Gilcrease Tours

Gilcrease Tours

Daily Public Tours

Docent-guided tours of the permanent collection are available to the public Tuesday – Sunday at 2:00 p.m. (except for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve). Reservations are not required for these tours. Guests who wish to participate in a tour should meet the docent at the main entrance by 2:00 p.m. Tours typically last 45 minutes to one hour and visitors are free to come and go.

Summer Tours

Summer Tours will explore the theme of being welcomed and welcoming others through the paintings and sculptures of immigrant artists in our exhibition Americans All!. Tours will take place from June 4 through June 7 and July 30 through August 2. There will be two tours each day, one at 10:30 a.m. and another at 1:00 p.m. Each tour will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Children, ages 4-10, will hear the true story of a famed immigrant horseman and how he was welcomed in this country. Children will enjoy activities related to the theme and will get to take home a special art creation. There is a maximum of 40 children per session. Admission is free, but reservations are required. To schedule your preferred date, please contact Donna Gainey, 918-596-2782, donna-gainey@utulsa.edu.

Self-Guided Tours

Groups should contact the Gilcrease Museum Tour Coordinator at gilcrease-tours@utulsa.edu or 918-596-2782 if they plan to self-tour. Self-guided tours of the museum may be scheduled during regular museum hours and are based on gallery availability. Self-guided groups should refrain from entering galleries in which docent or staff-led tours are being held.

Visitors With Special Needs

The museum and formal gardens provide barrier-free access. Wheelchairs and strollers are available at no charge at the Visitor Services Desk on a first come, first served basis. Private and special needs tours, as well as garden tours, can be arranged with three weeks prior reservations. Please contact 918-596-2782, or gilcrease-tours@utulsa.edu for information. To ensure availability of an interpreter, five to seven days notice is needed; 48 hours is recommended for all other accommodations.

Community Outreach

Gilcrease Museum, through its Speaking of Gilcrease program, welcomes clubs and organizations to invite our museum volunteers to come to your meeting place or business location with a visual presentation showing the artistic and historic treasures of the museum’s permanent collection. These presentations are free and at no cost to you. Click here for additional information and program descriptions.

Docent-Guided Tours

Gilcrease offers guided tours for groups of all ages. All tours, except self-guided experiences, require three weeks advanced scheduling. To make tour reservations, please complete and submit a Tour Reservation Form. For additional information, please email gilcrease-tours@utulsa.edu.

Public Garden Tours

Free guided tours of the Gilcrease Gardens are available Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. in April, May, June, September and October. Tour attractions include the Victorian Garden, Colonial Garden, and Rock Garden. The tour typically lasts 45 minutes to one hour and visitors are free to come and go. Tours are led by Garden Docent who receive educational training as they volunteer at Gilcrease. The Garden Docent will discuss the historical aspects of each garden and how it relates to the museum’s collection. Reservations are not required for these tours. Guest should meet their Garden Docent at the main entrance of the museum at 10:30 a.m.

Adult Groups

Adult groups may schedule guided tours of the Masterworks of the Gilcrease Collection or Enduring Spirit galleries. Guided tours of our special exhibitions may also be available. Tours typically last about one hour and should be scheduled at least three weeks in advance.

School Groups

Guided tours of Gilcrease Museum’s permanent collection galleries are available to school groups. Tours are free of charge and can be scheduled daily from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. All tours, except self-guided experiences, require three weeks advanced scheduling. Click here for tour topics, guidelines, and additional information.

Scout Groups

The one-hour Scout Patch Tour is designed to encourage an interest in art through a museum visit, and is used to fulfill the requirements to obtain a temporary patch for Girl and Boy Scout groups. Some aspects of the tour can be used to meet merit badge requirements. The temporary patch is available for purchase in the Museum Store for $4.95.