Bright Night of Star Wars
Science Museum Oklahoma, (SMO), will host the “Bright Night of Star Wars,” on Friday, March 15 at 6:00 p.m. to Saturday, March 17 at 8:15 a.m. This family-friendly overnight themed event includes costumed characters from Jedi OKC, themed hands-on experiments, a Science Live and Planetarium Show, an IMAX Dome film and the chance to camp-out with your family inside the museum. Registration is $45 for children and $25 for adults.
“Star Wars has been a beloved sci-fi movie franchise for over thirty years and the staff of SMO is thrilled to introduce a third generation to Jedi mind tricks and the ways of the Force.” said Emily Rothrock, Director of Interpretive Programming and Events, SMO. “During the Bright Night of Star Wars, our hands-on experiments will draw parallels between every day science and the Star Wars Universe. Also, costumes are definitely encouraged and we hope to see many young padawans and Jedi.”
This is the second year in a row that SMO has produced a family-friendly Star Wars bright night. All guests can train as Jedi as they master Jedi mind tricks, learn about George Lucas’ “green screen” effects, harness the force of lightning and harvest crystals for their very own light sabers. Although the event will last all night, guests who prefer their own bed are welcome to stay late and head home at their leisure. Select museum areas are available as sleeping quarters for families who want to experience the full night inside SMO.
“The museum feels like a very different place after dark,” said Suzette Ellison, Vice President, SMO. “Not only will guests enjoy hands-on experiments after hours, they will be able to battle the Dark Side with Segways, fall asleep under a dinosaur, wake-up to the buzz of the Tesla Coil and eat breakfast near a real train.”
About Science Museum Oklahoma
Science Museum Oklahoma reveals the wonder and relevance of science in our everyday lives. Get up to your elbows in science with acres of hands-on experiences, thousands of space, aviation and cultural artifacts and new exhibits always on the horizon. Blast off beyond the Milky Way in the Planetarium Theater and feel the heat from live explosions in Science Live. And you’ll love traveling to new worlds while watching IMAX movies in the dome theater. Let your inner-child run wild!
Where: Science Museum Oklahoma
Address: 2100 N.E. 52nd