OKLAHOMA CITY – Science Museum Oklahoma is about to take on a pretty big topic: everything. It all takes place January 14 during the Bright Night of Physics where guests can unlock the secrets of the universe through hands-on physics experiments.


“Physics is one of those things that from the outside might sound unapproachable, or daunting – the kind of thing you need 25 doctorate level degrees just to be qualified to talk about, but it isn’t,” said Chris Wilkerson, science programs coordinator at Science Museum Oklahoma. “There is a massive universe for us to explore. What we want to do is give our guests the keys to the universe and let the universe do the rest.” 


The Bright Night of Physics will take place January 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Guests can spend the night in the museum and play with hands-on science experiments that range from boiling water that is safe to pour on your head, creating electro magnets or building their own artificial gravity machine. The goal is to ignite a passion for science, and keep it going.


“Physics can be a weird topic to talk about because it is literally the science of everything,” said Drew Smith, Bright Nights coordinator at Science Museum Oklahoma. “There are a lot of ways to demonstrate the wonder of the physics-driven world we live in, whether it is a Faradays Cage that blocks radio waves or boiling water that’s safe to pour on your head. We want to get the wheels of curiosity rolling for these kids and let inertia take care of the rest.”


For more information Science Museum Oklahoma guests can call 405-602-3760, or visit www.sciencemuseumok.org for more information.


About Science Museum Oklahoma
Science Museum Oklahoma reveals the wonder and relevance of science in our everyday lives. Get up to your elbows in science with acres of hands-on experiences, thousands of space, aviation and cultural artifacts and new exhibits always on the horizon. Blast off beyond the Milky Way in the Planetarium Theater and feel the heat from live explosions in Science Live. And you’ll love traveling to new worlds while watching IMAX movies in the dome theater. Let your inner-child run wild!







Alex Mattison

Communications Coordinator

Science Museum Oklahoma

Phone: (405)-602-3730

2100 N.E. 52nd St.

Oklahoma City, Ok 73111