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Oklahoma City is home to many world-class museums and historical venues. Throughout the year, you can learn about a wide variety of topics through special exhibitions and displays.

This guide will help you find all the exhibits currently on display in museums across the OKC metro. This list is updated frequently, so check back often for new exhibits and other learning opportunities! You can also check out our guide to FREE museums in the metro.

Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street at Bristow Historical Society & Museum

Temporary traveling exhibition in Bristow, OK through July 13

This free of charge experience examines the nearly 250-year-old American experiment of a government “of, by and for the people,” and how each generation since continues to question how to form “a more perfect union.” “Voices and Votes” is based on an exhibition currently on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History called “American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith.” The exhibition sections explore the origins of American democracy, the struggles to obtain and keep the vote, the machinery of democracy, the right to petition and protest beyond the ballot and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to. 4 p.m. just off of Historic Route 66.

American Banjo Museum

(9 E Sheridan Ave) 405-604-2793; Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Adults, $8; kids (5-17), $6; kids (under 5), free; families (2 adults, 2 kids), $15

Women of the Banjo

A special exhibit at the American Banjo Museum Women of the Banjo chronicles the contributions of women to the colorful past, vibrant present, and unlimited future of the banjo. From prominent contemporary performers such as Alison Brown and Rhiannon Giddens to pop icons Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton and many others, historic insights, instruments, stage attire, and a glimpse of ever-changing fashion trends all help in the telling of this important aspect of banjo history.

Armstrong Auditorium on the campus of Herbert W. Armstrong College

(14400 S Bryant Ave, Edmond) 405-285-1010; Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Kingdom of David and Solomon Discovered

Feb. 26, 2024-Jan. 17, 2025

The exhibit includes over three dozen artifacts from biblical Israel’s First Temple period and will mark the world premiere of the extraordinary Ophel inscription, which some have linked to the biblical Queen of Sheba’s visit to King Solomon.

ARTSPACE at Untitled

(1 NE 3rd St) 405-815-9995; Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Uncovering | Qu’aint Exhibition

May 23-July 6, 2024

The exhibition features contemporary art quilts and paintings that are inspired by the two art form’s commonalities.

Edmond Fine Arts Institute

(27 E Edwards St, Edmond) 405-340-4481; Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Gallery

Features the work of a different local artist each month. The Edmond Fine Arts Gallery is open daily for public viewing Monday-Friday or by appointment.

  • June – Paint Pushers Group: This unique showcase will feature the work of eight prominent Oklahoma landscape artists, each capturing the rich and varied eco-regions of our beautiful state. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore a wide array of mediums and styles reflecting the equally diverse terrain of Oklahoma.
  • July – Sheryl McLain: Sheryl McLain’s passion for photography began more than 30 years ago when she purchased her first 35 mm film camera. While technology and photo equipment has changed significantly since her college days, what hasn’t changed is her love for capturing beautiful moments and landscapes.
  • August – Tracy Brauer, David Padgett & Susie Varner
  • September – Reian Williams

Edmond History Museum

(431 S Boulevard, Edmond) 340-0078; Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 1-4 p.m. 
Admission is free.

Under the Big Top: Edmond’s Overwintering Circus

Jan. 26-August 2024

Edmond was ideally located for a circus overwintering ground because of its location along the railroad and interstate highways. A portion of land along Santa Fe & Kelly was home to several circuses, most notably Clyde Bros Circus and Hagen Bros Circus. Each winter, animal training and new acts were in progress during the off season. Some Edmondites still remember hearing lions roar in the distance. The exhibit features the circus’ history, including artifacts and photographs.

Elegant Dresses

April 12–July 27, 2024

Features dresses from the UCO Fashion Museum Collection.

Edmond’s African American History: Land Run to Integration

Online Exhibit

The topic of African Americans in Edmond is often questioned, mostly because of its absence. From the 1920s until the 1970s, no African Americans lived in Edmond. The influence of the Jim Crow laws, the Ku Klux Klan, and even Oklahoma City Public Schools integration affected Edmond, which was promoted as “100% white” for many years. This digital exhibit explores the history of African American families in Edmond, segregation and more. This exhibit was originally developed as a companion piece to the traveling exhibit The Power of Children, which EHS&M hosted in the fall of 2017. It has been expanded and adapted slightly in order to function better as a digital exhibit.

