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The TulsaKids Spring Break Activities Guide

From museums to garden adventures to indoor entertainment, here are many fabulous, low-cost Spring Break options.

What better time to visit Tulsa Botanic Garden's Spring Giant than Spring Break?

This list does not include Spring Break camps. If you are looking to enroll your child in a Spring Break camp, find our list here


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.


Spring Break Family Drop In Days at Gilcrease Museum

  • When: Wednesday, March 21, Members Only, 1-4 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, March 22-23, 1-4 p.m.
  • Where: Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd.

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 on March 21. The general public is invited to a fun-filled afternoon of art making in Helmerich Hall and the Creative Learning Center, March 22-23. For families with children ages 3-15, who must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required. www.gilcrease.org

Also don’t miss Funday Sunday at Gilcrease Museum on March 18.  Guests get free admission all day plus the opportunity to participate in fun art activities from 12-4 p.m.

Will Rogers Memorial Museums Spring Break Events

  • When: March 19-23, 1-3 p.m.
  • Where: Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore (M,W,F) and Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 E. 380 Rd., Oologah (T/Th)

Spring Break at Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Will’s Birthplace Ranch at Oologah can be a special time for young people looking for something new and different. It is an especially good time for grandparents, who often have children for the break, to share traditions and history.

Daily afternoon activities, 1-3, will be March 19-23 — Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Memorial Museum and Tuesday and Thursday at the Birthplace Ranch. All children 17 and under will be admitted free, thanks to a donation from Win and Kay Ingersoll.

Will’s love of aviation, sports, outdoors and the 100th anniversary of his first movie will be included in daily activities, concluding with the Mid-Afternoon Frolic Talent Show on Friday with cash prizes for first, second and third place awarded in age groups of 5-12 and 13-18. Learn more at www.willrogers.com

Three Sisters Celebration at Chickasaw Cultural Center

  • When: March 19-25, 2018, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m. on Sunday
  • Where: Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Dr., Sulphur

This annual event observes the changing of the seasons when essential crops like squash, corn and beans take rot. Activities in the Living Village include gardening demonstrations, food samples, cultural demonstrations, and more. Visitors can also take horticultural tours and stroll through the butterfly gardens. www.chickasawculturalcenter.com

Spring Break Drop-In Days at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

  • When: March 19-23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Where: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St., Oklahoma City

Take a day trip to OKC and drop by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for family friendly activities inspired by the Museum’s exhibits. Each day will have a different theme and activities. Visit www.nationalcowboymuseum.org for more information, including descriptions of each day’s activities.

Whimsical Spring Break at Oklahoma WONDERtorium

  • ​When: March 19-23, ticket times at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Oklahoma WONDERtorium, 308 W. Franklin Ln., Stillwater

What kind of WONDER will you find under the rainbow? A whimsical adventure awaits at the WONDERtorium this Spring Break!

  • 3/19: Crowns and Sceptors - Reveal your royalty--wear your crown! Kings and queens, come make your own crowns and sceptors in this magical moment.
  • 3/20: Coat of Arms - A castle knight needs their shield! Ride your valiant steed to the WONDERtorium to make your own personal coat of arms shield designed by you.
  • 3/21: Dragon Wings - How to train your dragon...and give them wings! Come make dragon wings and fly off into the whimsical realm of the WONDERtorium.
  • 3/22: Kite Making - Let's go fly a kite, up to the highest height. Let's goooo fly a kite! Let your creativity soar as you make your own kite and see how high it flies.
  • 3/23: Monster Factory - Love to be a monster? Come to the monster factory and make your own! You're sure to have a roaring good time!

These activities are included in your museum admission or membership. Space is limited, so pick up your free ticket in person or call ahead 405-533-3333. Please note that participants must arrive 30 minutes before their ticket time; you can play in the museum while you wait!

Spring Break Escape at Sam Noble Museum

  • When: March 19-23; Museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; activities are scheduled throughout the day
  • Where: Sam Noble Museum, 2401 Chautauqua Ave., 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

Spring Break Specials at Crystal Bridges Museum of 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. Free, no registration required. www.crystalbridges.org

Other area museums may not have specific Spring Break activities, but don’t forget about:

AHHA Tulsa

101 E. Archer St.
Every month, AHHA Tulsa offers Imagination Days, a day of free art activities for the whole family! Imagination Days take place the third Saturday of every month from 12-5 p.m., so if you are looking for something special to do on your Spring Break Saturday (March 17), consider an afternoon of creativity at AHHA. www.ahhatulsa.org

Philbrook Museum of Art

2727 S. Rockford Rd.
If you haven’t seen Philbrook’s new Kehinde Wiley painting or the new rotunda installation by Tulsa Artist Fellow Rachel Hayes, now is the perfect time to do so! Plus, kids 17 and under always get in free. www.philbrook.org

Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

2021 E. 71st St.
The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art is a place where Jewish art, history, culture and identity collide. Boasting the largest collection of Judaica in the southwest, the SMMJA offers a glimpse into the history and traditions of the Jewish people. www.jewishmuseum.net

Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium

3624 N. 74th E. Ave.
Your future aviators or astronauts will love the Tulsa Air & Space Museum! Watch a planetarium show, tour an MD-80 in the Discovery Center and enjoy other exciting exhibits. www.tulsaairandspacemuseum.com

Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum

1714 Highway 9 West, Seminole
The Jasmine Moran Children's Museum has 42,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space and a large outdoor play area, complete with miniature houses and a riding train, the SuperSONIC Express. There is even a 13,500-gallon aquarium filled with Oklahoma aquatic life and a 12,000-square-foot Castle Maze that provides exploratory experiences for those who like a physical challenge. Learn more at www.jasminemoran.com

Museum of the Great Plains

601 NW Ferris Ave., Lawton
Through March 25, Museum of the Great Plains is hosting a special exhibit all about bugs! Backyard Bugs: An Oklahoma Insect Adventure, allows guests to get cozy with some familiar creatures in this latest exploration from the Oklahoma Museum Network. Larger-than-life animatronics, interactive exhibits, and living insect displays give visitors a unique perspective on a bug’s life, revealing the fascinating complexities of our six-legged neighbors. Other attractions include a one-room schoolhouse, a trading post, and a train depot as well as indoor exhibitions. www.discovermgp.com

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art prides itself on being a fantastic destination for families. If you’re planning a visit, check out their web page full of tips for visiting as a family: www.okcmoa.com/okcoma-kids.

