Science Museum Oklahoma Event Rentals

Facility and Event Rentals

Tired of the same boring ballroom or conference room?

Give your guests an experience to remember at Science Museum Oklahoma!

Science Museum Oklahoma is an award-winning venue that offers a variety of event spaces that can meet the needs of a staff retreat for 20, a formal dinner for 500, or a company night out for thousands (yes, really!) in Oklahoma City.

Let us take care of the details that will take your event from ordinary to extraordinary!

Have the museum and our exhibits all to yourself with a full museum rental, or for daytime events, include discounted admission, live science demonstrations, Kirkpatrick Planetarium shows, garden tours and more to wow your guests — the options are nearly limitless, and event space is available during and after normal museum hours.

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SMO Conventions South Reader's Choice Award Seal

Award-Winning Venue

Science Museum Oklahoma was recognized with a 2019 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. SMO was one of just ten winners in Oklahoma and the only cultural institution recognized in the state!

Science Floor at Science Museum Oklahoma

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.

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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.

Event Rental Space at Science Museum Oklahoma


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.

Event Rental Auditorium at Science Museum Oklahoma


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.

Event Rental Space at Science Museum Oklahoma


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.

Gardens Event Rental Space at Science Museum Oklahoma


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 event space at Science Museum Oklahoma

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.

Goldman Room at Science Museum Oklahoma

Goldman Room

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.

Event Rental Space at Science Museum Oklahoma

Mind Games Gallery

Treat your guests to an immersive experience in our Mind Games gallery. Mind Games is home to a collection of art and exhibits featuring optical illusions. This space can be configured in numerous ways and can easily accommodate 150 for dinner or 200 for a standing reception. As this is an active gallery, this space is only available after operating hours.

Science Museum Oklahoma Event Rentals

Science Floor

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.

Event Rental Space at Science Museum Oklahoma

smART Space

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.

Event Rental Space at Science Museum Oklahoma


The museum's Lunchroom space is ideal for large, informal events like company picnics. The museum's lunchroom can seat 575 people.

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