Livin' on Toddler Time
The must-dos for your toddler in the Tulsa area for $10 or less.
They're fun, they're fast, they're toddlers, and they (you) need to have an activity! We've highlighted some events that we think you'll enjoy doing with your little play date. Also, be sure to find a story time that works for you and our daily calendar is always a helpful resource.
Bikes & Balls Bash at Whiteside Recreation Center
Address: Whiteside Recreation Center, 4009 South Pittsburg Avenue
Bikes & Balls is located in the gymnasium at Whiteside Recreation Center. You can bring a bike, a ball, or nothing at all and let your toddler (1-5 years) socialize with other children. Bikes and Balls is every Tuesday and Thursday; 9:30-11 a.m.
Preschool Playdate at Bounce U
Address: 8922 South Memorial Dr., Suite A, Tulsa
Bounce U has a special bounce time just for ages 5 and younger on the dates/times below. The cost is $7.99 per child and don't forget your socks! Call ahead to reserve your spot.
- Tuesdays: 10 -11:30 a.m.
- Thursdays: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
- Fridays: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Mini-Masters at the Gilcrease Museum
Address: 1400 North Gilcrease Museum Rd., Tulsa
Gilcrease Museum invites you and your toddler to explore the power and excitement of colors in artwork at the museum. Learn the colors of the color wheel and how to make new colors. Discover the temperatures and the personalities of colors. Which colors "speak" to you? After exploring colors in the galleries, participants will create an art object that relates to the color topic of the day.
For ages 3-6, who must be accompanied by an adult. Because of the age-specific activities, only children ages 3-6 may participate. Alternative arrangements should to be made for younger siblings. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. For more information, call 918-596-2774 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Mini-Masters is free for members; free with museum admission for not-yet members.
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
Address: 8306 E. 61st St., Tulsa
- Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-11 a.m.
- Ages 5 and younger
- $10/per child (Sky Zone socks are $2/pair, but are reusable)
If they can walk, they can jump! Toddler Time at Sky Zone is a special time just for hte little one, where they can explore exciting new ways to be active. For questions and pricing information, go to skyzone.com/tulsa.
Dance & Sing Along at the Discovery Lab
Address: Tulsa Children's Museum, 560 N. Maybell Ave.
Every 2nd Monday of the month at 10:30 a.m., Discovery Lab hosts a family Dance & Sing Along in the main hall. Children ages 6 and under, their caregivers, and anyone young at heart, will enjoy dancing and singing along with the TCM band as they perform classic children's songs. This concert is part of Tulsa Children's Museum Family Concert Series and is free with museum admission.
Oxley Nature Center
Address: 6700 Mohawk Blvd., Tulsa
Exploring a Bird's Nest on Monday, February 8: The birds are already starting to think it is spring and soon we will all be hearing welcome courtship songs. Take a look at some nests to see if you can build one. Meet at Oxley for this Natural Babies Class. Registration is required: 918.669.6644. Ages 1-5 with caregiver.
The Oxley Interpretive Building is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4:30 p.m.
The Interpretive Building houses hands-on exhibits, a classroom, a small library and wildlife viewing area, restrooms and drinking fountain, a small gift shop, staff offices and other work areas. First-time visitors may want to stop by the Interpretive Building first to pick up a map of the trails and chat with the staff about current trail conditions. Exhibits include displays and explanations of what might be encountered at the Nature Center, and offer visitors a chance to find out more about the rich diversity of Tulsa's natural and cultural history. You might want to allow yourself 15 to 30 minutes to study an exhibit or two, either before or after your hike.
There are no vending machines or food sales at the Nature Center, so be sure to bring with you any supplies you might need during your visit.
Admission to Oxley Nature Center and Redbud Valley is free. Specific programs may have a nominal fee (usually $2-$3) and are usually free to members of the Friends of Oxley Nature Center. There is a $2.00 Mohawk Park entrance fee on weekends from April through October, but this fee is waived for members of the Friends of Oxley Nature Center.