Oklahoma Field Trips: O - Q


WHAT: Oklahoma Aquarium offers Home School Days twice a year. On these days classroom programs are reserved for homeschool families only. Cost includes the price of admission to the aquarium. Maximum of 35 participants per program, which includes adults. Registration is first-come, first-serve.
WHERE: Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Drive, Jenks, OK
WHEN: March 31, August 26, 2004
COST: $7 per student (aged 3 and over) and $8 per adult. Payment is due with registration.  Pre-register at http://www.okaquarium.org/pages/fishschool/home-school.html 
CONTACT: education@okaquarium.org or Phone: 918-528-1508.

Oklahoma City Federal Courthouse
WHAT: Visit the jail facilities, have a demonstration of building security, and tour the court room. Older kids may want to sit in on a court proceeding or explore a specific aspect of the judicial process.
WHEN: schedule your tour in advance
WHERE: 200 NW 4th ST, Oklahoma City, OK
COST: None
AGES: 3rd grade and up
CONTACT: Rhonda Reynolds at (405) 609-5039

Oklahoma City Museum of Art
WHERE: 415 Couch Drive, Main Museum
CONTACT: (405) 236-3100, Cafe (405) 235-6262, Store (405) 278-8233
ADMISSION: Adults $7, Senior (62+), Students and Children $5, Children under 5 and members are Free, Tours of 15 or more $4 per person, School Tours $3.
HOURS: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-5pm; Thursdays until 9pm; Sundays 1pm-5pm.

Oklahoma City National Memorial and Memorial Center Museum
The Oklahoma City National Memorial remembers those who lost their lives in the tragic bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Building on April 19, 1995. WHERE: 620 N Harvey Ave, OKC, Oklahoma
CONTACT: (405) 235-3313, 1-888-542-HOPE .
ADMISSION: Admission to outdoor symbolic memorial is free. Admission to museum is Adults - $7.00; Senior (62+) - $6.00; Student (6-17 or college student with current ID) - $5.00; 5 years and under - Free. Group rates are available for student groups of 10 or more, or adult groups of 20 or more.
HOURS: The Memorial Center Museum is open Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Oklahoma City Zoo
WHERE: 2101 NE 50th
CONTACT: (405)424-3344.
ADMISSION: Adults (ages 12-64): $6.00 Children (ages 3-11): $3.00 (2 and under FREE) Seniors (ages 65 and older): $3.00 Discount rates are available for organized groups of 15 or more people.
HOURS: May (Memorial Day) - September (Labor Day) 9am - 6pm daily; exhibit buildings close at 8pm. September - May 9am - 5pm daily; exhibit buildings close at dusk. Guests may always remain on grounds until dusk.

Oklahoma Firefighters Museum
WHERE: 2716 NE 50th; (405)424-3440
ADMISSION: $3.00 Adults, $1.50 Children, $2.00 Senior Citizens.
HOURS: Seven days a week, 10am - 4:30pm.
This museum features extraordinary turn-of-the-century fire engines that were once used in Oklahoma communities. Oklahoma's first fire station is displayed along with the finest specimens of firefighting equipment anywhere.

Oklahoma Frontier Drug Store
WHAT: The museum resembles a turn of the century drug store, complete with wooden fixtures, antique wall cabinets filled with memorabilia and artifacts that reflect the history of pharmacy in Oklahoma.
WHEN: Tuesday - Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-4
WHERE: 214 W OK ST, Guthrie, OK
AGES: 10 and up
COST: None. Donations are accepted.
CONTACT: 405-282-1895. Call a few days in advance so you can have a guided tour.

Oklahoma's Governor's Mansion
WHAT: Home of Oklahoma's Governor
WHEN: Call for times.
WHERE: Call for directions.
COST: None
CONTACT: (405) 522-8871

Oklahoma Heritage Center
WHAT: Former residence of Judge Robert A Hefner family, now open to the public. Elegant 1917 mansion contains Louis XVI furnishings, as well as collections of bells, canes, Meissen china, and fine art and tapestries. Original third-floor ballroom now houses Oklahoma Hall of Fame galleries, including portraits and biographies of famous Oklahomans. Also on premises are a library, chapel and formal gardens.
WHERE: 201 NW 14th; (405)235-4458
ADMISSION: $3.00 Adults, $2.50 Students and Senior Citizens, Children 10 and under free.
HOURS : Mon.-Sat. 9am - 5pm, Sun. 1pm - 5pm.

