Kirkpatrick Science & Airspace Museum at Omniplex
Oklahoma City, OK
Satisfy your brain's hunger for knowledge at Omniplex Science Museum and chomp down on interactive and entertaining science exhibits and much more!
From hands-on activities to busy railroad cars and World War II airplanes to a relaxing walk in the gardens, visitors of all ages will find something to enjoy at Omniplex. 1958: The Kirkpatrick Planetarium was created with a donation from the Junior League of Oklahoma City.
1962: The John E. Kirkpatrick family provided a permanent dome structure for the popular planetarium at the State Fairgrounds.
1962: Omniplex was founded as the Oklahoma Science and Arts Foundation on the fairgrounds.
1978: The Kirkpatrick Center museum complex opened at 2100 NE 52nd Street in Oklahoma City. The foundation, after changing its name to Omniplex Science Museum, became the building's first tenant. Kirkpatrick Planetarium reopened in the center a few months later.
1980: The Oklahoma Air and Space Museum becomes a new addition in Kirkpatrick Center.
1985: John Kirkpatrick envisions an outdoor sanctuary and gardeners' learning center and opens the Kirkpatrick Gardens and Greenhouse, adjacent to the south side of the building.
1996: Kirkpatrick Center, the Oklahoma Air and Space Museum and Omniplex merge to create a new organizations - Kirkpatrick Science and Air Space Museum at Omniplex.
1998: Omniplex begins construction on the OmniDome Theater, the state's first large-format, dome-screen theater.
2000: Omniplex makes Oklahoma history by opening the first large-format, dome-screen theater to sell-out audiences.
2003 Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit sets museum attendance records, with over 217,000 visitors to the exhibit during its seven-month run.
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