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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! 

CLARK YOUTH THEATRE

  • Location: Henthorne Performing Arts Center, 4825 S. Quaker Ave.
  • Dates: March 19-23, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (7:30 early drop off available)
  • Ages: 8-14
  • Cost: $130, includes before/after care and DVD of camp performance

This is a great opportunity for youth interested in theatre involvement. The camp includes classes on acting, dancing, singing, and other performance skills. Children will need to bring a sack lunch each day. There will be one performance for family and friends on March 23; from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Register online at www.clarkyouththeatre.com/camps


TULSA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

Plant and Animal Adventures

  • Dates: March 19 & 20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Ages: 4-5
  • Cost: $45/Discovery Lab Member, $50/Non-Member

Students, ages 4-5, learn how our bodies work and how living things stay alive through hands-on activities & full body exercises.

Science of Life: Dissections and Investigations

  • Dates: March 21 & 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Ages: 6-9
  • Cost: $90/Discovery Lab Member, $100/Non-Member

Students, ages 6-9, will take a closer look at the plants and animals around us, performing dissections and experiments, during a two-day biology camp.

CSI: 918

  • Date: March 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Ages: 7-10
  • Cost: $45/Discovery Lab Member, $50/Non-Member

A crime has occurred at Discovery Lab—investigators uncovered a smashed watermelon. Discovery detectives will dig into the case using forensic science—concepts include fingerprint dusting, DNA evidence, and scientific method. Register your child to join Tulsa Children’s Museum’s investigative team for this one-day camp.


TULSA ZOO

Spring Break Zoo Camp: Zoomanji!

  • Location: Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. N.
  • Dates: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 19 – 23; Aftercare available from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Ages: 5-7 years old and 8-12 year old camps available
  • Cost: $205 per week, $255 with aftercare; zoo members receive a 10% discount

Join the Tulsa Zoo this spring break and explore board games, with a zoo twist! Pass go and collect zoo properties in Animalopoly. Learn about life cycles in the Game of WILDlife. Solve a mystery in ZOO Clue! Each day will include adventures onto zoo grounds to play animal versions of your favorite games. For more information and registration visit: tulsazoo.org/camps


YMCA

Spring Break Camp at the Westside YMCA

  • Location: Westside YMCA, 5400 S. Olympia Ave.
  • Dates: March 19-23, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Ages: 5-15
  • Cost: $30/day for members, $40/day for non-members

Spring is here! Campers are invited to enjoy their favorite camp activities in the sun! Springtime sports, arts & crafts, canoeing, ropes and much more. Embrace the warmer weather and enjoy your Spring Break with an Urban Eco Experience outdoors at the Westside YMCA! For more information, call 918.446.1424. Register online at www.ymcatulsa.org/register.

Kids’ Day Out at Owasso Family YMCA

  • Location: Owasso Family YMCA, 8300 N. Owasso Expy
  • Dates: March 19-23, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Ages: 5-12
  • Cost: $28/day for members, $34/day for non-members

Kids' Day Out engages youth in experiential learning to continue their development beyond the classroom when school is out through traditional camp activities, including team sports, arts & crafts, STEAM, and much more. Come rain or shine, the Owasso Family YMCA’s programming seeks to give each child an opportunity to expand their horizons through hands-on activities that engage and challenge them. 

This year, attendees will be going on 3 field trips (Tuesday through Thursday) to explore the outdoors. We will be visiting YMCA's urban-eco day camp at Westside on Tuesday, Oxley Nature Center on Wednesday, and YMCA Tulsa's resident camp, Takatoka, on Lake Fort Gibson. It will be a very exciting week where the kids will get a lot of time outdoors to enjoy Spring! www.ymcatulsa.org/register


TULSA COUNTY PARKS

SUPER Spring Break Day Camp at Chandler Park

  • Location: Chandler Park, 6500 W. 21st St.
  • Dates: March 19-23, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Ages: 6-11
  • Cost: $125/week

Keep those kids busy over the break! At Chandler Park’s camp, kids can enjoy nature hikes, arts and crafts projects and field trips. Bring your own lunch. Register at the community center by March 15th.

LaFortune Park Junior Golf Camp

  • Location: LaFortune Park Golf Course, 5501 S. Yale Ave.
  • Dates: March 19-22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Ages: 6-16
  • Cost: $150

5:1 student to teacher. No equipment needed. Tennis shoes allowed. Instructed by LaFortune Park golf professional staff. Sign up online at www.lafortunegolfclub.com.

Spring Break Camp at South Country Recreation Center

  • Location: SoCo Recreation Center, 13800 S. Peoria Ave.
  • Dates: March 19-23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Ages: 6-12
  • Cost: $125/week

Spring Break Day Camp is fun for everyone. Campers participate in group activities, field trips, crafts and games. No charge for 7-9 a.m. Before Care or 4-6 p.m. After Care. Sign up at location. Call 918.746.3780 or email southcountyrec@tulsacounty.org for more information.


