This was a very interesting small museum. It is located inside the AT&T building, so it's a little hard to find if you don't know that beforehand. I was given a guided tour by two retired telecommunications workers and then allowed to wander on my own. The tour was good because while items on display are identified with cards, there is no context given for why the item is important or how it was/is used. There were some interesting hands-on exhibits that showed how telephones and telecommunications work, which was awesome for the non-mechanically inclined like myself who wouldn't figure it out otherwise. They have a large collection of vintage telephones that was neat to see. While I'm not terribly interested in telephones and telecommunications, I enjoyed my visit and learned a good deal about the subject. Unfortunately, it's only open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm, so it can be difficult to find a time to visit. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 for the inconvenient downtown location, limited hours, and minimal explanation through display literature alone.
11. Red Earth Museum
6 Santa Fe Plaza, Oklahoma City, OK 73102Oklahoma City, OK 73102
From Business: Red Earth, Inc promotes the rich traditions of American Indian arts & cultures through education, a premier festival, a museum and fine art markets. Red Earth's ann…
730 W Wilshire BlvdOklahoma City, OK 73116
From Business: The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) helps artists realize their potential through education, exposure and funding. Organized in 1988, OVAC is a non-profit org…
2100 NE 52nd StOklahoma City, OK 73111
From Business: Science Museum Oklahoma was made possible largely through the support and generosity of the Kirkpatrick family, the Kirkpatricks have given much to the communities …
We attended the Okietales weekly event at the museum designed for children K-5. They read a wonderful children's book written by an Oklahoman and then showed us the items in the museum that related to the book. It was a perfect event for children of this age. The restaurant was clean with appetizing choices and you feel welcome to just sit and relax, even if you are not purchasing anything. The giftshop had way too many awesome things to purchase and everyone was extremely friendly. Great place to take the kids.
When you visit Oklahoma City, you must take a couple hours to visit the Memorial and Museum. If you only have time for the Memorial, take it, but the Museum is well worth the extra time. Very moving!