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4 Museums to Visit in Oklahoma City Once Lockdown Is Over

Kate Feathers


Lockdown is hard. We've been shut in our houses for almost a year now, and with the new vaccine rolling out, we can finally see some brighter days ahead. It means that soon, our wishes might come true - we might be able to meet our friends again, hug our relatives, go to events and visit interesting places.

Some of those places are definitely museums in Oklahoma City - there are so many various options to choose from! From the National Memorial & Museum to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, there's something for everybody in Oklahoma City.

Let's have a look at 4 great museums to visit in Oklahoma City after lockdown is finally over.

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

First and foremost, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is a must. On Tripadvisor, it's rated the number 1 out of 127 things to do in Oklahoma City.

This museum was built as a result of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995. According to the official website:

"Mayor Ron Norick appointed a 350-member Memorial Task Force charged with developing an appropriate memorial to honor those touched by the event. Members of the Task Force include family members of those killed in the bombing, survivors of the blast and volunteers with expertise in areas ranging from mental health, law and the arts, to fund-raising, business, communications and government."

168 people died in the bombing, and the memorial was built to offer "comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity."

It's located at 620 N Harvey Ave in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) offers many various exhibitions from all around the world. Over 125,000 people visit the museum annually, not only from the USA but from many other countries worldwide. The collections are for example from North America, Asia or Europe.

According to Tripadvisor:

"The permanent collection also boasts one of the world’s largest public collections of Dale Chihuly glass, a major collection of photography by Brett Weston, and the definitive museum collection of works by the Washington Color painter Paul Reed."

Not only that, but the building also looks stunning architecture-wise. The official website states that there are many interactive activities for visitors, which makes the experience even more enriching. It's definitely worth visiting.

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is located at 415 Couch Dr in Oklahoma City.

Science Museum Oklahoma

As the title suggests, this museum is all about science. It was founded in 1958 by Admiral John Elson Kirkpatrick and just like science, it has evolved a lot since then. It involves a planetarium, the Space Hall of Fame and also many artifacts.

The website states:

"We enrich people's lives by revealing the wonder and relevance of science."

If you're interested in science or you just have a curious mind, don't hesitate to visit the museum after lockdown. One ticket per adult (13-64) costs 16.95 dollars.

It's located at 2020 Remington Place in Oklahoma City.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has been visited by over 10 million people, and it's apparently "America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture." The museum not only displays a vast collection of Western artifacts, but it also offers many educational programs that strive to teach people about the American West.

Some of the current exhibitions are "Find Her West" or "Close Encounters: Western Wildlife". The website says:

"We support a community where all stories are collected, preserved and told, and we are working to amplify the voices of marginalized communities and cultures."

The museum is located at 1700 Northeast 63rd St. in Oklahoma City.

Final Thoughts

These 4 museums are just a fraction of all the wonderful places you can visit in Oklahoma City once the virus is contained and the lockdown is lifted. Hopefully, we'll all be able to go back to normal again soon.

Most importantly, stay safe.

Photo Credit: Josh Cole on Pixabay

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