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.
In the months after the bombing, then-Mayor Ron Norick commissioned a 350-person task force to explore ways to remember those who had died in the horrific terrorist act. Visitors will be taken on a powerful chronological tour of the complete story, including a background on terrorism, a history of the site, an audio recording of the blast, and a look at the chaos that ensued. As grim as the experience can be, the museum concludes with an uplifting showcase of hope that explores rebuilding efforts and the city coming together in support. The museum also includes a classroom and children's area for younger museumgoers.
The exotic animals at Tiger Safari have a more important role than just posing for people; they educate the public on conservation efforts. All of the park’s programs serve to educate others about the conservation needs of Earth’s wildlife in an effort to safeguard the planet’s ecosystems and the critters that live within them. With help from the park’s caretakers, lemurs, tigers, pythons, foxes, and monkeys venture to homes and picnics to celebrate birthday parties, corporate events, or graduation parties, all while trained staffers share facts about the animals’ diet and ecosystem. During safaris and camping excursions, groups of children journey through the park to catch glimpses of kangaroos, tortoises, crocodiles, and dads observed without their shirts tucked in.
A renowned speaker and family entertainer, Robin Ray Hocker??known by his professional clowning name, Chester??opened Chester's Party Barn & Farm in 2001 as a means of engaging kids in fun-filled outdoor activities. Snuggled amidst 25 verdant acres, his farm keeps visitors entertained throughout the year via a host of seasonal activities, hosting private picnics and cookouts in summer. As autumn unfurls, the farm's annual pumpkin patch returns to welcome families for fall-themed activities including a giant slide, pumpkin bowling, and a petting zoo. Groups can also put their navigational skills to the test in the farm?s three-acre Mystery Maze, meandering through twists and turns. Afterward, guests can quiet chattering teeth with a cup of hot chocolate from the concession stand, and outside picnic areas facilitate al fresco feeding frenzies throughout the day.