Mind-Bending

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Mind-Bending Adventure

Experience a virtual reality of wind and wildflowers on the Oklahoma prairie.

Imagine yourself walking among the beasts of a million years ago.

Lose yourself in the colors and shapes in a field of blown glass, picturing a reality where everything is this beautiful.

The act of learning is a lifelong affair, one wrought with insight, intrigue and the power to inspire. An adventure of the mind, you’ll find, is often the greatest kind.

What we learn with pleasure we never forget.– Alfred Mercier

Take It to the Limit

Here, expecting the unexpected is the new norm. Accept this call to knowledge, setting all preconceptions aside in favor of losing yourself in the possibilities ahead. After all, there’s always something to learn from the open road.

Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider web … suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.– Henry James

Expand Your Horizons

Discover the intricacies of Earth’s atmospheric events at the National Weather Center.

Employ your powers of critical thinking to beat the clock at Escape OKC.

Delve deep into the ancient realm at Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

Use your imagination to bring the skeleton of a giant blue whale to life at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology.

Enter a sea of sparkling glass at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, experiencing how the abstract world and the literal world ride a fine line.

Think Outside the Box

Go beyond your boundaries, saying yes to wherever your mind might wander.

 

Mind-Bending Destinations

If you're a cowboy or history buff, make it a point to tour the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, Oklahoma. This interactive museum immerses visitors in the rough-and-tumble world of the historic Chisholm Trail, which was used in the post-Civil War era to drive cattle from Texas ranches to Kansas railheads.

When you walk into the National Weather Center, you'll see a six-foot diameter sphere dangling from the ceiling. Called Science on a Sphere, this model earth is a global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data, essentially creating for a giant animated globe. Both budding meteorologists and those who appreciate the wonder of the elements will love a tour of the National Weather Center.

For an exploration into Oklahoma's physical past, look no further than the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. It's one of the world's largest university-based natural history museums, containing roughly seven million objects. Be greeted by the world’s tallest dinosaur; the 40-foot-long neck and skull peek into the museum’s great hall. Don’t miss “The Clash of the Titans,” the museum’s centerpiece exhibit, featuring two dinosaurs in a battle to the death.

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, located on the University of Oklahoma campus, is known as one of the finest university art museums in the country. Established in 1936, the museum now boasts a nearly 17,000-object permanent collection featuring such visionaries as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe and Edward Hopper, as well as a large collection of Native American and American Southwest art.

Did you know Oklahoma is home to America's only skeleton museum? SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology has over 300 skeletons and 400 skulls on exhibit, highlighting the form and function of the skeletal system in both humans and animals.

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is home to one of the world's largest, most comprehensive collections of Chihuly glass, with a 55-foot, multi-colored Chihuly tower greeting visitors as they enter the museum's atrium.

The Escape OKC
Oklahoma City, OK

For a one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of Oklahoma City, check out The Escape OKC. The group-based game involves puzzles, mysteries and a simple yet important goal: escape the space before the hour is up!

Science Museum Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK

With more than eight acres of hands-on science experiences plus daily planetarium and Science Live! shows, the smART Space art galleries, a botanical garden and more, Science Museum Oklahoma continues its mission to enrich people's lives by revealing the wonder and relevance of science.

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