Oklahoma History Center
WHAT: 215,000 square-foot learning center exploring Oklahoma’s unique history of geology, transportation, commerce, culture, aviation, heritage and more. Education programs, videos, traveling "trunks," and resource packets.
WHEN: Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm. Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
WHERE: Northeast corner of N.E. 23rd & Lincoln Boulevard, across the street from the Oklahoma Capitol
COST: Fee charged.
CONTACT: (405) 522-5248, E-mail: OKHC@OKHistory.org

Oklahoma Museum of Higher Education
WHAT: History and artifacts of higher education in Oklahoma from Oklahoma/Indian Territorial era to present
WHEN: Call for hours when facility will be available for visits
WHERE: On Oklahoma State University Campus. North of University Ave. between Hester St. and Knoblock St. on OSU campus in Stillwater, OK
COST: Donation
CONTACT: Linda Smith, (405) 744-2828

Oklahoma Opry
WHERE: 404 W. Commerce, OKC, OK 73109
CONTACT: (405)632-8322
WHAT: The Oklahoma Opry is in it's 21st year, but, we are still Oklahoma's best kept secret! Governor Keating and the Dept. of Tourism have helped by naming us "Oklahoma's Country Music Show." Regular Saturday night performances at 8:00 p.m.

Oklahoma Railway Museum
WHAT: Artifacts, rolling stock, and structures that reflect the heritage of railroad and street rail transportation in the 19th and 20th centuries in Oklahoma. Train rides.
WHEN: Saturdays: 10am-4pm
WHERE: 3400 N.E. Grand Blvd, Oklahoma City
COST: None for museum. Fee charged for train rides.
CONTACT: (405) 424-8222, E-mail: Contact@oklahomarailwaymuseum.org

Oklahoma State Capital Publishing Museum
WHEN: Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: 301 W. Harrison, Guthre, OK
COST: Free
AGES: ALL (Special programs for 9th-12th.)
CONTACT: (405) 282-4123, E-mail: guthriecomplex@ok-history.mus.ok.us.

Oklahoma State Firefighter's Museum Museum
WHAT: Houses a collection of antique fire apparatus dating back to the mid 1700s, and the first fire station built in Oklahoma Territory in 1864
WHEN: Saturday through Thursday 10 am - 4:30 pm, Fridays 10 am - 4:15 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day
WHERE: 2716 N.E. 50th Street, Oklahoma City.
COST: Admission charged.
CONTACT: 405.424.1452

Oklahoma State Museum of History
WHAT: Collects, preserves and interprets the complete history of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Museum of History offers a wide range of educational programs.
WHEN: 9am - 2pm Monday - Friday
WHERE: 2100 N. Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK
COST: None
CONTACT: 405-522-5248

Oklahoma Steam & Gas Engine Show
WHAT: One of the largest displays of the giant machines at work in the country. A festival of fun, food, arts and crafts, antiques, flea markets, parades, and entertainment.
WHEN: First full weekend in May for three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
WHERE: Pawnee
COST: Admission charged.
CONTACT: Steam Engine Show, P.O. Box 472, Pawnee, OK 74058 or Pawnee Chamber of Commerce at 918/762-2108

Oklahoma Territorial Museum
WHAT: Tells the story of the determined people who laid the foundation for the future state of Oklahoma through artifacts, photographs and paintings.
WHEN: Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: 402 E. Oklahoma, Guthrie, OK
COST: Free
AGES: ALL (Special programs for K-8th and 7th-12th.)
CONTACT: (405) 282-1889 or Email: guthriecomplex@ok-history.mus.ok.us

Old Greer County Museum
WHERE: Mangum?
COST: None

Old Round Barn
WHAT: The only truly "round" barn (most are actually hexagonal or octagonal), the Barn is 60' in diameter, 45' in height and is two stories high.
WHEN: Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m
WHERE: 9 miles east of I-35 (Edmond), on Old Route 66. North side of 66 in the heart of the town of Arcadia.
COST: None. You can rent the upstairs for special events.
CONTACT: 405.396.0824

