Science Museum Oklahoma is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and Oklahoma’s connections to the space program this summer with special exhibits, an exclusive show in the Kirkpatrick Planetarium and hands-on science experiences culminating with celebratory anniversary events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 20.
Guests can start their space and moon landing experience in the museum’s Destination Space exhibit with newly displayed artifacts commemorating Apollo 10 and 11, including numerous items from the collection of Oklahoman and Apollo 10 Commander Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Stafford. Exhibits include a half-scale lunar lander, pop culture artifacts, an Apollo fuel cell and service propulsion engine, original artwork depicting the moon landing, and more.
In the Kirkpatrick Planetarium, guests can take in “Apollo 11: For All Mankind” at noon Monday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sundays through Labor Day. Included with general admission, this brand new show is exclusive to Science Museum Oklahoma and cannot be seen anywhere else.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, the anniversary of the moon landing, guests can launch rockets, experiment with centripetal force, try SMO’s hovercraft and more as the museum celebrates 50 years since Neil Armstrong’s “one small step.” All activities are included with general admission.