The science of solving crimes will come to Science Museum Oklahoma from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, during SMO’s next sensory-friendly family night out – Late Nite Lab: Crime Scene Investigation.
“Many of us are captivated by the work of investigators and all that goes into solving crimes – there’s so much science in the work of detectives and their counterparts in the crime lab. This Late Nite Lab will have fascinating hands-on experiences just like you might find at the scene of a crime and back in the laboratory once all of the evidence has been collected,” said Greg Miller, director of education and training for SMO.
The evening of intrigue will include fingerprinting, DNA extraction, blood typing, and creating codes and secret messages as families work together to learn the science behind solving crimes alongside SMO’s museum educators.
Museum members get an exclusive discount on tickets — members receive one free child admission with the purchase of an adult admission, with up to three free child tickets. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 3 and up, and children under age 3 are free. Ticket sales end at 7 p.m. on the day of each event.
While SMO’s Late Nite Labs are not exclusively for families with children with sensory processing disorders, they are sensory-friendly evenings ideal for a family that wants a quieter experience than may be available during a typical day at the museum.
In addition to themed activities, the full museum will be open and will include shows in the museum’s Kirkpatrick Planetarium at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and a Science Live show at 9 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis for all shows. For families who need a snack or a drink, the museum’s café will be open from 6-9 p.m.
SMO’s Late Nite Labs take place at the museum located at 2020 Remington Place in Oklahoma City. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.sciencemuseumok.org/late-nite-labs or call 405-602-3760.