Museum & Gardens

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

The Museum & Gardens are closed 4/26-4/28 for Philbrook Wine Experience.

Camp Philbrook: Petal Poets (Ages 5-6)

Monday, June 10
9:00am – 12:00pm

Monday – Friday, 9am-12pm

$130 Member Youth**
$160 Youth
$155 Member Youth** + Before-Care*
$190 Youth + Before-Care*

**Member Youth pricing limited to Family level members & above. Questions about your membership benefits? Call our Membership Department at (918) 748-5320

Budding young artists will embark on a journey of creativity that blends floral art with the flowery language of poetry. Campers will learn to press flowers, forage for natural treasures, and draw inspiration from Philbrook gardens and galleries, seeding mixed media art exploration with beginning verse and rhyme. Guided by teaching artist Harper Kitchens, campers will grow their artistic skills and cultivate a love for the poetic wonders found in nature.

Daily Camp Itinerary:
7:45am: Before-Care Begins*
8:45am: AM Camp Check-In
9am-12pm: AM Camp Session
12pm: AM Camp Pick-Up
12-1pm: Lunch for All-Day Campers enrolled in both morning and afternoon sessions

About the Teaching Artist: Harper Kitchens
Harper Kitchens is a multimedia neo-romantic poet, mother, storyteller, performer, florist and altar maker living on occupied Osage, Cherokee, Muskogee (Creek) lands in Oklahoma. Her work acts as an archival exploration of the natural world and the ephemeral. She sees art making as a devotional practice, as a living altar: an ongoing conversation between grief and desire. Her work is an ever unfolding love letter to self-intimacy, to motherhood, to the power of pleasure, to the necessity of dreams, to the passing of time and the urgency of expression. Navigating these concepts she moves through poetry, installation, performance, sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, fiber art, curation and film.

What to Expect
A day at Camp Philbrook starts in our studios, but we quickly use the whole museum: art, gardens, etc. to explore what it means to be a creative thinker and maker. Our workshops are geared towards getting messy, working together and making space for every child’s ideas.

Here are a few things to know:

  1. This is a drop-off camp.
  2. We offer Before and After-Care.*
  3. All-Day campers need to bring a peanut-free lunch from home.
  4. We have pretzels or Goldfish crackers as morning snack and afternoon snack built into each camp session. Campers are welcome to bring their own peanut-free snack from home if they would like.
  5. We use the whole museum, which means we spend ample time outside when the weather permits. Please pack a water bottle daily and arrive wearing sunscreen and bug spray.
  6. Your days at Philbrook will be filled with creative energy and fun! Please make sure to dress for mess and outdoor exploration.

*Before or After-Care
Before-Care or After-Care is offered for each week of Camp Philbrook for an additional $25 for Members and $30 for Not-Yet-Members per child. With the addition of Before-Care to your AM camp ticket, you may drop your child off as early as 7:45am. With the addition of After-Care to your PM camp ticket, you may pick your child up as late as 5:30pm.

All sales are final. Tickets, Memberships, and Donations are nonrefundable. Select ticketed events will be exchangeable. View our full Refund & Ticketing Policy for more information.

For information on wheelchair access or other accessibility matters, please visit the Accessibility page.

Visit a member of Philbrook’s Guest Experience Team at the front desk or call us at (918) 748-5300 for questions or additional information.

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