Archive: Area of Interest: Museum

Clue! at The Cowboy

“A crime has been committed in Prosperity Junction. A prominent citizen has been murdered. You have been deputized to help find out what happened.” Relive your childhood by playing the popular board game Clue, IRL! Join us in our re-created 19th century frontier town as we work to solve a crime... Read More

Volunteer at the Museum!

The great stories of the American West exist because of teachers, scholars, elders, and storytellers. We continue that tradition through the strength and passion of volunteers. Volunteers interpret the evolving history and culture of the West. The Museum’s success and guest experience depend upon... 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. Opening in August 2022, this... Read More


Tinkerfest is a daylong celebration of curiosity and creativity. Free to the community, this event gives individuals the opportunity to get hands-on experience learning how things work. Past tinkering activities have spanned from disassembling cars, candle making, creating music, podcast... Read More

Mission Control

Ground Control to Major Tom. You have been selected to train for an intergalactic mission. Training objectives include simulated missions, proper handling of space artifacts and rocket launch testing. SMO21 is your ticket to an adult night at the museum! With cocktails, music and experiments... Read More

Celebration of Space Under the Stars

Bring your telescopes and set up in the parking lot as we stargaze and explore the Oklahoma sky! Don't have a telescope? SMO Planetarium staff and The Oklahoma City Astronomy Club will be on hand with telescopes to guide you. The Science Shop will also be open for those who want to purchase a... Read More

SMO21: ChromaFest

The colors of the rainbow are taking center stage. We have your Friday night plans covered at SMO21: ChromaFest and we’re ready to blow your mind with a little bit of everything. Music. Cocktails. Community Art. A Color Run. A maze that's also kind of a rave. VIP Lounge. You get the... Read More

Express Mail

When artists put pen to paper, the result is not always art – sometimes it is friendship, advice, inspiration, or congratulations. The written communications artists send and receive show their expression in ways their art cannot. Letters, holiday cards, and postcards show personal bonds forged... Read More

Annual Chuck Wagon Festival

Families and foodies alike will delight at the 31th Annual Chuck Wagon Festival, a celebration of Western and Native American history, art and cuisine for all ages. The Chuck Wagon Festival will include Liichokoshkomo’, the Museum’s newest interactive outdoor addition showcasing the diversity... Read More