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Gathering Place is a home for spectacular, free events that showcase art, history, entertainment, and culture from around the corner and around the world! Check out the event calendar below to plan your visit.

Gathering Place Programming sponsored by Coterra


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Animal Encounter


May 6, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


ONEOK Boathouse

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Meet animals up close and learn more about their place in our world and how you can be a wildlife hero! Every Friday, May through July. 

MAY Animal Encounters: 
JUne animal Encounters: 
  • June 3rd: OSU Insect Adventure 

  • June 10th: Naturally STEM 

  • June 17th: Russ Becker - The Snake Guy

  • June 24th: Naturally STEM  

JULY ANIMAL ENcounters: 
  • July 1st: Russ Becker - The Snake Guy 

  • July 8th: Naturally STEM 

  • July 15th: Naturally STEM 

  • July 22nd: OSU Insect Adventure  

  • July 29th: OSU Insect Adventure