Oklahoma Field Trips: M - N

 

The MAiZE
See, touch, and smell life on a real, working farm, but with a twist. Test your wits (and sense of direction) in the 8 acre maze cut into a field of corn as pictured in the Tulsa World. Includes a presentation on how the maze was constructed, what corn needs to grow, the many uses of corn, and how vital corn is to American History (i.e. the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag). Also, you will receive a packet of information, with lesson plans and activities that tie into the MAiZE experience. Cost: $5.00 each (discount for group rates). For more info: email at tulsamaze@yahoo.com or call (917) 232-4577.

Marland Mansion
WHAT: first home of Ernest Whitworth Marland, tenth govenor of Oklahoma and founder of Marland Oil Company. It houses
101 Ranch Artifacts, an Archeology display, Native American artifacts of the Plains tribes, Daughters of the American Revolution Museum and Heritage rooms.
WHEN: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: 1000 E Grand Ave, Ponca City, OK 74601
COST: None
AGES: All
CONTACT: (580) 767-0427

Marland's Grand Home
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Martin Park Nature Center
WHAT: A 140-acre protected natural wildlife area is home to dozens of indigenous mammals and 180 species of birds. Experience the unspoiled beauty of native grasses, shrubs and trees as you stroll along the 21/2 miles of wood-chip foot trails. Special guided nature hikes and weekend programs are available.
WHERE: 5000 W. Memorial, OKC
COST: Free.
CONTACT: (405)755-0676

Metcalfe Museum
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WHERE: Pawnee
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McLean Historic Home (CLOSED)
WHAT: Home of DrMcLean from early 1900s. The closets still hold clothes actually worn by Dr. and Mrs. McLean. Original photographs of the family and their friends are scattered throughout the home.The Doctor's examination room contains his original Doctor's bag and medicine. Inside his rolltop desk are handwritten medical ledgers and cancelled checks.WHEN: Call for dates.
WHERE: 123 A Jenks St., Jenks, OK
AGES: All
COST: Fee charged
CONTACT: 918-447-3079

Midgley Museum
WHAT: View an eclectic assortment of objects and artifacts collected by Mr. and Mrs. Dan Midgley. Free.
WHERE: 1001 Sequoyah, Enid, OK 73703
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
CONTACT: 580-234-7265

Mining Museum
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WHERE: near Cottonwood
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Minnie Slief Community Museum
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Museum of Creation Truth
WHAT: features fossils, replicas, and artifacts that tell the story of creation. Learn about dinosaurs, the age of the earth, giants, Noah’s ark, ancient weapons and tools, and the technology of ancient civilizations.
WHEN: Hours: Saturday, 10-4; Monday- Friday by appointment.
WHERE: Address: 3290 State Rd. 22, Bokchito. From Durant go 14 miles east on Hwy. 70 to Bokchito. Go six miles south of Bokchito Bank on State Rd. 22.
AGES: All
COST: Free admission.
CONTACT: Phone: (580) 924-0803. Email: billygordon@redrivermail.com. Website: museumofcreationtruth.com.

Museum of Natural History
WHAT: Collection of biological specimens native to the Oklahoma area
WHEN: Hours vary. Call for the current schedule.
WHERE: Jesse Dunn Building, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, OK
COST: None
AGES: All
CONTACT: 580-327-8513 or Dr. Powders at 580-327-8564

Museum of Pioneer History
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WHERE: Chandler
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Museum of the Cherokee Strip
WHAT: Artifacts and exhibits from settlement and development of Cherokee Strip in northern Oklahoma
WHEN: Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
WHERE: 507 S. 4th St., Enid
COST: Free
AGES: All
CONTACT: 580-237-1907

Museum of the Great Plains
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Museum of the Red River
WHAT: American Indian art and artifacts
WHEN: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday
WHERE: 812 East Lincoln Road, Idabel, OK
AGES: All
COST: None
CONTACT: (580) 286-3616.

Museum of the Western Prairie (http://www.okhistory.org/mus-sites/masnum18.htm)
WHAT: Features two main galleries and an auxiliary building. Outdoors, visitors can walk inside an authentic half-dugout or see an operating windmill. Horse-drawn implements on the lawn illustrate farm mechanization in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
WHERE: 1100 Memorial Drive/Altus OK 7352
WHEN: Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
COST: Free
CONTACT: 580-482-1044

Museum of Women Pilots
WHEN: Tuesday - Friday 10 AM to 4 PM, Saturday- available upon request
WHERE: Airports Ground in OKC
AGES: 7 AND UP
COST: 14 and above - $5, $2 for children
CONTACT: Vickie Sharp at 405-685-9990

Museum Stuff. Looking for a museum related to your unit of study? Did you know Oklahoma has 146 museums? Here is a listing of museums by state, city, topic, and artist.

