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.

Driving Directions

Westbound on I-244: Exit on Gilcrease Museum Road. Turn right to the museum.

Eastbound on I-244: Exit on Gilcrease Museum Road. Turn left to the museum.

Westbound on Hwy 51-64: Exit at Gilcrease Museum Road. Turn right and head north to the museum.

From any major north or south street in Tulsa: Go to Pine Street. Turn west and continue on Pine to Gilcrease Museum Road. Turn left (south) on Gilcrease Museum Road. The museum will be on your right after approximately 1/2 block.

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.

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

Parking

Visitor parking can be found on the North and South side of the gardens. Some parking lots may be closed intermittently due to construction.