Gardens

Gilcrease Gardens Scavenger Hunts

Keep active by visiting the Gilcrease Gardens while they are in bloom. Bring your family to enjoy fresh air and sunshine and participate in these free scavenger hunts below for younger and older visitors that you can download on your phone, or print at home.

Scavenger Hunt for Younger Visitors
Scavenger Hunt for Older Visitors

Remember to practice safe social distancing when participating in these scavenger hunts.

About the Gilcrease Gardens

The Gilcrease Gardens and Stuart Park are open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The themed gardens at Gilcrease have been developed on 23 of the museum’s 460 acres.

Special care of the grounds began with the museum’s founder, Thomas Gilcrease, who encouraged the growth of native plants and introduced numerous exotic plants, including the southern magnolia. The gardens consist of Pre-Columbian, Pioneer, Colonial, Victorian, and rock gardens, all of which are perfect for exploration in all seasons.

Today, The University of Tulsa maintains these magnificent grounds as part of this agreement with the City of Tulsa to manage the Museum’s operations. Nestled in the Osage Hills, the historic theme gardens are a wonderful component of the total experience of visiting Gilcrease museum.

Garden Tours

Free public tours of the Gilcrease Gardens are offered every Saturday from April through June. Learn about the history, design, and plantings of each garden, find out about artworks on the grounds and enjoy the beauty of nature. Reservations are not required for these free tours. Guests should meet their Garden Docent at the main entrance of the museum at 11 a.m. Tours last 30-45 minutes.

During your tour face masks are required for all adults and children six years and older (complimentary masks are available at the admission desk). We also ask that you maintain social distancing, keeping six feet between yourself and anyone who is not in your group.

If you plan to visit the museum galleries after your garden tour, please reserve your ticket in advance.

The museum and upper gardens are accessible to individuals with physical challenges. Stuart Park is partially accessible to individuals with physical challenges.