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Tulsa is home to some of the best museums of art, history, nature, and music. There are many museums in Tulsa, depending on what your interests may be. You can find museums of all shapes, sizes, and nature here in Tulsa. These museums are filled with rich culture about the area and some feature architecture and if you look close you will see how roofing in tulsa has evolved over time.

Continue reading to find some of the best museums in Tulsa.

ArtPhilbrook Museum of Art | 2727 S. Rockford Rd.

Oilman Waite Phillips donated his private residence to the city of Tulsa in 1938. This 72-room mansion and its surrounding 23 acres of grounds were turned into a modern art museum which is now known as Philbrook Museum Art.

If you are looking to visit some museums in Tulsa, then Philbrook is hard to miss. Philbrook is one of Tulsa’s top tourist destinations that is quite family-friendly.

Tulsa’s vibrant art scene is alive and well at the Philbrook Museum. Recent years have seen an expansion of programming to satisfy a more diverse range of tastes with events like garden tours, movie screenings, workshops lead by local artists, garden tours, or even Burger night. Apart from this, visitors can also explore Philbrook’s permanent art collection, which includes both classical and contemporary pieces.

Gilcrease Museum | 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd.

Gilcrease Museum is a historic landmark in Tulsa’s Brookside district that has been the centerpiece for art lovers since it was built in 1938. Gilcrease Museum was established by Tulsa oilman Thomas Gilcrease to preserve the heritage of the American nation. With its charm, beauty, and extensive collections that span centuries-old works and all the way up to modern-day pieces by some of America’s most well-known artists – there is something here for everyone.

The museum, with its vast collection and stunning architecture, has drawn visitors from around the world for many years now who are eager to see what it is that makes this place so special.

This museum is also famous for its world-class collection of Native American art and artifacts, as well as historical documents, manuscripts, and maps.

Tulsa Children’s Museum Discovery Lab | 560 N. Maybelle Ave.

Tulsa Children’s Museum Discovery LabLocated north and west of the Tulsa Arts District, Tulsa Children’s Museum is a wondrous place for children and their parents to explore concepts in science, math, engineering. The rotating exhibits are designed with kids ages 3-12 years old in mind. The museum also includes an interactive maker’s lab that not only invites creativity but also allows kids to have some fun.

The Discovery Lab is a hands-on, interactive space where kids can tinker and explore. It includes workstations with tools for building and making things like circuits or constructing robots from recycled materials. The lab also features a theater showing videos about the world’s biggest engineering challenges and how they’re being solved by people right here in Tulsa.

Greenwood Cultural Center | 322 N. Greenwood Ave.

With a population that is 95% African American, Greenwood has managed to preserve much of its history and culture in spite of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Today, Tulsa’s Greenwood Cultural Center preserves African-American heritage while promoting a positive image of this community.

Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art | 2021 E. 71st St.

The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art is a Tulsa mainstay and has been since it opened in 1961. Since its opening, the museum has housed artwork from all over Europe and Asia, as well as 10 thousand Holocaust-era artifacts from Jews who were persecuted during World War II. The collection contains paintings by Marc Chagall to sculptures that depict important figures like Anne Frank.

The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Arts houses an extensive permanent art exhibition with pieces including paintings, sculptures, and clothing worn by refugees fleeing Nazi persecution.

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Best Museums In Tulsa


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Woody Guthrie Center

Address: 102 E Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA

Main Phone: (918) 574-2710

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Latitude: 36.1586072

Longitude: -95.9922929

Did you know that Woody Guthrie Center rates 4.7/5 based on 301 total ratings?

Reviews for Woody Guthrie Center
Harley Annie Luck

Harley Annie Luck

5/5

11 months ago

Cuz...Woody Guthrie.

Tom Putskey

Tom Putskey

5/5

a month ago

I was very excited to visit! I'm a big fan of Woody and planned a quick stop on my way through town. I only stayed sn hour, but could have spent an afternoon! There was more than just Woody Guthrie historical items, along with information about the Tulsa massacre, and artists that were inspired by Woody. The staff were incredibly informed and enthusiastic to share what they knew! I'm so happy I made time to stop by!

Susie Wurth

Susie Wurth

5/5

a month ago

An amazing history of a musician with a true social awareness. You also saw the history he was living and how it influenced his writing. I had no idea he was a sketch artist as well. Very worth the time.


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Tulsa Children's Museum Discovery Lab

Address: 560 N Maybelle Ave, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA

Main Phone: (918) 295-8144

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Latitude: 36.1600895

Longitude: -96.0042549

Did you know that Tulsa Children's Museum Discovery Lab rates 4.2/5 based on 493 total ratings?

Reviews for Tulsa Children's Museum Discovery Lab
Asutosh Regulagadda

Asutosh Regulagadda

3/5

a month ago

The place itself is really good, but I didn't see any justification for charging the adults the same price as for kids. Granted, the science and learning room has things an adult can teach his/her kids. But that's only one half of the two rooms. So maybe someone can help me understand the pricing structure for adults at a (primarily) kids place?