Factory Obscura

(25 NW 9th St) Monday & Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m.
Adults, $22; kids (4-12), $15; kids (3 & under), free



Mixed-Tape is a 20th-century take on the classic audio autobiography. The exhibition is a 6,000-square-foot, hand-crafted, immersive art experience.

Time Slip: Tomorrow, Now & Back Again

June 8-Sept. 30, 2024

A new temporary art experience immersing you in Factory Obscura’s past, present and future.

Federal Judicial Learning Center & Museum

(215 Dean A. McGee Ave) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission is free.

The Osage Reign of Terror: The Untold Legal History

Jan. 1-Nov. 29, 2024

The notorious 1926 trial of William K. Hale and John Ramsey is one of the Western District of Oklahoma’s most notable cases. The Oklahoma City trial is featured in the book and Oscar-nominated film, Killers of the Flower Moon. This exhibit highlights the role of the judicial system in the Osage Reign of Terror and uncovers the tangled legal history that has been newly revealed. Tour the historic courtroom where the trial took place and see archival documents related to the case and Osage artifacts on loan from the White Hair Memorial. The exhibit also contains a new documentary film outlining the legal proceedings and interviews with family members of many involved in the story.

Firehouse Art Center

(444 S Flood Ave, Norman) 405-329-4523; Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Making Legends: Cosplay Culture

May 17-July 31, 2024

Making Legends: Cosplay Culture is a collaborative exhibition featuring nine artists from across the country. From a galaxy far far away to a comfortable hole in the ground, the art of cosplay brings characters from media and pop culture to life through hand-made costumes and props.

First Americans Museum

(659 First Americans Blvd) 405-594-2100; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Adults, $15; kids (4-12), $5; kids (3 & under), free

One Place, Many Nations: Acknowledging the 39

May 27, 2023–May 2025

The installment takes a deep dive into the unique histories, cultures, contributions and resilience of each of the 39 tribes that call Oklahoma home. Hands-on activities, interactive experiences, educational opportunities and rotating objects that share cultural experiences are all features of the exhibition.

Chef Loretta’s Garden

Newly opened

Discover First American food traditions at the museum’s latest attraction, Chef Loretta’s Garden. In collaboration with Shape Your Future, FAM Consulting Chef Loretta Barrett Oden (Citizen Potawatomi Nation) has cultivated a vibrant teaching garden that features edible plants indigenous to the Americas, such as corn, tomatoes and peppers. Throughout the year, flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables will change with the seasons. Interpretive signage provides information about each plant and includes QR code links to healthy and simple recipes developed by the chef.

The new garden is open during the museum’s operating hours, weather permitting. Gallery admission or restaurant patronage is not required to visit.

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art 

(555 Elm, Norman) 325-4938; Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Admission is free.

Artists X Artists

Jan. 26, 2024-July 7, 2024

Artists X Artists is an exhibition of photographs of artists, writers, dancers, and musicians. In celebration of the centennial of the OU’s fine arts college, the exhibition highlights how photographers have portrayed creatives and their artistic process over the past century. The portraits are drawn largely from the museum’s permanent collection, including a new acquisition, Balarama Heller’s photograph of the award-winning lighting designer Jennifer Tipton.

Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art

June 7-Sept. 22, 2024

Organized by the National Museum of Wildlife Art, this exhibition considers the diverse ways contemporary artists use animal imagery to address humanity’s interconnectedness with the natural world. This exhibition offers a wide range of works in a variety of media.

Mabee-Gerrer Museum Art

(1900 W MacArthur, Shawnee) Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
Adults, $5; kids (6-17), $3; Kids (5 & under), free.

Birds in Art

June 15-Aug. 11, 2024

This exhibition is sponsored in part by Allied Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Avedis Foundation and the Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Wissinger Memorial Fund.

