhibition developed in partnership with the University of Oklahoma’s Natural Products Discovery Group.


12 Gifts for Science Lovers from Science Museum Oklahoma

December 11, 2017

Science Museum Oklahoma has gifts for science lovers of all ages — stop by The Science Shop for help finding the perfect present for everyone on your list, or you can snag a gift card that gives the gift of an experience like an annual membership, a camp program, or a birthday party.

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All Aboard at Science Museum Oklahoma: Museum Offers Tours of Historic Train Car Through Jan. 1

December 8, 2017

Guests planning visits to Science Museum Oklahoma have an extra reason to head to the museum during the holiday season: tours of SMO’s 1929 Pullman parlor car.

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Science Museum Oklahoma Winter Camps Offer 'Cool' Fun in December

November 16, 2017

Oklahoma City metro children can get hands-on with ice cold science, geological wonders, chemistry, engineering and more during Science Museum Oklahoma’s winter break camps set for Dec. 21-22 and 27-29 at the museum located at 2020 Remington Place in Oklahoma City.