Free Things to Do in OKC for Museum Go-ers
The Edmond Historical Society Museum
Edmond is a city and community about 25 minutes north of downtown Oklahoma City. The Edmond Historical Society & Museum preserves the history of the city. The permanent exhibits include information and artifacts focused on Native Americans, early Edmond history, and much more.
The museum has a ton of related information including photographs, documents, and artifacts. The museum is housed in a historic building – the Old Edmond Armory which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is located on The University of Oklahoma’s campus and is one of the finest university art museums in the country featuring over 20,000 objects. The museum’s free admission is due to an annual $60,000 gift from the OU Athletics Department. This unique collaboration between athletics and art is one of the first in the United States.
The Oklahoma Contemporary
The Oklahoma Contemporary provides free exhibitions, performances, innovative programs and workshops as well as low-cost art classes for adults and children. The Oklahoma Contemporary embraces all forms of art and creativity.
The Oklahoma Railroad Museum
Who doesn’t love trains? The Oklahoma Railway Museum provides an educational experience of railroads and how they shaped Oklahoma. The museum preserves the rail lines and artifacts as well as tells the stories of the people whose lives were affected by the railroads. Oklahoma is in the middle of the country and therefore played a large role during the height of railroads.
Oklahoma City National Memorial
While much of Oklahoma City is colorful, there is a history here that shouldn’t be ignored. Oklahoma City is the location of the Oklahoma City Bombing – arguably one of the largest domestic terrorism events in history. You absolutely need to visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum on any trip to Oklahoma City. While there is a fee for the museum [which is worth it, by the way], the memorial is free to explore.