Holidays at OKCMOA

This Holiday Season, OKCMOA has something for everyone. Our holiday events, activities and hours are listed below!

Celebrate the holidays and create family memories at the Museum with free admission for kids 17 and under from December 20th through 31st. See below for activities and hours.


The Museum, Museum Store, and Museum Cafe will be open regular hours other than the following:

  • November 23rd (day before Thanksgiving): 10 am-3 pm*
  • Thanksgiving Day: Closed
  • Christmas Eve: 10 am-3 pm*
  • Christmas Day: Closed
  • New Year’s Eve: Open normal hours (10 am-5 pm) and also open for New Year’s Eve festivities including Oklahoma City’s Opening Night, dinner at the Museum Cafe, and champagne and fireworks on the roof at midnight.
  • New Year’s Day: Closed

*Museum Cafe will be open until 4 pm for holiday meal pick-up. For details on holiday meal pick-up, please click here.

Also, please note, Drop-in Yoga will be cancelled on the following days:

  • Thursday, Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving)
  • Saturday, Nov. 26
  • Saturday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve)
  • Saturday, Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve)

Sacred Words: The Saint John’s Bible and the Art of Illumination
The first illuminated, handwritten Bible of monumental size to be commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in the modern era is on view now at OKCMOA. Sacred Words: The Saint John’s Bible and the Art of Illumination includes seventy selected folios from The Saint John’s Bible as well as other historical illuminated manuscripts, such as a Book of Hours, Quran pages, and Torah scrolls. Sacred Words includes a selection of original, unbound illuminated manuscript folios on calfskin vellum from The Saint John’s Bible, as well as sketches, drawings, inks and tools used to create the manuscript.

OKCMOA’s reinstallation of the permanent collection arrives after this past summer’s momentous exhibition on the Museum’s second floor, Matisse in His Time.  The second floor galleries will feature works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection and select long-term loans beginning with the Works Projects Administration’s donation of twenty-eight works of art to the city of Oklahoma City in 1942. Read more.

OKCMOA’s new Discovery Packs are back just in time for the fall/winter seasons. Bring the family to discover fun, hands-on activities for kids aged 2-5 or 6+. Discovery packs are FREE to check out when you visit the Museum!

Join our guest artists every Saturday from 1-4 pm as they interact with families to create extraordinary works of art inspired by the Museum’s collection, exhibitions and special occasions. Click here to view fall/winter Drop-In Art Dates. All ages welcome. No advance registration is required. Free for Museum members or included with general Museum admission.

  • December 17,  Holiday Card Making
  • December 31,  New Year’s Eve Poppers

The Shop Around the Corner
, FREE Holiday Screening! December 8: 8 pm

This holiday season, Museum Films presents its series, A Very Wes Anderson Christmas.

Wednesday, December 21: 7:30 pm, Bottle Rocket
Thursday, December 22: 5:30 pm, Moonrise Kingdom; 8 pm, Rushmore
Friday, December 23: 5:30 pm, The Royal Tenenbaums; 8 pm, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Saturday, December 24: 1 pm, Fantastic Mr. Fox
Wednesday, December 28: 7:30 pm, Rushmore
Thursday, December 29: 5:30 pm, The Grand Budapest Hotel; 8 pm, The Darjeeling Limited
Friday, December 30: 5:30 pm, Fantastic Mr. Fox; 8 pm, The Life Aquatic W/ Steve Zissou
Saturday, December 31: 2 pm, The Royal Tenenbaums

Film Admission: Members: $5; Adults: $9; Seniors/Students: $7; Teens (13-18): $7; Children (12 and under): $5

OKCMOA Memberships make the perfect gift! For more information, click here.


  • Members’ Holiday SaleAll OKCMOA Members are invited to shop the Museum Store on Monday, December 5  from 2-6 pm! Receive an extra 10% off unique gifts from local artists and much more!
  • Don’t miss our top 7 holiday gift ideas from the Museum Store.
  • OKCityCard Promotion: December 1-24th, shop with your OKCityCard and receive 10% off your purchase.*

*Does not include Chihuly merchandise. No other discounts apply.

Holiday Meals To-Go
The Museum Cafe is currently taking orders for holiday meals. Let us do the cooking this year!
Thanksgiving Meals: Order deadline is November 20
Christmas Meals: Order deadline is December 19

New Year’s Eve Dinner
Ring in the new year with dinner at the Museum Cafe and a champagne toast on the Roof Terrace with a view of the downtown fireworks!  With three dinner settings available, guests can choose a preferred dining time and enjoy live jazz music by The Music Makers at 9 pm.

OKCMOA still has space for private events and holiday parties this December. From an intimate seated dinner in the Mezzanine, to screening a holiday film in the 250-seat Samuel Roberts Noble Theater, to a cocktail reception in Founders Hall and time in the galleries, OKCMOA has a private event option to fit every budget and interest. Contact Elizabeth Roewe at [email protected] or (405) 278-8286 for details.

Guy Carleton Wiggins (American, 1883–1962). Along Central Park on a Snowy Morning, 1940. Oil on canvas. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Gift of the Oklahoma Art League, 1973.059