Take learning on the road at one of these fabulous field trip destinations in Oklahoma City and beyond.
Spend time in a turn-of-the-century farmhouse and territorial schoolhouse exploring early Pioneer life as did children 120 years ago. Field trips let kids work the farm and play playground games from the late 1800s. On the homestead’s Land Run Days, groups get to re-enact the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889.
iFLY STEAM Field Trips
Let science and math take flight at iFLY! The exciting curriculum, designed by STEM professionals and teachers, helps students experience STEM principles in a relevant and accessible way. Field trips are hands-on and inquiry-based.
Myriad Botanical Gardens
Explore plant life with rentable adventure packs that led groups on scavenger hunts and more to learn fun facts about hot spots in the gardens or book one of the garden’s educational programs to learn about rainforests, plants we eat and more. Groups can even tour the Crystal Bridge with a guide to learn about different ecosystems.
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
This museum offers both on-site and off-site educational programs giving students the opportunity to learn about skulls and skeletons. Age-appropriate programs let kids examine real animal bones, encouraging an interest in the sciences. Kids can work independently or in a group.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
The museum offers a variety of ways for students to explore the America West including group tours, interactive programs as well as teacher-directed museum visits. Discounted or free admission may be available for grades K – 12th.
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Experience the colorful beauty of Dale Chihuly: Magic & Light as well as other special exhibitions. Thanks to the generosity of the Inasmuch Foundation, students and their chaperones (up to 2 per 15 students) who book a tour at the Museum can receive free admission as well as travel and substitute teacher fee reimbursement.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum
Explore exhibits like the Picture Yourself and Story of Portraits galleries to learn about Oklahoma’s unique history through the impacts of influential Oklahomans. The museum offers a FREE field trip program that includes an age-appropriate, themed tour based on Oklahoma education standards and an educator’s choice of a free Chick-fil-a lunch for each student or a stipend to help with transportation.
Oklahoma History Center
Walk amongst pivotal moments in Oklahoma’s history as you explore the growth of our great state. OHS’s exhibits illustrate the impact of railroads, commerce and more, in colorful, life-sized displays. Thanks to a grant from the Inasmuch Foundation, schools who schedule their field trips in advance with the education department can receive free admission for students, teachers and chaperones.
Oklahoma City Zoo
The zoo's educational programming connects classroom principles to the natural world. Touch and see real animals as you learn about conservation, environmental protections and more. The zoo offers on-site and outreach programs on a variety of age-appropriate topics.
Discover more about the fall harvest at a local pumpkin patch. Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch, Orr Family Farm, Chester's Party Barn and more roll out the autumn fun allowing groups to learn about the sights of the changing seasons.
Learn about river sports with an up-close tour of the Devon Boathouse and the training facilities used by Olympic hopefuls. Groups can add an activity including RIVERSPORT passes, kayaking or dragon boating for a live-action look at the Boathouse District.
Sam Noble Museum of Natural History
Travel back in time throughout Oklahoma’s natural history with a hands-on exploration of our state’s natural and cultural wonders. Field trips can include inquiry-based, educational programming for all ages, in addition to the museum’s galleries. The Fossil Fuel Fund can assist with expenses including transportation, admission and fees.
Come to You Options:
Extreme Animals lets the zoo come to you. Learn about animals from around the world as well as conservation and more through one of the nine programs available.
Mad Science brings the science show to your school to spark imaginative learning that support STEM-based initiatives.
Goldfish Swim Academy offers an entertaining, information-packed W.A.T.E.R safety presentation for kids ages 3 – 7, focusing on water safety and ways to handle a water crisis situation. The program, which includes a special visit from the academy mascot Bubbles, is free and lasts about 20 minutes.
Outside the metro:
Stafford Air & Space Museum in Weatherford (about an hour west of OKC) houses nearly nearly 50,000 Sq ft of exhibits and interactive fun showcasing aviation and space flight.
Tiger Safari near Tuttle (about 35 minutes south and west of OKC) is an interactive exotic zoological park. Groups can enjoy exotic animals, the education center, jungle safari treehouse and more.
Braum’s Farm near Tuttle (about 35 minutes south and west of OKC) welcomes group tours of their processing plant and bakery. Watch as they make ice cream, cookies, milk and more. Reservations are required and tours are free.
Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in Seminole (about an hour east and south of OKC) lets child of all ages explore their world through career-based exhibits. Be a judge, doctor, artist, news anchor, pilot and more. All exhibits are hands-on. Discounted admission is available for groups of more than 10.
Oklahoma WONDERtorium in Stillwater (about an hour north and east of OKC) believes that play is the most inclusive and efficient form of learning, engaging kids in inquiry-based, hands-on exploration of the wonders of our world.
For even more field trip ideas, check out our Oklahoma Field Trips & Enrichment Guide.