The Oklahoma Science Museum, a landmark in the nation’s capital, opened in 1873.
The museum’s main attraction is the Science Museum of Oklahoma, a state-of-the-art educational center with more than 700 exhibits and a variety of educational programs.
The Science Museum was founded in 1871, when the Oklahoma legislature passed a law requiring all children to attend school and to study the sciences at least half-time.
The Museum was named for Oklahoma’s first scientist, William C. M. Clements, who was an engineer and inventor who was born in Oklahoma City in 1848.
In 1874, the museum opened its doors to the public.
In 2018, the Oklahoma Science Center’s first exhibit on space exploration was unveiled, and the museum will be the first museum in the United States to be dedicated to space.