The Fossil Study Rock  and Living Fossil Trees   


Resources Available for Teachers

Field Trips and Museum Tours at the Oklahoma History Center

Come investigate Oklahoma’s past! We recommend school groups explore the museum using one of our activity sheets or the Explore History app. Oklahoma History Center exhibits and programs address the majority of Oklahoma Academic Standards for every subject! Use ourTeachers’ Gallery Guides and Pre-visit/Follow-up Lessons to plan and prepare for your field trip. Costs

Thanks to a grant from the Inasmuch Foundation, Oklahoma public, private, and homeschool groups of 10 or more who schedule their field trips with the education department at least two weeks in advance will receive free admission for students, teachers, and chaperones. Chaperones must be at least eighteen years of age and we recommend a student to teacher/chaperone ratio of 5:1, but require 10:1.

Groups that do not schedule their visit with the museum will pay the posted admission fees. General admission to the Oklahoma History Center is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors or adult groups of ten or more, and $4 for students. Veterans, active-duty military, and their dependents receive free admission with ID.

Scheduling Questions

Should you have any questions or need to revise or cancel your reservation, please contact the education department at 405-522-0798 or

Bring Oklahoma Natural History to Your Classroom From SNMONH.

Discovery Kits bring museum science exploration to K-12 students across Oklahoma. These kits feature museum specimens and artifacts, in addition to science and social studies curricula for grades K-12 that meet Oklahoma Academic Standards (OAS). Kits can be checked out for a two-week period.

Through a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), 12 new Discovery Kits will be available starting in 2016. In addition, these new Discovery Kits will be available for delivery to schools across the state of Oklahoma at no charge!

For more information about Discovery Kits, including delivery methods, and other Frequently Asked Questions call SNMONH 1-405-325 -2353  ask for Catherine Carter.

Welcome to OHS Kids!

Here you will find information about Oklahoma past and present. Enjoy your stay!

Follow Winnie Mae as she explores history around the world!

You can also color your own Winnie and take her to new places.
Download your printable Winnie Mae.

The Oklahoma History Center offers Traveling Trunks
The program which brings the museum to the classroom. Each trunk contains lesson plans, hands-on activities, and three-dimensional artifacts for the students to handle. All museum programs directly address Oklahoma Academic Standards and correlate with Oklahoma History Center exhibits.
  • Trunks are free to teachers, librarians, home school co-ops, and pre-service teachers.
  • Trunks may be picked up at the Oklahoma History Center or sent to your school for the cost of shipping.
  • Trunks are checked out for up to one week.

All trunks include:

  • A curriculum guide based on Oklahoma Academic Standards with background information and supplemental activities
  • Hands-on objects

Trunks may include:

  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Trade books

The curriculum includes activities appropriate for all students, K through 12th grade, and all teachers who have checked out our trunks found them to be valuable tools for their classrooms. While our trunks focus on social studies curriculum, they are also interdisciplinary. Language arts, math, science, physical education, art, music, gifted, and special education teachers have used our trunks in their classrooms.Interested in a trunk or have questions? Contact or by phone at 405-522-0791.

This is the Jurassic Explorers looking for dino bones, tracks and fossils.

This is one of the resources offered for teachers and students.



Zoo Safari

The traveling zoo makes educating youth a priority and never turns down an invitation to visit a school, childcare facility, or youth focused event. Presentations include display and discussion of appro ximately fifteen animals. Volunteers and staff talk about the animals' original habitat, feeding, behavior, and personality. Children are encouraged to ask questions and interact with the animals. Children can touch the animals if it is deemed safe for the animal and children.
5301 Ear Bob Rd
Locust Grove, Oklahoma
Call (918) 386-2203 - John Links
It would be nice for Zoo Safari and Sam Noble  to coordinate a program together.

Contact Us

Darryl "Dusty" Rhoads 940-577-7782

Sally Brasel 918-284-5570