Science Museum Oklahoma vies for top spot in Newsweek’s Best Science Museum award

Science Museum Oklahoma Breaks Attendance Records and Earns Best Science Museum Nomination: Upcoming Planetarium Addition Set to Enhance Educational Experiences

Since its establishment in 1958, Science Museum Oklahoma (SMO) has been a prominent figure in science education and a beloved cultural institution within the state of Oklahoma. The museum has captivated Oklahomans and visitors alike with its interactive exhibits, discovery-based activities, astronomy shows, Science Live demonstrations, educational outreach efforts, and special events. In 2023, SMO reported record-breaking attendance with over six million visitors.

Sherry Marshall, John E. Kirkpatrick President/CEO at Science Museum Oklahoma expressed excitement for the upcoming year as the museum is set to open a state-of-the-art planetarium in the fall of this year. This new addition represents SMO’s dedication to providing world-class educational experiences that make a deep impact for learners of all ages. With its nomination for Newsweek’s Best Science Museum award, SMO reaffirms its status as a leader in the field and solidifies its place as an important cultural institution within Oklahoma.

To vote for Science Museum Oklahoma as Newsweek’s Top Science Museum, visitors can visit the voting page on Newsweek’s website. For more local news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter by clicking here.

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