Now Open!

We've missed you and we can't wait to see you!

With extensive new safety measures in place and some differences to how you'll explore SMO, Science Museum Oklahoma is now open!

Learn more below about the differences you'll see and get your tickets!

Exploring SMO in a New Way

There are some changes to how you'll plan your visit and adjustments inside the museum to ensure the safety of our staff and your family.

Reserve Tickets

Advance tickets are recommended for everyone

  • Advance tickets are recommended for everyone – members and nonmembers – If the lobby is busy we may ask you to wait outside briefly.
  • Daily capacity is limited to allow for substantial social distancing. We have 385,000 sq. ft. of space, and if you’ve ever been to SMO on a quiet day, you know just how much room we have to spread out!
  • Please choose your date carefully – tickets are nonrefundable and can’t be transferred to another date.
  • Members can still log into their account to access free tickets.
  • As of July 1, out of respect for the museum staff and other guests, and following scientific evidence that masks prevent the spread of viruses like COVID-19, face coverings are required for all staff and all guests ages 3+. Masks may be purchased at the Box Office or Science Shop ranging from $1 - $10.
  • Guests using special passes or needing other assistance may call the museum’s Guest Relations team at (405) 602-3760 to reserve advance tickets.

 

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Hours of Operation

The museum is open:

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

 

Masks

As of July 1, masks are required for all guests.

As of July 1, out of respect for the museum staff and other guests, and following scientific evidence that masks prevent the spread of viruses like COVID-19, face coverings are required for all staff and all guests ages 3+. Masks may be purchased at the Box Office or Science Shop ranging from $1 - $10.

Membership Extensions

All memberships have been extended!

Members enjoy unlimited admission for a year - we know the value your membership brings you is important. For that reason all memberships that were not expired when we temporarily closed in March have been automatically extended for two months.

If you aren't sure when your membership expires, please call our Guest Relations team at (405) 602-3760. We'll be happy to help!

Your Museum Experience

The same rich experiences - with a few changes!

  • As of July 1, out of respect for the museum staff and other guests, and following scientific evidence that masks prevent the spread of viruses like COVID-19, face coverings are required for all staff and all guests ages 3+. Masks may be purchased at the Box Office or Science Shop ranging from $1 - $10.
  • You’ll be able to explore the museum freely, as usual!
  • Some galleries, exhibits, and experiences will briefly close throughout the day for sanitizing.
  • Some exhibits will have limited capacities to ensure room for social distancing.
  • Our Science Live and Kirkpatrick Planetarium shows will have limited capacities to allow for space between families.
  • Pavlov’s Café will be open with some changes to the way you’ll order, get drinks, and so on – one of the outstanding café staff will guide you through the process.
  • Drinking fountains will be temporarily closed – additional bottle filling stations are being installed at water fountains to allow for easy refilling of water bottles.
  • As always, you can bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages into the museum.

What SMO is Doing to Keep You Safe

Safety is our top priority - always.

  • As of July 1, out of respect for the museum staff and other guests, and following scientific evidence that masks prevent the spread of viruses like COVID-19, face coverings are required for all staff and all guests ages 3+. Masks may be purchased at the Box Office or Science Shop ranging from $1 - $10.
  • Our staff will continuously clean restrooms, exhibits, high-touch areas, and dining areas throughout the day, enhancing our already stringent cleaning standards.
  • All of our staff are required to wear masks at all times and will have their temperature checked when reporting to work. Staff experiencing any sign of illness will not be allowed to report to work.
  • If you’ve been to the museum, you likely know we had hand sanitizing stations all over the place – we’ve added even more!
  • Our exhibits team built dozens of stations for pop-up disinfecting wipes – those have been installed throughout the museum for you to access any time you might need one.
  • Some areas will close briefly throughout the day for sanitizing and some areas and exhibits will be temporarily unavailable in an abundance of caution.

