The Oklahoma Maritime Education Center in the Tulsa Port of Catoosa is dedicated to teaching the public about how this impressive port complex works and about barge shipping in general. The Center was recently refurbished to make it more up to date and appealing to visitors young and old. It provides a great opportunity to learn about this important economic hub which provides employment for almost 4,000 people and sees around 200 million tons of cargo unloaded annually.
Things to Do
- The Education Center uses a variety of formats to teach visitors. There are films, interactive displays, touch screen computers and working models that bring the topics to life.
- They try to use the space to its maximum potential, even including informative displays printed onto the floor. These displays show visitors where the major ports of the United States are situated and also the full network of waterways throughout the country.
- You can guide yourself around the center or take a guided tour, simply ask when you arrive about when these are available. Taking a guided tour will see you informed all about the Port's history and its current economic benefits for the surrounding area. The aim of the Center's organizers is to inform the public about the Port and the best way to do this is definitely on one of their tours!
Oklahoma Maritime Education Center Insider Tips
- If you are visiting and want to see more of the area around the Tulsa Port of Catoosa you should download this itinerary of a driving tour around the area. It covers 5.7 miles and points out many places of interest in the area.