Scientific discovery, the workhorse of civilization, is the fastest way to get your name in a history book and the only thing keeping football stadiums from floating away. Explore science in a captive state with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get two general-admission tickets and two Dome Theater tickets (up to a $29.90 total value) at Science Museum Oklahoma, located near Lincoln Park.
Science Museum Oklahoma's 70-foot-diameter Dome Theater has a 36,000-watt digital sound system that makes any movie a full-body experience, like skydiving or donating half a liver. Climb to your comfortable theater seat to watch professional climbers ascend to the world's greatest theater seat in Everest, a 40-minute film about scaling the world's most daunting peak. SMO's other feature film, Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag, follows Captain John Stratton in his F-15 Eagle as he participates in combat training exercises for the U.S. Air Force.
Science Museum Oklahoma is an exploration oasis with interactive and rotating exhibits for mad scientists, curious children, or anyone who wants to know why astronauts eat cardboard in space. Destination Space, a new exhibit, allows budding astronauts or curious earthlings to see the actual Apollo Command Module Mission Simulator and learn the history of the Sputnik vs. Explorer 1 space race. Enjoy the playful and kid-friendly simplicity of the GadgetTrees, a playground that demonstrates simple machines. Kidnap the zoo's most cuddlesome koala, and, when a detective is on your trail, take him for a full-fledged pursuit of would-be criminals at Whodunit: The Science of Solving Crimes, which creates a real-life mystery to solve using hands-on scientific methods. Scientific discovery can amplify an appetite, so today's deal will also get you 10% off at the museum's in-house restaurant, Pavlov's Café.
- It has something for everyone-- kids and adults. It has a planetarium, 3D Imax (movies), and tons of exhibits. I've been there a dozen times, and will keep going back. – odomosu, TripAdvisor
- That is a true hands on learning experience! The kids are mesmorized and actively learning! – iratekatydid, Kudzu