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Spring Break Camps and Activities

Your go-to guide for spring break fun in (and around) Tulsa.




The Tulsa area has so much to offer your family this spring break. Whether you're looking for camps, activities or short road trips, you'll find it below in our 2017 Spring Break Camps & Activities Listing. 

 

CAMPS! 

 

AVANTE GARDE 

4103 S. Detroit Ave. 

918-743-0975

www.avantgardeschools.com

Dates: March 13-17

Hours: 7am - 6pm 

Ages: 5-10 years old 

Come join the fun at Avant Garde’s Spring Break Science Camp! Children will spend time exploring the Tulsa community and creating fun science projects throughout the week. Hands-on science projects will include learning how to make Goop, Chalk, Play-Doh, and more! Places to visit: Tulsa Air and Space Museum, Tulsa Children’s Museum, Tulsa Geo-Science Center and Purple Glaze. Nutritious snacks and lunches will be provided! To register, call 918-743-0975 or email us at contact@avantgardeschools.com.


SPRING BREAK CAMPS AT DISCOVERY LAB

560 N. Maybelle Ave., Tulsa 

918.295.8144

www.tulsachildrensmuseum.org

Engineer It: Paper Towns Students, ages 4-5, learn about shapes and design, collaborating to build their own town made solely from paper. Details: Monday, March 13 Ages 4 – 5, 9am - 12pm, Members $20, Non-Members $25

Engineer It: Architecture Students, ages 6-8, experiment with shapes to create durable structures and use computer programs to design their own building. Students will get to put their design into practice, creating a cardboard building to be installed in the museum’s Create the 918 exhibit. Details: Tuesday- Wednesday, March 14-15, Ages 6 - 8 | 9am - 4pm*,  Members $80, Non-Members $100. *Extended care available for an additional cost

Engineer It: Architecture Students, ages 9-12, experiment with shapes to create durable structures and use computer programs to design their own building. Students will get to put their design into practice, creating a cardboard building to be installed in the museum’s Create the 918 exhibit. Details: Thursday- Friday, March 16-17, Ages 9 – 12, 9am - 4pm*, Members $80, Non-Members $100. *Extended care available for an additional cost.

For information and to register visit tulsachildrensmuseum.org


2017 SPRING BREAK CAMP @ SSB KIDS!

1700 N. Redbud Pl, Broken Arrow

918.258.5437

Ages: 3-11  

9 a.m.- 3 p.m. 

Before and After Care Available.
SSB Kids! provides an indoor/outdoor camp (weather permitting) experience in a nurturing and safe environment.  Each camp is filled with tumbling, trampoline, themed activities, sports, inflatable jumping, arts and crafts, team building, character building, devotion time, music, and more.
Snack are included.  Lunch can be brought from home or purchased for $4/day.


TULSA ZOO SPRING BREAK CAMP: WILDLIFE PASSPORT

6421 E 36th St. North, Tulsa

Dates: March 13-17 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Grab your passport and join us for an adventure around the world! You will travel the globe without ever leaving the zoo. From the sub-zero temperatures of the tundra to the scorching heat of the desert, discover the unique ways that animals survive in every habitat that this planet has to offer. Camps include live animal presentations, hands-on activities, themed games, crafts, and zoo exploration. To ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for all children, class size is limited to 16 participants. These full-day programs are designed for children between the ages of 5 to 12 years old. Camps are $185 per child for zoo members, and $195 per child for non-members. A supervised lunch period will be provided each session. Participants should bring a sack lunch and a snack that does not require refrigeration. Participants may sign up for the optional after-care session from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. More information and registration at: tulsazoo.org/camps/


WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL MUSEUM 

Dates: March 13-17

Parents, give your children the opportunity to experience childhood as Will Rogers would have on his Indian Territory ranch this March! Spring Break activities will be held Monday, March 13, through Friday, March 17, from 1 to 3 pm at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch. There will be new activities each day focusing on different aspects of Will’s life, including sports, horses and riding, aviation, writing, and entertainment. The programs will take place at the museum on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and at the ranch on Tuesday and Thursday. This year’s Spring Break activities will be free for ages 17 and under thanks to a generous education sponsorship from Win and Kay Ingersoll of Ingersoll Ranch.