Russell Weed

Russell Weed

2/5

a month ago

Don't believe the pictures! Apparently they removed a lot of the exhibits they used to have, because now this place is a big empty room. When we went we were the only ones there until we left. When getting there, we drove right by it on accident because we thought it was an abandoned building. Once we got inside, it was even worse. The big tower in the middle is gone, the dinosaur is gone, the activity desks are gone, the insect exhibits are gone, the barrels are gone. Basically the only thing that was still there was the tape tubes/slide. Somehow my kids managed to have fun anyway, but we felt really taken advantage of.

Rafael Rodriguez

Rafael Rodriguez

2/5

a week ago

My family and I were visiting from KC and before we headed back we stopped by this place to play with our toddler aged boys. Overall not a great experience, let me start with the good though: As weird as it may sound, I actually like the fact there was no background music. I think every parent has musical preferences for their kids so I appreciate them just playing without having to blare pop music or whatever. I also liked the exhibits they *did* have, which were not many. The kids had a good time (even for a short while), so I’ll give them that. Alright so now the bad: 1st, the employees here are just lifeless as heck. I mean we are in a children’s museum, you would think they would hire people who love working with kids and have a sense of joy about them. We walk in and our first impression of the place is the front desk person playing candy crush on their phone and didn’t even acknowledge us for about a minute or so. He was short with us and just had a kind of “I don’t want to be here vibe”. There was also no one in the exhibit areas encouraging the kids or showing them the exhibits, which I’ve seen at almost all other children’s museum. Pretty lifeless in here. 2nd, I wouldn’t call this a museum, but maybe a playroom? This place is hilariously small, literally the smallest children’s museum I’ve been to. By the time 45 minutes hit, the kids had exhausted all of their options to play with stuff. I’m not sure who funds this place, but with Tulsa growing it would be a good idea to invest in a larger more modern facility maybe near the zoo or some other attractions. Honestly, if we didn’t get free admission from our ASTC membership, we would not have even come here based on first impressions. Find some more funding, move to a larger facility and hire people who actually care about kids.


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Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

Address: 5 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA

Main Phone: (918) 928-5299

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Latitude: 36.1566

Longitude: -95.9908568

Did you know that Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame rates 4.2/5 based on 210 total ratings?

Reviews for Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
Jerry Schoeffler

Jerry Schoeffler

5/5

3 months ago

Most wonderful evening listening to Tommy Crook ,Shelby Eicher and excellent bass player whose name i didn't get. Definitely will have a return visit!

Viridiana Valdivia

Viridiana Valdivia

5/5

2 weeks ago

Beautiful piece of Tulsa history but the building needs some restoration.

Rob Reck

Rob Reck

1/5

5 months ago

This has been a great venue for many years. There have been some problems with management. Things are going to have to be managed better if this is to continue. I will be happy to revise this review if things get better.


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DECOPOLIS Tulsa Art Deco Museum

Address: 511 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA

Main Phone: (918) 382-7388

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Latitude: 36.1515788

Longitude: -95.9885845

Did you know that DECOPOLIS Tulsa Art Deco Museum rates 4.6/5 based on 106 total ratings?

Reviews for DECOPOLIS Tulsa Art Deco Museum
Jennifer Link

Jennifer Link

5/5

8 months ago

Very unique shop for books, toys, and fun for all ages. Now located on Rt 66.

elias nuaman

elias nuaman

5/5

6 months ago

It is a fantastic place to see so many greatly unique books and gifts for yourself or others. The way things are displayed makes it feel like an adventure. The art deco museum is in progress getting set up so I look forward to going back to see it completed.

Randi Coon

Randi Coon

2/5

5 months ago

Wasnt sure if we could go in or not it looked deserted we really wanted to be able to go in even if it was just inside the lobby or something but we will try again at another time....


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The Outsiders House Museum

Address: 731 N St Louis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA

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Latitude: 36.1654744

Longitude: -95.97029

Did you know that The Outsiders House Museum rates 4.7/5 based on 357 total ratings?

Reviews for The Outsiders House Museum
Tracy cass

Tracy cass

5/5

a week ago

I was raised up watching this movie. So I'm very glad to see that it was rescued and saved from the inevitable destruction of decay. The gift shop was very nice and clean. The staff was excellent about their products and history of the movie knowledge. The house was very clean and well put together. Brought back to as close as possible to the movie. I would definitely recommend stopping in and seeing it if you're in the area.

okbookworm

okbookworm

4/5

in the last week

Enjoyed touring the house and loved meeting C. Thomas Howell today. The show was fun, but the stories truly made it for me. I also loved how positive and upbeat Mr. Howell was in his stories and regarding life in general. A good time was had by all today!!!

Deb Hutchins Harvell

Deb Hutchins Harvell

5/5

a week ago

How nostalgic! If you have ever enjoyed the book or movie and are able to, go check out the museum. It is priced right and chock-full of memorabilia. It's like being a part of it all. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful.


