Many Oklahoma City attractions and organizations have temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but they’re still posting special experiences online for you and your family to enjoy at home until you can visit them again.
Oklahoma City Zoo
- The animals of the OKC Zoo are missing us as much as we’re missing them, but you can take a live virtual safari daily at 2 p.m. to see what they’ve been up to! Tune in to OKC Zoo @ Two for caretaker chats, wellness exams, behind-the-scenes animal encounters and unexpected adventures. You can also keep up with the adorable red panda family daily in a new live stream!
- For even more OKC Zoo fun at home, download this coloring sheet featuring one of its most-loved residents. Show off your colorful creation on social media and tag it with #SeeOKC!
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
- Follow Tim, head of security turned social media extraordinaire, as he gives behind-the-scenes (and hilarious) updates from the museum’s galleries and archives. You can even take a virtual visit through some of the museum’s online exhibits!
OKC Energy FC
- Keep your energy up while at home with a fun and active video series for future soccer stars from Energy FC! Follow along on Facebook and Twitter.
Tower Theatre & Ponyboy
- Two of Oklahoma City’s coolest live music venues are coming together to present Live [Stream] from Ponyboy. Enjoy free concerts broadcasted live across Facebook and YouTube from OKC artists on select nights at 8 p.m. And what’s a concert without some great merch? Pre-order a t-shirt or CD now!
Science Museum Oklahoma
- It’s the perfect time to master your science skills, and Science Museum Oklahoma is taking to Facebook and Instagram to feature fun experiments you can try at home that are equal parts educational and fun! (Okay, maybe just slightly more fun.)
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
- Nothing beats a walk through the galleries of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, but right now, a virtual visit is the next best thing. Follow OKCMOA’s Facebook and Museum Films Blog for at-home educational activities, collection insights, film screenings you can watch from home and artist features. Oh, and don’t miss the #MuseumMomentofZen posts. Trust us.
American Banjo Museum
- Did you know one of the largest collections of banjos IN THE WORLD resides in Oklahoma City? Until you can see it in person, let the American Banjo Museum be your guide to the banjo’s rich history and unlimited future with virtual tours and concerts daily at noon! (P.S. They’re also accepting song requests on Facebook.)
- Each Friday and Saturday night from 6 to 7:30 p.m., tune in to Factory Obscura for its LIVE at Mix-Tape series, a free livestream of two local acts performing inside the Mix-Tape Experience. For even more artistic fun, check out their complete Factory Obscura At-Home collection, featuring weekly arts activities, coloring sheets, videos and other art resources.
Exhibit C Native Gallery & Gifts
- The standard right now is social distancing, but nobody said anything about art distancing. Check out Exhibit C’s latest exhibit, Home on the Range, and let them know if you see a piece of art you’d like to purchase!
Museum of Osteology
- Learning doesn’t have to stop just because school’s are out, and the Museum of Osteology has made at-home education fun and easy with several resources available in their online store. Be sure to follow their Facebook page for live updates!
- Pinot’s Palette is making it easy to get your creative juices flowing while at home. Order a Curbside Paint Kit for pickup (and perhaps pair it with a local wine from Put A Cork In It), then follow them on Facebook for other fun projects!
- Until you’re able to enjoy a night out at the movies again, tune to deadCenter Film. They’re featuring some of their top (and currently streaming!) movie recommendations from past deadCenter Film Festivals on Facebook.
- It’s no question that a visit to RIVERSPORT Adventures will get your heart pumping, but for the time-being, they’re collecting fitness hacks to help you keep active at home! Follow along with RIVERSPORT Connects for tips and tricks from athletes, coaches and outdoor enthusiasts.
Oklahoma City Philharmonic
- During this trying time, it’s easy to become worried or overwhelmed. Fortunately, we have an organization like the Oklahoma City Philharmonic spreading positivity around when we all need it most. Until they can share their awe-inspiring music with you again, follow the musicians of the OKC Phil as they share their #PHILgoodstories on social media.
Oklahoma City Ballet
- How does a dancer practice social distancing? By still dancing, of course! See how the members of the Oklahoma City Ballet are encouraging creative ways to arabesque at home with inspiring dances from their own living rooms, kitchens and even neighborhood streets.
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
- Trust us, you’re not going to want to miss the opening of Oklahoma Contemporary’s newest arts center – the building itself is a work of art – but until then, they’re bringing their passion for art to you. Check out their collection of at-home art projects, and go behind-the-scenes with an inside look at the exhibits and facilities that await you.
Myriad Botanical Gardens
- Springtime is in full bloom, and while the grounds of Myriad Botanical Gardens are still open for some much-needed outdoor walks and fresh air, they’re also coming to you weekly with a Botanical Broadcast featuring virtual nature lessons that will allow you to “garden-in-place.” While you’re on their Facebook page, be sure to check out their colorful garden updates that are sure to brighten up your at-home school or work space.
- Remember that time Kings of Leon broke in Scissortail Park as Oklahoma City’s newest live music venue and also broke an OKC concert attendance record in the same night? It. Was. Epic. Until you can rock out under the stars again, Scissortail Park will be broadcasting weekly performances from different Oklahoma artists on Facebook and YouTube through its new Scissortail Streams concert experience.
- Have you ever marveled at the murals of the Plaza Walls and felt the overwhelming urge to create one yourself? Now you can! (Don’t worry, parents… only on paper.) Download a blank canvas, bring your colorful creations to life and share them on social media with #PlazaWalls and #SeeOKC so we all can see your designs!
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
- A visit to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is an experience unlike anything else in our city, and perhaps even the world. We invite you to come to remember as soon as it is safe again to do so, but until then, you can learn about the Oklahoma City bombing and the remarkable community response that followed it with the museum’s Virtual Hope Trunk.
Arts Council Oklahoma City
- Arts Council Oklahoma City’s Art Moves program is moving to your home… through streaming, that is! From 12 to 1 p.m. on weekdays, enjoy a mid-day art break from performers and artists throughout OKC broadcasting live from their home stages (a.k.a. living rooms).
Henry Overholser Mansion
- As one of Oklahoma City’s most famous houses, a true tour through the Henry Overholser Mansion can’t be missed, especially when fall comes around. However, you can now treat yourself to a virtual walk-thru of this mansion preserved in time while at home!
The Jones Assembly
- Between the live music, craft cocktails and great food, a night out at The Jones Assembly can’t be beat. Follow their weekend entertainment updates for ways you can bring TJA home, including music streams and food & drink recipes.