Monday, March 13, at Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore
Create movie posters with Studio B, Arts program with Gilcrease Museum, Learn about newspaper writing with a writer from the Claremore Progress, Behind-the-scenes tours will start every fifteen minutes for parents

Tuesday, March 14, at Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah
Learn about Will’s love of baseball with “Field of Dreams” activities

Wednesday, March 15, at Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore
Participants will make paper airplanes for an airplane-flying contest and enjoy other “Flying Day” activities with:Ashley Howard from the The Oklahoman Newspapers in Education program, Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission, Spartan School of Aeronautics, Tulsa Glue Dobbers (with large model airplanes on display).

Thursday, March 16, at Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah
Experience “Life on the Ranch” with cattle brand making, horseshoes, roping, and polo

Friday, March 17, at Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore
Mid-Afternoon Frolic Talent Show: The talent show will be patterned after Will’s New York stage shows, with entertainment from local youth. Prizes will be awarded. Entry forms for the talent show can be found at www.willrogers.com/spring-break.


FREE/LOW-COST ACTIVITIES 

 

AHHA IMAGINATION DAY 

Saturday, March 18; 1-5 p.m.: AHHA invites families to learn about the art of our time and experience it firsthand. Inspired by current AHHA exhibitions, this program fosters the development of life-long learning skills through gallery explorations, open-ended discussions, films, demonstrations and individual and collaborative hands-on art activities. To find out more, go to www.ahhatulsa.org


​CHANDLER PARK CLOVER HUNT

Chandler Park, 6500 W. 21st St., Tulsa 

Open: March 13 - 17, 2017

Come hunt clovers (made of green paper) hidden within the park (playgrounds, shelters, trees and wooded areas) and bring your clover to the community center to redeem your prize! Find the Pot O’ Gold and win something extra special. For more information, call 918.591.6501.


GILCREASE MUSEUM OF ART 

1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Way, Tulsa 

Open: Tuesday-Sunday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $8 adults; children 18 and younger are free. Beyond the extensive Gilcrease collections and exhibits are its beautiful facilities and gardens. Themed gardens have been developed on 23 of the museum’s 460 acres. For more information, go to www.gilcrease.utulsa.edu

Spring Break Family Drop In Days: Wednesday, March 15, Members Only – 1-4 p.m. & Thursday, March 16, General Public – 1-4 p.m.

Free for members; free with museum admission for not-yet members.Enjoy Gilcrease Museum during Spring Break and express your creativity during Family Drop In Days. Members of the museum are invited to a special day of art activities and refreshments in the beautiful Vista Room. The general public is invited to a fun-filled afternoon of art making in Helmerich Hall and the Creative Learning Center. For families with children ages 3-15, who must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation is required


​ZARROW CENTER FOR ART EDUCATION 

124 E. Brady St., Tulsa 

Drop-In Family Art Day @ Zarrow: Spring Art Break: Friday, March 17 - 1-4 p.m. 

Free and Open to the Public. Enjoy spring break and go green for Saint Patrick’s Day with fun art activities for the whole family. Find out more here. 


JENKS PLANETARIUM

Where: Jenks Planetarium, Jenks High School, 1st and B Streets

Cost: $5 tickets online; $7 at door

  • Earth, Moon and Sunday: Tuesday, March 14; 11 a.m. 
  • Back to the Moon: Tuesday, March 14; 7 p.m. 

Explore the night sky with engaging, awe-inspiring shows at the Jenks Planetarium. For more information, go to www.jenkscommunityed.com


LINNAEUS TEACHING GARDEN

2435 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa 

THE KIDS’ CORNER:  Located in the Linnaeus barn along the east wall, The Kids’ Corner gives children of all ages a chance to learn about gardening and creatures who live there while visiting the garden. It includes an informational poster and accompanying activity, materials for a take-home activity, a display of children’s books to borrow and read during their visit and a table of interesting finds to explore.  Kids can visit this area whenever the Linnaeus barn is open.

