|Main Floor of the Museum|
The Oklahoma Science Museum is not anywhere near our home, but we have visited often enough that we know our way around when we walk in the doors. Our first visit to the museum was prompted by the reciprocal program offered by our local children's museum membership. After that visit, we fell in love with the museum and we always stop briefly whenever we travel to our northern neighbor.
Located in the heart of Oklahoma City's "Adventure District," the museum has something for everyone in the family. Most enjoyably, the museum seems to have been designed with families in mind, which makes it a great place to visit once or many times.
|Experiencing the feel of an earthquake|
Just beyond this exhibit is the Gadget Tree, a tour de force of museum exhibits. A giant tree house extends three stories into the heights of the museum. Within the tree house, kids explore the six simple machines in the most fun ways imaginable. Soft balls are ferried across the houses with kid powered pulleys, and then catapulted off of the top of the house to the ground below. See saws and swings invite kids to explore levers, as the laugh and play.
|Sending balls across the Gadget Tree|
|Space for little kids on the right and big kids on the left|
|Baby changing station with video monitors|
|Building in the Tinkering Garage|