This week’s theme is Science, and there’s no better place in OKC to start exploring what fun there is to be had in all things scientific than at Science Museum Oklahoma. Nary a youngster that grew up in central Oklahoma can’t boast fond memories of yelling in the echo tube, producing (sometimes questionable) ephemeral shapes on the shadow wall, taking a shake on the earthquake simulator, peering out the rooftop periscope and attempting to keep your watch away from that really strong magnet. But if you haven’t been to Science Museum Oklahoma since you were a kid (when you might have called it the Omniplex), you’re missing out on a lot of cool stuff.
Besides a powerful planetarium, enthralling dome theater and sure-to-entertain Science Live shows (probably worth their own blog posts individually), other exciting exhibits await. Here’s but a sample to whet your acquisitive appetite: Destination Space lets you experience life as a Mercury astronaut. Wield the power of lightning at the Van de Graaff Generator at the Eye on the Sky exhibit. The Mind Games area proffers optical illusions to your eyes and brain. And what other indoor museum offers a Segway course? Learning about scientific principles can be fun, and nowhere is that more true than at Science Museum Oklahoma. Grab us some astronaut ice cream from the gift shop on the way out, will ya?
Science Museum Oklahoma
2100 NE 52nd St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111-7107