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.
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!
[Editor’s Note: This list was last updated on March 1, 2022. Know of any attractions that we missed? If so, please email tips@metrofamilymagazine.
Here is a list of museums that always offer FREE admission:
2145 NE 36th St; 405-424-5313
Open Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:15 p.m. & Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
Braum’s Processing Plant on the Braum’s Family Farm (temporarily closed)
491 C S 2880, Tuttle; 405-225-4604
Tours available Monday – Friday, 9 or 11 a.m. by reservation only.
431 S Boulevard, Edmond; 405-340-0078
Open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 1-4 p.m.
555 Elm Ave, Norman; 405-325-3272
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
215 Dean A. McGee Ave; 405-420-6176
Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
508 N Peters, Norman 405-321-0156
Open Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
11 NW 11th St; 405-951-0000
Open Monday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, until 9 p.m. Closed Tuesday. Admission is free, but reserved tickets are encouraged.
3400 NE Grand Blvd; 405-424-8222
Open every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 9-5 p.m. Trains operate on the first and third Saturday, April – August. Tickets are required to ride train.
2300 N Lincoln Blvd; 405-521-3356
Open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
As of March 22, 2022, the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) will open the Oklahoma State Capitol Museum, a state-of-the-art gallery space in the Oklahoma State Capitol. Created as part of the Oklahoma Capitol Restoration Project and located on the ground floor near the new primary public entrance on the south side of the Capitol, the Oklahoma State Capitol Museum contains 4,400 square feet of exhibit space and 13 exhibit cases, featuring more than 125 artifacts relating to the history of the Oklahoma State Capitol and the work of Oklahoma’s state government. Admission to the Oklahoma State Capitol Museum is free to all visitors.
National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum (currently closed for renovations)
2801 NE 50th St; 405-424-5266
Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Red Earth Museum (BancFirst Tower lobby)
100 N Broadway; 405-427-5228
Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Worth the drive:
Canadian County Historical Museum (open by appointment)
300 S. Grand, El Reno; 405-262-5121
Open Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Here are a few museums that offer FREE or discounted admission on select days throughout the year:
415 Couch Dr; 405-236-3100
Kids always get in free and on select Sundays throughout the year, the museum hosts FREE Family Days, sponsored by SONIC America’s Drive-in.
1400 Classen Dr; 405-235-4458
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.