FREE Museums in OKC




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Whether you are looking to explore something new or simply excite your mind in a new way, museums are a fun way for families to spend time together while learning about our world. From art and science to history and more, Oklahoma City offers a wealth of high quality museums, many of which are completely free.

Arts Council Oklahoma City also makes it possible to experience art for free every weekday without even stepping foot in a museum. Art Moves is a free program presented in rotating locations Monday-Friday. Find a complete schedule here.

Sometimes it is savvy to spend money to save money. Whether you are looking for a great deal or a great gift idea, memberships to attractions are a good way to get the most for your money!

Here is a list of museums that always offer FREE admission:

Braum’s Processing Plant on the Braum’s Family Farm

491 C S 2880, Tuttle; 225-4604

Tours available Monday – Friday, 9 or 11 a.m. by reservation only.

Edmond Historical Society & Museum

431 S Boulevard, Edmond; 340-0078

Open Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Saturdays, 1 – 4 p.m.

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

555 Elm Ave, Norman; 325-3272

Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday, until 9 p.m. & Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m.

45th Infantry Museum

2145 NE 36th St; 424-5313

Open  Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m – 4:15 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. & Sunday, 1 – 4:15 p.m.

Oklahoma Contemporary

3000 General Pershing Blvd; 951-0000

Open Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. & Friday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Oklahoma Railway Museum

3400 NE Grand Blvd; 424-8222

Open every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 9 – 5 p.m. Trains operate on the first and third Saturday, April – August. Tickets required to ride train.

OKC Rattlesnake Museum

15th and S. Agnew, Oklahoma City; 405-850-5905

Open daily from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Oklahoma State Capitol

2300 N Lincoln Blvd; 521-3356

Open Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum

2801 NE 50th St; 424-5266

Open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Red Earth Museum

6 Santa Fe Plaza; 427-5228

Open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Here are a few museums that offer FREE or discounted admission on select days throughout the year:

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

1700 NE 63rd St; 478-2250

On the first Saturday each month, the museum offers a program called Saturdays for Kids, featuring hands-on activities highlighting the exhibits on display and the history of the American west. Participating children and accompanying adults also received FREE admission to the museum. And on Wednesdays, August through October, the museum offers free admission during the program called Wide-Open Wednesdays, courtesy of Oklahoma Ford Dealers.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

415 Couch Dr; 236-3100

On select Sundays in the spring and fall, the museum hosts FREE Family Days, sponsored by SONIC America’s Drive-in.

Oklahoma Hall of Fame

1400 Classen Dr; 235-4458

Visit the museum each month on the second Saturday for uniquely themed programming geared for the whole family. Each Saturday will include themed experiences and learning opportunities for families to enjoy together including crafts and guided tours.

Sam Noble Museum

2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman; 325-4712

Enjoy complimentary admission for kids 17 years old and under on the first Monday of each month. General admission applies to guests 18 and older.

 

Want even more ideas for FREE things to do with your family? Check out our guide to FREE fun and our searchable calendar.

Know of any attractions that we missed? If so, please email editor@metrofamilymagazine.com and we’ll research them!

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