Museums, Music, Theatres, Arts and More


Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a population of 400,000, is an important center of commerce and industry, with a thriving arts community. The city’s prominent industries include energy, telecommunications and data, finance, medicine, aerospace, transportation, and education. The oil boom of the 1920s and ‘30s spawned an outstanding cultural legacy that continues today in institutions such as the Philbrook Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa Opera, and Tulsa Ballet. Tulsa’s Southern Hills Country Club features a Perry Maxwell-designed Championship Golf Course that has been the site of three U.S. Open Championships and four PGA Championships. Tulsa’s entertainment options include a world-class zoo, the Oklahoma Aquarium, a water park, bike and hiking trails, lakes, and enough shopping malls and restaurants to satisfy every taste. On July 1, 2008, TU and the city formed a historic partnership whereby the University assumed management of Gilcrease Museum.

The Arts in Tulsa

Tulsa Philharmonic
Tulsa Opera
The Tulsa Ballet
Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
Gilcrease Museum
Greenwood Cultural Center
Philbrook Museum of Art
Theater Tulsa
Tulsa Art and Space Museum & Planetarium
Tulsa Symphony Orchestra

Tulsa Professional Sports

Hockey
Baseball
Basketball
Arena Football

Events

Mayfest
Oktoberfest
Chili Cook-off and Bluegrass Festival
Tulsa Run
Juneteenth Celebration
Jazz on Greenwood Festival
Reggaefest
Tulsa State Fair

Fun Stuff

The Tulsa Zoo, The Oklahoma Aquarium
The Riverwalk Crossing: restaurants, outdoor concerts and performances
Amusement park, water park
Cherry Street: antique shops, sidewalk cafes, bookstores, restaurants
Brookside: music, clubs, trendy eateries
River Parks: jogging, bicycle trails, outdoor concerts
Shopping malls with major department stores, national specialty stores, and upscale boutiques
Movie theatres within minutes of campus include mega-size Imax Cinema
Over 1,100 restaurants


Internship/Employment Opportunities

Over 3800 high-tech firms, and more than 54,000 technology jobs
Key industries:
Data
Energy
Medicine
Aerospace
Communications
Finance
Education
Transportation