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Educational opportunities for kids abound in the Oklahoma City metro. Our Education Guide helps parents sort through the endless options by highlighting incredible private schools and learning programs in OKC, Edmond, Norman, Moore, Yukon and beyond. Find private schools, preschool programs, field trip options and educational enrichment opportunities as well as other non-traditional, educational options like online and charter schools to discover the educational opportunities near you.

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  • Located on the Deep Fork River, Arcadia Lake features water-oriented recreation opportunities in an urban setting. Facilities include picnicking, camping, swimming, water skiing, boating, disc golf and hiking, biking & equestrian trails. A fishing pier and a heated, covered dock…

  • OKC Zoo offers a wide range of hands-on educational classes designed to connect students of all ages with wildlife and wild places. Classes take place within a classroom as well as in the Oklahoma City Zoo!

  • Provides visual and performing arts camps, classes, free monthly workshops and programming for kids of all ages. Scholarships available. Schools may be eligible for free field trips, which include on-site art projects.  

  • Field trip groups can explore the museum independently or with an activity sheet. ORM offers guided tours when requested, with at least two weeks’ notice. Education programs are available to both student and adult groups either at the museum or…

  • Field trips include discounted group rates and free scavenger hunts that engage students with the more than 40 exhibits and 350 REAL skeletons on display. Hands-on programs available for K-12th grades including Jr. Veterinarians and Animal CSI. Contact education@museumofosteology.org or…

  • Located in the original Rock Island Depot, collections on display include railroad memorabilia, early pioneers and settlers, Fort Reno, Darlington and Native American exhibits. Visitors can also view the Possum Holler School, Mennoville Mennonite Church, Red Cross Canteen, El Reno…

  • Tells the history & development of the Cherokee Outlet where students can step back in time to early frontier days.

  • Discover a memorable experience at one of Oklahoma’s premier cultural attractions. Explore the state-of-the-art Chikasha Poya Exhibit Center, rotating exhibits, cultural demonstrations, films and the Chikasha Inchokka’ Traditional Village. Group visits and tours are available year round. Field trips for…

  • Certified as a Great Expectations Model School, the Center offers sessions for Pre-K through adults, including certified educators presenting age appropriate lesson plans on topics involving the Chisholm trail, Native Americans and Oklahoma Land Giveaways. All modules incorporate Oklahoma PASS…

  • Students will experience a day in 1889 inside the Territorial Schoolhouse, including historically-accurate instruction, activities and lessons.

  • This museum offers hands-on field trips for elementary and secondary students studying Oklahoma history. Programming takes place in an original 1890s schoolhouse, a 1904 dairy barn and a 1909 farmhouse. Docents in period attire provide students with activities appropriate to…

  • Fort Reno is one of Oklahoma’s most historic landmarks with a very rich and extensive history including local, state, national and even world history, all in one location. You can visit the museum six days a week all year long…

  • Jasmine Moran Children's Museum focuses on interactive play through self-discovery in various exhibits. The museum features interactive exhibits that complement and expand classroom curriculum. Exhibits depict various careers/occupations for children to immerse themselves via hands-on play.

  • A field trip to Leonardo’s Children’s Museum is a unique experience that will stimulate the imagination and natural curiosity of children. With many hands-on and STEAM learning opportunities to explore, the trip will be a great starting point for later…

  • The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art collections span more than 8,000 years of human history and include include Oklahoma’s only mummies. Scholarships are available to schools and homeschool groups for field trips and to schools for bus transportation. All field trips…

  • The centerpiece of this 15-acre garden is the Crystal Bridge Conservatory, home to thousands of tropical and desert plantings. Programs and field trips are offered to a variety of grade levels. Programs include “Rainforest Ecology” and “Plants We Eat,” both…

  • OKC Riversport Adventures offers group tours at discounted rates from March-October.

  • The OKCPHIL provides inspiration and joy through orchestral music for children in the OKC area. They offer several free school programs with curriculum provided through classroom teachers. Teachers are encouraged to explore these options early as they are available on…