Oklahoma History Center
The past comes alive at the Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma’s state museum of history. At the Oklahoma History Center, discover the people and stories that make Oklahoma truly unique. From oil and gas to aviation, from the Dust Bowl to space exploration, from tornadoes to the Land Run, from Native American Indians to Route 66, there’s a story of triumph and tragedy, hope and heartache, famous and infamous around every corner.
The 215,000 sq ft Oklahoma History Center is a testament to the indomitable spirit that built Oklahoma. With four permanent galleries and a special exhibits hall, guests will explore the more than 200 hands-on interactives and 50 subjects that tell the stories of Oklahoma and its people. The history center truly has something for everyone, with special events that appeal to all ages. From Civil War Day to Rockabilly concerts, there is always something going on at the Oklahoma History Center.
The permanent galleries at the Oklahoma History Center offer a multi-faceted look into Oklahoma history and culture. The OneOk gallery presents a broad representation of past and present American Indian experience, exhibiting artifacts, tribal music, photographs, Indian art and oral histories from the indigenous people of Oklahoma. The Sam Noble gallery showcases Oklahoma’s early history as a settlement to its development as a state. The Kerr-McGee gallery highlights the unique African-American experience in Oklahoma. With frequently updated exhibits, this gallery features information, artifacts and recreated locations related to important figures in the community and civil rights history. The E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Special Exhibits Gallery hosts revolving exhibits focusing on important Oklahoma citizens and their rich history.
After visiting the center's galleries, enjoy lunch at the Winnie Mae Café located on the third floor. Be sure to visit the gift shop, stocked with items from local artists, educational games, souvenirs and much more. And those working on family genealogy will also want to stop by the extensive research library and archives which are on site at the Oklahoma History Center.
Conveniently located in the Capital Complex, the Oklahoma History Center is adjacent to the State Capitol and the Governor’s residence, both within easy driving or walking distance. The History Center is conveniently located off of I-35 and I-40, with easy passenger pick, drop-off and free motorcoach parking.
Seniors (age 62+): $5
Children (5 & Under): Free
Family: $18 (up to 6 people)
Veterans and Active Duty Military: Free (with ID)
OHS Members: Free
Group Rate (10+): $5 per person
Discounts for OMA, AAM, Smithsonian Institute and Affiliate Members. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.
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