When it comes to embracing a family-friendly lifestyle, Tulsa has it all. There’s a distinct focus on encouraging families to enjoy the great outdoors, get immersed in cultural experiences, and take advantage of educational opportunities. All while being easily accessible and easy on your wallet.
Tulsa has a rich history of aviation and aerospace, all of which is captured in the Tulsa Air and Space Museum featuring unique aircrafts and memorabilia for an out-of-this-world experience.
Considered one of the country’s best facilities for the preservation and study of American art and history, Gilcrease Museum houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of art and artifacts of the American West, including an unparalleled collection of Native American art and material.
Philbrook Museum of Art is found in the historic home of Waite and Genevieve Phillips, a sprawling 1920s-era villa with expansive formal gardens. It showcases nine collections of art from all over the world, and spanning various artistic media and styles, the cornerstone collection focuses on Native American art featuring basketry, pottery, paintings and jewelry.
The Tulsa Zoo, a must-see attraction, boasts wonderful education programs and conservation efforts.
You can also check out the Oklahoma Aquarium
to see the largest collection of bull sharks in captivity in the U.S.
Tulsa Botanic Gardens is the perfect spot for family excursions. It boasts 170-acres of horticultural dreamscape featuring thousands of permanent and seasonal plants just northwest of downtown.
Located in the historic Snedden Mansion in the heart of Tulsa, Tulsa Garden Center provides a variety of horticultural and environmental education opportunities for the community and serves as the city’s horticultural headquarters.
Festivals in Tulsa are as diverse and colorful as the countless cultures that have settled in this city throughout its history.
Each June, thousands of people convene in Tulsa for Tulsa Tough, a unique three-day cycling festival experience for racers, riders, and spectators. One of Tulsa's oldest festivals, Mayfest, brings arts and experiences to downtown Tulsa each year. Tulsa also hosts one of the largest and most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations in the nation.
The Tulsa State Fair is a favorite tradition for Tulsans, attracting more than 1,000,000 visitors a year. The Hop Jam is Oklahoma’s largest craft beer and music festival, hosted by pop band, Hanson Brothers. Staged in the heart of downtown, in the historic Tulsa Arts District, festivities include more than 300 craft beers and all-ages free concerts on two stages.
Catch a game and cheer on our three home teams. The Tulsa Drillers are a minor league baseball team that plays at ONEOK Field in downtown Tulsa. Hockey in Oklahoma? You bet. The Tulsa Oilers are a minor league team affiliated with the , St. Louis Blues. You can also catch one of FC Tulsa's soccer matches.