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Science Museum Oklahoma Invites Adults to Be Kids Again at 'Camp SMOnawanna: Salute Your Science,' June 22

May 16, 2018

Science Museum Oklahoma will be transformed into adults-only summer camp from 6:30-10 p.m. on Friday, June 22 during SMO 21, an after-hours program for ages 21 and up.

Science Museum Oklahoma will explore the science of summer camp during “Camp SMOnawanna: Salute Your Science” from 6:30-10 p.m. on Friday, June 22 for the second installment of SMO 21, an adults-only, after-hours event for ages 21 and up.

The evening of summer camp nostalgia will include all of the adventure of summer camp without the mosquitoes, mess hall food and sunburns — from ghost stories in the museum’s Kirkpatrick Planetarium, edible insects and camp games to human-sized foosball, SMO’s own version of capture the flag and more.

SMO 21 guests experiment with angular momentum during the kickoff  event on April 20, 2018.

“Whether you’re a former camper, a former camp counselor, or both, camp holds a special place in a lot of our hearts. To add to the fun memories of camp, there’s science beneath it all that’s waiting to be discovered,” said Clint Stone, vice president of programs for SMO.

The entire museum will be open during SMO 21, giving guests the opportunity to explore SMO’s permanent exhibits like CurioCity, Big Game Theory and the smART Space galleries plus experience the museum’s planetarium and live science demonstrations.

Guests play a fire organ during the SMO 21 held April 20, 2018.

In addition to themed activities, the museum’s café will be open with a cash bar, themed drinks and numerous entrée and snack options.

“Our SMO 21 kickoff event in April was a fun evening of welcoming adults into the museum without kids in tow, many of whom hadn’t visited the museum in many years. This event will be another opportunity for adults to be kids again and see how the museum has evolved. We’re thrilled to welcome friends new and old for a night of camp adventure and fun,” Stone added.

Tickets for SMO 21 are $21 in advance, $25 on the day of the event and are available online, over the phone and in person during regular museum hours. Tickets include all activities and access to the entire museum. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance as admission is limited.

Those purchasing tickets at the door should check SMO’s website for updates regarding ticket availability and arrive no later than 7:30 p.m. There will be no ticket sales after 7:30 p.m.

Additional SMO 21 events — with themes to be announced — are planned for Aug. 17 and Oct. 19. All events will take place at the museum located at 2020 Remington Place in Oklahoma City.

For more information about SMO 21 or to purchase tickets, visit or call 405-602-3760.