Old Sante Fe Depot of Guthrie
WHAT: Eight model layouts currently exhibiting including O, N, HO, and Z scale layouts. Automobile exhibit under construction. Old Harvey House Bakery-Cafe Pizzeria on the premises.
WHEN: Tuesday - Saturday 11 am-7 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.
WHERE: 409 W. Oklahoma Ave., Guthrie
COST: Donations

Old Town Museum
WHAT: Rock Bluff School, Pioneer Chapel, pioneer doctor's office, Cowtown watering hole
WHEN: Check website
WHERE: U.S. 66 and Pioneer Road, Elk City OK
COST: None
AGES: Fee charged
CONTACT: (580) 225-6266

Omniplex/Omnidome Theater/Photo Hall of Fame/Kirkpatrick Planetarium
WHAT: Oklahoma's biggest variety of museum attractions. Planetarium. Special education programs.
WHEN: Check schedule at website.
WHERE: 2100 NE 52nd ST, OK City, OK. Next to the zoo.
COST: vary
CONTACT: Melody or Lynn at 405-602-3770

Osage County History Museum
COST: None

Osage Nation Tribal Museum

Osage Round House

Overholser (Henry) Historic Mansion
WHERE: 405 NW 15th (NW15th & N. Hudson)
CONTACT: (405)528-8485
ADMISSION: Adults $3.00, Seniors $2.50, Youth 6-18 $1, Under 6 are Free.
HOURS : Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 2:00 pm, - 4:00 pm. Hourly guided tours.
WHAT: Overholser Mansion is the first mansion in Oklahoma City, built by early-day entrepreneur Henry Overholser. It is of late 19th century architecture with original furnishings and hand-painted, canvas-covered walls.

Oxley Nature Center, Tulsa, OK.

  • Kids' Saturday. The third Saturday of September through May from 10-11:30 a.m. Beginners welcome. Discovery Club: 3- to 5-year-olds, each accompanied by an adult; Adventure Club: kindergarteners through 2nd graders. Call (918) 669-6644 on or after the first Sunday of each month to register.

  • Junior Naturalists. This program is for 3rd-5th graders and begins in September. Meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of every month through May. If your child enjoys making discoveries about nature, and being with other like-minded children, then this is the program for them The program involves nature hikes, an off-site trip, a family cook-out and creative activities. Join us for the fun! For more info, check their website or call (918) 669-6644.

P—Farms, Weatherford, OK:
WHAT: Working Farm Field Trip, Education Programs, Parties, and More
WHO: All ages
WHERE: On I-40 between Hydro and Weatherford
CONTACT: 580.772.440.

Pawnee Bill Ranch and Wild West Museum (http://www.okhistory.org/mus-sites/masnum23.htm)
WHAT: See some of the last remnants of the legendary Old West. Drive through the buffalo pasture and view buffalo, longhorn, and elk as they might have looked to a pioneer traveling across the prairie. Walk through the log cabin, blacksmith shop, and the Indian flower shrine and take a walk back into time. Tour Pawnee Bill's dream home and visualize life in 1910 Oklahoma with Pawnee Bill memorabilia, photographs, and much more.. Each summer the hill side on BlueHawk Peak at the Pawnee Bill Buffalo Ranch comes alive with trick riders, trick ropers, shootings, hangings - a battle between the cowboys and Indians ... it's the west at its best.
WHEN: (April-Oct) Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday and Monday, 1:00 p.m.to 4:00 pm. (November-March) Wednesday - Sat 10:00 - 5:00, Sundays 1-4 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Closed State Holidays.
WHERE: One half mile west of Pawnee, Oklahoma on U.S. 64
COST: Free
CONTACT: 918-762-2513

Pawnee County Historical Society Museum
WHAT: Artifacts in several period room displays and is also the Dick Tracy Collection Headquarters for the midwest.
WHERE: Located on the west side of the Pawnee County Courthouse Square, Downtown, Pawnee

Peter Conser's Home:
WHAT: Home of Peter Conser, former light horseman and legislator of the Choctaw Nation
WHEN: Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: HC 64, Box 3725, Heavener, OK (5 miles south of Heavener on U.. Hwy. 59, then 3 1/2 miles west of Hodgens.)
COST: None
CONTACT: 918-653-2493, Glen Hembree-manager

