For this week, I’m highlighting some attractions at Science Museum Oklahoma (2100 N.E. 52nd St. in Oklahoma City).
The Satellite Galleries at Science Museum Oklahoma are taking people under the sea for its newest exhibit entitled Silver Seas. The gallery, which focuses primarily on undersea life and environments, gives guests an intimate view of thriving ocean life – a sight that may seem rare to people following the gulf oil spill situation.
“In a time when people are seeing image after image of the gulf oil spill on television this exhibit couldn’t be timelier,” said Rick Sinnet, artist / idealist for the Satellite Galleries at Science Museum Oklahoma. “This exhibit offers a really great example of why the preservation of ocean life is vital to both the survival of human beings and the survival of the large number of species around the planet that depend on the ocean.”
The current gallery was published in “Silver Seas a Retrospective,” by Ernest H. Brooks II. Further underlining the importance of photography to ongoing ocean preservation is the following in the introduction by explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of world renowned ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau.
The collection is on loan from the International Photography Hall of Fame. At this time they don’t have a specific date end date, so check it out when you get a chance.
This Thursday, August 5, prosthetics researchers from Scott Sabolich Prosthetics and Research will appear at the museum to explain the science and technology behind, you guessed it, prosthetics. Guests to the museum on the fifth from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. can interact with researchers to ask them questions and get a hands-on look at how prosthetics work and are used in people’s everyday lives.