Oklahoma City Museums and Educational Attractions
Top Oklahoma City Museums
The Oklahoma City metro area has number of excellent educational and entertaining museums. Here is a list of the best Oklahoma City museums, with links for more detailed information on each.
Smithsonian Museum Day in Oklahoma City
Each year, museums affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution open their doors with free admission on Smithsonian Museum Day - Here is information on the Smithsonian Museum Day in Oklahoma City, including the official date, participating museums and how to get a ticket.
45th Infantry Museum
The 45th Infantry Museum is dedicated to collecting and preserving militaria relative to the military history of the State of Oklahoma - Here is a full profile of the 45th Infantry Museum in Oklahoma City with information on admission, hours, tours and more.
The Museum of Osteology
The Museum of Osteology in Oklahoma City is one of the metro's more unique and interesting educational attractions - Here is information on Oklahoma City's Museum of Osteology including hours, admission, tours, locations, exhibits and more.
Little River Zoo
The woods near Lake Thunderbird State Park in Norman are the site for a 55-acre education attraction called the Little River Zoo - With almost 400 animals Norman's Little River Zoo provides personal guided tours, overnight camp-outs, birthday party packages and more.
The American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City's Bricktown
The American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City is one of Bricktown's newest and most unique attractions - Here is all the information you need to prepare for a visit to the American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City's Bricktown.
Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum
The Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum opened in 1969 and is financed by dues from the over 8,000 Association members - With an aim of historical preservation, the museum houses antique fire equipment dating back the mid-1700's as well as the first fire station ever built in Oklahoma, back before statehood in 1869.
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
On the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History was created in 1889 and is one of the world's largest university-based natural history museums - It features 7 galleries as well as interactive displays and boasts over 6 million items in twelve collection divisions.
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art was founded in 1936 at the University of Oklahoma by art professor Oscar Jacobson - Today, it is one of the Oklahoma City area's best art museums - Here is a full profile of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art with information on admission, hours, exhibits, location, history and more.
Oklahoma City's Tiger Safari Inc. Profile
One of Oklahoma City's top places for kids and families is the educational fun at Tiger Safari, Inc., located just outside the metro in Tuttle. A non-profit, walk-through wildlife facility, Tiger Safari allows you to get up close with the animals on guided tours.
Oklahoma City's Orr Family Farm Profile
One of Oklahoma City's top places for kids and families is the educational fun at Orr Family Farm. Go fishing, ride the train, pet the animals, ride the carousel, play on the playground, sample the jams and jellies or ride the pedal carts on the Orr Grand Prix. For birthday parties, holiday events or just for a family night, this one is a...
Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
From its opening in 1988, the Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City has grown to a 17-acre, nationally-renowned garden. The Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory is a 224-foot journey through amazing plant life, waterfalls and animals.
Science Museum Oklahoma - Formerly the Omniplex
Science Museum Oklahoma, formerly called the Omniplex, is one of OKC's premiere educational entertainment attractions. With exhibits, a planetarium, galleries, gardens and greenhouses, Science Museum Oklahoma offers a rare opportunity to experience amazing and interactive education.
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Profile
Established in 1955 with the purpose of honoring the American cowboys, what was then called the Cowboy Hall of Fame has become today's National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The 200,000 square foot facility features Western and Native American artifacts, sculptures, art and historical galleries.
Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Profile
With its complicated history that dates back to the early 20th century, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is one of the most incredible visual arts museums in the region. Located at the Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center in downtown OKC, the museum features fantastic travelling exhibits as well as the largest collection of Dale Chihuly glass in the world. Other highlights include the Noble Theatre, which offers showings of classic, foreign and independent films.
Oklahoma City Zoo Profile
Often ranked as one of the top 10 zoos in the United States, the Oklahoma City Zoo is also the oldest in the Southwest. With over 100 landscaped areas and a number of exotic animals, the OKC Zoo features special exhibits such as the Cat Forest, Great EscAPE, Butterfly Garden, Island Life, and Aquatics.
Oklahoma City National Memorial
On April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City suffered one of the most horrendous acts in history. But the National Memorial seeks to offer strength and peace to all those affected by this tragedy. It's an emotional experience indeed to visit the downtown Memorial, something every resident should see.
Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum
The Oklahoma Heritage Association's mission is to tell the story of Oklahoma through the contributions of its people, and thanks to gifts from Edward L. Gaylord and T. Boone Pickens, the Oklahoma Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City features interactive and special exhibits in that pursuit - Here is a full profile of the Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma...
Harn Homestead and 1889ers Museum Profile
The Harn Homestead in Oklahoma City is a nonprofit history museum within a 1904 farmhouse filled with pre-Oklahoma statehood furnishings. On nearly ten acres of land, the Homestead features holiday events such as "A Territorial Christmas," rental of the homestead for parties or weddings and extensive tours.
Oklahoma History Center Profile
A seven year, $60 million project, the Oklahoma History Center is a 40,000 square foot facility on approximately 18 acres near NE 23rd and Lincoln. Get details on museum admission, hours, exhibits and more.
The National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum
The National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum in Oklahoma City is dedicated to the history of softball and its players, and the stadium hosts some of the sports' biggest annual games - Here is information on the National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum in Oklahoma City including hours, admission, locations, exhibits, games and more.
Oklahoma Railway Museum
One of the metro's lesser-known attractions, the Oklahoma City Railway Museum allows visitors to see and even ride real freight and passenger trains - Here is information on the Oklahoma City Railway Museum including hours, admission, locations, exhibits, Thomas the Tank Engine appearances and more.
International Gymnastics Hall of Fame
The official site of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame has information on hall members, events and gifts.
World of Wings Pigeon Center
The official site of the World of Wings Pigeon Center has information on the history of the center, gifts, special programs and tours.
Martin Park Nature Center
Oklahoma City's Martin Park Nature Center has free admission and a small charge for guided tours. The 140-acre park has a number of plants and animals.