Oklahoma Museums engage in #MuseumsFromHome virtual movement

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Various Oklahoma museums will begin to offer virtual tours. (KOKH/FILE)

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) – Oklahoma museums are contributing to #MuseumsFromHome activities in creative ways to increase online engagement during COVID-19 government mandated closings.

“We are proud of our museums’ creativity, resourcefulness and camaraderie as we work together to entertain, educate and engage audiences virtually,” said Brenda Granger, Oklahoma Museums Association executive director. “We look forward to the development of new ideas and implementations that will continue and grow as museum doors re-open.”

The Myriad Botanical Gardens created Botanical Broadcasts featuring weekly virtual lessons and garden-in-place virtual lessons on their website available to the public.

Taking advantage of video, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is offering virtual museum tours as well as a social media takeover from their security guard, Tim.

In addition to tours, the Philbrook Museum of Art along with other museums are offering free coloring books to download.

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum is contributing hands-on activities, student resources and teacher guides to encourage education at home.