OKLAHOMA CITY – Science Museum Oklahoma is looking to turn its guests’ world upside down with its newest exhibit, “Mind Games.” The exhibit’s grand opening takes place December 16 from 6:00 p .m. to

9:00 p.m. and explores the science behind optical illusions.


“Walking through Mind Games is like walking through Wonderland. Nothing is quite what it appears to be, but everything begs to be seen,” said Suzette Ellison, vice president of programs and interpretation at Science Museum Oklahoma. “Mind Games takes the science of how we see and what our brains do when we see and marries it with some of the most innovative art in history. It is really one of the most visitor challenging exhibits Science Museum Oklahoma has ever developed. It’s smart, it’s fun and it looks incredible.”


Mind Games is approximately 4,600 square feet and takes visitors through a mix of art and hands-on experiences designed to show the science behind human perception. The exhibit places a heavy emphasis on the link between art and science and draws much inspiration from artists like John Mowen and M.C. Escher.


“Mind Games has been a fun exhibit to put together and has really stretched the craftsmanship and imagination of our exhibits staff,” said Jeff Stratton, exhibits manager at Science Museum Oklahoma. “We’re working really hard to make sure the exhibit looks its best for the opening, whether it is a last minute touch up or fabricating something new, and I think our guests will be really pleased with the finished product.”


The opening on December 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. will feature catered food from Ryan Parrott of Iguana Mexican Grill, and live entertainment from Wunderjazz, Bunky Echo Hawk and Kabaret Falschtanz. For more information on this and other exhibits at Science Museum Oklahoma guests can call 405-602-6664, 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!