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‘Cirque Nocturne’ comes to Science Museum Oklahoma

Oklahoma Christian University students and faculty can experience an after-hours circus complete with feats of danger and delight during Science Museum Oklahoma’s “SMO 21: Cirque Nocturne” from 6:30-10 p.m. on Friday, April 26.

According to the SMO website, “Cirque Nocturne” will be a circus “unlike any other in that the guests are both the stars and the audience.” Attendees can eat and dance with fire, try their hands at juggling both messy and dangerous things, throw knives, investigate the physics which makes walking on glass possible, test their legs on stilts, play carnival games, sit beneath the cotton candy nebulae in the newly updated Kirkpatrick Planetarium, watch as performers test the limits of gravity and much more.

“Whether you’ve been to the circus or not, most people have an idea of what the circus is—a place where the seemingly impossible and the impossibly dangerous can happen,” Clint Stone, vice president of programs for SMO, said. “We’ll be exploring the science and danger of the circus with a lot of fun.”

The full museum will be open during SMO 21, giving guests the opportunity to explore the museum’s exhibits and gardens. In addition to themed activities, cotton candy and snow cones, the museum’s café will be open with numerous entrée and snack options.

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

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., and no outside food or beverage is permitted.

SMO 21, the museum’s adults-only, after-hours program for ages 21 and up, is a chance for adults to explore SMO without children in tow. Additional SMO 21 events—with themes to be announced—are set for Aug. 16 and Oct. 25, 2019.

The information above comes from a Science Museum Oklahoma press release.

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