Reviewer’s name: Samuel Roldán Age: 10
What made the experience stand out?
I liked two areas most: there’s one where you can see the evolution of how bicycles were made and another with space equipment. Geology is also a cool part of the exhibitions on the first floor.
What was the best part?
We bought some pyrite in the gift shop. It’s called fool’s gold so I’ve been trying to see if I can fool anyone with it. I can’t but I still love geology. The visit was fun for me but I loved watching my brother, Isaac, enjoy it even more because it was all new to him.
What was the worst part?
There’s an area upstairs that shows Olympic training, kind of like an obstacle course. I wish that was for older kids. My brothers are 5 and 2 and they had a terrific time racing against each other with a timer and walking across a tightrope.
Will other kids like this venue and why?
Yes, they would like visiting all the different areas. You don’t have to love rocks or spaces to enjoy it. Maybe you like optical illusions or you want to find out more about tornadoes. There are places to find out more about what interests you, even if that’s something kind of uncommon like how to fly paper airplanes or play a metal saw as though it was a musical instrument.
Would this venue be enjoyed by your siblings? Why or why not?
They loved visiting. There’s a hot air balloon that you can make fly into the air by pressing a button and starting a fire that makes it go up. I liked watching them do that because they looked happy and surprised.
If you could do this again knowing what you know now, what would you do differently?
I would go with more time. I didn’t get to go over to the CurioCity area because we ran out of time. Three hours wasn’t enough.
Does what you saw match up with anything you’re learning in school or have seen before in a book, on TV, etc.?
The different exhibitions matched up with a lot of books I’ve read and some science experiments we’ve done at my school. I love when you can visit something that makes what you read about feel real so it isn’t just an illustration on a page.
What do you think you’ll remember most about Science Museum Oklahoma?
We saw a bicycle built for four. That’d be really cool for our family.
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