April 21, 2022
Temperature 83 Degrees, Abundant Sunshine, Windy
Science Museum Oklahoma
I was going solo today. Ms. Barbara had decided that she really wasn’t up to another museum. In addition, she had several projects she wanted to complete in Elvira. The number one project being putting the kitchen back together after we had disposed of our unwelcome visitor. That visitor being a mouse. In almost four years of full timing this is the first time we’ve ever had a rodent problem. But no more. The little critter has been disposed of.
The picture at the beginning of the blog shows my destination. Again, this is one of those wonderful museums that I just sort of stumbled upon. I was going to pass it up but I am oh so glad I didn’t. Their literature claims that it covers 390,000 square feet which makes it one of the largest science museums in the nation. It is literally filled to the rafters with fun things to see and do. I spent a delightful three hours wanderings its exhibits.
My first discovery before I even entered the museum.
This is an overview of part of the first floor from the second floor balcony.
If you look closely you will see children here, there, and everywhere. I learned only after I began my tour that today was field trip day for many of the local schools. And what better place to bring them, this museum is chock full of interactive hands-on displays that invite kids to learn by doing.
Remember I’ve often said, Any day I learn something new is a good day? Well, today was a good day. Let me share with you a few of things I learned today.
Still on the subject of oil and well drilling.
Do you know the various grades of oil? I didn’t but I learned.
Here are some interesting facts about oil.
Moving along, our next stop is the Planetarium.
There was a captivating, twenty minute presentation on the make up of our galaxy.
Outside the actual Planetarium were some plaques on the wall with some facts I never knew but do now. Such as,
Turning our now to
The hottest place on earth – 136 degrees Fahrenheit! Way too hot for me.
Did you catch that about the coldest place? -129 Degrees Fahrenheit! I don’t think my heat pump would handle that.
Well, I’ve just touched on some of the exhibits. There was a separate section for planes, for trains, and for space exploration. Among many other exhibits.
Oh, less I forget
Suffice to say this was a most intriguing place and I’m glad I had the opportunity to spend some time here. If in the area some day I highly recommend a visit to this most captivating museum.
Thanks again for stopping by today It’s always great to be able to share our story with others. Comments? Feel free to share them with me. And always remember, cherish each day that God gives you and live it to the fullest.
Our continuing mission remains the same: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before
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So glad to hear that kids are introduced to this information and can see it in a museum rather than hearing it in a classroom. Poor Barbara. I know how much of a mess one little rodent can do. We just got back from a campout so we are cleaning our unit out and getting it ready to list. We will miss it but we’ve gotten to see and do alot in the 30 plus years we’ve traveled. I will now enjoy seeing the country through your blog and others. Enjoy. Safe travels.
It was so much fun to see the kids with the hands on exhibits. So what’s the saying, when one door closes, another opens? I’m sure its with mixed emotions that you are getting ready to list it, but my what adventures I’m sure you had. And what new ones now await the two of you. Enjoy your new hide away at the Delaware Shore.
It looks like an excellent museum. I can understand Barb’s feeling though of being “museum’ed out.” I am glad you enjoyed it.
I had a ball, especially watching all the kids with the hands on exhibits. Ah, but I did miss one museum that caught my eye, The Pigeon Museum! I can only wonder what that was all about. Have a great weekend.