Archive: Area of Interest: Museum

Spring Break Activities: Paddle Boats

Drop by and participate in family friendly activities. Create a different make-and-take craft each day. Free for members or with Museum admission. Available while supplies last. After checking out You have Died of Dysentery, Playing Cowboy and ARToons, make your own toy paddle boat and partner... Read More

Heritage Activity Table: Women’s History

The West was built by strong and resilient women who you can find examples of in the Museum’s galleries! Stop by the Museum’s Heritage Table to learn about Stagecoach Mary Fields – the first Black woman mail carrier in the United States. Discover the importance of the stagecoach in Mary’s... Read More

Art of the Northwest Coast

From painted totem poles to bentwood boxes, northwest coast artwork is known across the world. Its unique style and beautiful colors communicate stories, teach family histories, offer protection, describe divine creatures and showcase the wealth of community leaders. This exhibition explores the... Read More


The Gardens team has started a new series, just for grade school learners! The Nature of Discovery series will take place on the first Wednesday of each month between 11:00am-1:00pm for a come-and-go exploration session. We will investigate real nature materials from the SMO Gardens... Read More


It’s that time of year – Gardening 101 is back! Gardening 101 is a series created to educate people wanting to begin a garden and to reveal new information to those already gardening. Join us each month as we explore different parts of plants, how they grow, and how insects and... Read More


What do Oklahoma, STEAM and "parkitecture" all have in common? They're the amazing topics our campers will be learning about during spring break! Spring Break camps will run March 13-17. Registration is limited so be sure to sign up... Read More


Calling all members! Join us on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for Member Appreciation Day! Take a sneak peek at our new birthday room where you’ll find member’s only activities. There’s even a chance to win some prizes, so you won’t want to miss... Read More


Love is in the air at SMO on Saturday, Feb. 11. From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. we’ll be examining pig hearts, listening to heartbeats and creating candy catapults. Activities are free with admission! Read More

Curator Conversations – Forensics and Historical Objects

The National Cowboy Museum is the repository of a purse allegedly belonging to Bonnie Parker. To determine the veracity of that claim, the Museum turned to the W. Roger Webb Forensic Science Institute at the University of Central Oklahoma to determine what information they could collect. Hear from... Read More