Current Partner Museums
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid
The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, a property of the Oklahoma Historical Society, tells the story of the largest land run in American history. The 1893 Land Run, settlement and development of northwest Oklahoma is explored through the Heritage Center's five permanent exhibit galleries. On the grounds of the Heritage Center complex is Humphrey Heritage Village, a living history village featuring four historically significant buildings including the only remaining 1893 U.S. Land Office. Students can explore one of the Heritage Centers education programs including a tour and program on Northwest Oklahoma’s Natural Resources. This 4th-12 program utilizes living history characters, films and hands-on activities. Best suited for grades 3-12.
Phone: (580) 237-1907; http://www.csrhc.org
Geoscience Center in Tulsa
OERB has made it possible for each student to be given a personal rock, mineral and fossils collection and an reading and writing exercise on their visit to the center located in downtown Tulsa at 610 S. Main. At the Geoscience Center, docents teach students about rocks, minerals, fossils, earthquakes, tsunamis, fluorescence and petroleum products with hands on experiences. Visits are by appointment only arranged through the web site or by phone. Best suited for grades 1-8.
Phone: (918) 392-4556; www.tulsageosciencecenter.org
Goddard Camp and Museum in Sulphur
Nestled in the Arbuckle Mountains, Goddard Museum is situated by the shores of the Lake of the Arbuckles near Sulphur. This hands-on natural history museum brings earth science to life for students. The museum boasts a fossil from Oklahoma’s dinosaur past—a 40-foot-long acrocanthasaurus. Students can discover what lies beneath the earth’s surface when they visit the Geological Wall, and a 6,000-square-foot fossil dig also is available, where students get to keep the fossils they unearth. All grade levels welcome!
Phone: (580) 993-3335; http://www.goddardyouthcamp.org
Leonardo's Children's Museum in Enid
Visit the recently renovated and expanded Leonardo’s Children’s Museum in Enid for 7,500 square feet on hands-on science and art activities, including the two story “Power Tower,” telling the story of Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry and its important role in powering the world. Weather permitting, the field trip may also include Adventure Quest, Leonardo’s outdoor science playground. Field trips require 1 adult for every 5 students. Best suited for grades K-5.
Phone: (580)233-2787; http://www.leonardos.org
Museum of Osteology in Oklahoma City
The Museum of Osteology is the only one of its kind in America. Focusing on form and function of the skeletal system, the museum displays hundreds of skulls and skeletons from all corners of the world. Students will participate in Reading the Rocks: The Story of Oil. This 45 minute class takes students on a journey to the past where they will examine life during the Carboniferous period. Hands-on investigation will allow students to discover how sediment accumulates over time to form rocks and trap oil. All grade levels welcome!
Phone: (405) 814-0006; http://www.museumofosteology.org
Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma History Center is a complete learning experience where teachers and students alike can explore Oklahoma's unique history of geology, transportation, commerce, culture, aviation, heritage and more. The Oklahoma History Center brings the oil field to life through indoor and outdoor exhibits and hands-on activities. The museum offers both guided tours and scavenger hunts allowing students the chance to explore in small groups. If you drop by the Devon Oil and Gas Park you will find yourself staring 100 years of Oil and Gas history in face. The park is home to four full size drilling rigs and a large variety of other equipment. Best suited for grades 3-12.
Phone: (405) 522-5248; http://www.okhistory.org/historycenter
Oklahoma WONDERtorium in Stillwater
Oklahoma WONDERtorium is a museum committed to the play-to-learn model, which acknowledges the unique and powerful role play has in developing strong, agile and well-rounded brains. With 14 unique exhibit spaces and 10,000 sq ft of inquiry-based fun, the WONDERtorium is ideal for your pre-k to 4th grade classes. For your OERB field trip, the WONDERtorium becomes a place where your students can play their way through new concepts in geology, energy science and well safety with art, construction-play and dramatic-play exhibits. Best suited for grades K-4.
Phone: (405) 533-3333; http://www.okwondertorium.org
Sam Noble Museum of Natural History in Norman
The Sam Noble Museum of Natural History is located on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. The museum explores the vast natural wonders of Oklahoma with multiple exhibits spread over 50,000 square feet, including the Conoco Oil Pioneers Exhibit. The museum’s Education Department offers several OERB-approved classes including “Natural or Not” for Kindergarten students, “Raw to Refined” for Grades 1-3, “Rockin’ Rocks” for Grades 4-5 and “Geology Laboratory” for Grades 6-8. In addition, students can enjoy a visit to the Discovery Room, a hands-on area, featuring touchable objects, a dinosaur dig and live animals on view. All grade levels welcome!
Phone: (405) 325-4712; http://www.snomnh.ou.edu
Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City
Science Museum Oklahoma has more than 350 hands-on exhibits and educational programs designed to educate, entertain and excite students. Students will view the OERB’s show “Petro Power,” which will further their knowledge of the oil and natural gas industry through an interactive presentation. The OERB Petro Power show is offered: August through January on Tuesdays and Fridays at noon; February through July: Monday through Friday at noon. In addition to the OERB class and the general admission, students have the option of attending one of the following: Science Live show, or the Planetarium. All grade levels welcome!
Phone: (405) 602-6664 or 1-800-532-7652; www.sciencemuseumok.org
Tulsa Children's Museum Discovery Lab in Tulsa
An electric lime green ceiling, science demos, traveling exhibits, Team Up, a do-it-yourself hands-on workshop, and a slide made from packing tape, and more. This is Discovery Lab, a place where kids and their families can make, play, and design things using real stuff in new and different ways. Inspired by best practices in children’s museum design, Discovery Lab features an environment where fun and education meet. Located just northwest of downtown Tulsa, Discovery Lab offers general admission, annual membership, camps, classes, parties, and outreach for ages 2 and up. Best suited for grades K-6th.
Phone: (918) 295-8144; http://tulsachildrensmuseum.org
Woolaroc in Bartlesville
A place where native and exotic animals graze at the roadside, where history comes to life in a world-class museum, and where Native American heritage is preserved and displayed, not to mention the home of the Oil Patch - an outdoor display that demonstrates the colorful history and rugged lifestyle of the oil industry in Oklahoma. All grade levels welcome!
Phone: (918) 336-0307; http://www.woolaroc.org