We want your visit to Science Museum Oklahoma to be a memorable and stress-free!
Below you'll find answers to many of our most frequently asked questions about planning your visit, museum memberships, health and safety, as well as our visitors policy and photography policy.
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Visiting the Museum
What are your hours?
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Science Museum Oklahoma is closed Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. The museum is open on all other federal holidays, including New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day.
Are masks required?
As of July 1, out of respect for the museum staff and other guests, and following scientific evidence that masks prevent the spread of viruses like COVID-19, face coverings are required for all staff and all guests ages 3+. The face covering must be uniform, not made of mesh or other fabric with holes or other openings, visible gaps in the design or material, or vents. The intended nature of the material should be protective from virus spread. Face coverings should be worn covering the mouth and nose at all times unless outside or while dining in the Cafe.
Masks may be purchased at the Box Office or Science Shop ranging from $1 - $10.
For those who might need an alternative, a limited number of complimentary face shields of varying designs are available for check out. Those requesting a medical waiver or wishing to borrow a face shield may submit your request here.
Violating this policy may result in being asked to leave the museum without refund.
How much is admission?
Rates for single-day tickets vary! Please visit our Admissions page for more information.
Is parking free?
Yes! Parking is always free at Science Museum Oklahoma. On very busy days, overflow parking is available at Remington Park. As long as your party has adult supervision, please feel free to drop them off in our circle driveway prior to parking.
May I leave the museum to go to my vehicle and come back in?
Yes! Same-day re-entry is allowed. Please visit the Guest Relations booth in the lobby to get your hand stamped for re-entry.
Can we bring our own food into the museum? Do you have food available for purchase?
SMO has a variety of food and beverage options in Pavlov's Cafe, however guests are welcome to bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages into the museum during regular museum hours. The museum does not have microwaves available for public use. Outside food and beverages are not allowed during most after-hours events. Please check the page for the event that you're attending or call Guest Relations at 405-602-3760 for more information.
Is photography allowed in the museum?
Unless otherwise noted, photography for personal use is allowed with hand-held cameras. Tripods and external lights may not be used without prior authorization from the museum’s Communications Director. Read our complete photography policy.
Do you have strollers or wheelchairs?
The museum is pleased to provide a limited number of strollers and wheelchairs at no charge. To check out a stroller or wheelchair, guests must present a valid ID which will be held until the equipment is returned. Please visit the Guest Relations booth in the lobby to request a stroller or wheelchair. You may request a wheelchair here.
Do you have storage lockers?
For the safety and security of all guests, the museum does not provide storage lockers.
How much are the Kirkpatrick Planetarium and Science Live shows? Can I reserve seats?
The museum’s live shows are included with the cost of admission! Seating is first come, first served.
Is the Dome Theater still open?
The Dome Theater closed in Sept. 2015. It was a difficult decision, but ultimately the projection equipment's age and the difficulty finding film formatted for the theater prevented a consistently high-quality experience for guests. We recently launched a campaign to move the planetarium to the Dome Theater and bring a world-class planetarium to Oklahoma. Learn more >>
I have a membership to an ASTC museum or science center. Does that provide discounted admission to SMO?
Yes! SMO is a proud member of the Association of Science - Technology Centers (ASTC) and participates in the ASTC Travel Passport Program. Guests who are current members of a qualified ASTC institution may receive free admission to SMO for up to two (2) adults (ages 13+) and two (2) children (ages 3-12). This reciprocal admission benefit does not apply to guests whose residence or home museum is within 90 miles of SMO. To receive this benefit, guests must present a valid membership card for their home institution as well as a valid photo ID with current address.
Health and Safety
We take the health and safety of guests seriously at Science Museum Oklahoma. The museum's security team is trained in safety precautions and protocol for situations including severe weather, tornadoes, and fire, and is certified in first aid and CPR. In the event of severe weather, the museum's first floor restrooms serve as tornado shelters for museum guests.
The museum is cleaned throughout the day, every day, by our expert custodial and program staff. From the bathrooms, counters, and floors to our hundreds of hands-on exhibits, every surface that guests come in contact with while inside the museum is disinfected and sanitized with commercial strength cleaning products on a daily basis. These products are safe for use around children but are highly effective against even the toughest viruses and bacteria. In addition to our daily cleaning practices, the museum's carpets and bathrooms are routinely deep-cleaned.
We know you may have questions about our response to COVID-19. Please visit this resource page for more information, and if you have a visit planned, please check our website regularly in the event of changes to museum operations.
How long are memberships valid?
Memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase. If you are buying a membership as a gift, we recommend purchasing a gift card for the value of a membership so that the recipient can activate the membership at the time of their choosing. You can purchase a gift card online here.
I lost my membership card. Can I still visit the museum?
Yes! A member of our Guest Relations team will be able to check you in with your photo ID.
I didn't get my guest passes with my memberships cards - how do I get those?
Guest passes are kept electronically on your account at the museum. When you bring a guest, just tell the Guest Relations team member checking you in and he or she will be able to access those passes.
Is my membership at Science Museum Oklahoma valid at other science centers?
Yes! Science Museum Oklahoma is a member of the Association of Science - Technology Centers (ASTC). Your membership at SMO grants you free or discounted admission to participating member institutions throughout the nation and world with the ASTC Travel Passport Program. Visit ASTC.org for a list of participating institutions and contact listed institutions to ensure participation status is up to date in advance of your visit.
Is my membership at Science Museum Oklahoma valid at other Oklahoma museums?
SMO Silver 6 members who purchase the optional Oklahoma Museum Network Boost receive unlimited general admission for up to five people at OMN Partner Museums: Jasmine Moran Children's Museum in Seminole, Leonardo’s Children’s Museum in Enid, Museum of the Great Plains in Lawton, and Discovery Lab in Tulsa.
Science Museum Oklahoma receives a large volume of ticket donation requests each month. To be considered for a donation for your school or nonprofit event, please download, complete and return a Ticket Donation Request form.
Visitors Policy and Code of Conduct
To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for Science Museum Oklahoma staff and guests, all children under the age of 16 must be accompanied and actively supervised by an adult while on museum grounds. Children under the age of 13 must always be in the presence of an adult. Soliciting, weapons, smoking, and vaping are prohibited at Science Museum Oklahoma. Guests should not engage in behavior which is disruptive, unsafe, or destructive. Any violation of this policy and code of conduct may result in guests being asked to leave and/or the revocation of a museum membership without refund.
Personal photography with hand-held cameras is permitted in Science Museum Oklahoma unless otherwise noted. Commercial photography is prohibited. By entering Science Museum Oklahoma, guests acknowledge that they may be included in photography or video taken at the time of their visit by a staff member or a member of an approved sponsor or third party. These images and/or videos may be broadcast and distributed without limitation, and guests will not receive compensation for inclusion of their likeness. Accommodations are available when requested at check-in for those who wish that their image not be used. Guests with questions or concerns are encouraged to speak with a member of the museum's Guest Relations team. Members of the media who wish to film or photograph at Science Museum Oklahoma should contact the museum's Communications Director in advance of their visit.