Rocket Class at the Oklahoma History Center

Oklahoma History Center - July 8, 2021 3:32 pm

Skylab 3 astronaut and Oklahoman Owen Garriott on a spacewalk. (Photo courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma History Center (OHC) will hold a Rocket class on Saturday, July 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come experience the “Launch to Landing: Oklahomans and Space” exhibit at the OHC with a behind-the-scenes tour and engage with the hands-on educational cart that is chock full of items about space. In the last half of the class, participants will be making their own water bottle rocket and will take turns launching them into space.

The class is $15 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $20 for non-members. Limited to 10 participants of all ages, the suggested age is 6–12. To register for this class, please visit www.okhistory.org/historycenter/classes. Registration closes Friday, July 16. The OHC is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.

At the Oklahoma History Center, visitors can discover the people and stories that make Oklahoma truly unique: the history of oil and gas exploration, steamboats navigating Oklahoma rivers, the heroism of early aviators and astronauts, and the enduring presence, history and contributions of 39 American Indian tribes headquartered in the state. With five permanent galleries as well as special exhibits, the OHC offers hands-on activities covering more than 50 subjects. For more information, please visit www.okhistory.org/historycenter.

The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.

 

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