Oklahoma Originals

This educational program focuses on the story of one Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member while promoting civic engagement, integrity, trailblazing, and individualism. Curriculum meets Oklahoma academic standards for the grade requested. The entire program and accompanying materials are provided at no cost thanks to grant funding provided by the Carolyn Watson Rural Community Foundation. The 2023-2024 program features Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member, Dr. Jordan Tang!

Provided to each classroom:

  • A Museum Educator to facilitate the program in your classroom
  • A teaching artist to facilitate the art project(s) in your classroom
  • Art supplies for all students to complete the art activity
  • A copy of an Oklahoma Hall of Fame published book about the featured Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member for each student
  • Accompanying teacher guides
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Your school

Suggested age

1st-5th grade




Virtual activities

Each activity is a link to a Powerpoint presentation. This section shows the latest three activities.

December 19, 2023

Winter Wonderland

As it gets colder outside, people begin jumping into the holiday spirit. “Mr. Oklahoma City” is no different! Stanley C. Draper is one of Oklahoma City’s early pioneers. Draper was instrumental in developing some of the city’s most famous projects— Tinker Air Force Base, Lake Hefner, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and more!
Stanley C. Draper
Class of
November 21, 2023


Madeline Manning Mims had a very accomplished career as a track runner competing in the Olympics and Pan American Games, among others. She broke several world records and opened the door, on a global stage, for women of color to compete in distance running.
Madeline Manning Mims
Class of
October 31, 2023


Texas native but a true Okie through and through, Wiley Post was a self-taught scientist with humble beginnings. He flew around the world in only eight days and even developed the first-ever pressurized suit for high-altitude flights, the precursor to the suits worn by astronauts today.
Wiley Post
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Learn more about our Free Field Trip program.

Who is eligible for the Free Field Trips program?

All educational and childcare organizations are eligible to apply for the Free Field Trips program (e.g., public and private schools, extracurricular organizations, daycares, homeschool co-ops, etc.). Groups must have at least 8 students to qualify.

How early should I submit my Free Field Trip application?

We request that applications be submitted at least 30 days before the requested tour date, but it’s never too early to apply! The earlier you apply, the more likely you are to successfully reserve your first choice date.

When are Free Field Trip tours offered, and how long do they last?

Free Field Trips are offered year-round, Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Tours typically last 90 minutes from start to finish. If you would like to check a date’s availability, please contact the Manager of Museum Education.

What is included with a Free Field Trip?

Groups will receive a guided tour of the full Museum and all exhibits and galleries open to the public at the time of the visit. Outdoor lunch space is available upon request at the time of booking. Supplementary educational materials are available upon request by contacting the Manager of Museum Education. Additionally, groups may qualify for a fuel reimbursement stipend by submitting an experience survey after the visit. Experience surveys are sent via email, after the tour’s conclusion, to the individual responsible for submitting the group’s original application.

How many students can we bring?

Due to limited space inside our building, we are able to accommodate up to 100 students at a time. If your group is larger than 100 students, you will be asked to divide your group and visit over multiple days or times.

How many chaperones can/should we bring?

Our policy requires a MINIMUM of 1 adult chaperone for every 10 students. As of August 1, 2023, groups may bring 2 adult chaperones per every 10 students at no cost. Additional adults may still attend the field trip, but will be asked to pay a discounted admission price of $5 each. (NOTE: “chaperone” refers to any adults attending the field trip, including teachers, bus drivers, parents, classroom aids, etc.)

What themed tours are there?

All tours meet Oklahoma Academic Standards, can be modified to accommodate most age levels, and include all temporary and permanent galleries and installations. Each tour showcases different famous Oklahomans based on their professions and accomplishments.

Premium Tour

This standard tour features Oklahomans who are prominent in the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Social Studies alongside some lesser-known heroes, resulting in a unique and well-rounded experience. Examples: Will Rogers, Wiley Post, Sequoyah

Energy Tour

This tour features Oklahoma leaders and innovators in solar and wind power, oil and natural gas, and more.  Examples: Thomas Gilcrease, Aubrey McClendon, T. Boone Pickens


STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. This tour features Oklahoma’s inventors, engineers, artists, doctors, and scientists. Examples: John Herrington, Jerrie Cobb, Jordan Tang

Oklahoma Leaders Tour

This tour highlights Oklahomans who have made a splash in the realms of civic and political leadership, civil rights advocacy, and community organization. Examples: Clara Luper, Frank Keating, John Hope Franklin

Can I change a reservation?

Yes! If you need to reschedule or cancel your visit, request a different tour theme, update the number of students in your group, or modify your reservation in any other way, please call the Manager of Museum Education at 405.523.3231.

Is there a restaurant or cafeteria on-site?

There is not a restaurant on-site. Field trip groups are permitted to bring lunch and eat in the outdoor courtyard before or after the scheduled tour. If your group plans to eat lunch on-site, please select the option to reserve our outdoor courtyard as a lunch space on your application. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame will provide storage space and carts to move and store sack lunches, coolers, and other lunchtime necessities during the tour.