Linnaeus Teachin Garden is located in the Woodward Park complex due east of the Rose Garden and the Tulsa Garden Center at: 2435 S. Peoria Ave. www.tulsagardencenter.com


OXLEY NATURE CENTER 

6700 Mohawk Blvd., Tulsa 

Bring children, friends and family to explore the native landscape at Oxley Nature Center. The Oxley Interpretive Building is open Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. & Sunday noon - 4:30 p.m. Hiking trails are accessible during Mohawk Park hours, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Check their website for special events happening throughout the week: www.oxleynaturecenter.org


PHILBROOK MUSEUM OF ART 

2727 S. Rockford Rd., Tulsa 

Youth 17 and younger are always free at both Philbrook locations.  Enjoy the beauty of spring in the Philbrook Gardens and lunch in LaVilla featuring kid-friendly menu items. 

Find more at www.philbrook.org


TULSA BOTANIC GARDEN ACTIVITIES 

3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr., Tulsa 

The Tulsa Botanic Garden is hosting some great spring break activities. Get out and explore nature with the kids with free, drop-in activities at Tulsa Botanic Garden

FLORAL FUN: Tuesday, March 14, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Things are springing to life and flowers are blooming! Make flower crafts and go on a floral scavenger hunt.

BREAK FOR BIRDS: Wednesday, March 15, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Spring is when many birds are busy making their nests. Families can learn about birds and make a “bird nest helper” to take home for their yard. (while supplies last)

NATURAL ART: Thursday, March 16, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Channel your inner artist using bits from nature.

GOOD, GREEN FUN!: Friday, March 17, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fun, family-focused crafts and activities! Traveling Bean Coffee Company food truck onsite with food and drinks available. Traditional Irish songs at 11 a.m.  from local musician/singer Frank Smreker.

GOOD GREEN FUN (continues!): Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fun, family-focused St. Patrick’s Day celebration continues with crafts, activities and music including: 11 a.m. local musician singer Frank Smreker with traditional Irish songs, 1 p.m. lively Irish Celtic music with Timothy O’Brian’s Celtic Cheer


TULSA CITY-COUNTY LIBRARIES

Your Tulsa City-County Library has something lined up for everyone in the family this Spring Break.You’ll find everything from bracelet making, to lego time to yoga and beyond at tulsalibrary.org

 

BROKEN ARROW LIBRARY/ SOUTH

3600 S. Chestnut Rd., Broken Arrow 

Wednesday, March 15 ● 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Bring your creativity and we'll provide supplies for making your own "amate" painting. For ages 5-18.


CENTRAL LIBRARY 

400 Civic Center Rd., Tulsa 

Movie in the Garden: "Secret Life of Pets"
Monday, March 13 ● 10:30 a.m.-noon
Location: Tandy Garden

Watch a movie and make fun crafts. For ages 5-12.

Hands On: Spring-Break Yoga
Thursday, March 16 ● 10:30-11 a.m.
Location: Tandy Garden

This program will introduce children to yoga, help them learn healthy lifestyle habits and set the foundation for a fit future. For ages 4-8.

Movie in the Garden: "Big Hero 6"
Friday, March 17 ● 10:30 a.m.-noon
Location: Tandy Garden

Watch a movie and enjoy STEAM activities! For ages 5-12.


CHARLES PAGE LIBRARY

551 E. Fourth St., Sand Springs 

Spring Break Fun!
Monday, March 13 ● 2-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14 ● 2-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 15 ● 2-3:30 p.m.

Play outdoor games like horseshoes, jump rope, ring toss and more. We also have some fun indoor activities. For all ages.


HARDESTY REGIONAL LIBRARY 

8316 E. 93rd St., Tulsa 

Movie: "Captain America: The First Avenger"
Monday, March 13 ● 2-4 p.m.
Location: Connor’s Cove

For all ages.

Movie: "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
Wednesday, March 15 ● 2-4 p.m.
Location: Connor’s Cove

Rated PG-13. For all ages.

March Mayhem: Mini Golf @ the Library
Thursday, March 16 ● 2-4 p.m.

Enjoy some tee time with us during spring break. For ages 7-10. Registration is required. Call 918-549-7323 to register.

Escape the Library
Thursday, March 16 ● 2-4 p.m.
Location: Maple Room

The clock is ticking! Will you be able to find your way out in time? Figure out the clues and escape the room before time is up. Reserve your time slot by calling 918-549-7556 or at the ASK desk on the second floor at Hardesty. For all ages.

Movie: "Captain America: Civil War"
Friday, March 17 ● 2-4 p.m.
Location: Connor’s Cove

Rated PG-13. For all ages.


