Family Programming

Summer Thursdays

Summer Thursdays are HERE!!

Now you can enjoy FREE FAMILY FUN and excitement all summer long! Summer Thursdays are scheduled EVERY Thursday from Memorial Day to Labor Day! Each THEMED DAY is filled with fun around every turn! In addition to story time, a featured movie, and craft creation, you can explore all of the NEW exhibits at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum with FREE ADMISSION!

There is so much to see! The line-up of new experiences provides immersive interaction with Members of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and inspiring connections to the impact of art in a community. Special museum features are highlighted below:

Makerspace – A permanent installation by Oklahoma City artist Kris Kanaly is featured in the Makerspace on the second floor of the Gaylord-Pickens Museum. This amazing artist has created a bright and intricate work that represents all of Oklahoma and the images that unite us. The Makerspace also features STEAM activities and hands-on creativity exercises.

NEW Picture Yourself! – The fourth installment of the immensely popular Picture Yourself exhibit will feature interactive displays that highlight Slam Dunk, Weather, and Rodeo In Picture Yourself, you step inside the gilded frames of Members of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and create your own viewpoint of being a proud Oklahoman. Portrait Exploration – Using your smartphone, you can explore the biographies, photos, videos, and books of every Hall of Fame portrait in the building. This URL-based technology allows you to learn more about Members of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and dig deeper into the fascinating stories of these inspirational Oklahomans.

Patrick Riley: A Retrospective

On Display: May 30 to August 29

Although mask making is where his true passion lies, G. Patrick Riley practiced many mediums throughout his career. He began with drawing, experimented with jewelry making, and sculpts as well.

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