Don’t miss the segways
Our kids never get tired of riding the segways. They are located in the middle of the museum on the main level. There are two segways and two staff members assisting guests with their ride. The line can take a few minutes, but they give you your own “drivers license” and allow you to do a more complex obstacle course if you go on the segway three times, or are old enough to demonstrate your ability to control the segway.
Don’t be afraid to go on a weekend
We visited the museum on a Saturday in January. When we arrived around 11am, the parking lot was already fairly crowded and there were quite a few people inside, but I was surprised at how well we were able to get around and see the exhibits on such a busy day. The museum is large so it can handle a lot of people. I did not feel like it was a problem to be there on such a busy day.
Save time to go upstairs
There is so much to do and see that it is hard to get to everything in one day. However, there is a second floor with fun things to do that you won’t want to miss, including: the international gymnastics hall of fame where you can see medals, awards, sculptures and more from the world’s most accomplished gymnastics stars. You can tumble on the mats and hang on the bars. Upstairs you will also find Destination Space, an exhibit with hands-on stations revealing the science behind space travel. The exhibit features the actual Apollo Command Module Mission Simulator used by the astronauts on all the Apollo missions.
Become a Member
If you live in Oklahoma City and have children, it may make the most sense to become a member. Members receive unlimited admission to the Science Museum Oklahoma for a year, plus discounts to the Science Shop and more. Prices start at $90 for two people.
There are so many great exhibits to enjoy at the Museum, it would be hard not to have fun. On the main level, in addition to CurioCity, there is the Kidspace area especially designed for young children, Gadget Trees, featuring a 2-story tree house with the nation’s tallest spiral slide, the Genius room, the Avaiation wing, the tinkering garage, the earthquake simulator, the mighty mouth, the mirror maze, oceanarium, and more. The Museum also has special events for the whole family throughout the year, including Science Overnight and Birthday Party Packages.
Disclosure: My family received complimentary admission to Science Museum Oklahoma on this trip for the purpose of review.
Good to Know
Where: 2100 NE 52nd St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Monday-Friday: 9 am-5 pm
- Saturda: 9 am-6 pm
- Sunday: 11 am-6 pm
- Adult: $14.95
- Children (3-12): $12.95
- Seniors (65+): $12.95
How Long: At least 2 hours
Amenities: restaurant, gift shop, free parking, nursing mothers' room
How else can we help?
Need a place to stay? My family loved the Hampton Inn and Suites Oklahoma City-Bricktown. We found a suite large enough for all six of us and spent hours in the exceptional indoor family pool. Read my review here. Get rates and more reviews at Travelocity or Booking.com.
Need to rent a car? – These agencies are available at the Oklahoma City airport
Looking for more things to do with kids in Oklahoma City? We recommend:
- Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum
- Museum of Osteology
- Outdoor ice skating in downtown OKC
- Our Oklahoma destination page