Discovery Days

Virtual Free Family fun with the Oklahoma Hall of Fame

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Register now for Discovery Days! Join educators from the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, each Thursday, 10:30 am - 11:30 am, as we virtually learn more about Oklahoma's Story through its People. Join us via Zoom for an exciting virtual story time, followed by the creation of a simple craft inspired by the book, and culminating with participating children sharing toys, art, or items during show and tell.

Discovery Days are family-friendly and recommended for ages 3-7. This program is free and you can pick up a complimentary craft kit containing all the supplies needed each month from the Museum.

To experience Discovery Days, register here. You will receive detailed information via email, including a link to the Zoom conference, details about the program, and notification of craft kit pick up times.

Check out the craft and story time video for each Discovery Day below!

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January 14

Join us for a day filled with cold weather animals as we make our own penguins playing in snow and the Iditarod sled dogs! We also will learn all about Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member and sculptor Joseph Richard Taylor.

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January 7

Join us as we visit the Olympics learning about two-time Gold Medalist Bart Conner and the story of Snowman Paul at the Olympics! After story time, we'll be making our own snowman crafts!

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December 31

Join us as we learn about Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member and Rancher Zack Miller and read The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! We aren't sure that this is actually how the story of The Three Little Pigs went, but it did inspire a fun pig themed craft for us!

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December 17

Join us as we ring in the Holiday Season! We'll read The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oklahoma and learn all about Oklahoma traditions. Then we'll make Christmas trees out of popsicle sticks!

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December 10

Today we explore the world at night as owls! Well not really, but we're going to learn about artist Willard Stone and his connection to owls. Then we'll read Wow! Said the Owl followed by making our own owls!

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December 3

Join us as we sing the blues! Well not really, but the frog we're reading about will. We'll be reading Froggy Bottom Blues, making a fun frog craft, and learning all about Linda Twine!

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November 19

Join us as we celebrate all things fall! Learn what we are thankful for and jump right in (the pile of leaves) with Let it Fall and make our own Thanksgiving turkeys!

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November 12

Join us as we learn about Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member and conservator John T. Nickel before experiencing The Great Outdoors! Following this we'll make our own raccoons.

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November 5

Join us as we learn about Oklahoma Hall of Fame member Herman Meinders and all things pumpkin! We find out what happened to all of the pumpkins in The Pumpkin Mystery and then make our own pumpkin craft that doubles as a sun catcher.

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October 22

Join us as we learn all about football legend and Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Lee Roy Selmon! We’ll also learn the importance of working hard and being honest in Austin Plays Fair before make our own footballs using only construction paper, yarn, and cotton balls!

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October 15

Join us on a fall filled day as we learn all about Oklahoma Hall of Fame member Paul Sears and read We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt! This fun fall book leads us right into a great craft: making our own fall wreaths!

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October 8

It’s time to head out west and learn all about Oklahoma Hall of Fame member Harold Holden, a sculptor who creates what he loves most: the cowboy way of life. Oklahoma author Tammi Sauer teaches us about finding our courage and using our talents in Cowboy Camp and we’ll make our own cowboy hats to boot!

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October 1

Singing, acting, and dancing, what more could we want? Read along as we read Born on Broadway! and learn the importance of working hard to achieve our dreams. Then join us in making our Lion King mask inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame member Alfre Woodard’s role in the newest rendition of this classic.


September 24

Join us today as we learn about Commander John Herrington! We’ll be reading Oklahoma author Tammi Sauer’s Your Alien followed by a fun space-themed session of arts and crafts.


September 17

Follow along as we read Oklahoma author Stacy’s Nyikos’s Waggers! This awesome story about a dog with a crazy tail inspires our craft of making your own dog! You can also learn more about Coach Barry Switzer, who works to help train rescue dogs


September 10

Join us in reading Me Want Pet from Oklahoma author, Tammi Sauer! Be sure to have your scissors handy to trim its hair after making your own woolly mammoth just like in our story.


September 3

What Do You Do With an Idea? Find out with us as we read the story about letting new ideas take route and change us. Then join us in designing our own rainbow sculptures inspired by artists David Holland and Barbara Scott!



Please contact Emma Leach at 405.523.3211 or