The Museum of the Red River

celebrates the world's artistic heritage, while emphasizing the contributions made to this heritage by the native peoples of the Americas.

Artifacts and related materials dating from prehistoric to contemporary times are collected, preserved, researched and exhibited in order to foster aesthetic appreciation, stimulate curiosity, and encourage further study. Complementary programs and activities provide additional learning opportunities to our audiences.

The Museum is also home to Acrocanthosaurus atokensis, the official State Dinosaur of Oklahoma. The most complete specimen of this 110 million year old fossil was recovered less than twenty miles away. A full size cast of the skeleton, nearly forty feet long and fourteen feet high, is displayed along with natural history specimens from around the world. Additional exhibits can be found in the Lifeways Gallery, Nathaniel & Lana Grey Gallery, Mary Bratton Curtis Gallery, Gregory Perino Archaeological Study Area, and Holland & Sallie Webb Learning Center.

This website provides but a glimpse of the Museum and its offerings. We hope users will be inspired and accept this as an invitation to come visit in person.

Visit us at 812 E. Lincoln Road, Idabel, Oklahoma or call us at 580-286-3616.

Teen Touring Camp (Chicago!) - May 19 - 27, 2015

During teen camp, we traveled the Chicago Downtown area to visit museums, cultural centers, and view architecture and sculptures throughout the city. This camp provided a cultural education that started to shape an appreciation of Chicago history and 'big city' life. We visited the Museum of Science and Industry, the Art Institute, the Field Museum of Natural History, The John G. Shedd Aquarium, the Willis Tower (Sky Deck), the Chicago Cultural Center, China Town, and the Magnificent Mile.

The Museum of the Red River will continue to give teenagers the chance to combine summer fun with a priceless hands on education in 2016. The registration fee will be announced once we know where we will be traveling. Space is limited so please call early to enroll for Teen Camp in 2016.

Picture: The Museum of Science and Industry. Back Row: Sofia Bohanan, Christina Eastep (Head of Programs), Ezekiel Shomo, Kayson Bray, Angelica Bohanan, Kaitlynn Bray, Matthew Musset, Riley Musset, Meric Musset, Zacheri Melendez. Front Row: Slade Coleman, Sage Jackman, Morgan Shelton, Naomi Bohanan, Rabecca Bohanan, Tori Eastep, Zoe Cox, Summer Shomo.

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