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Greenwood Cultural Center

Address: 322 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

Main Phone: (918) 596-1020

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Latitude: 36.1619444

Longitude: -95.9872222

Did you know that Greenwood Cultural Center rates 4.7/5 based on 584 total ratings?

Reviews for Greenwood Cultural Center
Eileen Thomas

Eileen Thomas

5/5

3 weeks ago

One of the most rewarding experiences I've had. Very informative, accurate depiction of actual events. Great for young adults and seniors of ALL cultures.

Kimberly Schuster

Kimberly Schuster

5/5

a month ago

After seeing the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park and its peace pathway, I highly encourage everyone skip those sights and come straight to this museum. This museum jumps headfirst into the history of the massacre with articles, photos, and survivors’ heart wrenching stories. I have to add that it can be very heavy as they sometimes do not spare the more intense and horrific details. It’s also free! I would have gladly paid for admission though. I suggest everyone in Tulsa come here to be inspired for actual reparations (not just a park) for the Greenwood survivors and descendants.

Smiley Elmore Jr, Ph.D.

Smiley Elmore Jr, Ph.D.

5/5

a month ago

Great Wonderful Facility! Enjoyed meeting the Staff to reserve the space there for our event next year. Audrey took awesome care of us! THANK YOU!


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Greenwood Rising

Address: 23 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

Main Phone: (539) 867-3173

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Latitude: 36.1596859

Longitude: -95.9857048

Did you know that Greenwood Rising rates 5/5 based on 4 total ratings?

Reviews for Greenwood Rising
Matthew Coleman

Matthew Coleman

5/5

in the last week

Excellent interactive museum that tells the story of Greenwood and the race massacre that destroyed it. A critical history lesson for all Americans. Yolanda gave an excellent tour through the museum. I recommend visiting.

Shawnaci Williams

Shawnaci Williams

5/5

in the last week

Beautiful area.It was an emotional experience but yet brought light to Tulsa/Greenwood’s history.People should definitely see this place!

Kelly Bezan

Kelly Bezan

5/5

in the last week


Photo Courtesey of: The Cave House - Linda Collier

The Cave House - Linda Collier

Address: 1623 Charles Page Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74127, USA

Main Phone: (918) 378-1952

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Latitude: 36.1517261

Longitude: -96.0112601

Did you know that The Cave House - Linda Collier rates 4.6/5 based on 84 total ratings?

Reviews for The Cave House - Linda Collier
Colton Wildcat

Colton Wildcat

5/5

2 weeks ago

Took my sons here today for a tour of the famous cave house, the boys enjoyed it and I really enjoyed it as well! Linda was extremely nice and made the tour highly entertaining! I never once felt as if she was rushing us along, she took the time to go into detail and answer any questions we had. Adults are $10.00 and children under 15 are $5.00 and it's well worth the money in my opinion. The decor, the quirkiness and the history were well worth the tour! I will absolutely visit again. Thank you Linda!

J. Wilson

J. Wilson

5/5

a month ago

There was a review posted that was negative. I did not post this review that reflected such a review. I've since changed my password. I have in fact visited and loved it very much. My only issue is that I never caught something that was posted over a year ago and would have corrected it then. This is a wonderful place and great tourist attraction. If you get a chance, check it you will enjoy it!

Rhonda Tyler

Rhonda Tyler

5/5

3 weeks ago

Linda has done so much to add to the house and all of it's mysteries! It was so fun to talk with her and hear the stories of the previous owners. Great site to see!


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Tulsa Union Depot

Address: 43-99 E 31st Pl N, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA

Main Phone: (918) 928-5299

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Latitude: 36.1565376

Longitude: -95.9910542

Did you know that Tulsa Union Depot rates 4.5/5 based on 11 total ratings?

Reviews for Tulsa Union Depot
Jennifer Nixon

Jennifer Nixon

5/5

a week ago

Only walked by, very neat little gem of architecture tucked away in downtown

Marshall Miller

Marshall Miller

4/5

2 years ago

Center of the universe is on the other side of the tracks... Heard this place was a jazz muesuem... Cool huh

RAFIQ KHAN

RAFIQ KHAN

5/5

3 years ago

Good place when all bare saw it


Photo Courtesey of: Sharon Wilson

Philbrook Downtown

Address: 116 Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA

Main Phone: (918) 749-7941

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Latitude: 36.158626

Longitude: -95.9918464

Did you know that Philbrook Downtown rates 4.6/5 based on 144 total ratings?

Reviews for Philbrook Downtown
Zack Nolop

Zack Nolop

5/5

2 years ago

Had a great time checking out the Jason Lee OK exhibit as well as the other exhibits. Staff was very helpful and friendly. There was a very nice layout for everything and I appreciate the fact that the adult oriented pieces in some exhibits were clearly marked so parents could control what their children did or did not see.

Irma Zandl

Irma Zandl

5/5

2 years ago

Phenomenal museum. Currently showing a fabulous Jason Lee photography exhibit of time he spent in Oklahoma and specifically Tulsa. There’s also a great show of native artists on the 3rd floor.

Mason Monigold

Mason Monigold

5/5

a year ago

Always a great selection of artwork

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