Oklahoma Educational Excursions
Afford your child the best chance to learn by taking field trips to different locations that encourage learning and curiosity. The locations listed below are wonderful tools in reinforcing the ideas taught in the classroom while having fun!
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
Over 300 million years of Oklahoma's natural history can be seen in a 195,000 square foot facility.
Address: 2401 Chautauqua Avenue, Norman, Oklahoma 73072. (University of Oklahoma Campus)
Phone: (405) 325-4712.
An amusement park for the mind! Where science electrifies, aerospace takes flight, technology surrounds, imagination blooms, and wonders never cease.
Address: 2100 NE 52nd St., Oklahoma City, OK 73111-7198
Phone: (405) 602-OMNI
Jasmine Moran Children's Museum
Welcome to a favorite family destination! We've created a special place where children of all ages come each to year to explore a world of fun through interactive play. As you explore our website, be sure to Take a Virtual Tour. You'll discover our hands-on award winning museum is in part, an imaginary town where children can roleplay in a variety of career opportunities. Another part of our museum is dedicated to self-discovery in the world of healthcare and science exhibitions. See our surgical suite, complete with actual footage of surgery. Our outside play area holds a 12,000 square foot Castle Maze and a train, the SuperSONIC Express!
Address: 1714 Highway 9 West, Seminole, OK
Discover a breathtaking paradise nestled in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. The Myriad Botanical Gardens feature 17 acres of colorfully landscaped gardens surrounding the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory.
Address: 301 W Reno, OKC, OK 73102
Oklahoma City Zoo
The Oklahoma City Zoological Park and Botanical Garden shall contribute to an understanding and preservation of the earth's natural resources through positive recreational and educational experiences. The Zoo will also conduct and participate in scientifically based conservation programs that benefit animal and plant communities, both at the Zoo and in nature.
Address: 2101 NE 50th St, OKC, OK 73111
Oklahoma City Philharmonic
Under the direction of Maestro Joel Levine, the Philharmonic offers a variety of services to central Oklahoma including eight Classics Series concerts, six Pops Series concerts, three Discovery Family Series concerts, Youth concerts for grade-school children in the metropolitan area and provides orchestra services to Ballet Oklahoma and Canterbury Choral Society.
Address: 428 West California, Suite 210, OKC, OK 73102
Ticket office: 405-TICKETS
Bartlesville Area History Museum
Through photographs, artifacts and video, Bartlesville’s heritage unfolds with stories of oilmen, Indian chiefs, ranchers, bankers, outlaws, school teachers, smelter workers, shop clerks and many others who helped to shape a tiny frontier settlement into a modern city.
Address: City Center Building, 5th Floor, 401 South Johnstone Ave, Bartlesville, OK 74003
Cherokee Hetitage Center
The building that houses the Cherokee National Museum was designed by Cherokee architect and Cherokee National Historical society board member Charles Chief Boyd. The design symbolizes a traditional Cherokee dwelling, built low to the ground and illuminated at both ends by natural lighting.
The museum serves five main functions ; it houses the permanent Trail of Tears exhibit, temporary Exhibits, two major art shows each year, and the genealogy center. Administrative offices are located in the basement.
Address: 21192 S. Keeler Rd, Park Hill, OK 74451
Confederate Memorial Museum
The Rest Area and Confederate Cemetery are open 24 hours a day year round. The Rest Area provides picnic tables under large shade trees, & plenty of room to play or walk the pets. For reunions & other group gatherings, a pavilion is available by reservation. Special tours & educational programs are also available for schools, clubs, & other groups upon request.
Address: PO Box 245, Atoka, OK 74525
Established in 1842 to protect the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians from the Plains Indians, the fort was occupied by the Confederacy during the Civil War and later used by the Chickasaw Nation leaders.
Address: 3348 State Rd. 199, Star Route 213, Durant, OK 74701
Wilson Historical Museum
Housed inside the 1926 Dr. Darling / Wilson Post-Democrat building, this Museum, which opened in 2001, focuses on Wilson and the surrounding (largely oilfield) communities that arose as a result of the oil boom in southern Oklahoma in 1914. The Museum has pictures, artifacts and a wide variety of genealogical information from the region. Included in our collections are copies of all Wilson newspapers in existence and an ever-expanding collection of obituaries from the region that currently number over 6,300 listings. A genealogy library is available on the site.
Address: 1270 8th St, Wilson, Oklahoma 73463
Fort Towson was established in 1824 in response to a need to quell conflicts between lawless elements, Native American peoples, and settlers claiming the area as part of Arkansas Territory. The fort also served as an outpost on the border between the United States and Texas, which at that time was part of Mexico. Connected to the East by road, Fort Towson served as a gateway for settlers bound for Texas during the 1830s. Those passing through the area included Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, and Stephen F. Austin. When the Choctaw and Chickasaw were displaced from their lands in the Southeastern United States, the fort served as a point of dispersal upon their arrival in the west. The fort was also an important staging area for U.S. forces during the Mexican War of 1846.
Address: HC 63, Box 1580, Fort Towson, OK 74735
Chisholm Trail Museum
Once the greatest cow trail in the world, the Chisholm Trail served to get Texas cattle north to the Kansas railheads from which they were shipped to the other parts of the country. The main stem of the Chisholm Trail ran along what is now US 81. Cattle were first moved over the trail in 1867. In the ten years from 1867 to 1877, more than three million head of cattle passed through Oklahoma to Kansas.
Address: 605 Zellers Ave, Kingfisher, OK 73750
Pioneer Heritage Townsite Center
The museum complex was started in 1977 when the Frederick Rotary Club and Tillman County Historical Society teamed up to save and move the Horse Creek School.
The Oklahoma Historical Society became involved in 1996 with renovations to the Frisco Depot and installation of exhibits. The site was then named Pioneer Heritage Townsite Center. Additional land and structures have expanded the museum complex, which represents plains and southwest Oklahoma agriculture in the 1920s era.
Address: 201 North 9th St, Frederick, OK 73542
The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum is operated by The Oklahoma Historical Society, a state agency. The museum was originally opened to the public in 1968 as the Museum of the Western Trails, operated by the Oklahoma Industrial Trust and Recreation Department (which later became the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation). In 1991, the museum was transferred to OHS. In 1993, plans began for a redevelopment of the museum in order to focus on transportation and Route 66. The project was funded with federal, state and private funds, with the citizens of Clinton (population approximately 10,000) raising over $200,000.00.
Address: 2229 W. Gary Blvd., Clinton, OK 73601