OKLAHOMA CITY – Science Museum Oklahoma is cleared for a night launch as it gears up for its Bright Night of Flight on March 18. During the all night event guests will have the opportunity to learn how to fly by experiencing the science for themselves.


“Flying is such a usual mode of transportation now that we don’t, or I don’t, generally think of it as an amazing feat anymore,” said Drew Smith, Bright Night coordinator at Science Museum Oklahoma. “The fact that we land-dwelling mammals have the technological prowess and know-how to utilize our time more efficiently and fly to our destinations is really quite incredible.”


The Bright Night of Flight takes place March 18 and will start at 6:00 p.m. and last until the morning of March 19 at 8:30 a.m. Guests can bring sleeping bags, air mattresses, pup tents and more to make the trip as comfortable as possible. Designated sleeping areas will be available to stake claim to as well. The night will include a planetarium show, an IMAX dome film, a slew of hands-on science activities, a live theater demonstration and more.


“The miracle of flight is tied so closely to Oklahoma,” said Clayton Moore, wonder instigator and relevance czar at Science Museum Oklahoma. “Oklahomans have been innovators in flight from Wiley Post to John Herrington, the first Native American in space. We really want to continue that heritage by offering programs to our guests that extend that legacy through increased science literacy. Not only that, flight is just plain cool – who doesn’t get excited when they see the Thunderbirds, or one of our Tinker jets overhead?”


For more information Science Museum Oklahoma guests can call 405-602-6664, or visit www.sciencemuseumok.org for more information.

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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!