Philbrook Museum of Art
WHEN: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm, Thursday evenings until 8pm. Closed Mondays and Major Holidays
WHERE: 2727 S. Rockford RD (one block east of Peoria Avenue at 27th Place), Tulsa, OK
COST: Fee Charged
CONTACT: 918 748 5309 or 800 324 7941

Philomathic Museum
WHERE: Anadarko
COST: None

Picture in Scripture: "The Elijah Factor"
A compelling story of the prophet Elijah as he displays God's power in his encounters with the wicked King Ahab and Queen Jezebel. Includes live animals and pyrotechnics. Optional pavillion dining (extra cost) at 6:30 pm. Gospel singing begins at 8:00 pm. Play begins at sunset. Friday and Saturday nights from June 18th through August 21st. Adults: $10.00. Ages 4-12 yrs: $4.00. Contact: 918-435-8207. Located on Grand Lake in Disney, OK.

Pioneer Museum
WHERE: Cheyenne
COST: None

Pioneer Woman Museum
WHAT: Preserve and exhibit artifacts honoring pioneer women of all eras, with 17-foot bronze monument
WHEN: Tues-Sat 9:00 a.m.-5:00p.m. Sundays 1:00p.m.-5:00 p.m.  Closed Mondays.
WHERE: 701 Monument, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74604
COST:  Fee Charged.
CONTACT: 580-765-6108, E-mail piown@ok-history.mus.ok.us

Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum
WHERE: Woodward
COST: None

Pleasant Valley School
WHEN: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
WHERE: Stillwater, OK. Call for directions.
AGES: 4th and 5th graders
COST: $3 per child
CONTACT: Kathy McCrowski at 405-743-6300. This is a one-room schoolhouse. Children come dressed in period costume, circa 1899. They will participate in school activities that would have been popular in that time. Best time to book a group is when public schools are not in session.

Ponca City Cultural Center and Museum (see Marland's Mansion)

Ponca Theatre

Prairie Song
WHAT: Recreated 1800s pioneer village museum features a two-story saloon, Scudder Schoolhouse, Wildwood Chapel, cowboy line shack, homestead cabin, post office, trading post, school marm's house, rock jail house, covered bridge, rock depot and much more! Each structure was built with hand-hewn Arkansas "bull pine" and Missouri red and white oak. Prairie Song has been restocked with Texas longhorns, the original breed of cattle driven up the trail. Life, work and play as it was in the 1800s.
WHEN: Open to the Public (by appointment), For Large Groups: Open 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week. For Small Groups: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10:00AM and 2:00PM, (weather permitting).
WHERE: 402621 W. 1600 Rd., Dewey, OK. (5-1/2 miles east of Dewey on Durham Road)
AGES: 4th and 5th graders for educational programs, all for public tours
COST: Fee charged.
CONTACT: (918) 534-2662, E-mail: Prsong@aol.com

Price Tower
WHAT: Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit, Bruce Goff Apartment and the Price Company Executive Office and Apartment. Frank Lloyd Wright called this masterpiece the "tree that escaped the crowded forest" when he completed it in 1956. The Price Tower is Frank Lloyd Wright's tallest built skyscraper.
WHEN: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm. Sunday 12:30 pm - 5 pm. Reservations are encouraged
WHERE: 510 Dewey Avenue, Bartlesville, OK
AGES: All. Partially handicap accessible.
COST: Admission charged
CONTACT: 918-336-6943.

Quanah Parker Star House & Eagle Park Ghost Town
WHAT: Historic collection of 15 buildings
WHEN: Appt. only
WHERE: Cache, OK
COST: None
CONTACT: 580-429-3238

Quartz Mountain State Park
WHAT: Quartz Mountain Nature Park (QMNP) offers camping, boating, fishing or skiing. QMNP has mountains to hike or climb and sandy beaches to stroll. Metal detecting, ORV riding and Eagle watching are just a few of our specilized activities. The Park has a nature center and offers naturalist programs throughout the year. Call Sue at (580) 563-2666 to schedule an In-School Naturalist program.
WHEN: Year round.
WHERE: 44 miles south of Altus/Foss Exit, State Highway 44. See website for directions.
COST: Some fees charged.
CONTACT: (580) 563-2238, E-mail: quartz@onenet.net




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