Myriad Botanical Gardens
WHAT: Seven-story Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, featuring a fascinating collection of palm trees, flowers and exotic plants from across the globe.
WHERE: 100 Myriad Gardens; Reno & Robinson, OKC
COST: Admission charged
WHEN: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.
CONTACT: (405)297-3995

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
WHERE: 1700 N.E. 63rd Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111
CONTACT: Admissions Coordinator (405) 478-2250, ext. 277
HOURS: 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Daily
COST: $8.50 Adults, $7.00 Senior Citizens, (62+), $4.00 Children 6-12, Children under 6, Free. Call for group rates.
Self-guided tours are available 7 days a week with a confirmed reservation. Educational programs for elementary students are offered Monday through Friday, from 9:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M., September through May. Guided tours are available year-round, Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Group Size and Chaperone Requirements: A minimum of ten students is required for all group visits. The Lunch Pavilion is available for those groups bringing a sack lunch- reservation required. Reservations are required for all group visits. Make reservations at least two weeks in advance of the desired date.
SCHOOL PROGRAMS.
•  ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE (Grades K-6)
Relive the turn-of-the-century in Prosperity Junction's one-room schoolhouse. Our teacher provides a curriculum in math, spelling and readings from McGuffey's Readers. Students use slates and chalk to complete their lessons and are expected to follow the 1905 rules of conduct.
• COWBOY ADVENTURE (Grades K-1)
Children learn basic information about American cowboys, wrap a bandana around their necks and take a "cattle drive" in our classroom. They also visit the American Cowboy Gallery where they view a "bunkhouse" and learn how cowboys lived in the West. Children are given flash cards with brand symbols, which they use in the galleries to locate their "brands."
• NATIVE AMERICAN LIFESTYLE (Grades K-1)
Children learn about traditional Native American garments and decorations in the classroom. Then they use beads to make a necklace which they can take home. The class also visits the galleries where they view Native American art and artifacts.
• COWBOY LIFESTYLE (Grade 2)
Children learn basic information about cowboy clothing and the many jobs of a cowboy. Classroom examples are carefully studied without inhibitive barriers. The class then visits the American Cowboy Gallery.
MORE PHOTOS: http://www.oklahomahomeschool.com/FTCcowboyMus.html

National Route 66 Museum
WHAT: Travel through all eight states along Route 66 "The Mother Road". The trip begins in Chicago and ends in California. Murals and different vignettes depict the eras of the road and the interesting places that made Route 66 so famous. As you travel along, you can listen to recorded histories and personal accounts of the road from overhead audio kiosks. Gift shop.
WHERE: Westbound take Exit #41 and travel 4.8 miles on Old Highway 66.The museum is located on the north side of the road.
COST: Admission charged
WHEN: Monday - Saturday, 9 am-5 pm; Sunday 2 pm-5 pm. Closed some holidays.
CONTACT: (580) 225-6266

Nellie Johnson #1
WHAT: View a replica of the Nellie Johnstone #1, the first commercial oil well drilled in what is now the state of Oklahoma on April 15, 1897. The replica marks the spot of the original site.
WHEN: Monday - Sunday, 6 am - 11 pm
WHERE: 200 N. Cherokee, Bartlesville, OK
AGES: All
COST: Free
CONTACT: 918-338-4116

Newspaper Museum in Collinsville
WHEN: Tues through Saturday 9 AM TO 6 PM
WHERE: 1108 W Main St. Collinsville, OK
AGES: All
COST: Free
CONTACT: By appointment only. Call 918-371-1470 to make reservations. Call and leave phone number.

No Man's Land Museum
WHAT: The collection contains a variety of artifacts including the William E. Baker archaeological collection, materials from the basket maker culture and geological materials.
WHEN: Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
WHERE: 207 West Sewell, Goodwell, OK
COST: None
AGES: All
CONTACT: 580-349-2670

NOAA Weather
WHAT: Individual and group tours of the Storm Prediction Center are available by appointment.
WHERE: Norman, OK
CONTACT: For more information about touring the Storms Prediction Center, e-mail Peggy Stogsdill (SPC Administrative Officer) at peggy.stogsdill@noaa.gov, telephone/voice mail (405)579-0707. National Severe Storms Laboratory tours are set by request, approximately one per month. Please call 405-366-0468.

 

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