Metropolitan Library System – Downtown Library

(300 Park Ave) 405-321-8650; Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-6 p.m.

More details coming soon

Moore-Lindsay Historic House Museum

(508 N Peters Ave, Norman) 405-321-0156; Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission is free.

Roots & Branches

April 13-Sept. 28, 2024

Get the dirt on Oklahoma’s wild plant life!  This exhibit delves into the botanical tapestry that has woven its way through Oklahoma’s past, highlighting the diverse array of flora that have shaped the landscape and lives of its inhabitants.

Myriad Gardens Visitor Center

(301 W Reno Ave) 405-445-7080; Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission is free to see art. 

Wings & Wildflowers: A Celebration of Oklahoma Pollinators

May 31-Aug. 8, 2024

Each piece in the exhibit highlights Oklahoma’s native pollinators, with each artist creating one piece depicting a pollinator and another portraying the flowers they pollinate. The exhibit aims to emphasize the crucial role of pollinator populations and raise awareness about their decline due to habitat loss, pesticide use, and introduced diseases.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

(1700 NE 63rd) 478-2250; Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Adults, $15; students, $10; kids, (6-12), $5; kids (5 & under), free 

Code of the West

Now Open

This new interactive exhibit allows guests to see themselves through the ethos of the American Cowboy. Using the Code of the West, guests can experience an interactive exploration of personal character traits and aspirations that will lead to meaningful conversations between young and old.

Find Your West

Now Open

The immersive, projection-mapped exhibit features four vignettes, telling the stories of Cowboy, Native American, Ranching and Rodeo cultures, showing both the historic realities and thriving contemporary facts and imagery of these diverse and distinct Western cultures. Situated within The Cowboy’s West Hallway, the large-scale, floor-to-ceiling exhibit also encircles visitors in western vistas and tells the story of the migration West of America’s early pioneers by immersing them in the sights and sounds of the American frontier.

The Western Trail: The Greatest Cattle Trail of Them All at 150

Sept. 13, 2024-Jan. 5, 2025

In March 1874, cattleman and drover John T. Lytle drove a herd of 3,500 Texas cattle from Medina County, Texas, to Red Cloud Agency (now Fort Robinson), Nebraska, on a new cattle trail he blazed across four states. Called the Western Trail, this trail superseded the Chisholm Trail system and lasted longer, carried more cattle, and covered a greater distance than any other cattle trail.

Imprisoned but Empowered: Cheyenne Warrior Artists from Fort Marion

Sept. 13, 2024-Jan. 5, 2025

Following the Civil War, and with the introduction of the railroad, westward expansion increased significantly. So did the competition for resources. This created tension between Native Americans and European immigrants, which culminated with the Red River War in 1874. At the end of the war, the United States government ordered the arrest of 72 Cheyenne, Kiowa, Comanche, Caddo, and Arapaho warriors. Of these, 15 were Cheyenne. Taken from their families, these warriors were loaded onto trains and sent east. Nearly four weeks later, they arrived at Ft. Marion Florida. Their home for the next three year.

The Cheyenne were in an environment they barely understood. For nearly 100 years, this narrative was told and retold by historians and government agents. However, the Cheyenne have their own story to tell.  A story highlighting the journey east, as well as the life they left behind. A story told in art.

Small Works, Great Wonders

Nov. 2-Dec. 1, 2024

Small Works, Great Wonders® features a fusion of traditional and contemporary paintings and sculpture at affordable prices.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

(415 Couch Dr) 236-3100; Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 
Adults, $16.95 plus tax; kids (17 & under), free –  Beginning January 2024, visitors of all ages will receive access to the museum at no cost on the second Sunday of each month. 

Chihuly Then and Now: The Collection at Twenty

June 18, 2022-Jan. 5, 2025

The exhibition features new works on loan from Chihuly Studio in Seattle, as well as visitor favorites from OKCMOA’s permanent collection, telling a comprehensive story of Chihuly’s groundbreaking career.

