SMO 21

August 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Science Museum Oklahoma
2020 Remington Pl
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
$21 in advance / $25 on the day
Science Museum Oklahoma

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Brewing beer, the fun of fungi, and the surprising importance of decomposition are taking over SMO 21 on Friday, August 17, 2018!

– Sample and learn about the science behind fermented beverages and foods from COOP Ale Works, Big Oak Kombucha and Scissortail Provisions.
– Get a hands-on look at different mushrooms with Earthwise Mycology.
– Taste and learn about cheeses with Oklahoma’s only American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professionals, Heather McDown and Kehau Monteiro of Whole Foods Market.
– Try some take-home science – from swabbing your cell phone to see what’s growing on the gadget to soil collection kits from the University of Oklahoma’s Natural Products Discovery Group Citizen Science Soil Collection Program (while supplies last!)
– See the process of brewing beer up close with long-time homebrewers and demystify the beer- and spirit-making process with hands-on experiences from The Brew Shop.
– Play a larger-than-life video game featuring some familiar mushrooms.
– Learn how goat waste can be used as fuel thanks to decomposition.
– Experience “Decomposition: Discovering the Beauty and Magnificence of Fungi” in SMO’s smART Space galleries.
– Plus, explore the full museum — all with no kids allowed!

At 8:30 p.m., sit down for a panel discussion about fungi and decomposition in modern and pop culture with Blake Jarolim, head brewer for COOP Ale Works; Ryan Baker, features programmer for deadCenter Film Festival; OU Regents’ Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Robert Cichewicz, Ph.D., principal investigator for OU’s Natural Products Discovery Group; and Timothy Dwyer, medicolegal death investigator for the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

All guests must be age 21 or older — a valid ID is required to enter.

Tickets for SMO 21 are $21 in advance, $25 on the day of the event and are available online, over the phone and in person during regular museum hours. Tickets include all activities and access to the entire museum. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance as admission is limited.

Those purchasing tickets at the door should check SMO’s website for updates regarding ticket availability and arrive no later than 7:30 p.m. There will be no ticket sales after 7:30 p.m.

For more information about SMO 21 or to purchase tickets, visit or call 405-602-3760.

Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Owner and Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma. In short, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories for books, movies, and shows. More about my projects are at

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