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Oklahoma – Science Museum Oklahoma

Science Museum Oklahoma

Let’s start this post with an exciting announcement: Oklahoma was my 50th state! Woo hoo! I did it! (My husband hit 50 last year and the kids are at 49.) Naturally, Oklahoma will always hold a special place in my heart, but even without the distinction of being my last state, I have to say that Oklahoma City was a pleasant surprise because it was more interesting than I expected. I would very much like to return there again sometime. One of the attractions we decided to visit was Science Museum Oklahoma. When we arrived, we made a beeline for the exhibit that was at the top of our priority list: the Segway Course.

Segway Course Science Museum Oklahoma

None of us had ever ridden a Segway, so we were very excited to try one. There’s a Segway sightseeing tour in our city, but you have to be 16 or older, so we loved that kids could ride them at Science Museum Oklahoma. There were actually two courses: a beginner’s course and an expert course. Kids had to earn a driver’s license in order to have the privilege of driving the expert course. Not to worry, though, it isn’t hard to earn the driver’s license–you just have to drive the beginner’s course three times without being reckless. Please note that you have to go to the back of the line each time, so it might take some time to earn the license before you can drive the more difficult course.

Segway course - Science Museum Oklahoma

We spent quite a bit of time at the Segway course because we knew that it was a rare opportunity. Eventually, we made our way to other parts of the museum, but we didn’t have time to see everything. There were several interactive exhibits where you can learn about physics concepts.

Physics - Science Museum Oklahoma

The Geometry Playground was fun and interesting. There were fun things to play with, both large and small. Check out The Gyroid.

The Gyroid - Science Museum Oklahoma

On the small side, there were geometric blocks to fit together.

Geometric Blocks Science Museum Oklahoma

Look here:

Look Here Science Museum Oklahoma 1

Now look at it from a different angle.

Look Here Science Museum Oklahoma 2

If you like that, then you must check out Mind Games, which has a bunch of optical illusions.

Mind Games - Science Museum Oklahoma

Here’s a close-up of one. Do the lines look straight or curvy to you?

Optical Illusion - Science Museum Oklahoma

How many faces are on this circle?

Two faces - Science Museum Oklahoma

And speaking of people, do you see any here?

Human Pillars - Science Museum Oklahoma

We always have fun with tests for color blindness in our family because my son is color deficient. He can’t see the numbers in this photo.

Color blindness test - Science Museum Oklahoma

We also had fun in the Power Play! section. It’s a great spot to burn off some energy if your kids can handle a little competition with each other.

Pole Climb - Science Museum Oklahoma

Obstacle Course - Science Museum Oklahoma

Another fun play area is Gadget Trees, with a 2-story tree house and the nation’s tallest spiral slide.

Gadget Trees - Science Museum Oklahoma

 

See Saw Science Museum Oklahoma

As I said earlier, we didn’t have time to see the entire museum. Science Museum Oklahoma has a planetarium, theater, and science shows. plus several more exhibit areas that we missed. Have you been there? What’s your favorite part? I do have to say that we loved this museum. It had some unique exhibits (like the Segway course!) that we haven’t seen in other science museums.

Ready to visit?

Science Museum Oklahoma
2100 NE 52nd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-6pm
Sunday 11am-6pm

Admission:
$13.95 Adults
$11.95 Children (3-12)
*Theater admission extra

We received complimentary admission to the museum with the ASTC Passport Program because we are members of our local museum. Thanks to the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau for coordinating our trip.

5 comments to Oklahoma – Science Museum Oklahoma

  • Nicole White

    Congratulations on the 50th state! What state is left for the kids? This museum looks fantastic, and i’ll put it on our summer trip list for this coming summer’s trip to OK and other states. Thanks.

    • Terri Weeks

      Thanks, Nicole! The kids haven’t been to Hawaii yet, so that is next summer’s trip. Right before my son’s senior year. What other states will you be visiting on your trip?

      • Nicole White

        Maryland (home) -> Missouri -> Arkansas -> Texas -> Oklahoma -> Kansas -> home

        All new states for the four of us bringing our total to 37.

        We don’t often do science museums because we are often at The Smithsonian Museums, but this one looks great and you’re right that the Segway Course is unique for kids.

  • This looks great! I’ve wondered what in the world will we do when we get to Oklahoma. This looks perfect for our kids! I also love the reciprocal museum membership program! We haven’t gotten to many science museums in our big tour across the trip, because the weather has just been too nice. Thanks for the great post!

    • Terri Weeks

      Amy – Thanks for leaving a comment! We had a wonderful time in Oklahoma. There is a lot of cool stuff happening in OKC. I have more posts planned. We really enjoyed the water taxi and the Museum of Osteology.