Science Museum Oklahoma (SMO) has been nominated for Newsweek magazine’s Best Science Museum award. Since its establishment in 1958, SMO has been a prominent figure in science education, captivating Oklahomans and visitors with its interactive exhibits, discovery-based activities, astronomy shows, Science Live demonstrations, educational outreach efforts, and special events. In 2023, SMO reported record-breaking attendance with over six million visitors, and the museum is set to open a state-of-the-art planetarium in the fall of this year.
Sherry Marshall, John E. Kirkpatrick President/CEO at Science Museum Oklahoma, expressed excitement for the upcoming year, highlighting the museum’s commitment to sparking curiosity and expanding knowledge through the wonder and relevance of science. The addition of the new planetarium represents SMO’s dedication to providing world-class educational experiences that make a deep impact for learners of all ages.
With its nomination for Newsweek’s Best Science Museum award, SMO reaffirms its status as a leader in the field and a beloved cultural institution within the state of Oklahoma. To vote for Science Museum Oklahoma as Newsweek’s Top Science Museum, visitors can visit the voting page on Newsweek’s website. For more local news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter by clicking here.