Sunday, January 3, 2021

Daytime Admission-Adv. Tickets

Sunday, January 3, 2021 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets link below is for daytime admission.  For GARDEN OF LIGHTS event information and tickets, click HERE.

HOURS: Tulsa Botanic Garden is opened with a limited capacity. Garden is open 7 days/week. From Nov. 27-Jan. 3, open hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on days that Garden of Lights will be open (Thursdays-Sundays), this will also apply to dates of Dec. 21, 22 and 23. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.hours will be 10 a.m. - 5 p.m,

TICKETS: Advance tickets via online purchase are required.  Admission is FREE for Garden members;  $8 for ages 13+, $4 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free.

Discounted admission for SNAP/WIC participants is available: $1 for up to four people (ages 13+). Children 12 and under in group are free. Advance tickets are required and must be obtained by calling 918-289-0330. EBT card and photo ID required at check-in.

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Link above is for daytime admissions only - not valid for Garden of Lights

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The health and safety of our guests and staff remain our top priority. In line with CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), and state and local health department guidelines regarding COVID-19, the Botanic Garden has the following protocols and safety meaures in place:

  • Garden staff members are wearing masks and guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks/face coverings, especially inside the Visitor Center and restroom where physical distancing of 6 ft. is not possible.
  • Reminders to practice social distancing while enjoying the Garden’s beauty are placed in strategic areas.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at stations in Garden areas.
  • Plexiglas screens are installed at welcome desks in the Visitor Center.
  • Only credit cards are being accepted – no cash transactions at this time.
  • Gift shop will not be open for shopping but items including bottled water, sodas, chips and candy will be available for purchase at entry. (Outside food and drink is allowed, no alcohol or glass). You are welcome to shop online and schedule curbside pick-up. 
  • Seating/waiting areas inside Visitor Center are not available.
  • High-touch items in the Children’s Discovery Garden, such as paint brushes, dress-up items, and mallets for musical instruments have been put away.
  • Drinking fountains are inoperable. Refillable water bottle station will be operable.
  • Hand dryers in restrooms are turned off. Paper towels will be available.
  • All touchable surfaces inside our Visitor Center and restrooms are being cleaned hourly.

See all Garden visitor guidelines.

If you are not feeling well, please consider visiting the Botanic Garden at another time. Thank you for supporting the Garden! 

Garden of Lights - Timed Entry

Repeats every week every Sunday and every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sun Jan 03 2021 except Thu Dec 24 2020, Fri Dec 25 2020.
Sunday, December 27, 2020 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, January 1, 2021 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, January 2, 2021 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday, January 3, 2021 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Garden of LIghts 2020

Thursdays - Sundays, Nov. 27, 2020 - Jan. 3, 2021, 5-9 p.m. and Dec. 21-23
Special dates: Garden of Lights will be open Dec. 21-23 (Closed on Dec. 24 and 25)


Reconnect with family and friends in the garden illuminated with colorful lights. Make s'mores over fire pits, enjoy holiday music and take in the spirit of the season in our magical garden escape. 

NIGHTLY: Hot cocoa, spiced cider, coffee (with spiked options), beer, wine and s'more kits are available every night for purchase. A food truck will be onsite each night from 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Click here for food truck schedule.  Hay maze, photo booths and fire pits (weather permitting.)

TRAIN RIDES: are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and Dec. 21-23,  5-9 p.m. on the peninsula. (Note path to peninsula is gravel).  NO train rides on SUNDAYS.  Train ride is included with admission. Train runs on grassy area and may not be able to run if rain has made area wet/muddy.
LIVE MUSIC - 5:30-8:30 p.m. - See schedule below:
Thursday, Dec. 17: 6:15-7:15 p.m.: Oklahoma Performing Arts - in Holiday Hearth area on Main lawn
Dec. 18-20, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Tulsa musician David Horne at Mabee Grange
Dec. 21-23, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Tulsa musician Jordan Hehl at Mabee Grange

Celebrate Safely - Please note these health and safety protocols in place:

- Advance tickets with TIMED ENTRY are required.  There are no sales at the door.  Once you have entered you may stay as long as you wish. Gates open at 5 p.m. Garden closes promptly at 9 p.m.
- Capacity is limited each night.
- Masks are required for ages 5 and older and should be worn both inside and outside unless actively eating or drinking. (no medical exemptions)
- Hand sanitizing stations are located near buildings and in Garden areas.
- There is no waiting area inside the visitor center. 

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TICKETS: Ticket sales benefit the Garden, a non-profit organization. No refunds. $15 for ages 13+, $5 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free but require a ticket. Garden member discounted tickets are $10 for ages 13+; $5 for ages 3-12. Must be logged in to see discounted pricing.

A limited number of tickets are available each night for those who qualify for Museums for All program. Tickets are $5/person for ages 13+ for up to 4 people. Children 12 and under are free, but require a ticket. Tickets are limited. Valid EBT card and photo ID w/matching name must be shown with tickets at entry. To purchase tickets call 918-289-0330.

NOTE: TIMED ENTRY TICKETS ARE REQUIRED AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. Capacity each night is limited. Garden will close to general admission at 3 p.m. on days that Garden of Lights runs and re-open at 5 p.m. for Garden of Lights ticket holders.  

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Interested in becoming a patron for Garden of Lights? More information here


- Gates open at 5 p.m.  To avoid lines forming outside our visitor center, we open gates at 5 p.m.  If you arrive early, please pull to side to allow food truck or other vehicles that need early access to get through. 

- Start together – If you are meeting others, please communicate to meet up as you arrive. There is no waiting area inside the visitor center and limited area outside the visitor center.  All guests for whom you hold tickets must arrive and enter together.  Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes after your timed entry on your ticket.  We cannot scan tickets earlier than your timed entry. 

- Be ready – Before getting in line for entry, be sure you have your tickets printed or pdf file with tickets opened on your mobile device.  All tickets have a barcode that is scanned. Everyone in your party must have a ticket, including children 2 and under. Museum for All ticketholders must have SNAP card and photo ID with same name ready to show with tickets. 

- Wear a mask – Visitors ages 5 and up are required to wear a mask at all times (indoors and outside) unless actively eating or drinking.  Share this information with everyone in your party prior to arrival. 

- Dress for the weather – This is an outdoor walking event, dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Rain or shine. 

Check our social media for last minute updates! If at all possible, we'll post menus from the food trucks and other information here - helpful for planning. 

 Safety protocols in the Garden: 
- Timed entry will help with groups spacing out in the Garden.  Please keep 6 ft. from others not in your group. Masks are required for ages 5 and up both outside and indoors. 

- An additional outdoor exit has been added. 

- In smaller spaces, such as inside the Spring Giant, only one family/group will be permitted at a time.

- Hand sanitizing stations are located outside visitor center, Mabee Grange and in Garden areas. Dryers in restrooms have been disabled. Doors have no touch openers. Water fountains are disabled.

- Mabee Grange building will have designated one-way entrance and exit and limited seating inside. Additional seating will be outside on adjacent lawn areas. Doors may be open for better airflow. Please dress ror the weather. There will not be indoor areas for warming.