Philbrook Scavenger Hunt


While we were out running our midtown errands the other day, we decided to make an impromptu stop at one of our Tulsa favorites , Philbrook! We only had a few minutes to spare so I asked the friendly docent at the desk if there were any new children’s activities or exibits we should try. She suggested we give the Philbrook Scavenger hunt a whirl. Its quick and light and gives children a look at Philbrook as a home, built by a family who were gathering their inspirations from around the world and bringing them home to Tulsa.

Ask for the “Secrets of the House” paper at the front desk. You read through simple clues that lead from one place in the museum to the next. The whole thing took us about 25 minutes to complete.

Pam Viggo looking

Grandmother Pam teamed up with Viggo.

compass first stop

Anyone ever noticed these initials before?


 We ended our expedition in everyone’s favorite spot, the gardens!

sisters Phil gardens



Phil Willa Shades


  1. Hi, Natalie. I just wanted to say that I think you are an amazing mom (and not just for being a big fan of the husband). I honestly don’t know how you manage do deal with 5 kids! I have 1 year old twins and I’m pretty sure I’m gonna lose my mind most of the time. I feel lost and I’m not sure if I know what I’m doing! I’m gonna keep reading your adventures and being inspired by you. All our Love, Michelle, Agatha and Aurora.

  2. Hello Natalie! Welcome to the bloggy moms’ world☺ I love every single article you have posted so far and I’m looking forward to reading more about your adventures. Don’t keep us waiting! Cheers from the sunny Poland, Anna – a mom of two little guys☺

  3. Ooooh interesting place! Thanks for sharing, Nat! I wish we have something like this in Manila so I can bring my super hyper toddler.

  4. My husband and I are coming for Hanson Day (he’s the best!). But these posts make me SO sad we’re not bringing our girls! We’ll have to come and vacation some time. Thanks for the posts. It’s always fun to learn from other homeschooling mommas!

  5. Love it!!!!! Ahhhhh! The tradition, the generations continue! Love your adventures, love your desire to build and curate curiosity into the hearts of your children. Beautiful. Miss and love you.

  6. Thanks for sharing your adventures! The Philbrook has always seemed like a beautiful place to visit, and I hope I get the chance to go when I am in Tulsa in May. Hopefully all of the flowers will have bloomed by then. Great tips!

  7. I just wanted to say how amazing you are nat, because my mom did this same method with her 4 kids (me being one of them!) and it is the best way to teach… Experience is everything in life and it will help them go far!

    so now not only am I one of Taylor’s many fans but a huge fan of you! Keep being an awesome mom!

  8. My husband proposed in the gardens, I would love to revisit the museum as the first time I went through it I didn’t remember much being on the “finally engaged!” High. It was such a beautiful place!

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