The top 5 museums in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is gifted with various sights worth seeing. If you are looking to experience nature, art, science and history, Oklahoma museums are the perfect place to go to. You can visit the museums with friends or your family. If you have children, they will enjoy the stay. Museums are also ideal for school field trips. In this article, we look at the top 5 museums in Oklahoma City.
1.The Museum of Osteology
The Museum of Osteology is a unique one. Here, you get to experience different animals by looking at their skeletons, from the smallest to the biggest ones. The scavenger hunt is worth it. The museum has an excellent organization. The skeletons have placards, so you get to know what you are looking at. They are all behind the glass, near enough to see the features clearly. You can attend mini seminars and learn more about the animals via forensics. You can also read the exhibits, which makes the tour very informative. Children enjoy touching the bones. This place is a walk through skeleton after skeleton of your favorite animals.
2.Oklahoma City Museum of Art
After walking so close to death (the skeletons), you can bounce back to life by experiencing some inspiring art. This museum offers an array of exhibits, with a selection of documentaries and films. One particular thing that makes this museum unforgettable is the third floor, which is the home to the magnificent glass designs of Chihuly. Even if you are not much of an art fan, the magic and light of Chihuly will convert you into one within seconds of being in its presence.
3.American Banjo Museum
Another stop over for the souls that love art, only that this time, you get to appreciate music in the form of an instrument known as the banjo. Here you will see the different types of banjos, and get to learn more about the history of this instrument. You can even learn how to play the instrument.
4.Oklahoma Firefighters Museum
This is a place for our heroes, firefighters. You not only get to learn about the OKC fire service but also get to see all the firefighting equipment. A walk down through the memory of firefighting in the city. There are vintage fire trucks, uniforms, pictures, and equipment. Children who love fire trucks and the gear will enjoy visiting this place. The staff here is very friendly and will answer any questions that you may have. By the time you leave, you will appreciate the work that OKC firefighters do.
5.The American Pigeon Museum and Library
This quaint museum in OKC is the place to visit to learn a lot about pigeons. There are displays and artwork to depict the bird’s physique, characteristics, history, breeds, and traits. If you have read or heard something about messenger pigeons from past wars, then this place will be a worthwhile visit for you. There is a video on pigeons too and artifacts from people who loved pigeons from all over the world, including Queen Elizabeth.
All in all
One interesting thing about all the above museums in Oklahoma City is that they have a particular focus, which is what makes them unique. They are great places that you need to visit when you come to OKC.