Oklahoma has many wonders on offer for tourists and locals alike. As well as its fabulous rough terrain and endless outdoor pursuits, there are also many museums to visit, many of which are steeped in history and wonder. Here is a brief guide for some of the best museums to visit in Oklahoma.
Science Museum Oklahoma
This is a true ‘family museum’ and is situated in over 8 acres of land. A visit here is very much a ‘hands on experience’ where children can happily conduct experiments and learn about aviation, science and space all in an interactive environment.
New exhibits are shown on a regular basis so even if you have paid a visit here before there will always be something new to see on your return journey. This museum really is for the science and space geek as you can learn absolutely everything there is to know about the world in which we live especially with the newly opened Science Floor.
The Planetarium Theatre is also a ‘must see’ if you want to watch the wonder of the stars. This museum is opened during the week from 9am to 5pm and on Saturday from 9am to 6pm as well as on Sunday from 11am to 4pm.
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
This Museum truly tells the story of the American West and is the host of stunning exhibitions and works of art. For anyone wishing to learn more about Native Americans and cowboys in general, this is the museum to visit.
A mixture of differing art mediums is on display spanning pop culture, fine art and historical cowboy clothes and equipment. The many diverse art exhibits also add a mix of different artistic genres for you to enjoy. This museum is opened daily from 10am to 5pm.
The ASA Hall of Fame and Museum Complex
This simply is America’s top softball venue that houses the city’s softball stadium. However with this comes the ASA Hall of Fame Complex and Museum. This museum honors those individuals who have had a great impact upon the softball world as well as sharing its accomplishments and history.
The Hall of Fame itself has over 360 inductees so there is plenty to see once you have arrived here. The museum is opened on weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and on Saturday from 10am to 4pm as well as on Sunday from 1 to 4 pm.
Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum
This Museum tells the story of Oklahoma’s history through its people. Here you will find many high tech exhibitions which are interactive and involve you in the whole learning experience.
As well as encountering the everyday people of Oklahoma you will also be introduced to those famous individuals who put Oklahoma on the map, including Reba McEntire, an Oklahoma country music star and the BMX biker Mat Hoffman. The museum is opened Tuesday – Friday from 9am to 5pm and on Saturday from 10am to 5pm.
Oklahoma History Center
As the name suggests, this museum tells the amazing story of Oklahoma City and has been doing this ever since 2005. This vast museum situated on 18 acres of land and spanning 40,000 square foot has much to offer.
There are 5 large exhibition galleries and hundreds of opportunities for interactive play, entertainment and learning. The Museum covers a total of 50 topics. You can learn about Native Americans and then you can span history until the modern day. There are countless audio visual displays and this museum is incredibly family friendly.
The Museum is also home to an outdoor exhibit about oil fields that also comes complete with drilling derricks and machinery associated with the exploration. The museum is opened from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.