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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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  • 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…

  • The National Weather Center offers virtual visits to schools, homeschool groups, youth groups and other educational groups. A meteorologist visits the class virtually to discuss exciting topics like weather research and vehicles, forecasting, severe weather awareness and careers in meteorology.…

  • At the new, state-of-the-art Oklahoma Contemporary, visitors explore art and creativity through exhibitions, performances and educational programs for all ages. This multidisciplinary contemporary arts organization is an inclusive space with most exhibitions and programs offered for free. Along with exhibitions…

  • The Oklahoma Hall of Fame (OHOF) preserves Oklahoma’s unique history while promoting pride in our great state. Through free educational and cultural programs as well as exhibits at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, the organization honors the state’s rich tradition by telling…

  • Pelco Products specializes in designing, engineering, manufacturing and distributing products for traffic and utility industries. The company is available for small tours of their facility.

  • The Pioneer Library System’s Maker Mobile brings STEAM-focused programming into communities across Cleveland, McClain and Pottawatomie counties. This workshop on wheels features 3D printers, laser cutters, STEAM kits and a mobile kitchen and is complete with broadband internet access, connecting…

  • Science Museum Oklahoma’s field trip rate is $7 per person, which includes all of the museum’s exhibits, art galleries and gardens along with Kirkpatrick Planetarium and Science Live shows. One chaperone is free with every 10 students. Boxed and group…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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

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    Petting Zoos and Zoo-2-U programs promise a tactile, hands-on, interactive experience with exciting and exotic creatures including lemurs, sloths, otters, kangaroos, crocodiles, tarantulas, kinkajous and more. Petting Zoos are also an amazingly effective tool to discuss and explain the important…

  • 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…

  • The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum offers many educational, age-appropriate field trip programs that offer students the chance to explore various images and artifacts unique to the American West. Students can find their place in the West. While the…

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