Give the gift of membership this holiday season
Holiday shopping is in full swing, and everyone has that hard-to-buy-for person on their list. Giving the gift of membership to one of Tulsa’s museums, recreation destinations, or subscription services has the benefit of being both convenient and meaningful. Check out some spots around town where you can give the gift that keeps on giving all year.
Museums & Galleries
Know someone who could use a little culture in their lives? Individual memberships to Tulsa’s world-class art museums and galleries are a great gift for any art lover in the city. Pricing levels for Philbrook Museum start at $60 for individuals and $85 for a dual pass, and $50 / $65 for Gilcrease Museum. All include complimentary admission throughout the year, discounts in museum shops, restaurants, classes, and programs, and access to members-only events. Gilcrease also offers gift memberships, which include a matted 8x10 print of Albert Bierstadt’s “Sierra Nevada Morning.” philbrook.org | gilcrease.org
In addition to unlimited admission and gift shop and class discounts, ahha memberships for individuals ($50) and families ($75) include an Open Studios pass to use the space’s studios and creative labs. ahhatulsa.org
108 Contemporary offers Individual ($50), Family ($75), and Student ($30) memberships, as well as Artist memberships ($45), which offers discounts on submission fees and an invitation to submit to the gallery’s members exhibition. 108contemporary.org
Music lovers will enjoy Woody Guthrie Center’s “Rambler” memberships, which start at $50 and include admission, discounts, invitations to special exhibit openings, programs, and workshops, and early bird ticket purchasing for concerts. woodyguthriecenter.org
For those with their sights on the skies, memberships at Tulsa Air and Space Museum start at $65 and include admission, unlimited planetarium shows, discounts on gifts, camps, birthday parties and facility rentals, and members-only events. tulsamuseum.org
Flora & Fauna
Tulsa Botanic Garden’s Individual ($50) and Family ($75) memberships include admission, program and class discounts, members-only events, and free admission and/or benefits at nearly 300 gardens around the country as part of the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admissions Program. tulsabotanic.org
A pass to the Tulsa Zoo is the perfect gift for the animal lover in your life. Benefits include unlimited membership during regular hours, free entry to Mohawk Park, discounts on all zoo purchases and special events, and discounted admission to hundreds of zoos and aquariums around the country. Individual memberships start at $69, and family memberships start at $89. tulsazoo.org
If the recipient of your holiday giving longs to be under the sea, Oklahoma Aquarium memberships for individuals ($65) and families ($135) include admission, special event and gift shop discounts, and members-only sneak previews. okaquarium.org
Stage & Screen
Most performing arts companies are halfway through their current seasons, but several offer mid-season deals and holiday packages perfect for theatregoers.
Tulsa Symphony will perform music by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Rachmaninoff in its next Classics performances. Package tickets for all three are available for as low as $41. Subscribers also receive discounts and early access to special events like “Hanson: String Theory.” tulsasymphony.org
Chamber Music Tulsa’s Holiday Special includes tickets to the group’s three spring Sunday afternoon concerts for $50. chambermusictulsa.org
With Tulsa Ballet’s “Pick 3” package, get tickets for “The Sleeping Beauty,” “Tchaikovsky,” and “Signature Series” for as low as $81. tulsaballet.org
See “Beauty & The Beast,” “My Fair Lady,” and “The Wedding Singer” for $99 with Theatre Tulsa’s three-show Flex Plan.
Subscriptions to the Tulsa Town Hall Speaker Series—whose next guests include foreign affairs journalist Lara Logan, photographer Platon, and Egyptologist and space archaeologist Sarah Parcak—cost $100. tulsatownhall.com
Circle Cinema membership starts at $50 for individuals, $90 for a pair, or just $35 for individuals age 35 and under. Benefits include discounted admission, concession specials including free popcorn on Mondays, member appreciation events, advance purchase opportunities and special program discounts. circlecinema.com
Oklahoma Historical Society membership (starting at $35 for individuals and $50 for families) includes admission to all 14 OHS museums, five military sites, and seven historic homes, as well as shop discounts and subscriptions to The Chronicles of Oklahoma, Mistletoe Leaves, and the OHS Extra! newsletter. okhistory.org
Tulsa Historical Society & Museum are also $35 for individuals and $50 for families. Providing many of the same benefits—like free admission, shop discounts, and more—membership to THSM also allows individuals to submit a nomination for the annual slate of Tulsa Hall of Fame inductees. tulsahistory.org
Tulsa Foundation for Architecture celebrates Tulsa’s built environment and advocates for its preservation and thoughtful development. Members receive complimentary tickets to Second Saturday Tours, advanced ticket access for special events, and admission to members-only events. Prices start at $40 for individuals, $25 for students, and $60 for families.
Fitness & Fun
Climb Tulsa’s Unlimited Membership ($70/month) includes unlimited access to the gym during all open hours and members-only hours, access to all yoga classes, guest passes, and discounts on gear purchases and rentals and private coaching. Climb Tulsa also offers Climbing Only ($55/month) and Yoga Only ($40/month) memberships, as well as several other packages. climbtulsa.com
For those who just can’t get enough of Tulsa’s bike-share program, This Machine offers unlimited rides in monthly ($20) or annual (starting at $100) memberships. thismachine.bcycle.com
Give the gift of year-round family fun with a Discovery Lab membership, which includes unlimited admission, express entry, members-only events, discounts on camps, classes, and party rentals, and admission at participating Association of Science – Technology Centers Passport Program museums. Memberships start at $43.41 for one child and one adult and $81.39 for a family of four. discoverylab.org
It’s not too early to warm up the holiday season with a season pass to Safari Joe’s H2O. You can prepare for a full summer of fun for $100 or $40 for those under 4 ft. tall. safarijoesh2o.com
With more than four months left in the Tulsa Oilers’ season, there’s plenty of time to enjoy season tickets, thanks in particular to the Oilers’ monthly pricing. Hockey fans can enjoy every home game, special events, a voucher for a road game in Wichita, and presale opportunities for other BOK Center events for as low as $17/month. tulsaoilers.com
The Tulsa Drillers offer a variety of membership plans to suit any baseball fan’s needs and budget, from seven-game plans to half- and full-season plans, and even a package for just games followed by fireworks shows. tulsadrillers.com
Roughnecks FC season tickets are in early bird pricing through Dec. 31, with tickets to every home game as low as $170. roughnecksfc.com