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 $45, you get a one-year family membership to Science Museum Oklahoma, located near Lincoln Park.
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. With a Silver 6 membership, you'll enjoy unlimited free entry for up to six people to permanent exhibits, Science Live, and the Planetarium, plus four one-time use guest tickets and discounts at the Science Shop, Pavlov's Cafe and on birthday party rates. Explore the museum's varied exhibits, such as Destination Space, which 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.
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, EXTREME, follows some of the world's top extreme athletes as they ski and snowboard previously unshredded mountain peaks, climb frozen waterfalls and red rock spires, and windsurfing in El Nino-strength winds.
Nine TripAdvisors give Science Museum Oklahoma an average of four stars:
- 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
- A great place to visit with kids. Hands on displays and activities made for a fun day. I took in a show at the Omni theater and it was great. – Dand978