Oklahoma History Center
The past comes alive at the Oklahoma History Center, the state's museum of history. This Smithsonian-quality museum highlights the many people and stories that make Oklahoma truly unique. From oil and gas to aviation, the Dust Bowl to space exploration, tornadoes to the Land Run and Native American Indians to Route 66, there’s a compelling story around every corner.
With four permanent galleries and a special exhibits hall, guests can explore more than 200 hands-on interactives and 50 subjects that tell the stories of Oklahoma and its people. The center 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.
OneOk Gallery presents a broad representation of past and present American Indian experiences with artifacts, tribal music, photographs, Indian art and oral histories from the indigenous people of Oklahoma. To learn about the Oklahoma's early history from settlement to statehood, check out the Sam Noble Gallery. Kerr-McGee Gallery highlights African-American history in Oklahoma, featuring 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 on the third floor. Be sure to visit the gift shop, stocked with items from local artists, educational games, souvenirs and much more. Those working on family genealogy will also want to stop by the extensive research library and archives on site.
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.
Research Center: Sundays, Mondays and all State holidays
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. Two day pass: $10 Adults $8 Seniors While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.