Oklahoma City Science Museum, Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Science Museum, Oklahoma City (must see)

The Science Museum Oklahoma is home to the Kirkpatrick Planetarium and a dome theater, as well as a number of specialized galleries. The museum began as the Kirkpatrick Planetarium in 1958, which moved to a permanent dome at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in 1962. Later that year, the Oklahoma Science and Arts Foundation was founded on the fairgrounds.

Kirkpatrick Air and Space Museum section of the museum preserves and honors the contributions of Oklahomans to aerospace. Notable artifacts include the Apollo Command Module simulator, an Apollo Lunar Module replica built by Canadian inventor William Lishman, and artifacts related to Oklahoman aviator Wiley Post. The museum also houses the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame, which has a new second floor exhibit with pictures and biographies of the inductees.

The main exhibit hall with historical exhibits including full-scale models of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo capsules as well as the actual Apollo Command Module Simulator used to train Apollo astronauts, is currently closed for construction. The room can still be seen from a balcony in an obscure AWAC exhibit. The Dome Theater is currently the only theater of its kind in Oklahoma City. It is a large format theater running 15/70 mm film. The bulb inside the projector is 15,000 watts.

Operation hours: Monday to Friday: 9 am – 5 pm; Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm; Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm.

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Sight Name: Oklahoma City Science Museum
Sight Location: Oklahoma City, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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