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Science Museum Oklahoma offers bright night of 'Star Wars'

Science Museum Oklahoma announces a bright night of “Star Wars” the evening of March 16.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: March 9, 2012

Science Museum Oklahoma will present “Bright Night of Star Wars” from 6 p.m. March 16 to 8:30 a.m. March 17.

“‘Star Wars' has been a beloved sci-fi movie franchise for over 30 years and the staff of SMO is thrilled to introduce a third generation to Jedi mind tricks and the ways of the Force.” said Emily Rothrock, Director of Interpretive Programming and Events at the museum.

“During the ‘Bright Night of Star Wars,' our hands-on experiments will draw parallels between every day science and the ‘Star Wars' universe. Also, Jedi OKC will be in the building and ‘Bright Night' attendees can attend Jedi training and take a picture with Darth Vader.”

Beginning at 6 p.m., ‘Bright Night' attendees will have the opportunity to make a jump into hyperspace and head to a galaxy far, far away.

Guests will become Jedi-in-training as they master Jedi mind tricks, learn about George Lucas' “green screen” effects, harness the force of lightning and conquer the science of lightsabers.

Although the event will last all night, guests who prefer their own bed are welcome to stay late and head home at their leisure.

Select museum areas are available as sleeping quarters for families who want to experience a full night at the museum.

“The museum feels like a very different place after dark,” said Jenn Tylbon, Chaos Coordinator.

“Not only will guests enjoy hands-on experiments after hours, they will be able to battle the Dark Side with Segways, fall asleep under a dinosaur, wake up to the buzz of the Tesla Coil and eat breakfast near a real train.”

For more information and pricing about the “Bright Night of Star Wars,” call 602-3760, or visit


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