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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Gilcrease Museum
Gilcrease Museum

(918) 596-2700

1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd
Tulsa, OK 74127   Directions Website

Explore the rich cultural history of the Americas by visiting the Gilcrease Museum, a must-visit destination. With extensive collections and exhibits on display, you'll have plenty to see and learn during your visit.

In addition to the museum's impressive displays, you'll enjoy the beautiful facilities and gardens surrounding the property. With 23 themed gardens spread across the museum's 460 acres, there's plenty of natural beauty. If you're interested in diving even deeper into the museum's offerings, they also offer a variety of tours, workshops, musical events, and lectures. These opportunities provide a great way to expand your insight into the museum's history.

Living Arts
Living Arts

(918) 585-1234

307 E Reconciliation Way
Tulsa, OK 74120   Directions Website

Living Arts is a beautiful place where people from all backgrounds can come together and experience the best contemporary art in Tulsa. They offer a unique platform for emerging artists to showcase their work and push the boundaries of traditional art practices.

The team at Living Arts is passionate about sharing their interests with the community. It encourages everyone to attend and participate in its exhibitions, workshops, performances, films, lectures, and education programs. Living Arts embodies artistic integrity and experimentation, creating a thoughtful and rigorous arts ecology in Tulsa.

OKPOP Museum
OKPOP Museum

(918) 295-3970

422 N Main St
Tulsa, OK 74103   Directions Website

Are you ready to be amazed? You're in for a surprise if you expect a traditional museum experience. The OKPOP museum is a pop culture playground that will take you on a journey beyond sight and sound. With interactive exhibits and gallery spaces that use modern technology and interactive play places, you can explore and discover the world of pop culture in new and exciting ways.

From screen to stage, behind the scenes, and on the page, Oklahomans have left their mark on pop culture through incredible storytelling. The Imagined Worlds exhibit at OKPOP is a whirlwind journey through a century of Okie accomplishments in multiple genres, including Action, Fantasy, Comedy, Western, Science Fiction, and more. And while OKPOP has an impressive collection of artifacts on display, it's different from your typical museum. Instead, you're invited to wander through a colorful playground of creativity that will delight your senses. You can create, play, and get lost in the magical worlds and fascinating stories of Oklahomans who have been behind epic moments in pop culture. Come and experience the fun and excitement at OKPOP.

Philbrook Museum of Art
Philbrook Museum of Art

(918) 749-7941

2727 S Rockford Rd
Tulsa, OK 74114   Directions Website

Have you checked out the Philbrook Museum of Art yet? It's an incredible attraction with 72 rooms to explore, filled with art from worldwide. The museum itself is a work of art, and you'll feel like you're stepping into a different world as soon as you walk through the doors. One unique thing about Philbrook is that it offers something for everyone. Whether you're an art lover, a history buff, or someone who appreciates beauty, you'll find something here that speaks to you. And if you're looking for a fun day out with the family, there are plenty of activities for kids and adults alike.

The gardens at Philbrook are exceptionally breathtaking and have been named the most beautiful place in Oklahoma by House Beautiful Magazine. You'll feel like you've been transported to Tuscany as you wander through the lush greenery and admire the stunning architecture. And if you're looking for a souvenir to remember your visit, check out the Philbrook Museum Shop. They have a great selection of books, art objects, and other unique gifts inspired by the museum's exhibitions.

Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

(918) 492-1818

2021 E 71st St
Tulsa, OK 74136   Directions Website

Have you heard of the Sherwin-Miller Museum of Jewish Art? It's an incredible museum that showcases an extensive collection of early and modern historic Jewish Art. It's the only Museum in the region and rivals nationally known Jewish art museums for its extensive and complete collection that tells the history of Jewish culture from antiquity to the modern day.

The Museum preserves and promotes Jewish heritage, culture, history, and community through Art and education. Its mission is to showcase the beauty of Jewish culture through fine Art, Judaica, and the triumph of the human spirit. Visitors can learn about the 5,000 years of Jewish history told through both accomplishment & despair and the cultural relics & artistic flare. The Museum invites visitors of all backgrounds to embark on this expedition to learn about the best and the worst of people while showing the beauty in Art and culture that are intrinsic pieces of a broader, collective Jewish human experience.

