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Educational Events in OKC

May 2019

Relax in the climate controlled cabin on one of the 65’ cruisers, or enjoy the breeze on the viewing deck and listen to the guided commentary.  During the tour, you’ll find...

Cost: Adults: $20 Seniors and Children: $15

Where:
Regatta Park Landing
701 S Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK  73129
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Sponsor: Oklahoma River Cruises
Telephone: 702-7755
Contact Name: Che Loessberg
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This class will teach you how to gain valuable genealogical information while visiting the cemeteries.  Learn how to plan a trip, what to do when you get there, how to find and preserve...

Cost: Members, $15; nonmembers, $20

Where:
OGS Resource Center
1125 N.W. 50th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Genealogical Society
Telephone: 590-8446
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Features a 30-minute program geared for 3 & 4 year olds with stories, finger-plays, music and movement. Caregivers must be present and younger children are welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Piedmont Public Library
1129 Stout St NW
Piedmont, OK
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Telephone: 373-9018
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Young artists are invited to experience art through books and related art projects. The adventures include a story and hands-on art project built around a weekly theme. For children ages 3-5 with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 325-3272
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Features a story and corresponding hands-on science activity in various locations throughout the museum. Look for signs in the lobby for each month's location. Best suited for kids ages 6...

Cost: FREE with general admission

Where:
Science Museum Oklahoma
2020 Remington Pl
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 602-6664
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Mother Goose Story time is a wonderful way for your infant to develop their language and social skills and a great social event for new moms or dads. Sit with your baby and let baby experience...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N. Mustang Rd.
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
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LifeSquire is hosting a lunch & learn on how to hire and train a nanny. In this class, you'll learn what characteristics a good nanny should have and how to find one that you feel...

Cost: Diaper donation or a $25 donation to Infant Crisis

Where:
The Green Bambino
5120 N Shartel Ave
OKC, OK  73118
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Sponsor: LifeSquire
Telephone: 889-4430
Contact Name: Katie Gibbons
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Visitors can get an up-close look at many of the unique features and items such as the Oklahoma-shaped pool, chairs in the formal dining room stitched by former senators’ wives and, in the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Governor's Mansion
820 NE 23rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73105
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Sponsor: Friends of the Mansion
Telephone: 528-2020
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Learn how you can help protect these species and their disappearing habitats both locally and globally. Kids 11 and under can enjoy an on-grounds turtle scavenger safari with a prize and the...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Zoo
2101 NE 50th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 424-3344
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Features a variety of activities such as rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence, and sensitivity to others. For ages birth to 3.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Piedmont Public Library
1129 Stout St NW
Piedmont, OK
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Telephone: 373-9018
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Participants will create a graphic family tree including names, dates and/or photos. Attendees are encouraged to bring the names and pictures of their extended family members.  Photos will...

Cost: Members, $25; nonmembers, $30

Where:
OGS Resource Center
1125 N.W. 50th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Genealogical Society
Telephone: 590-8446
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Visit the Children’s Garden weather station and Air Quality Bench to find instruments that meteorologists use to predict storms. Participants will then be able to create a homemade barometer...

Cost: Members, $6; nonmembers, $8

Where:
Myriad Gardens
301 W Reno Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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Features a story and corresponding hands-on science activity in various locations throughout the museum. Look for signs in the lobby for each month's location. Best suited for kids ages 6...

Cost: FREE with general admission

Where:
Science Museum Oklahoma
2020 Remington Pl
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 602-6664
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Features colorful Oklahoma characters as they reenact history. Departs Exchange Landing on Saturdays.

Cost: $6-$12

Where:
All OK RIver Cruises Landings
Oklahoam City, OK  73109


Telephone: 702-7755
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Features an overnight stay in the Will Rogers Memorial Museum.  Attendees will enjoy a chuck wagon dinner and breakfast as well as other activities to learn about Will and life in the 1800s....

Cost: Members, $35; nonmembers, $45

Where:
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch
9501 East 380 Road
Oologah, OK
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Telephone: 918-341-0719
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Celebrate the Memorial Day weekend at the Chickasaw Cultural Center with festivities including cultural demonstrations, traditional games and a family films in the Anoli' Theater. Fees apply...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Dr.
Sulphur, OK
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Telephone: 580-622-7130
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