National Parks / Natural World in TULSA with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Tulsa has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in and around Tulsa, Oklahoma offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

Even the city of Tulsa itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • Tulsa Garden Center

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    (2 miles) Tulsa

    Tulsa Garden Center, located in historic Woodward Park, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a variety of horticultural and environmental education opportunities for the community ...

  • Greenleaf State Park

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    (55 miles) Braggs

    One of Oklahomas most family orientated parks Greenleaf State Park is located near Braggs, Oklahoma, and is situated around the 930-acre (3.8 km

  • Cann Memorial Botanical Gardens

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    (82 miles) Ponca City

    Cann Memorial Garden is a 10 acre estate located in the heart of Ponca City at the Junction of Highway 77 and Grand Avenue. The estate was given to the City of Ponca City by Elsie Cann Brown in ...

  • Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge

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    (98 miles) Oklahoma City

    Discover a breathtaking paradise nestled in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. The Myriad Botanical Gardens features 17 acres of landscaped gardens surrounding the crystal bridge conservatory.

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  • Gilcrease Museum

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    (2 miles) Tulsa

    Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum is one of the country's best facilities for the preservation and study of American art and history

  • Philbrook Museum of Art

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    (2 miles) Tulsa

    Incorporating collections and exhibits representing an almost global source base, plus 23 lush acres with water features to explore, a stunning collection of tapestries and stained glass whose ...

  • Tulsa Air and Space Museum

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    (6 miles) Tulsa

    The Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium where the past and future meet to inspire today's visitors. Experience Tulsa's rich history in the aerospace industry by exploring 19,000 square feet of ...

  • Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

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    (7 miles) Tulsa

    "It is the mission of The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art to educate about the Jewish experience in Oklahoma, the United States, and the world. Through exhibitions and educational programs ...

  • The Oklahoma Maritime Education Center

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    (15 miles) Catoosa

    Learn all about the history of the waterway, the port, and all the economic benefits of the system! Great FREE learning in Oklahoma

  • JM Davis Arms and Historical Museum

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    (24 miles) Claremore

    The 40,000 sq. ft. J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum on Historic U.S. Route 66 Highway houses a collection of items as diverse as the people and the culture it represents. The museum is operated ...

  • Five Civilized Tribes Museum

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    (42 miles) Muskogee

    A historic museum that preserves the culture, traditions and art of the five civilized tribes, with exhibitions and shows.

  • Three Rivers Museum

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    (45 miles) Muskogee

    Climb aboard the 1940's era switch engine, visit the statue commemorating the first Girls Scout Cookies, and try to solve the mystery of the tombstone! Preserves the multi-ethnic history and heritage ...

  • Oklahoma WONDERtorium

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    (60 miles) Stillwater

    Exploration and discovery for kids up to 12 years where they can learn through play and curiosity at this Oklahoma children's museum!

  • Sheerar Museum

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    (60 miles) Stillwater

    The Museum's exhibits document life in Stillwater over the past one hundred years.

  • National Wresting Hall of Fame

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    (60 miles) Stillwater

    A great, fun and interesting place to be inspired by those who achieved their dreams in the sporting world.

  • National Rod and Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum

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    (70 miles) Afton

    Welcome to the National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum, the only institution in the world dedicated to the preservation and display of classic Hot Rods and Custom Cars while honoring the ...

  • Harber Village Antique Historical Museum

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    (71 miles) Grove

    Offers an authentic pioneer village experience including some new hands on exhibits to keep kids interested plus the Ecology Center and scenic Nature Trail.

  • Jasmine Moran Childrens Museum

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    (74 miles) West Seminole

    Highly hands-on, award winning museum with roleplay town, science exhibitions, and an ENORMOUS outdoor play area with maze and train!

  • Cherokee Strip Museum

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    (75 miles) Perry

    The museum shares the history of rural Oklahoma through its exhibits. Across the creek from the museum is a one room schoolhouse where living history is taught four days throughout most of the school ...

  • Edmond Historical Society Museum

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    (90 miles) Edmond

    The mission of the Edmond Historical Society is to preserve and promote Edmond's heritage. Special exhibits include a re-creation of the Bradbury Corner Station and a one-quarter-scale model of ...

  • Curious Minds Discovery Zone

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    (91 miles) Parsons

    Kids can learn through play at this fun hands-on discovery museum with dress up areas, play spaces, arts, crafts, and areas to make believe!

  • Oklahoma Firefighters Museum

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    (93 miles) Oklahoma City

    The Museum contains a remarkable collection of antique fire apparatus and equipment dating back to the mid-1700s, including the first fire station built in, what was then, Oklahoma Territory in 1869. ...

  • Science Museum Oklahoma

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    (94 miles) Oklahoma City

    An incredibly fun and exciting way to spend the day for future scientists and budding astronauts

  • The National Cowboy Museum

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    (94 miles) Oklahoma City

    Yee Haw, it's a great museum that focuses on the Western art, history and culture - all in Oklahoma City!

  • Oklahoma Railway Museum

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    (94 miles) Oklahoma City

    See freight cars, passenger cars, and even a real steam engine on display in the FREE museum. Take train rides and visit the dining car caboose!

  • 45th Infantry Division Museum

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    (94 miles) Oklahoma City

    The museum exhibits the icons of our State's military past from 1451A.D. through WW1, WWII and Korea to the present.

  • American Banjo Museum

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    (97 miles) Oklahoma City

    21,000sq ft of fascinating museum in Oklahoma City, dedicated to the rich spirit, history, and future of the banjo!

  • Red Earth Museum

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    (97 miles) Oklahoma City

    "What is this rattle made of?" "What's a parfleche?" Through unique exhibitions focusing on the Native American way of life, Red Earth reaches more than 300,000 visitors annually. The exhibits are ...

  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art

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    (98 miles) Oklahoma City

    The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City's Arts District. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Museum serves more than 130,000 visitors ...

  • Tulsa Zoo

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    (6 miles) Tulsa

    Over 1500 animals of the world waiting at Tulsa Zoo, representing over 430 species - all spread out on 78 amazing acres! With train rides and a carousel too!

  • Oxley Nature Center

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    (7 miles) Tulsa

    Over 800 acres of nature to explore in Oklahoma, with hands-on exhibits for kids education too!

  • Oklahoma Aquarium

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    (9 miles) Jenks

    Over 100 exhibits at this popular Oklahoma Aquarium where kids can have hands-on fun, and explore those creatures that call the ocean home!

  • Woolaroc Ranch Museum and Wildlife Park

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    (34 miles) Bartlesville

    A beautiful 3,700 acre wildlife preserve filled with native and exotic wildlife from all over the world, as well as a museum reflecting western art and Native American history, a petting zoo and kids ...

  • Safari Zoological Park

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    (60 miles) Caney

    A charming zoo that feels animals belong in their natural habitats, offering zoo tours, photos with animals, and tree house fun!

  • Wilderness Drive Through Safari

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    (84 miles) Gentry

    African comes to Arkansas at this drive through safari, with over 400 acres of exotic animals. With a petting park, and seasonal pony and camel rides too!