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National Public Gardens Day

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The Tulsa Zoo, along with other local organizations, is celebrating National Public Gardens Day on Saturday, May 7.

During this event, guests are invited to check out our gardens, while taking part in fun activities, which are shown below. General admission is required to partake in this event.

Activities at the Tulsa Zoo:

  • Self-guided Safari Plant tour.  Safari Plant tours are available at request at Admission and Membership windows.
  • Garden tours at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., beginning at the globe. Tours will last approximately 1 hour.
  • Pollinator Plant Sale at the zoo’s gift shop, Meerkat Market, located at the entrance.

Check out the full schedule for all local organizations below.

Complete Schedule:

FRIDAY, MAY 6:
Gilcrease Museum,
10 AM – 5 PM (Free admission to gardens; Regular admission applies to museum)
12 PM From My Point of View: Dr. Todd Lasseigne will discuss regional gardens and public garden activities
1 & 3 PM Garden tours

Linnaeus Teaching Garden,
9 AM – 4 PM (free admission)
9 AM – 4 PM Garden tours

Philbrook Museum of Art,
10 AM-5 PM (free admission)
10 – 11:15 AM KICK-OFF EVENT: Casey Hentges Talk: The Beauty and Importance of Public Gardens
10 AM – 4 PM Family activities
12 – 3 PM Ask a Master Gardener booth
12:30 – 1:30 PM Garden tour

Tulsa Botanic Garden,
10 AM-5 PM (free admission)
12 – 3 PM Family activities and Ask a Master Gardener booth
2:30 & 3:30 PM Garden tours

Tulsa County Master Gardeners/OSU Extension Service,
12 PM-4 PM (free admission)
12 – 4 PM Garden tours

Tulsa Garden Center,
9 AM-4 PM (free admission)
9 AM – 4 PM Self-guided tour of Woodward Park and Children’s Scavenger Hunt

SATURDAY, MAY 7:
Gilcrease Museum,
10 AM – 5 PM (Free admission to gardens; Regular admission applies to museum)
11 AM Garden tour

Linnaeus Teaching Garden,
9 AM -4 PM (free admission)
9 AM – 4 PM Garden tours

Philbrook Museum of Art,
10 AM-5 PM (regular admission)
12:30-3:30 PM Family Studio Saturday: Families will explore the gardens and use what they see to make art.

Tulsa Botanic Garden,
10 AM-5 PM (regular admission)
11 AM Garden tour
12 – 3 PM Family activities and Ask a Master Gardener booth

Tulsa County Master Gardeners/OSU Extension Service,
9 AM-4 PM (free admission)
9 AM – 4 PM Garden tours throughout the day

Tulsa Garden Center,
9 AM -4 PM (free admission)
9 AM – 4 PM Self-guided tour of Woodward Park and Children’s Scavenger Hunt

Tulsa Zoo,
9 AM-5 PM (regular admission)
9 AM – 5 PM Plant Safari (self-guided) and Pollinator Plant Sale
10 AM & 2 PM Garden tours

SUNDAY, MAY 8:
Gilcrease Museum,
10 AM – 5 PM (free admission to gardens, regular admission for museum)
11 AM Garden tours

Linnaeus Teaching Garden,
1 – 4 PM (free admission)
1 PM – 4 PM Garden tours

Tulsa Botanic Garden,
10 AM – 5 PM (regular admission)
1 PM Garden tour