Magnificent Beauty: Georgia O’Keeffe and the Art of the Flower

March 9-July 7, 2024

The exhibition examines explorations of flowers in painting and photography by O’Keeffe and other twentieth-century American artists, such as photographer Imogen Cunningham, highlighting their unique interpretations of the traditional subject matter.

Edith Head: The Golden Age of Hollywood Costume Design

June 22- Sept. 29, 2024

This exciting retrospective of award-winning costume designer Edith Head will feature over 70 costumes that span the six decades of Head’s career and were worn by stars such as Ginger Rogers, Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, Shirley MacLaine, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Kim Novak.

Picasso and the Progressive Proof: Linocut Prints from a Private Collection

Aug. 24, 2024-Jan. 5, 2025

An exhibition of prints by legendary Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), including seventeen progressive proofs and two published linocuts, that explores his artistic process and one of printmaking’s most fascinating and demanding mediums, the linoleum cut print.

The Three Shades

Aug. 24, 2024-Aug. 23, 2026

A single-gallery installation featuring one of the masterworks of modern sculpture, Auguste Rodin’s The Three Shades, on loan from a private collection. Often referred to as “the father of modern sculpture,” Rodin is considered one of the most renowned and influential French sculptors of the late nineteenth century.

Discovering Ansel Adams

June 7-Sept. 28, 2025

Discovering Ansel Adams features over 100 photographs that share Adams’s most celebrated works while revealing aspects of his development that are frequently overlooked. Together with original archival materials from the Center of Creative Photography’s Ansel Adams Archive, these photographs demonstrate how Adams transformed from a fourteen-year-old tourist with a camera into a renowned photographer between 1916 and the 1940s.

Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum 

(620 N Harvey Ave) 405-235-3313; Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 
Adults, $15; kids (6-17), $12; kids (5 & under), free. 

Remembering Through Art

The new exhibit is a project commissioned by a Broken Arrow High School art teacher to connect students to the loss experienced on April 19, 1995. Each art student chose one person from the 168 who were killed, researched that person and created a work of art in their honor. These works of art illustrate empathy and compassion and celebrate 168 uniquely different lives.

More Than Two Decades of Building. Together.

The new exhibit reveals how Oklahoma City came together to rebuild and remember. Starting with a mission statement and sacred ground to memorialize, family members, survivors, first responders, designers and the community created a Memorial and Museum to tell the story of the senselessness of violence and share lessons learned.

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center 

(11 NW 11th St) 405-951-0000; Wednesday-Monday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday, until 9 p.m. 
Admission is free.

Home1947: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Feb. 22-July 22, 2024

Home1947: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy explores the lives and stories of the millions displaced in 1947 during the creation of two new independent nation-states, India and Pakistan. The installation crafts visual memories through a series of short documentary and narrative films, virtual reality, photographs and oral histories, objects and archival documents, and sound installations–recreating the long-lost sights, sounds, and smells of what millions once called home.


April 25, 2024-Jan. 6, 2025

The exhibition by artist Lisa Karrer explores the experiences of displaced people seeking shelter in refugee communities across different parts of the world through oral interviews and video projections, displayed within miniature ceramic structures inspired by global refugee camps.

Postcards from Home

Feb. 22-July 22, 2024

Postcards from Home features Manisha Gera Baswani’s photographic portrait series of 47 contemporary artists from India and Pakistan, paired with their corresponding accounts of memories of the 1947 Partition that created the two nation-states of India and Pakistan. The artist blurs geographical borders by photographing participants in their respective creative spaces, tethering their poignant narrations about what they or their parents remember of the “lost home” upon migration.

Outré West: The American School of Architecture from Oklahoma to California

Aug. 22, 2024–Jan. 27, 2025

Outré West: The American School of Architecture from Oklahoma to California considers the works of a group of architects who were educated and mentored in Oklahoma in the 1950s and 1960s, and later developed groundbreaking design practices in California. Projects like the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the fantastical Pavilion for Japanese Art on the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles demonstrate their imaginative approach to design. Through archival drawings, photographs and ephemera, Outré West explores how these architects translated their American School education into practices that continue to enrich California’s built environment to this day.

Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds: Honor Song 

Opening Feb. 2025

This landmark exhibition will be the first retrospective for internationally recognized artist Edgar Heap of Birds (Cheyenne and Arapaho Nation) in his state of residence, featuring multimedia works from an impressive and lauded 40-year career. The exhibition traces the artist’s trajectory from the 1970s to the present through over 90 prints, drawings, paintings, glass sculptures, road signs, public art and site-specific installations, newly commissioned pieces and archival materials.

Campbell Art Park (11th & Broadway)

Eva Schlegel: Multiple Voices

Aug. 31, 2023-Jan. 13, 2025

Multiple Voices is the first public artwork in the United States by Eva Schlegel, the Austria-born and -based artist known for engineering steel and mirrors into spectacular, architectonic sculptures. The pivotal text elements in Multiple Voices refer to America and specifically Oklahoma.

Jose Dávila (in the Sculpture Garden)

Sept. 22, 2022-Jan. 6, 2025

Guadalajara-based artist Jose Dávila’s sculpture is part of the exhibition La casa que nos inventamos: Contemporary Art From Guadalajara, a collaboration between Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center and guest curator Viviana Kuri, director and chief curator of the Museo de Arte de Zapopan (MAZ) in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Eduardo Sarabia: Green Vines (The Showroom)

Sept. 23, 2022-Jan. 6, 2025

Eduardo Sarabia collaborated with Oklahoma City mural artist TANK to transform the surfaces of this building using his signature vine imagery. The vines come from Sarabia’s memory of his childhood neighborhood in Los Angeles, where community members decorated the facades of their houses with floral motifs.

Oklahoma Hall of Fame

(1400 Classen Dr.) 235-4458; Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Adults, $7; kids (6-17), $5; kids (5 & under), free – Complimentary admission is offered on the second Saturday of each month and Thursdays between Memorial & Labor Day.

Lights, Lyrics, Legends: Trailblazing Entertainers

April 29, 2024-April 26, 2025

From opera to Broadway, rodeo to songwriting, “Lights, Lyrics, Legends: Trailblazing Entertainers” features the inspiring journeys of 18 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Inductees who have not only shaped Oklahoma’s cultural landscape but also have made profound contributions to the American entertainment industry. Through their passion and dedication, they’ve paved the way for future generations of Oklahomans to shine on the world stage.

2024 OVAC Members Show

June 22-Sept. 14, 2024

This exhibit features a stunning array of 2D and 3D works showcasing the vibrant artistic community of our great state.

Quitting is Not an Option: The Remarkable Life of Wayman Lawrence Tisdale

Aug. 22, 2023-Aug. 30, 2024

This virtual exhibit presents a timeline of the life of Wayman Tisdale, an Oklahoman who embodied perseverance and optimism and whose story continues to inspire others to do the same.

Oklahoma History Center

(800 Nazih Zuhdi) 522-0765; Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Adults, $12.50; students, $9; kids (4 & under), free; families (up to 6 people), $35
Editor’s note: The Oklahoma History Center Museum (OHCM) has joined “Museums for All,” offering $1 admission for EBT and Oklahoma Tribal EBT cardholders, as well as for participants of Oklahoma Fosters and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma.

Inaugural Impressions: Oklahoma’s First Ladies Go to the Ball

June 7, 2024-May 30, 2025

The exhibit will feature an array of gowns worn by first ladies and will explore women’s roles, accomplishments and contributions by highlighting how our first ladies developed civic responsibility while navigating the social conventions of past eras. The exhibit follows the evolution of their roles, forged in the 1950s, 60s, 70s and beyond. After 1979, Oklahoma’s first ladies took on more active and vocal roles in response to the state’s social fabric. Interactive exhibit components will allow children and adults to explore the history of social practices, don clothing from other eras, and present themselves as if they were attending an inaugural ball.

