Built in 1997, the Goddard Children's Museum is a 24,000 square foot two story building, uniquely designed to fit the existing landscape at its location. Visitors will find several different scenarios throughout the museum.
NATIVE CULTURE ROOM
One of the true treasures of the museum is the "Native American Exhibit." Tribes native to this area helped create an authentic and hands-on exhibit of Native American cultures. Listening to our Native American elders teach their culture and language is truly on e of the highlights of the day. These displays allow you to get a sense of how Native American culture has influenced us today. To be able to handle actual artifacts, beat an authentic animal skin drum, walk through our Teepee or wigwam and be taught by our professional staff is truly an enlightening experience.
Graffham Hall is home to Oklahoma's state dinosaur. "Fran" is a 40-foot long, 10-foot high "Acrocanthasaurus" (ACROcan-THE-sar-US (High Spine Lizard) discovered in Southeastern Oklahoma and donated to the Children's Museum in 1998.
EASTERN DECIDUOUS ROOM
The exhibits, in this room, provide visitors with extraordinary displays of birds, fish, plants and animals that are indigenous to Southern Oklahoma and North Texas. You are able to actually pick up and examine, up close, furs, bones, skeletons, skins and more.
You can actually dig for real dinosaur bones, there are several to be found within this 6,000 square foot area display. Visitors of all ages will find an abundance of real fossils and you can take them home with you, compliments of the Goddard Children's Museum.
Our "Audio/Visual" room will provide groups with state of the art equipment, including a 9' X 12' movie viewing screen, surround sound audio with Dolby audio equipment, and plenty of room for accommodations.
Spend a little time in our gift shop and take memories with you. We have t-shirts, hats, walking canes, coffee mugs, numerous fossils, and many other interesting items. Take some of Goddard Youth camp back with you to remember your experiences!