Don't let social distancing keep you from discovering new and exciting content from top attractions across Oklahoma.
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In these days of social distancing and home quarantine, Oklahoma attractions are getting creative on how to connect with interested audiences. While nothing can compare to visiting an attraction in person, these virtual experiences in Oklahoma are the next best thing with a mix of videos, live tours and plenty of opportunities for much-needed interaction. Beyond the typical social media post, these virtual tours and experiences will give you a behind-the-scenes look at some of your favorite Oklahoma museums and zoos.
Start your Oklahoma History Center 3D virtual tour under the replica of the Winnie Mae, flown by famed aviator Wiley Post, before "walking" through the entire 215,000 square-foot learning center. Viewing options include regular 3D, a floorplan layout and an incredible dollhouse view.
Explore the galleries and other online exhibits at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Whether you’re looking for 360° views, online museum collections or photo exhibits, you’ll find it here with the click of a button.
Walk through the history of women in aviation from the earliest flights to the present at the 99s Museum of Women Pilots in Oklahoma City. This amazing virtual tour gives visitors a dollhouse view at the entire museum before beginning the tour right inside the museum's front entrance. Not only can you seamlessly "walk" through the entire museum, but you can also zoom in to read written displays with ease.
Check out the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s website to find weekly updates to the popular Museum Films blog, focusing on at-home screening options and new films that will be coming soon to the Noble Theater. They also offer at-home educational activities and introductions to working artists in the community.
Take a tour of the first floor of the Overholser Mansion, which was built in 1903 on the outskirts of Oklahoma City. This landmark is the most visible legacy of Henry Overholser, the man known as the "Father of Oklahoma City."
Visit the Oklahoma City Zoo’s “Zoo at Two” website each day at 2pm for caretaker chats, wellness exams, behind-the-scenes animal encounters and unexpected adventures, like giraffe feedings and an alpaca meet-and-greet.
If you’re craving more culture, check out the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center’s website for artist highlights, at-home art projects and behind-the-scenes looks at the center’s new facilities.
Experience the wonders of Mix-Tape at Factory Obscura through your computer screen. Virtually walk through each piece of the museum, learning fun facts along the way. Guests can even view never-before-published photos, videos and stories behind some of the vibrant pieces featured in this interactive museum.
Stay home and stay connected with Philbrook Museum online. Check out the website for links to impromptu daily live streams at 10am and 1pm that include virtual tours, garden walks and online art classes for the family.
Head over to Tulsa Zoo’s Facebook page each weekday at 10am for fun video links and a behind-the-scenes look at some of their amazing animals. From foxes to frogs, each weekday program has themed videos, crafts and educational material available on Tulsa Zoo’s website.
Enjoy a virtual day at the museum with Gilcrease’s extensive online catalogue. Home to the world's largest, most comprehensive collection of art of the American West, the online offerings span 13,500 years of North American history and art. Take a look at the museum’s highlights for gorgeous works by artists like Thomas Moran and even a letter penned by Thomas Jefferson.
Experience the legacy of Will Rogers, Oklahoma’s favorite son, with a virtual tour of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. The website offers photos and descriptions of each museum gallery. As an added bonus, the tour is voiced by Michael Wallis, author of Route 66 - The Mother Road and voice of the Sheriff from the Disney movie Cars. Click through to view the West Gallery, Charles Banks Wilson Gallery, Heritage Gallery, Rotunda, Radio Broadcast Gallery, Mini-Theatre, Will’s Study, South Gallery, Diorama Gallery, Vista Room, 1938 Exhibit and Tomb, Will Rogers Theatre, East Hall and Final Journey Gallery, as well as a reference library and children’s area.
Take a tour of Claremore Main Street with these walking tours of the Belvidere Mansion, Claremore Museum of History, Claremore Daily Progress, Twin Oaks Motel, Northblock Commons Mural and Will Rogers Hotel.
Take a virtual tour through the history of Stillwater at the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar. This seamless virtual experience offers a dollhouse overview and lets viewers zoom in on exhibits for greater detail. Spot items from the first land run that opened Oklahoma Territory for settlement in 1889, as well as quirky exhibits like the extensive button collection.
Traverse some of the top attractions offered in Tahlequah via virtual video tour. Take a drive down Highway 10 to see the blooming dogwoods, cast a line in the Illinois River and hike to the top of the cliffs at Sparrow Hawk Camp. For a snapshot of wildlife found on the J.T. Nickel Family Nature & Wildlife Preserve and tranquil views from Tenkiller State Park hiking trails, be sure to tune into the full set of Tour Tahlequah videos.
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