With over 390,000 square feet of space to explore filled with cool exhibits, an auditorium, conference rooms, beautiful gardens, a cutting-edge planetarium, and a staff of mad scientists and gourmet chefs...why would you want your event anywhere else?
The Whole Museum To Yourself. Cool Meeting Rooms. Gourmet Food. Hands-On Experiments.
Whether you're looking for a meeting space for a few socially-distanced colleagues, a party venue with pizzaz or the ultimate family reunion location, we have something to suit every budget. Our favorite phrases are "off menu" and "custom" so we'll be happy to create an event that's just your style.
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Science Museum Oklahoma was recognized with a 2020 Reader’s Choice Award as a top venue for special events in Oklahoma City by the publishers, editors and readers of ConventionSouth, a national multimedia resource for event planning, for the second consecutive year. SMO was one of just 9 winners in Oklahoma and the only cultural institution recognized in the state!
Full Museum Rentals
Need a venue that can accomodate thousands of guests with built-in entertainment in Oklahoma City? Have the museum all to yourself! A variety of after-hours packages are available with experiences including fully staffed exhibits, Kirkpatrick Planetarium and Science Live shows, and live, interactive demonstration tables facilitated by museum staff for your guests to have a hands-on science experience they'll never forget. A full museum rental is the perfect choice for your company's next family night out, reunions, fundraiser, holiday party, and beyond. There is a 100-person minimum for renting the entire museum.
Retreats and Meetings for Nonprofits
Through June 30, 2021, nonprofits can take advantage of special group pricing of $13.95 per person and a complimentary 3-hour room rental for groups of 10 to 125, Monday-Friday during regular museum hours! Perfect for a meeting or retreat, you'll have the entire museum available to explore, plus options to customize your experience with team-building activities or catering from Salt & Surrey Catering. Groups of 10-30 will receive a 3-hour rental of The Flight Deck, and groups of 31-125 will receive a 3-hour rental of the Goldman Room or Mission Control.
With its wide open spaces, peaked glass roof, and 20' video art installation, the Atrium can accommodate a wide variety of events. This is the main entrance to the museum and offers an elegant setting for a cocktail reception after operating hours. The Atrium can accommodate 100 guests for a standing reception or 80 for a plated or buffet meal and may be rented independently or in concert with other spaces.
Home to our famous Science Live show, this space is also available for private rentals on a limited basis. The theater seats 490 people comfortably and there's not a bad seat in the house! Your guests will be met with a full stage, multiple projection screens, and commercial sound and lighting in an elegant setting. The rental fee includes a lighting and sound technician — the only thing you have to focus on is your presentation.
Let your inner-child run wild on the mezzanine in Big Game Theory! Featuring favorite childhood games but in gigantic scale, this space may be rented with or without games and can seat up to 500 for dinner or 800 for a standing reception. As this is an active gallery, this space is only available after operating hours.
The museum's gardens, made up of native and Oklahoma-proven plants, are a serene and scenic space for a cocktail reception or small ceremony. Our ever-changing gardens are best enjoyed in the spring, summer and fall, and are ideal for intimate, after-hours events. Our event coordinator will work with you to ensure a secondary event space is available in the event of rain. The SMO Gardens can accommodate up to 50 people for a standing reception or with theater seating.
The Flight Deck
Nestled in our aviation gallery and with comfortable space for up to 40 people for a plated or buffet meal, 55 for a standing reception, or 50 for a theater seating, this is the perfect spot for your next meeting! The Flight Deck is close to Pavlov's Café and our gardens in case your group needs a short break from the day's activities.
One of our largest spaces, the Goldman Room can be configured for large meetings and small events. This space has full AV capabilities with a ceiling-mounted projector, projection screen and both lapel and wireless mics available. The Goldman Room comfortably accommodates up to 175 people for a standing reception, 140 for a plated meal, 125 for a buffet meal, or 175 in theater seating.
The museum's Science Floor is a unique banquet space for groups large and small — few decorations are needed with the backdrop of our diverse collection of hands-on exhibits. The Science Floor can accommodate 200 people for dinner and up to 350 for a standing reception. Science Floor rentals are available as part of full museum packages and are available after operating hours only.
Indulge your guests' passion for art and science in our art galleries. Located upstairs, this sophisticated space offers sweeping views of our new atrium and is stunning day and night. smART Space is ideal for intimate gatherings and cocktail receptions and can easily accommodate 150 guests with buffet tables and a bar.
The museum's Lunchroom space is ideal for large, informal events like company picnics. The museum's lunchroom can seat 575 people.