MARTIN REGIONAL LIBRARY 

2601 S. Garnet Rd., Tulsa 

STEAM Workshop
March 13, 14, 15, 16 ● 1-2 p.m.
Location: Auditorium

Enjoy fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) activities for kids ages 6-12.

Movie Afternoon
Friday, March 17 ● 1-3 p.m.
Location: Auditorium

Join us for an afternoon at the movies, featuring "Finding Nemo." Rated G. For ages 6-12.

Movie Afternoon
Monday, March 20 ● 1-3 p.m.
Location: Auditorium

Join us for an afternoon at the movies featuring "Finding Dory." Rated PG. For ages 6-12.


SCHUSTERMAN-BENSON LIBRARY 

3333 E. 32nd Pl., Tulsa 

PAWS for Reading
Monday, March 13 ● 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Kids ages 5-10 are invited to read their favorite books to a furry, four-pawed friend. Each reader will receive a free book provided by the Tulsa Library Trust. Registration is required. Please see a staff member to schedule a reading time for your child.

Open Play: Board Games and LEGOS
Tuesday, March 14 ● 2-3 p.m.

It's playtime! Build something amazing with LEGOS or play some board games. Bring your own LEGOS and games or use ours. For ages 5-10.

Spring Break Science Fun
Thursday, March 16 ● 2-3 p.m.

Join the Tulsa Children's Museum for this fun program where we will create our own chemical reactions to produce giant colorful foam! For ages 5-12. Seating is limited.

Friday Family Movie
Friday, March 17 ● 2-3:30 p.m.

Join us for a showing of "The Secret Life of Pets" (rated PG). Bring your pillows and blankets for comfy floor seating. A light snack will be provided. For all ages.


TULSA ZOO

6421 E. 36th St. N., Tulsa 

Open: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. everyday. Cost: Adults $10, Ages 3-11 $6; 2 and younger are free. Once you’re in, there are plenty of free activities you need to check out; including their daily chats and demonstrations. For more information, go to tulsazoo.org


TURKEY MOUNTAIN 

6850 S. Elwood Ave., Tulsa 

Turkey Mountain is located at 68th and Elwood. When most think of Oklahoma, they think of flat land, few trees, and lots of red dirt. Turkey Mountain has the opposite. Steep hillsides combine with thick vegetation to make trapsing through the woods difficult. Even on the trails, one occasionally must dodge tree limbs, jump rocks, and find ways around ponds and gullies. Families with children will enjoy the shorter side trails that meander close to the parking lot. Find out more here


QUICK REFERENCE

Art Play Center: www.artplaycenter.com 7972 E. 41st St., Tulsa; open Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. 

Bounce U: www.bounceu.com/tulsa 8922 S. Memorial Dr., Tulsa; check their website for open bounce times 

Miller Swim School: www.millerswimschool.com 6415 S. Mingo Rd.; open family swim on Saturdays and Sundays from 4-6 p.m. $5/person 

Oklahoma Aquarium: www.okaquarium.org  300 S. Aquarium Dr., Jenks; Open everyday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesdays until 9 p.m. 

Purple Glaze Studio: www.purpleglazestudio.com 3303 South Peoria Ave. and 6528 East 91st Street; Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 

Sky Zone Tulsa Trampoline Park: www.skyzonetulsa.com 

8306 E. 61st St., Tulsa; Special Spring Break Hours: Sunday - Thursday. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday noon- 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. 

Tulsa Air and Space Museum: www.tulsaairandspacemuseum.com

3624 N. 74th East Ave., Tulsa; Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Tulsa Children’s Museum: www.tulsachildrensmuseum.org

560 N. Maybelle Ave., Tulsa; Open Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m.-5p.m. 

Tulsa Zoo: www.tulsazoo.org

6421 E. 36th St. N., Tulsa; Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 


ROAD TRIP! 

 

CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Where: 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR

When: Tuesday-Sunday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Family Tour: Saturday, March 19; 1-2 p.m. 

There is no cost to view the Museum’s permanent collection, which is on view year-round.

