Oklahoma's Native American heritage can be seen nearly everywhere in our great state – on our state flag, in our state's name, in our museums and in the lives of many of our citizens. Want to experience it for yourself? Well, that's easy. Simply venture south of Oklahoma City on I-35 and a little bit east to Sulphur, Okla., where you'll find the nation's largest tribal cultural center – the Chickasaw Cultural Center. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised by the museum's non-traditional approach to learning. Instead of looking at displays encased in glass, you'll experience interactive media stations, hands-on classes, a cultural amphitheater and a traditional village replica. Before leaving, make sure you check out some of the various activities offered on the campus, including spirit lessons, stomp dancing, plays, storytelling, cultural ceremonies, an extensive artifacts gallery and more.
The Chickasaw Cultural Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Admission prices are as follows:
Chickasha Poya Exhibits: $6 for adults; $5 for senior citizens, students and military; $3 for children 12 and under. Children 3 and under and Chickasaw Citizens are admitted for free.
Anoli' Theater Feature Films: $6 for adults; $5 for senior citizens, students and military; $3 for children 12 and under; $5 for Chickasaw Citizens.
Exhibit/Theater Combo: $10 for adults; $8 for senior citizens, students and military: $4 for children 12 and under.