OKLAHOMA CITY – The Thunder might have called it a season, but at Science Museum Oklahoma the lights are staying on late to party like it is the Finals. It’s all part of the Bright Night of Sports and it is happening June 17 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 a.m. on June 18.


“Thankfully sport science is in the public eye right now, which hopefully means world-wide awareness for nutrition and exercise is on the rise,” said Drew Smith, Bright Night coordinator at Science Museum Oklahoma. “We want to push the fact that exercise doesn’t have to be mundane and boring; you can get creative and crazy with it! We are going to show off our own invented games and hopefully inspire more people to create their own as well.”


The Bright Night of Sports takes place June 17 from 6:00 p.m. and lasts all night. Guests are encouraged to stay as late as they want. Hands-on experiments, planetarium shows, a Science Live! show and a slew of sports activities for fans of all ages will be available into the night. One adult is required for every six kids in attendance.


“Oklahoma has produced some of the finest athletes in sports, but especially recently this city is turning into a center for top rung athletics,” said Chris Wilkerson, science programs coordinator at Science Museum Oklahoma. “People have so many options to choose from, whether it is the Thunder, the Barons, the new boathouses going up along the river – what we want to make sure people know is the incredible role science has to play in your favorite sports, and how much more fun they can be when you understand that science.”


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!