The Outsiders House Museum
The Outsiders House Museum
731 N St Louis Ave
Tulsa, OK 74106   Directions Website

Have you been to The Outsiders House Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma? It's an excellent destination for fans of the classic film directed by Francis Ford Coppola in 1982. The museum focuses on preserving the home and memorabilia used in the movie. You'll enjoy learning about the behind-the-scenes details the museum provides, such as untold stories, trivia, and the film's backstory. It's a must-see for any fan of the movie.

Upon entering the museum, you will be transported to the living room where Ponyboy and Darry quarreled. You can also visit the kitchen, where they discussed having chocolate cake for breakfast. Additionally, you can see Dallas Winston's leather jacket and learn about the mysterious disappearance and reappearance of Francis Ford Coppola's Director's Chair. Rare and never-before-seen photos, movie artifacts, and other exciting exhibits exist. Even if you're a long-time fan of The Outsiders, you will discover something new at this museum.

Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium
Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium

(918) 834-9900

3624 N 74th E Ave
Tulsa, OK 74115   Directions Website

The Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium is an outstanding museum that strives to pay homage to the past while encouraging the future. Since its establishment in 1994, the museum offers guided tours, hands-on activities, interactive exhibits, motivational messages, and educational planetarium programs. TASM provides education in an awe-inspiring setting that showcases the stories of aerospace pioneers and events, one-of-a-kind and priceless airplanes, computer flight simulators, cockpit trainers, demonstrations, and simulated space missions.

The museum enhances learning through hands-on activities. During group tours, students can touch and interact with aircraft. The museum offers open cockpits and various simulators, such as the space shuttle landing, P51, manned maneuvering unit, and hot air balloon, to help students understand the principles of flight and the technology used by astronauts, pilots, and scientists.

Tulsa Children’s Museum Discovery Lab
Tulsa Children’s Museum Discovery Lab

(918) 295-8144

3123 S Riverside Dr
Tulsa, OK 74105   Directions Website

The Tulsa Children's Museum Discovery Lab is a valuable educational resource for children and families in Tulsa. Since 2007, Discovery Lab has sparked children's curiosity with engaging exhibits and learning experiences focusing on process skills like creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem-solving, and communication and collaboration.

Discovery Lab's exhibits and programming emphasize the development of executive function and process skills, which are essential for success in school and beyond. Educational content focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, health and wellness, and complements and supplements current school curricula. Studies show that hands-on, informal learning experiences delivered by Discovery Lab can impact reading readiness and overall school success.

Tulsa Historical Society & Museum
Tulsa Historical Society & Museum

(918) 712-9484

2445 S Peoria
Tulsa, OK 74114   Directions Website

Did you know that the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum is home to eight exhibit galleries that showcase artifacts and archives from Tulsa's rich history? Established in 1963, the museum has an extensive collection of over 400,000 still photographs, books, maps, documents, textiles, architectural elements, building furnishings, and personal artifacts.

Interestingly, from 1985 to 1998, the museum was located in the Thomas Gilcrease house on the Gilcrease Museum grounds. Later, in December of 1997, THSM purchased the historic Sam Travis Mansion, which was renovated and expanded to serve as the museum's new headquarters.

Will Rogers Memorial Museum
Will Rogers Memorial Museum

(918) 341-0719

1720 W Will Rogers Blvd
Claremore, OK 74017   Directions Website

Visit the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. It's a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the life and legacy of Will Rogers, America's favorite satirist and cowboy poet from the Great Depression era. Will Rogers originally purchased the 20-acre land as a retirement estate but unfortunately passed away shortly after. Today, the Memorial Museum houses the world's most extensive collection of Will Rogers memorabilia, including his entire collection of writings.

In fact, in 2015, Gordon Kuntz generously donated the second-largest collection of items to the museum, which includes one-of-a-kind movie posters, movie stills, books, correspondence, and much more. You can easily spend hours touring the museum and learning about Will Rogers' life, wisdom, and humor.

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