Education Classes and Programs
at the Oklahoma History Center
Back to School Bash
Thursday, August 19, 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Science Museum Oklahoma
Teachers and administrators, get ready for resources galore as OMA's Back to School Bash returns in person and virtually! You now have the option to attend in person or use the online list of resources and see virtual showcases of all the participating organizations during the Thursday, August 19 event. Virtual resources from participating museums and organizations will be available online beginning Thursday, July 29.
Teachers and administrators participating in person or virtually are eligible to win door prize giveaways, but you will need to register. By registering, you will be signed up for the event and receive information about how to attend the upcoming events. You must be registered to attend.
Route 66: An American Odyssey film screening
Saturday, August 28, 1–3 p.m.
The Oklahoma History Center will have a screening of the film Route 66: An American Odyssey on Saturday, August 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. The film overviews the construction of “The Mother Road,” popular landmark attractions that developed on Route 66, and the roadway’s popularity into the present day. Historical footage is joined with national points of interest along Route 66.
The film screening is free with a paid admission to the Oklahoma History Center and will be shown in the Musser Learning Lab. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Admission is free for OHS members, children under five, and active-duty military, veterans, and dependents (with id).
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Saturday, September 18, 2021
The Oklahoma History Center will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 18, 2021, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day. On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, DC-based facilities—which offer free admission every day—and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day ticket.
Tickets will be available beginning at midnight on Wednesday, August 18. For a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday.
OkNHD Library Day
Thursday, September 23, 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Join us for our annual OkNHD Library Day on Thursday, September 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will conduct research for their projects and attend workshops. OkNHD Library Day is free for educators, students, and parents!
Registration opens August 12 and closes September 17.
Saturday, October 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Oklahoma History Center is currently planning for a Folklife Festival for Saturday, October 16, 2021. Although the situation may change depending on the pandemic and health guidelines, we are hopeful that the outdoor festival will take place. Our goal to collaborate with cultural practitioners, communities, and heritage professionals, to spark curiosity, catalyze intercultural exchange, and create participatory experiences. This event will be held predominately outdoors.
If you are interested in participating in this event, please complete our application form.
Space film screening
Saturday, November 6, 1–3 p.m.
Visit the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, November 6, at 1 p.m. to enjoy a film screening. Explore the history of the space program and the Oklahomans connected to it, and visit our featured exhibit Launch to Landing: Oklahomans and Space. More details are to be announced.
This program is free with paid admission to the Oklahoma History Center. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Admission is free for OHS members, children under five, and active-duty military, veterans, and dependents (with id).
To find out about all OHS classes, programs, and events across the state, view the online calendar.