The Planetary Society and Bill Nye

May 8-9, Science Museum Oklahoma

The Science Guy is coming to Oklahoma City! May 8-9, 2019, Science Museum Oklahoma will host two days of events with Bill Nye and The Planetary Society including a recording of Planetary Radio Live, fun family activities, and a VIP evening experience with Bill Nye.

So you’re planning to come to Planetary Radio Live with Bill Nye on Wednesday or the “Jack and the Geniuses” talk with Bill Nye on Thursday? Here are the details you need to know to get a seat!

The museum will be very busy this week. We’ve set up this ticketing and seating system to make the process of getting a seat in these events as smooth as possible and in the case of the Planetary Radio Live recording, to prevent guests from unnecessarily standing in line for several hours to save their place and/or standing in line without knowing if they will be able to get a seat. Thank you for your patience!

>> Planetary Radio Live | 3-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, Science Live Auditorium

The Planetary Radio Live podcast recording is included with regular museum admission or your valid, unexpired museum membership. There is absolutely no extra charge to attend the podcast recording, however you will need a separate (free!) ticket to get a seat. Want to know how to get a ticket? Keep reading!

Free tickets for the podcast recording will be available beginning at 9 a.m. at a table on the northeast end of the museum near the entrance to the Kirkpatrick Planetarium.

Tickets are:

  • First come, first served.
  • Limited to one per person — multiple tickets will not be given to any guest. You may not get an extra ticket or tickets for anyone – each member of your group must be present to get a ticket.
  • Will be given out in numerical order.
  • Grouped A-D with a number (1A, 2A, 3A … and so on through B, C, and D, a bit like an airline you may have flown on before).

You must have your ticket to enter the auditorium – don’t lose it!

Once all tickets have been distributed, a limited number of Standby tickets will be given out. Standby tickets will be used to fill empty seats only if available.

Once you have your ticket you can explore the museum (or leave and return – just get your hand stamped at the Box Office) until approximately 2:15 p.m. – at 2:15, please line up in numerical order with your group (A, B, C, or D) in the Aviation Wing.

A staff member will begin seating groups at approximately 2:30 p.m. You will only be admitted to the auditorium if you have your ticket – this ensures the theater is not overfilled. Unused seats will be released to Standby ticket-holders shortly before 3 p.m.

>> “Jack and the Geniuses” with Bill Nye | 10 a.m., Thursday, May 9, Science Live Auditorium

The “Jack and the Geniuses” talk with Bill Nye is included with regular museum admission or your valid, unexpired museum membership. There is absolutely no extra charge to attend the talk, however you will need a separate (free!) ticket to get a seat.

Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning near the doors to the Science Live auditorium.

Tickets are:

  • First come, first served.
  • Limited to one per person — multiple tickets will not be given to any guest. You may not get an extra ticket or tickets for anyone – each member of your group must be present to get a ticket.

The auditorium will be open and you may seat yourself immediately. Unused seats will be released to Standby ticket-holders shortly before 10 a.m.

May 8-9 Events at Science Museum Oklahoma

Planetary Radio Live with Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye
3-4:30 p.m., May 8
Science Museum Oklahoma Science Live Auditorium
No additional charge. Included with regular museum admission or museum membership.
Seating is first
 come, first served. Tickets for the podcast recording will be distributed near the museum's Kirkpatrick Planetarium beginning at 9 a.m. and are first-come, first-served. One ticket per person, individuals may not get blocks of tickets.

Join the audience for Planetary Radio Live with special guest Bill Nye! Each week, Planetary Radio's Mat Kaplan visits with a scientist, engineer, project manager, astronaut, advocate or writer who provides a unique and exciting perspective on the exploration of our solar system and beyond. Raise your space IQ while putting a smile on your face!

An Evening with Bill Nye - SOLD OUT
6:30-10 p.m., May 8, 2019
After-Hours Event: VIP SOLD OUT / Film Screening + Q&A tickets SOLD OUT
Tickets are required for  each member of your party. All sales are final.

Join us for a VIP reception, a screening of "Bill Nye: Science Guy," and a Q&A with the acclaimed science educator and Planetary Society CEO himself. VIP tickets are limited and include the reception with Bill Nye, a signed copy of one of his books, and reserved seating for the screening. Learn More

Bill Nye: "Jack and the Geniuses"
10 a.m., May 9
Science Live Auditorium
No additional charge. Included with regular museum admission or museum membership.
Seating is first
 come, first served. Tickets for the "Jack and the Geniuses" talk will be distributed near the museum's Science Live auditorium beginning at 9 a.m. and are first-come, first-served. One ticket per person, individuals may not get blocks of tickets.

Bill Nye will talk about his book series "Jack and the Geniuses" and his role as the CEO and fearless leader of The Planetary Society in a moderated Q&A.

Oklahoma City Planetary Society STEM Expo
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 9

No additional charge. Included with regular museum admission or museum membership. No additional tickets required.
Get hands-on with STEM! Join the Oklahoma City chapter of The Planetary Society for special activities throughout the day.

The Planetary Society has inspired millions of people to explore other worlds and seek other life. With the mission to empower the world's citizens to advance space science and exploration, its international membership makes the non-governmental Planetary Society the largest space interest group in the world. Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray and Louis Friedman founded The Planetary Society in 1980. Bill Nye, a longtime member of The Planetary Society's Board, serves as CEO.