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The Science Of Fun

Attractions new and old keep Science Museum Oklahoma buzzing.

Sara Cowan

WHETHER THEY STILL call it the Omniplex, the Kirkpatrick Center, or use its contemporary name, Science Museum Oklahoma has a place in the imaginations and memories of Oklahoma children both current and former. This vast, unconquerable landscape of fascination continues to evolve quickly enough to offer even weekly visitors a chance to see something new each time while maintaining many of the old favorite exhibits that are just as enchanting as they were decades ago.

Clint Stone, vice president of programs at the museum, witnesses this wonder daily.

“Watching families play together using the Echo Tube is priceless— especially the look in the kids’ eyes,” he says.

Stone says he loved the theremin as a child and still goes to play on it each week during his work on the museum floor while training staff and interacting with visitors.

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