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Visit the Oklahoma History Center

At the Oklahoma History Center, visitors experience Smithsonian-quality exhibits that bring to life the voices and visions of Oklahoma, view more than 50 topics and 2,000 artifacts reflecting Oklahoma’s inspiring and adventurous past, and explore research and interpretive programs of Oklahoma’s rich and diverse history.

Research Center Hours

Tuesday through Saturday
10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Closed Sunday, Monday, and all state holidays.
There is no charge to visit the Research Center.

Museum Hours

Monday through Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Museum Admission

OHS members - explore membership levels and benefitsFree
Adults $12.50
Seniors (age 62+) $9
Students $9
Children (under 5) Free
Family (up to 6 people) $35
Group rate (10+) $9
Active-duty military and veterans (with ID)
Dependents of active-duty military and veterans with ID also receive free admission from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day (May 18–September 2, 2024)
Museums for All
Individuals with an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, Oklahoma Tribal EBT card, Oklahoma Fosters ID, or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma ID can enjoy admission for just $1 per person for up to four people.

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About the Oklahoma History Center

Located across from the Oklahoma State Capitol, the Oklahoma History Center is an exploration of Oklahoma—past to present. Within our 215,000-square-foot learning center are five galleries sharing the stories of our state and a Research Center.

The outdoor Red River Journey offers visitors a walking tour of the Red River Valley featuring landforms, vegetation, and historical locations. Outdoor exhibits include an oilfield, 14 Flags Over Oklahoma, and Tip of the Spear, featuring a Huey helicopter.

Field Trips, Tours, and Events

Plan Your Visit

Oklahoma History Center Accessibility and Amenities
  • Free parking, including parking for buses
  • An electric vehicle charging station
  • A private nursing pod located on the first floor
  • Changing tables in all museum restrooms and an adult changing station in the first-floor family restroom

Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Parking is wheelchair accessible, and complimentary wheelchairs, audio tours, audio tour scripts, and large-print versions of exhibition labels are available; please ask at the Admissions Desk. To learn more about accessibility at the Oklahoma History Center, please visit the accessibility and inclusion resources page.

View our social story to help prepare for your visit: Webpage | PDF | MS PowerPoint.

Audio Tour
Discover more about the artifacts and exhibits at the Oklahoma History Center in our audio tour, available in English, Spanish, French, and German. Use the tour at the Oklahoma History Center to guide you through exhibits, or listen from home.

Locate Us
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

GPS: 35.49417787564315, -97.4995576368985

From Tulsa
Take I-44 West to I-35; head south on I-35. Take exit 130 for NE 23rd Street and proceed west past N Kelley Avenue. The entrance is on the right (north) side of NE 23rd Street.

From Norman
Take I-35 North to the I-40 & I-35 junction. Continue north on I-235 to the NE 23rd exit. Head east (right) on NE 23rd Street. Pass Lincoln Blvd; the entrance is left (north) of NE 23rd Street.

From Will Rogers World Airport
Take I-44 North to the I-40 junction. Head east on I-40 to I-235 junction. Go north on I-235 to NE 23rd Street exit. Head east (right) on NE 23rd St, pass Lincoln Blvd, and the entrance is left (north) of NE 23rd Street.

From Guthrie
Take I-35 South; exit on NE 23rd Street. Proceed west past N Kelley 1/4 mile. The entrance is right (north) of NE 23rd Street.

From El Reno
Take I-40 East to I-235 N. Take I-235 N to the NE 23rd Street exit. Head east (right) on NE 23rd Street, pass Lincoln Boulevard, and the entrance is left (north) of NE 23rd Street.

From Shawnee
Take I-40 West to I-35 North. Head north on I-35 to NE 23rd Street exit. Proceed west past N Kelley 1/4 mile; the entrance is right (north) of NE 23rd Street.