Native American Cultural and Educational Authority

In 1994, the Oklahoma Legislature created the Native American Cultural and Educational Authority, (NACEA) a state agency authorized to construct and operate a Cultural Center and Museum for the purpose of generating awareness and understanding of the history of tribes and their relationship to Oklahoma today. The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum (The Center) is one of four components that make up the nearly 250 acre site on the Oklahoma River.

  • The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum
  • Outdoor Cultural Park
  • A Centralized Visitor Information Center
  • Shopping and Dining

The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum (The Center)
Located in the Heart of Indian Country, The Center integrates the earth, people and nature as a connected whole. This unparalleled museum experience features interactive exhibitions, educational programming and events in the 125,000 square foot architectural spaces that echo Native values and traditions. The contemporary architecture has already several won awards.

NACEA and The Center (Relationship)
The Native American Cultural and Educational Authority (NACEA) is the state agency responsible for developing The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum.



The Center

Cultural Park

Cultural Tourism

Shop/Dine