Into the Mirror

March 30, 2024-Jan. 30, 2025

The exhibit provides a view of Indigenous people from the perspective of Indigenous artists. It challenges concepts and allows the artists’ work to speak for itself. The works range from 1878 to the present and were chosen because they are Native Americans representing other Native Americans. Since the beginning of colonization, representations of Indigenous peoples have been controversial, ranging from overly romantic and idealized to racist caricatures. A variety of mediums are represented, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, casein, pencil sketches, lithographs and bronze sculpture.

Oklahoma-Built Excellence: GM OKC

Opened Jan. 25, 2024

Using a timeline, archival newspaper prints, physical artifacts, photos, and informational signage, the exhibit aims to tell the story of the Oklahoma City General Motors plant and its employees. Learn the history of the plant and its contribution to the economic growth of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma as a whole. At its peak, the Oklahoma City plant was estimated to provide 7,500 local jobs outside the plant, with an additional 2,600 jobs inside the plant.

Oklahoma City Zoo ZooZeum

(2000 Remington Pl) 405-424-3344; open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

More details coming soon.

Red Earth Art Center

(100 N Broadway Ave, Ste 2750) 405-427-5228; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Of Influence: Portraits of Cherokee People

May 13-July 5, 2024

This unique collection, spanning from 1845 to the 1960s, offers a profound glimpse into the lives and impacts of influential figures in the Cherokee tribe. The exhibit features a range of portraits, from renowned Cherokee leader and Confederate Colonel William Penn Adair to the trailblazing photographer Jennie Ross Cobb.

Zonly Looman Exhibit

July 26-Sept. 27, 2024

Discover the captivating world of Zonly, a remarkable Chumash artist whose journey from a young, inspired painter to a celebrated pop expressionist showcases the power of passion and perseverance. This exhibit offers an intimate look into the diverse body of work created by an artist who transcends the ordinary through his art.

Youth Photography in Motion

Oct. 4-Nov. 1, 2024

This exhibit is the culmination of a youth photography course focused on capturing motion. This unique collection features captivating photographs taken by talented young photographers as they explore the art of motion through their lenses. The exhibit is centered around a breathtaking series of images captured at local powwows, showcasing the dynamic and spirited Native dance traditions.

Sam Noble Museum 

(2401 Chautauqua, Norman) 405-325-4712; Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 
Adults, $12; kids (4-17), $7; kids (3 & under) free

Life in One Cubic Foot

May 11-Aug. 4 2024

Life in One Cubic Foot takes an up-close look at the biodiversity of life on the smallest scale and gives visitors a hands-on opportunity to explore the tools and methods that scientists use to discover new life in different environments all over the world.

Science Museum Oklahoma

(2020 Remington Pl) 405-602-6664; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. – Complimentary admission offered during the Museum’s Tinkerfest event.
Adults, $20.95; kids (3-12), $15.95

Out of the Toy Box 

Opening May 18

Features the work of professional toy photographer Mitchel Wu. Crafting stories through toy photography, he captures the illusion of motion and emotion where none exists. This exhibit features 55 of his favorite photos from throughout his career and a selection of dioramas he constructs for photos, videos and written notes from behind the scenes. Mitchel created a one-of-a-kind diorama and print featuring the museum’s exterior. This print will be available in the Science Shop.

Elemental Worlds

In this multimedia interactive art installation, you’ll use digital drawing tools to decorate and color one of 12 animals that will come to life in the 220-degree simulated digital forest — escape into creativity and relax with binaural frequencies, dynamic lighting, atmospheric effects, and the sounds of nature. The world resets every 15 minutes.

SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology

(10301 S Sunnylane Rd) 405-814-0006; Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 
Adults, $11; kids (3-12), $9

From comparative anatomy to classification to adaptation and locomotion, SKELETONS has been designed with learning in mind! Currently displaying over 300 skeletons from all corners of the world, visitors have a unique opportunity to compare and contrast many rare species normally not seen in museum exhibits. In addition, The museum features a variety of North American specimens ranging from tiny mice and shrew skeletons to a 40-foot humpback whale.

Their newest exhibit features Sloths, Anteaters, Rodents, and Armadillos!

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