GRAND OPENING EVENT TICKETS AND MEMBERSHIP ON SALE NOW!
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE - CHECK ALL TIME SLOTS
- Saturday, Sept. 18 | 8 AM to 10 PM
- Sunday, Sept. 19 | 8 AM to 8 PM
GRAND OPENING EVENT ADMISSION
$5 PER PERSON, PER DAY — Members free!
Event admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. FAM will follow the current CDC guidelines for large group gatherings with limited capacity.
The Museum campus will operate with timed entry tickets to ensure visitors have ample space to observe social distancing. Please reserve a time slot online ahead of your visit.
Please Note: Purchasing an event ticket does not guarantee access to FAM exhibitions.
Due to expected large crowds on Grand Opening weekend, patrons must purchase tickets in advance of the event.
Become a Member
- All memberships include free admission (including Grand Opening weekend)
- 10% Members-only discount at FAMstore, Café, Restaurant, Classes, Camps & Workshops
- Invitation to members-only previews
- Memberships start as low as $45
Offsite Park & Ride Only
Crooked Oak Public Schools is providing parking and shuttle services for the Grand Opening weekend. The campus is located 1.1 miles south of FAM on Eastern Avenue. Proceeds from the parking fee will support Crooked Oak athletic and JROTC programs.
- Offsite Park & Ride $10 per vehicle
- Free Shuttle Service to FAM
- Open 8:00 AM to close
What to Expect
Opening weekend is a celebration! We have worked with tribal volunteers and community partners to create a unique and culturally rich experience. Entry for this event is only $5. We respectfully ask you to be aware of the following:
- Expect large crowds
- Be prepared for brief wait times for shuttle services
- Security bag checks upon entry
- Limited gallery capacity – event admission does not guarantee gallery entry
- $5 discounted admission continues (timed gallery tickets)
- Benefits: parking on-site and a more quiet, reflective atmosphere
Closed Tuesday, September, 21, 2021
Starting Wednesday, September 22, 2021
- Regular FAM hours and admission
- More quiet, reflective atmosphere – limited number of people
- Timed gallery tickets
- Onsite parking available
Plan your visit!
PARK & RIDE ONLY
During Grand Opening Weekend only, NO ONSITE PARKING available. FAM is finalizing parking details. Shuttle services will start at 8 AM and run all day.
- Firearms, weapons, and drones are prohibited
- Outside food and drinks are not permitted
- Please leave your pets at home—with the exception of service animals required due to a disability
- Smoking/ Vaping in designated outdoor areas only
- Visitors permitted on FAM Mound path only (no climbing)
- No umbrellas, large bags, or folding chairs permitted—a free self-service coat check is available near the Hall of The People. FAM is not responsible for lost or stolen items
- Strollers are permitted in galleries. Baby carriers and backpacks must be worn on the front
- Galleries are fully accessible to wheelchairs and motorized scooters. FAM is an ADA compliant campus More info email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405.594.2100
- Photography in the galleries is permitted. No flash photography, selfie sticks, tripods, monopods and professional photography equipment allowed
- Members of the media contact email@example.com for credentials
FAM is seeking volunteers for our Grand Opening events on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19, 2021. Volunteer shifts will likely take place in three to four hour periods. We have a variety of opportunities – parking attendants to assist visitors with directions and transportation on campus.
This opportunity is open to volunteers 16 and older and youth ages 13 to 15 who are accompanied by an adult who has also submitted a volunteer application. All youth volunteers must have a parent or guardian complete this form.
Entertainment & Activities
|10:30 AM||Tribal Procession (tribal assigned delegates)|
Emcee Chickasaw Rep. Lisa Billy (Chickasaw)
|11:00 AM||Invocation by the Rev. David Wilson (Choctaw)|
|Lord’s Prayer by Barbara McAlister (Cherokee)|
Sign language provided by Changing Winds Society Princesses
|Land Acknowledgement read by Rainee Stumblingbear-Riddle (Kiowa), youth poet|
|11:15 AM||Welcome by James Pepper Henry (Kaw/Muscogee)|
|Remarks by Bill Anoatubby (Chickasaw)|
Native American Cultural and Educational Authority Board Chairman
Governor Chickasaw Nation
|Remarks by Dr. Henrietta Mann (Cheyenne)|
FAM Knowledge Giver
|Remarks by Mayor David Holt (Osage)|
City of Oklahoma City
|Remarks by Gregg Wadley (Choctaw)|
American Indian Cultural Center Foundation Board Chairman
|Remarks by Joy Harjo (Muscogee)|
United States Poet Laureate
- Interactive Art
- Field Games
- Youth Poetry
- Dance Performances
- Tribal Demonstrations
- Fashion Shows
- Cooking Demonstration
- Eagles from Tribal Aviaries
- Storytelling Teepee
- Live Music
Dine & Shop
The FAMstore features FAM exclusive items from Oklahoma Native artists, FAM signature wear and Native produced products.
OKLA HOMMA: TRIBAL NATIONS GALLERY
This signature exhibition speaks to the diverse stories of the 39 tribes in Oklahoma today. Featuring works of art, interactive media and film, OKLA HOMMA will engage visitors of all ages through sight, sound and touch. In addition to exploring our stories from ancestral origins to the present day, this 18,000 square foot gallery, designed by Ralph Applebaum Associates, examines contemporary issues, including representation, sports and games and warriors. Visitors will leave with a reinvigorated respect for the resilience of Native people of Oklahoma and an appreciation for their important contributions to our communities today.
WINIKO: Life of an Object,
Selections from Smithsonian’s National Museum
of the American Indian
WINIKO: Life of an Object examines the things we create—how they reflect our values, possess spiritual significance and carry our ways into future generations. The exhibition also explores the complex relationship between Native people and museums and critiques the manner in which non-Native scholars have represented our objects and cultures. This exhibition includes Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian selections representing all 39 tribes in Oklahoma today. It also includes newly commissioned works to complement the collective histories.
Learn more about our exhibits here.