Tag Archives: Science Museum Oklahoma

Vision statements

How would you describe blue to a blind person? How would you describe Chihuly glass or downtown’s Crystal Bridge? If you’re at a loss, Daniel Brookshire suggests using textures or objects. “Give me something to visualize,” said the 16-year-old, who is blind. “Describe something that represents the object so I can see it in my

What’s this about a children’s museum?

In response to a recent Oklahoma Gazette commentary by Tracey Zeeck (“OKC needs a children’s museum,” March 28), I have to remind Oklahoma City that we already have a children’s museum: Science Museum Oklahoma. To pretend OKC doesn’t have a children’s museum and then demand another one for the downtown area is ridiculous. Zeeck implies

‘Box’ office

Last month, Science Museum Oklahoma challenged 13 of the state’s most innovative and stylish companies to face off in a competition of creativity. The results became a new exhibition titled Out of the Box. Each business received a box of assorted items, all of which they were required to use in the construction of a

Hey Buddies

Parents: Is your elementary school kid moonlighting as a building contractor? Science Museum Oklahoma’s recently installed “Building Buddies” exhibit gives children a hands-on opportunity to learn about building and maintaining homes. The exhibit is geared toward children up to age 7, with a number of activities to keep little ones entertained for hours. “They are

Geek love

I am an unashamed geek for all things “Harry Potter,” but that is far from the only thing about which I get really nerdy. (Ahem, “X-Files,” “Firefly” and a whole lot more.) And there’s nothing wrong with that. I say, celebrate all those geeky things that you love! Geeks of all ages can find a

Lead balloons

Now there’s something even more colorful to see at Science Museum Oklahoma besides the earthquake room, mirror maze and shadow box and tree house: colored pencils. For the second year, the Oklahoma chapter of the nonprofit Colored Pencil Society of America and the Satellite Galleries at Science Museum Oklahoma have joined forces to showcase their

Wish fulfillment

It’s not too late for children from first to sixth grade to sign up to do these and other fun activities, during two more five-day summer camps at Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 N.E. 52nd. The science camp, “Did You Ever?,” includes activities with speakers and exhibits to teach children about chemistry, biology and other kinds

Roll call

Many organizations are hosting camps throughout the summer, so finding one that meets your summer schedule is as easy as A-B-C. Here is a sampling: HEY, Y NOT? The YMCA hosts both summer day camps, as well as specialty camps for families searching for either full-day, all-summer solutions or week-long camps. This year’s theme is

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