The Omniplex Science Museum is located at 2100 NE 52nd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73111. Visitors to the museum can reach it from Interstate-35 or Interstate-44 or Interstate-40. The museum hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Prices for the Omniplex vary with a ticket to the Museum and Dome Theater being $14.95 for ages 13-64, $11.95 for ages 65+, and $11.95 for children 4-12. If visitors just wish to see the museum exhibits they will pay $10.95 for adults, $8.95 for seniors and $8.95 for children under four. Tickets for the Dome Theater are $8.45 for adults, $6.95 for seniors and $6.95 for children under four. Children under three are free, but they must sit on a parents lap in the Dome Theater and the Planetarium. Groups of fifteen or more get special rates. A ticket to the museum includes a complimentary seat at the Planetarium if available.
The museum recently adopted a new name for Omniplex; it is now called the Science Museum Oklahoma. The mission of the museum is to enrich people's lives through science. Some of the exhibits that are in the museum include: Gadgettrees three story Archimedes' Slide, Aviation and Space, International Gymnastics Hall of Fame, Get Your Wheels Turning and Family and Kid Space.
Gadgettrees is a twenty four foot slide that spirals through Newton's Clubhouse which is the oldest Oak Tree west of the Mississippi. There are many simple machines that make our daily life better that are on display. Aviation and Space has aircraft that the aviation pioneers developed to spacecraft that NASA uses and they are life sized. Kids can test their athletic ability at the gymnastics area as well as look at medals, awards and apparatus that are used in the Olympics. The Family and Kid Space lets everyone take a small break with face painting, blocks, puppets and play areas designed for different age children. There is a bubble station where kids can build a dam or have a water war.
A Tinkering Garage gives kids a chance to see how many Legos it takes to go from one point to another, build a tower of cups and float objects in an air tube. Kids learn the effects of aerodynamics and engineering in this fun filled play area. A miniature town accompanies steam locomotives in a realistic display of trains from 1900 to 1950. The science involved in solving crimes is a popular exhibit. The museum partnered with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation so that children and adults can see how science aids forensic professionals in investigations. Everyone gets their chance to use their skills to figure out Whodunit.
The Science Shop is a gift store at the museum and is open the same hours as the museum. Visitors can find unique and fun science toys, t-shirts, caps and other science related objects. Kids can design their own cars with mix and match pieces that allow children to come up with unique modes of transportation.