WATERWORKS ART CENTER

  • Location: Waterworks Art Center, 1710 Charles Page Blvd.
  • Dates: March 19-23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Ages: 7-11
  • Cost: $125. All Supplies Included!

Do you have a budding artist at home? Help them add to their artistic repertoire with five, fun-filled days during Spring Break. Campers bring a nonperishable lunch, beverage, and morning snack each day and we’ll provide all the art supplies for lots of take-home masterpieces! Enrollment is now open and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. No refunds will be issued after March 9, 2018. Come by to enroll and fill out camp paperwork.


SOCCERCITY

  • Location: SoccerCity, 5817 S. 118th E. Ave.
  • Dates: March 17-23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Ages: 4-15
  • Cost: $105 for all 5 days, or $21 per day

Want your kids to have some fun and stay active this Spring Break?  SoccerCity has the solution:

Bring your kids to SoccerCity’s Spring Break Camp 2018, ages 4 years to 15 years welcome. The groups will be divided among age and ability. Camp will be the week of March 17th – 23rd from 9am to 12 noon.  Children should come ready to listen, learn, and most of all HAVE FUN!! If you have questions, call 918.249.0044 or email dustin@soccercitytulsa.com. Sign up online at www.soccercitytulsa.com/spring-break-camp


FREE/LOW-COST ACTIVITIES 

 

AHHA IMAGINATION DAY 

AHHA Tulsa, 101 E. Archer St.

Saturday, March 17, 12-5 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


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 21, Members Only – 1-4 p.m. & Thursday-Friday, March 16-17, 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 two fun-filled afternoons 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


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.

The Linnaeus Teaching Garden will also host a special Spring Break Storytime on Thursday, March 22 at 10 a.m. 

Linnaeus Teaching 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 

Spring Equinox Guided Nature Hike

  • When: Tuesday, March 20, 10:30 a.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.

Look for signals from our native plants and wildlife that the Earth is starting to “wake up” from winter. Hike will depart from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Grange at 10:30am; the hike will be followed by a group art activity. www.tulsabotanic.org

Spring Break Storytimes at Tulsa Botanic Garden

  • When: Wednesday, March 21, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.

Head to Tulsa Botanic Garden for a botanically-themed story followed by a hands-on activity. Free with regular admission. Afterwards, explore the Children’s Discovery Garden, where kids can step into the mouth of the Spring Giant, play music, paint with water, climb on a giant tree house, and more! www.tulsabotanic.org


TULSA CITY-COUNTY LIBRARIES

The Tulsa City-County Libraries have a variety of fun programs throughout the week, which can be found at www.tulsakids.com or www.tulsalibrary.org. The following activities, however, are specific to Spring Break:

Spring Break: Board Games, Sushi Go & Conversation

  • When: March 20, 2-4 p.m.
  • Where: Helmerich Library, 5131 E. 91st St.

Enjoy board games and Sushi Go, paper crafts and more. Drop in and bring a friend! For ages 12-18.

Spring Break Fling

  • When: March 21, 1-4 p.m.
  • Where: Charles Page Library, 551 E. 4th St., Sand Springs

Are you ready for a fun afternoon at the library? Join the Charles Page Library staff for crafts, LEGOs, outdoor games (weather permitting) and other adventures. For ages 5-18.

Spring Break Fun for Children

  • When: March 21, 3-4 p.m.
  • Where: Broken Arrow Library/South, 3600 S. Chestnut Ave.

Broken Arrow Library/South will provide a fun program for children of all ages.

Spring Break Movie

  • When: March 22, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Owasso Library, 103 W. Broadway

Enjoy a movie and popcorn. Movie will be rated G or PG. For ages 5 and older.


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

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. 

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

When: March 17-25, excluding March 20, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR

Spend your Spring Break at the museum with your family! Celebrate the reopening of our new permanent collection galleries with fun and free artmaking, activities, and performances daily. Visit crystalbridges.org for details.

Free, no registration required. 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.


OKLAHOMA WONDERTORIUM 

‚Äč308 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.


CHICKASAW CULTURAL CENTER

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


SAM NOBLE SPRING BREAK ESCAPE 

When: March 19-23; Museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; activities are scheduled throughout the day

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

Spring Break Escape offers opportunities for exploration and fun on a budget. From face painting and crafts to musical guests and jaw-dropping science experiments, Spring Break Escape is packed with adventure for all ages. General museum admission applies. Learn more at samnoblemuseum.ou.edu/education-2/spring-break-escape 


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: $7 (plus tax) for Adults, $5 for children 12 and under, $5 each for Adults age 55-years and older and Veterans and Active Service; 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 14. 

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