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TulsaKids' Weekend Roundup

 

I'm booooored!" "There's nothing to do!"

These are two phrases you don't want to hear at home, and we don't want to hear them about Tulsa, either! There's so much happening every day in the 918--if you don't believe us, check out our community calendar--so we want to help ease your weekend planning by presenting our Top Weekend Choices! 

**Go here for our list of Spring Break Activities, which includes several other weekend options**

1. Story Time in the Garden

  • When: Thursday, March 21, 10 a.m.
  • Where: Linnaeus Teaching Garden, 2435 S. Peoria Ave.

Linnaeus Teaching Garden's weekly Thursday Morning Story Time in the Garden kicks off in June--but they are also offering a Spring Break Story Time this week! Kids can learn about nature through story in an educational garden setting. Free and open to the public. 

2. Baby & Me Matinee: "Passengers" (PG-13)

  • When: Thursday, March 21, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Where: Hardesty Library, 8316 E. 93rd St. 

Moms, dads, caregivers! Relax and enjoy a movie just for you without worrying about your baby's noise or movement disrupting other moviegoers. The lights will be dimmed and the sound volume down. In the featured film, two passengers on a spacecraft traveling to a distant planet are brought out of suspended animation by a technical glitch — 90 years before the vessel is due to reach its destination. Together, they must investigate the malfunction that awakened them.

3. Hot Toast Music Co. at the Zoo

  • When: Thursday, March 21, 1-2 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. N.

 

Hot Toast Music Company is coming to the zoo this Spring Break! These child-centered, interactive concerts are packed with singing, dancing and instruments.

Catch one of two concerts (free with zoo admission), 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, in the H.A. Chapman Event Lodge.

Kids will make instruments and meet an animal ambassador before Hot Toast takes the stage.

4. Spring Break at Gathering Place--Family Day!

  • When: Friday, March 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Where: Gathering Place, 2600 S. Riverside Dr. 

Spend the final day of Spring Break at Gathering Place with your family. With activities and games for all ages, there’s no better place to spend quality family time together. Click here for a schedule. 

5. Cross-Generational Art with Brookdale Retirement Center

  • When: Friday, March 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Broken Arrow Library/South, 3600 S. Chestnut Ave.

Assist residents of Brookdale Retirement Center in creating an art project. For all ages.

6. Friday Film: "Hotel Transylvania 3"

  • When: Friday, March 22, 2-4 p.m.
  • Where: Schusterman-Benson Library, 3333 E. 32nd Pl. 

Bring your blankets and pillows and get comfy as we watch "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" (PG). Popcorn will be provided. For all ages.

7. Oklahoma Farm-to-Table Family Festival

  • When: Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Where: Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma History Center announces its first Oklahoma Farm-to-Table Family Festival to be held Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will experience the rich agricultural heritage of America from colonial times to modern day innovations with hands-on activities and freshly cooked food. This event will be held at the Oklahoma History Center located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City with activities on the History Center grounds as well as inside. The festival is free and open to the public. Learn more here

8. Third Annual Bikes and Books

  • When: Saturday, March 23, 12-2 p.m.
  • Where: Suburban Acres Library, 4604 N. Garrison Ave. 

Engage with library staff, neighbors and motorcycle riders. Youth ages 0-16 in attendance will receive a free book and a chance to win one of four $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards. The 918 Riderz Motorcycle Club will show up to post up, so we invite everyone to come out and admire their motorcycles, ask questions and engage with club members at this come-and-go event.

9. Philbrook Studio Saturdays

  • When: Saturday, March 23, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Rd. 

Studio Saturdays is a drop-in program for families with children of all ages (toddler-to-teen). Each month a new skill is explored with both studio and gallery activities.

Included with general admission. Philbrook Members and kids 17 & under are always free. Drop in anytime!

10. Celebrate Women's History with the Khalid Jabara 'Tikkun Olam' Memorial Library

  • When: Sunday, March 24, 1 p.m.
  • Where: ahha Tulsa, 101 E. Archer St. 
Social Justice Story Hour is a family-friendly, interactive story time for families with children of all ages. Participants enjoy snacks, sing songs, and share stories about PEACE. Each month focuses on a broad idea of social justice and makes it accessible and meaningful to young children. Past events have explored issues of disaster relief and displacement, life cycle rituals around the world, child hunger, immigration, and self-acceptance. The goal of the KJTO Library is to empower young children to use their strong voices and actions to be kind friends, helpers, and powerful agents of social change.

This Story Hour participants will be honoring Women's History Month, and "meeting" powerful and peaceful women and girls throughout history, including a "Living History Museum," featuring incredible women and girls throughout history including Malala, Rosa Parks, Frida Kahlo and many, many more. The evening will be interactive, informational, and most importantly, fun for the whole family!

Tickets to this event are free, but required. If you would like to stay after the event to visit ahha Tulsa's other exhibitions or engage in hands-on activities in THE STUDIO, you may purchase admission tickets in the Hardesty Center foyer.

We welcome people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please email bnaicaitlyn@gmail.com or call 918.585.5437.

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