Gilcrease Museum offers a continuum of art education programs for families of all ages, from infants to adults. In addition, the museum has three fun, interactive spaces that bring out the kid in every visitor. We hope you’ll try some or all of our programs designed especially for families or a caregiver and child. Please see our Events Calendar for specific dates and times.
Learn and Play
Presented in collaboration with Tulsa Community College Early Childhood Education Department, this program is designed for children up to five-years-old and their caregivers to enjoy a developmentally-appropriate gallery experience. This event is free with museum admission, but advance registration is required.
The third Sunday of every month is Funday Sunday. It’s a FREE admission day loaded with fun for the whole family. Visitors can enjoy art-making stations throughout the museum, special exhibition-themed programming, open galleries and our gardens. Free admission all day, with special activities from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Explore new materials and concepts from 1-4 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month under the guidance of Gilcrease teaching artists. With studio activities adapted for visitors of all ages and backgrounds, our drop-in days provide something for everyone. All supplies and materials provided. Free with admission.
Gilcrease Museum believes that the “hands on” experience is vital to the understanding of both art and history. That’s why throughout our museum, you will see signs on special exhibits that say “Please Touch.”
Fun Spaces Bring Happy Faces
Gilcrease has three fun, interactive spaces that bring out the kid in every visitor. Whether you are trying to get in touch with your inner explorer or you are spending time with children, be sure and visit these hands-on spaces. All spaces are open during regular museum hours and staffed at various times throughout the week.
Kids Site – Animal Influences
Explore our newly redesigned Kids’ Site themed around animals you can find in Oklahoma. Let your child paddle down a river in our birch bark canoe, play computer games, and enjoy hands-on activities at the stamp station, art making table and more.
Creative Learning Center
The CLC is a space where museum visitors can create works of art, read books and explore touchable objects from the education collection. The creative space provides visitors an opportunity to make a more meaningful connection to the art in the galleries, and to take home an art project, reminding them of their visit to the museum.
Kravis Discovery Center
The Kravis Discovery Center is an interactive collections display, showcasing a portion of the museum’s artifacts and ethnographic material relating to the early history of the Americas. The new Interactive Discovery Trail features 3D soundscapes, innovative display solutions and interactive tablets that allow visitors to have a unique, tailored experience as they explore the collection. Visitors may immerse themselves with a host of artifacts brought to life using a range of technologies that provide rare insight into the lives of the people who created and used the objects. Funded by the Raymond and Bessie Kravis Foundation and George R. Kravis II.