The mission of OKPOP is to inspire and empower new generations of artists, musicians, and storytellers to impact the world through the powerful force of creative expression by showcasing the legacy of Oklahomans and their influence on popular culture.
Under the direction of the Oklahoma Historical Society, OKPOP Museum collects, preserves, and shares the state’s pop culture artifacts and collections through four core programs: The OKPOP experience, community outreach, research archives, and education.
The OKPOP experience will house world-class installations and interactive exhibits telling the stories of Oklahoma’s profound impact on popular culture. Our immersive facility and programming will excite, inform, and inspire by engaging guests in the remarkable stories of Oklahoma’s impact on the world.
Visitors expecting a traditional museum experience will be amazed to discover a pop culture playground designed to be explored in ways beyond sight and sound. Our exhibits and gallery spaces will make use of modern technology and interactive play places to create an ever-changing museum experience that keeps guests coming back, not just to observe collected artifacts, but to create and play.
Crossroads of Creativity
Your OKPOP Museum journey begins on the corner of Main and Easton, just off historic Route 66—The Crossroads of Creativity. Step through the doors and into a vibrant, whimsical atmosphere that sets the tone for your adventure. The First Floor is free to the public and includes:
From screen to stage, behind the scenes and on the page, Oklahomans have impacted the world of Pop Culture through incredible storytelling. OKPOP’s Imagined Worlds exhibit takes you on a whirlwind journey through a century’s-worth of Okie accomplishments, spanning multiple genres, including Action, Fantasy, Comedy, Western, Science Fiction, and more. OKPOP has a robust collection of artifacts on display; but OKPOP is not your typical museum. Gone are the white-walled galleries and static displays of yesteryear. Instead, you are invited to wander through a colorful playground of creativity that will delight the senses. Create, play, and get lost in the magical worlds and fascinating stories of Oklahomans who are the force behind epic moments in pop culture. The Second Floor will feature:
Set in an ethereal soundscape, the Third Floor experience lets you follow in the footsteps of musicians and songwriters who turned their musical dreams into reality. Meander through a mystical forest to discover artifacts and memorabilia highlighting 150 years of Oklahoma music. Hear incredible stories from artists across all genres and get a unique glimpse into the progression of a musician’s career. A little bit country, and a little bit rock and roll—with some western swing, jazz, funk, and every beat in between. The Third Floor features a collage of stories from the various stages of a musician’s journey:
Your charitable donation directly contributes to OKPOP’s future, we are grateful for your support! Donations to support the OKPOP Museum may be made to the OKPOP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Donations may be made through the secure online donation form or mailed to:
422 North Main Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103
If you have questions about additional gifting options, please contact Abby Kurin at firstname.lastname@example.org
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