Science Museum brings “A Universe of Stories” for summer activities

STEM graphicWith the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library spending the summer focusing on space and science, it means one thing for sure. The experts from Science Museum Oklahoma will be bringing their talents to the library for a variety of program options.

The theme for this year’s Summer Learning Program in PLS libraries is “A Universe of Stories,” with programs taking on space themes, science and technology focuses and more.

Age-appropriate activities led by SMO are planned throughout June and July. The schedule this summer at the library includes:

Science Fiction Bonanza, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 – Ages 18 and up will explore the actual science and technology used by popular and classic science-fiction films and how it relates to the real world;

The Great Space Adventure, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6 and 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25 – Geared to children ages 3 to 12, it’s a presentation of hands-on engineering challenges and a look at how the universe works.

I Want to Believe: The Science of Exobiology, 2 p.m. Monday, June 10 – For teens, this activity explores the possibilities of life outside of Earth through a look at living and preserved creatures.

Little Astronomers Academy, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27 – Designed for younger children ages 1 to 6, this program gives basic hands-on experiments on astronomy;

Guardians of the Galaxy, 3 p.m. Thursday, July 11 – Think like an alien hero or outlaw and the ways to set or overcome obstacles to control the galaxy. The program is geared to children ages 7 to 12.

Registration is required separately for each program.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Learning Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America (Inc.), Institute of Museums and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic, Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.