Museum Events, Programs, and Group Bookings

"Cosmic Culture: Intersections of Art and Outer Space": Originally scheduled to close in March 2020, due to COVID-19 "Cosmic Culture" will be extended through mid-September 2020 with the exception of Jacob Hashimoto's "The Other Sun," which will only be on exhibit through June 30. Read more>>

Group Admission: Group bookings of all kinds, including field trips for summer camps and daycares, are welcome! Please complete our Group Admission Inquiry and we'll reach out to confirm your details. Group Admission >>

Event Rentals: The museum is available for event rentals of all kinds. Event spaces may have limited capacity. See our event spaces and start planning your event today! Event Rentals >>

Camps: Summer camps are in full swing! Space is still available in some weeks for kids ages Pre-K to 6th grade. See our camp themes and learn about the changes we've made for the safety of our staff and your family. Summer Camps >>

Birthday Parties: Birthday party booking is temporarily unavailable as we develop new birthday packages to allow for safe social distancing. We expect to open bookings for July 4th and beyond soon.

SMO 21: A new schedule for SMO 21 has not been announced. Sign up for SMO 21 emails to be the first to know when our next one is scheduled! SMO 21 >>

Badge Classes for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America: We are currently booking private badge classes and some virtual badge classes. Learn more >>

Early Explorers and Storytime Science: Our early childhood education programs are going on as scheduled! Learn more >>

Support SMO

Your gift can make a difference today.

Since temporarily closing our doors on March 15th, we’ve been humbled and encouraged by the words of support and financial contributions from our community:

I hope this donation offsets some of the burden incurred from COVID-19.
Thank you for offering the outstanding live streams on social media. 
-SMO Donor

We cannot say thank you enough for supporting SMO during these challenging times. As an organization, we’ve made a commitment to continue paying our staff even though our doors remain closed during our busiest time of the year. They’re all working from home to keep our mission to reveal the wonder and relevance of science moving forward and ensure that when we reopen SMO will be better than ever.

If you’ve ever considered giving to SMO, and if you are able, your gift can make a difference today. donate today >>

View our original statement on COVID-19

The following was published on March 14, 2020:

The health and safety of our community is our highest priority.

Science Museum Oklahoma temporarily closed to the public beginning on Sunday, March 15.

When we speak of Science Museum Oklahoma, we see it not as just an institution for learning and play. We see it as people. Families, community, connections and commitments. Our mission to reveal the wonder and relevance of science brings people together over shared experiences, around blurring the lines between science, technology, engineering, art, math, history and culture. Science Museum Oklahoma is where curiosity finds courage.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic now tests us in an unprecedented way. The health and safety of our staff and guests is, and always has been, our top priority. With numerous confirmed cases in the region and the understanding that cases will rise exponentially as testing becomes widely available, COVID-19 has escalated into a public health emergency that fundamentally disrupts our mission and ability to maintain museum operations in a safe way. We are deeply concerned about the health and safety of our extended community.

Science Museum Oklahoma will temporarily close to the public beginning on Sunday, March 15, in an effort to encourage social distancing and to stem the spread of COVID-19 at this critical stage. Guests are encouraged to visit our website for updates on a reopening date. All events and programs during this time are canceled. Guests who have events scheduled at the museum during this closure will be contacted by museum staff.

As an institution of science, we believe it is vitally important that we follow the guidance of national and local leaders to adopt science-based best practices that will safeguard the health of our staff, guests and the community. We take seriously the need to act responsibly and make the financial sacrifices needed to slow the spread of COVID-19.

We are in communication with local and state officials, key leaders and colleagues around the region, state and nation, and following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control. There are no known cases of COVID-19 connected to Science Museum Oklahoma. Our highest priority is to support community efforts to minimize the spread of this dangerous disease and we call on cultural institutions across the state to join us in this temporary closure.

This page was last updated at 12:30 p.m. on June 29, 2020, and will be updated as new information is available.