A little something for everyone.
Ready for more ways to have fun this summer? For art exhibits, mystery solving and more interactive experiences? Then waste no time – these Adventure Road-approved museums have some incredible things happening now and through the summer. Check ‘em out and don’t forget to check in when you visit!
Summer Hours | Factory Obscura
You now have even more time to enjoy the interactive Mix-Tape experience! Factory Obscura has extended their hours to allow you more chances at summer fun through Labor Day. Family hour is every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. so bring the kids! All ages will be enticed by this fantasy art journey. Full summer hours are below!
Regular hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Family hour from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Thursday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Sherlock Holmes: The Exhibition | Science Museum Oklahoma
Journey to Science Museum Oklahoma to be transported to Sherlock Holmes’ London to solve a groundbreaking mystery. The interactive experience invites audiences of all ages to discover clues, interpret them and work to solve the mystery, with the help of some characters along the way. You can catch Sherlock Holmes: The Exhibition now through September 6. Get tickets here.
A Heroic Return | Toy & Action Figure Museum
Pauls Valley’s famous Toy & Action Figure Museum is excited to announce its reopening with new summer hours. Open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. This beloved museum puts smiles on visitors of all ages, from all around the world. Stop by to see the more than 13,000 action figures and be sure to grab some delicious Oklahoma BBQ from Bob’s Pig Shop.
Launch to Landing: Oklahomans and Space | Oklahoma History Center
Early Oklahoma pioneers of aviation and those who played a part in the U.S. air and space program are the focus of the Oklahoma History Center’s Gaylord Special Exhibit Gallery. Come tour the museum and see real spacecraft that once lived and worked in space from 1973 to 1974 as well as a number of personal items and tools utilized by astronauts.
Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale | National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
The 49th annual Western art exhibition opens June 7 for public viewing at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum through August 8. Visitors can enjoy original paintings and sculptures by today’s finest contemporary Western artists with works ranging from historical depictions of the American West to more contemporary and impressionistic pieces. These will be available for purchase at the Art Sale Weekend scheduled for June 25-26.
A Room with a View: Scenes of the Italian Countryside | Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Image Credit: Thomas Cole (American, 1801-1848). An Italian Autumn, ca. 1844-45. Oil on canvas. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Museum purchase with funds from the James C. and Virginia W. Meade Collections Endowment, the Meade Acquisition Fund, and the Beaux Arts Society Fund for Acquisitions, 2019.
The Italian countryside has long been a muse of artists around the world, especially American artists throughout the nineteenth century who traveled to Italy to study great masterpieces and sketch the campagna, or countryside. One of the latest exhibitions at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art explores the influence of this ethereal landscape on artists over the course of three centuries. See it now through November 7.
In the Dark | Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
Since prehistoric times, humans have sought to understand darkness and its mysteries. We’ve long used what we learn from plants and animals and how they navigate life without light to create technological advancements for ours. Now through September 12, you can investigate and solve mysteries using interactive stations, walk-through dioramas, models and engaging explanatory panels at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. Are you prepared to discover what lies In the Dark?
EYEwitness Tours | Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
Led by those most affected by the April 19, 1995, bombing – family members, survivors, first responders, investigators and journalists – EYEwitness Tours give you the chance to witness first-hand stories and private archive tours at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. The exclusive experience is offered on Fridays at 8 a.m. prior to the Museum’s opening.
Ed Ruscha: OKLA | Oklahoma Contemporary
Drawing from his Midwestern roots, OKC native Ed Ruscha has gone on to become an iconic American artist with a body of work that is diverse and influential in mediums such as paint, film, photography, books and more. His Oklahoma upbringing and frequent evocations of the Los Angeles urban landscape are both evident in the exhibition of 74 works on display at Oklahoma Contemporary. See it now through July 5!