Museum & Gardens

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

Families at Philbrook

Whether you’re exploring and playing in the gardens, or engaging with artwork in our galleries, Philbrook is a great way to connect as a family. Check out all the fun things you can do together!

Family Quick Facts & Info


Admission for Children


General admission is $8 for Youth (Ages 3-17) and free for children two and under. Philbrook Members always receive free general admission.

Philbrook offers many free-with-admission daily programs for kids and families such as Little Garden Explorers, Storytime, Fish Feeding, Family Nature Walk, Nature Fun Fridays, and more!


Museums for All Admission Discount Program


Museums are for everyone, regardless of a person’s ability to pay. Through our participation in Museums for All, Philbrook offers $1 general admission tickets to individuals enrolled in SNAP, TANF, WIC, or SoonerCare, and their families (up to 4 adults and unlimited youth ages 3-17). Youth 2 & under always receive free general admission. Simply show your verification at the front desk for discounted general admission tickets. To reserve advance tickets, contact us at 918-748-5300.


Restrooms for Everyone


These restrooms are gender-inclusive and are intended for use by anyone who prefers or requests access to a private restroom. This may include people with medical needs or disabilities, caretakers, non-binary people, transgender people, families, parents with children of the opposite gender, or anyone with a need or want for privacy. All visitors are of course also welcome to use our public restrooms.




Nursing mothers are welcome to nurse in any public space at Philbrook. If you would prefer to nurse in a private area, please visit the Front Desk and a member of Guest Experience will be happy to show you to a private space.


Changing Stations


Every restroom at Philbrook is equipped with a baby-changing station.




Strollers are allowed in the galleries and gardens. For the safety of all visitors and to protect the art, children may not be carried on the back or shoulders of an adult. Child carriers that attach to the front are permitted.


Food and Drink


Snacks, lunches, picnics, etc. are welcome in the Philbrook Gardens. Currently the shop has limited snacks and water available for purchase. In case of cold or inclement weather, snacks, food and drink are also permitted in public areas that are not art galleries such as the Rotunda, Mabee Lobby, and restroom lobbies.

Check out our latest pop-up cafe.

If picnicking in the Gardens please abide by the following guidelines:

  1. We recommend you bring a blanket! A few picnic tables may be available but they are first-come, first-served.
  2. Please cleanup after yourself. All food and trash must be disposed of or taken with you when you leave.
  3. Alcohol is not permitted.
  4. Glass bottles and containers are not permitted.

Family Museum Experience Tips


Before Your Visit


Talk to your kids about your upcoming trip to the museum and what they can expect: an indoor and outdoor museum. While touching the artwork is not permitted, there will be opportunities to play and have fun together.

On any given day, there are multiple events happening at the museum. Check out the events happening on our calendar before you go to see if there are any activities you’d like to include in your plans for the day.

Visiting a new space can be exciting—and tiring. Use the museum map to decide what to see in an hour or two.


When You Arrive


Take your time. Choose a gallery, see which work of art catches your eye, and slow down to take a closer look. Don’t worry about trying to see everything in one visit.

Here’s some easy ways to get the conversation flowing:
Find a work of art that tells a story. Who are the characters? What do you think happened before? What do you think will happen next?

Refer to as many of the five senses as possible. For example, “What would it sound like if you were in the work of art? How would it feel on your skin?”

Listen to and follow your family’s cues and interests. Share your ideas about the artwork as well.

Sometimes people think they have to be quiet in a museum. That’s not the case here! We invite you to talk, laugh, and share ideas about what you see and notice.

Stay together. Kids under the age of 14 must stay with their grownup. Older teens are welcome to independently explore as long as their adult remains onsite and everyone has a meetup plan.

There are plenty of great spaces out in our gardens to stop and have a picnic. Take a break and head outside! Enjoy the flowers and sculptures and give your family a chance to explore nature.


After Your Family’s Visit


What does your family want to learn more about? What sparked their curiosity and imagination?

Ask questions about your visit, such as “What was your favorite thing we did today?” or “What do you want to go back and do?”

Don’t forget to periodically check out our online calendar. There’s always something new to do at Philbrook!

Family Fun at Philbrook

Weekly Family Programs

  • Wednesdays: Little Garden Explorers for kids under 5 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Spring Break – Fall Break)
  • Thursdays: Storytime at Philbrook 10:00 a.m. (year-round) + Fish Feeding at 10:30 a.m. (April-September)
  • Fridays: Family Nature Walk at 10:00-10:30 a.m. (year-round)
  • Saturdays: Join us on Saturdays for different all-ages fun in the galleries and Gardens, including Saturday Open Studio artmaking, Singalong Saturday, and more.

Anytime Fun

  • Visit Zink Rotunda Kiosk: Borrow self-guided garden and gallery activities and more!
  • Hang Out in the Guest Lounge: Visit our lower-level Guest Lounge for a relaxed space to eat a snack and/or get creative. Activities change 2-3 times a year.
  • Get Creative in Studio Lab: Channel inspiration from the Gardens and galleries into your own art in this outdoor art studio.


Camp Philbrook

Fall Break, Spring Break, or Summer Break, make Camp Philbrook part of your family’s plans. Camp Philbrook offers a unique opportunity for children ages 5-11 to work with local artists and outdoor educators to make art and explore nature. Give the children in your life an unforgettable camp experience exploring ideas, getting messy in the studio and gardens, making art, and having a ton of FUN.

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