Located in in Bentonville, Arkansas, Crystal Bridges explores the unfolding history of America by collecting and exhibiting works of art that illuminate our artistic heritage and enrich our understanding and appreciation of our nation and ourselves. Find more at www.crystalbridges.org


OKLAHOMA HISTORY CENTER

800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City 

Open: Monday - Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Closed Sundays

405.521.2491 or www.okhistory.org

An architectural masterpiece, a decade in the making, the Oklahoma History Center is an 18-acre, 215,000 square-foot learning center exploring Oklahoma's unique history of geology, transportation, commerce, culture, aviation, heritage and more.

Sixth Annual Cowboy Round-Up: Saturday, March 18; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The Oklahoma History Center is proud host its seventh annual Cowboy Round-Up, one of its finest traditions and activities. The event will be held both inside and outside the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, March 18, from 10 am to 2 pm. There is no charge to the public, and all ages are encouraged to attend. Special activities include rope making, Dutch oven cooking, side shows and more.

This program has historically drawn hundreds of patrons from all over the state and a number of surrounding states. Attendees are encouraged to dress the part with boots, cowboy hats and gingham dresses. No registration is required. For more information on the Cowboy Round-Up please contacteducation@okhistory.org or call 405-522-0785.


OKLAHOMA WONDERTORIUM 

​308 W. Franklin Lane, Stillwater 

Open: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 

405.533.3333 or www.okwondertorium.org

Cost: $7 per person (includes tax); Under 12 months is free

Designed primarily for children ages 12 and younger, the Oklahoma WONDERtorium is recognized regionally as a cultural and educational institution serving children and families onsite and through outreach programs. The Museum’s exhibits and innovative educational programs emphasize hands-on engagement and learning through experience, employing play as a tool to spark the inherent creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children. Exhibits explore science, math, creativity, history, culture, health & wellness, dramatic play and the problem-solving.


THREE SISTERS CELEBRATION AT CHICKASAW CULTURAL CENTER

Where: Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Dr. in Sulphur, OK

When: March 13 - March 19, times vary 

Join the “Three Sisters” (beans, corn and squash) celebration in the village at Chickasaw Cultural Center. Become immersed in our culture as we usher in the Three Sisters spring Celebration. Festivities include traditional games, storytelling, stickball, archery, living history performers and family-friendly films For more information, go to chickasawculturalcenter.com


SAM NOBLE SPRING BREAK ESCAPE 

Where: Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chatauqua Ave. in Norman 

When: Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Spring Break Escape offers opportunities for exploration and fun on a budget. From face painting and crafts to bird shows and jaw-dropping science experiments, Spring Break Escape is packed with adventure for all ages. General museum admission applies. Check out the full schedule at www.samnoblemuseum.ou.edu

TALL GRASS PRAIRIE PRESERVE

Head to Pawhuska, then click here to find a map. 

Open: Every day from dawn to dusk. There is no admission charge. The headquarters of the Chapman-Barnard ranch has been converted into a visitor center with restrooms, a gift shop, and the restored bunkhouse in which the cowboys lived. The gift shop is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m from March to mid-November. 

*Editor's Note: While you're in Pawhuska, be sure to spend some time in the downtown area. You can also check out Pioneer Woman's Mercantile


TOY & ACTION FIGURE MUSEUM 

111 S. Chickasaw, Pauls Valley 

Open: Monday- Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 

405.238.6800 or www.actionfiguremuseum.com

Cost: $6 (plus tax) each for Children and Adults, $4 (plus tax) each for Adults age 55-years and older; Children under 2-years of age are free. All individuals under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

With over 13,000 action figures, and hundreds of drawings from some of Oklahoma's most famous cartoonists, the museum welcomes children and collectors alike. Editor's Note: Don't forget to stop and eat at Bob's Pig Shop! 


WOOLAROC MUSEUM & WILDLIFE PRESERVE

Located on Oklahoma State Hwy 123, 12 miles southwest of Bartlesville 

Open: Wednesday-Sunday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

918.336.0307 or www.woolaroc.org

Cost: Adults/ $10; seniors over 65/ $8; children 11 and younger are free

For the children, having fun at Woolaroc is a learning process…from the baby animals to our playground toys, each one is a reminder of the history of the ground they play on. Only a few steps away from the Playground are the front doors to the incredible museum and behind those doors lives the magic of the ages, a storybook of dreams and a journey that rivals the greatest fiction. The Woolaroc Petting Barn and Mountain Man Camp open for the season on Wednesday, March 15. 

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