Oklahoma families and Science Museum Oklahoma members are invited to take a break from the holiday bustle with a night of wizarding fun on Nov. 15 and journey to a galaxy far, far away on Dec. 6 during two upcoming Late Nite Labs from 6-10 p.m. at SMO.
“Our Late Nite Labs are for families with kids of all ages and combine so many of the things we know families love about the museum — hands-on science with our museum educators, our amazing exhibits and live shows, and just geeking out over things we love the most — like wizards and space,” said Greg Miller, SMO’s director of education and training.
“Our Late Nite Labs are not exclusively for families with children with sensory processing disorders, but they are sensory-friendly evenings ideal for a family that wants a calmer experience than may be available during a typical daytime trip to the museum,” Miller added.
Museum members get an exclusive discount on the family night of science fun — members will 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 noon on the day of each event.
During the Science of Magic Late Nite Lab on Nov. 15, guests can craft a favorite wizard beverage with liquid nitrogen and butterscotch, get slimy with troll snot, write secret messages with disappearing ink, try real-life magic tricks and more.
On Dec. 6 during the Galaxy Far, Far Away Late Nite Lab, guests can build and test mini podracers and lightsabers, dig into a non-Newtonian fluid swamp, and create and master force lightning. Family-friendly costumes and cosplay are welcome at both events.
In addition to themed activities, the full museum will be open and each night 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. Guests are encouraged to arrive by 7 p.m.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.sciencemuseumok.org/late-nite-labs or call 405-602-3760.