Museums are a great way to broaden your horizons, learn something new, and engage your sense of wonder. We’re big fans of spending an afternoon in one of Tulsa’s nearby museums, either alone, with a friend, or even with the whole family in tow! Luckily, there are lots of excellent museums within a short trip of our community of apartments for rent in Owasso! Here are just a few of our top recommendations.
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Of all the museums we’ll review here, the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium is closest to our community of Owasso apartments for rent, about a 12-minute drive away. If science and technology are your vibe, the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium is perfect for you. It’s also a particularly good option for families with children. The planetarium shows are captivating, and several interactive exhibits give patrons the chance to experience places and activities they normally never would.
This museum is on the small side, so it’s doable in a quick afternoon visit and won’t leave your feet sore afterward from a ton of walking. Be sure to talk to the fantastic volunteers to get even more out of your visit!
The Philbrook is a 25-minute drive into central Tulsa from our apartments for rent in Owasso, and it’s well worth a visit. The grounds of the museum alone provide reason enough to visit; the well-manicured garden and landscaping are impressive yet tranquil. Inside, vaulted ceilings, twisting columns, and elaborate decor provide a feast for the eyes, and that’s not even taking into account the museum’s fabulous art collections and exhibitions!
On Saturdays, the Philbrook also offers drop-in art activities for children and parents, so if you’ve got young ones, the museum is well worth a weekend visit!
Speaking of art, the Gilcrease Museum is also an excellent art museum within a 25-minute drive from our Owasso apartments. This museum focuses on art from the American West, including Native American artifacts and artwork. Like the Philbrook, the Gilcrease Museum also has beautiful gardens that reflect the gardening styles of the time periods that the art inside the museum spans. The park next to the museum is also a great place to take the dogs out for a walk, or enjoy an afternoon picnic!
The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
If you’re interested in learning about the Jewish experience in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the United States, and the world, this is a museum you cannot miss. It’s a great place to learn more about Jewish culture, history, religion, and art, regardless of your current level of familiarity.
This museum is the farthest option on our list for residents of our Owasso apartments, but still within a 30-minute drive, and well worth the trek.
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