Oxley Nature Center Tulsa
Where is it at?
Oxley Nature Center
6700 Mohawk Boulevard
Where are we going today?
Oxley Nature Center is perfect for those kids and families who LOVE nature, the great outdoors, and learning (and who doesn't!)
Set on over 800 acres in the Tulsa area, Oxley nature Center supports a diverse range of habitats all along the south bank of Bird Creek!
Kids can experience the floor-plain forest, the giant cottonwoods and sycamores, and hackberry trees! Hidden in here are beautiful wildflowers and animals just waiting to be uncovered!
With open meadows and prairies to explore too, it really calls to the nature lovers in you!
Worth visiting at the Oxley Nature Center is the Interpretive Building, with hands-on exhibits and a wildlife viewing area, which makes the experience for kids that much more informative and fun!
The exhibits cover what kids might encounter at the nature center itself, so it's a great place to start your adventure. Here you can also find out all about the rich diversity within Tulsa's natural and cultural history!
There's a great observation tower to try and spot that wildlife from, as well as a boardwalk that extends right the way over Blackbird Marsh, giving kids a close up look at the wetlands!
Make sure you bring those hiking shoes because there is a lot to experience on foot! Whether you want to stroll, take photos, perhaps sit down a sketch for a while, or just study the wildflowers, it's a relaxing, calm and nature filled day for those families who want to just enjoy Mother Nature.
So what are you waiting for kids, nature is calling!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsFree! $2 park fee from Apr to Oct
When can we go?
8am - 5pm. Interpretive buildings 10am - 4:30pm (12pm open Sun)
They have great programs that the kids can join in, including butterfly walks and full moon walks!.
Any Top Tips?
Just double check the opening times before you go, because the nature preserve, the interpretive building, the nature center and visitor center all have different opening hours.
Need a little extra help?
There are wooden boardwalks which are accessible. Not all programs are accessible so check on the individual listing.
Can I get one of those?
There is a small gift shop in the interpretive building.
Make sure you look at the regulations are these are all to protect the environment, including no fishing, swimming, overnight stays, bikes or pets.
What people are saying?
by TIM KUEHNERT
Oxley Nature Center is a hidden gem in Tulsa - visit it today with your kids - they will love it!
by Ty Wolfe
Great place for a hike or family time or a date. Lots of different terrains. Diverse wildlife. Friendly staff. I would recommend the full moon walk.
by Doug Fowlkes
by A Google User