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

620 N. Harvey Ave., Oklahoma City
The outdoor memorial at The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is designed to give visitors a space to reflect quietly and to honor “those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever” by the Oklahoma City bombing. The museum offers an interactive, self-guided tour sharing the stories of those affected. Learn more about the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum in Diane Tritt Eaton’s travel article from our August 2017 issue, available at www.tulsakids.com, or at oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org

Science Museum Oklahoma

2020 Remington Pl., Oklahoma City
Science Museum Oklahoma boasts 350,000 square feet of hands-on science experiences, art and history! Attractions include CurioCity, with eight “neighborhoods” exposing kids to science through fun, interactive activities, the Science Floor, which includes Segway Park, a Kid Inventor area where kids can design, test and build unique creations and a special Decomposition exhibit. Learn more at www.sciencemuseumok.org

Toy and Action Figure Museum

111 S. Chickasaw, Pauls Valley
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. Learn more at www.actionfiguremuseum.com.

Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve

1925 Woolaroc Ranch Rd., Bartlesville
Woolaroc’s Mountain Man Camp shows guests what life was like in the 1840s! Learn the proper art of throwing a tomahawk, shoot a black powder rifle, view the inside of a tipi and more! After your visit to Mountain Man Camp, head to the Animal Barn to see rabbits, goats, peacocks and other animals. www.woolaroc.org


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: Tuesday-Friday, March 20-23, 10:15 a.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.

Join Garden staff each morning for a nature-themed story time followed by activities and a craft.  Story time for toddlers will start at 10:15 a.m. with a story time for ages 4 and up starting at 10:45 a.m. Free with regular admission. Topics include: Tuesday, March 20 – Spring Equinox, Wednesday, March 21 – Seeds, Thursday, March 22 – Flowers and Friday, March 23 – Worms – special guest Master Composter Steve Wood will bring live worms. 

Spring Break Storytime at Linnaeus Teaching Gardens

  • When: Thursday, March 22, 10 a.m.
  • Where: Linnaeus Teaching Gardens, 2435 S. Peoria Ave.

Enjoy a special Spring Break Storytime at the Linnaeus Teaching Gardens! The theme will be “All About Gardens,” and storytime will be held in the Helmerich Horticultural Center, which is located on the Linnaeus grounds next to the barn. The target audience is ages birth through three, but early elementary-aged children are welcome as well. This is a free event, no registration required. www.tulsagardencenter.com

Color Walk and Family Picnic Day

  • When: Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.

See how many colors your family can find as you explore the Garden and see what’s blooming. Bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy on the Garden lawn. Free with regular admission.


ZZZs in the Seas

  • When: Friday, March 16, 7 p.m.-Saturday, March 17, 8 a.m.
  • Where: Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Dr., Jenks

There are so many cool places to spend the night in the Oklahoma Aquarium! You can drift off to sleep with our gentle giants nearby in Sea Turtle Island or dream of wild adventures near the Extreme Amazon. Of course, you can still reserve your space and get a fin-tastic night’s sleep with our sharks. http://www.okaquarium.org/events/zzzs-in-the-seas/

Splash Break at Oklahoma Aquarium

  • When: Monday-Friday, March 19-23
  • Where: Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Dr., Jenks

The Oklahoma Aquarium will host special spring break activities throughout the week. Visit www.okaquarium for additional details.


Let's Go Urban

Let’s Go Urban specializes in bringing people together while they are completing fun and competitive Scavenger Hunts. Our hunts are self-guided and accessible on your smart phone, so you can complete the hunt when it is perfect for your schedule. We have put together an amazing hunt that allows you to step out of your comfort zone and explore the city like you have never before, all the while competing against other teams.

Have fun with the family and sign up for your Scavenger Hunt during Spring Break! Go to www.letsgoandhunt.com to get started! Your group will be competing against other teams who may have already completed their hunt or will be hunting in the near future. Each hunt has at least 130 missions that are each worth points. Some missions will have you racing to a specific address while other missions will have you completing a fun video challenge. Your goal is to complete as many missions that you can so you can win bragging rights amongst your racing group. Are you ready to explore like never before? 


Aces Alley FlightSim Entertainment Center: www.acesalley.com
540 S. Elm Pl., Broken Arrow.

Andy B’s: www.AndyBTulsa.com
8711 S. Lewis Ave.

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

Purple Glaze Studio: www.purpleglazestudio.com
3303 S. Peoria Ave. and 6528 E. 91st St.

Tulsa Zoo: www.tulsazoo.org
6421 E. 36th St. N.

Tulsa Children’s Museum: www.tulsachildrensmuseum.org
560 N. Maybelle Ave.

Turkey Mountain: www.turkeymtn.com
6800 S. Elwood Ave.

Wheels and Thrills: www.wheelsandthrills.com
10637 N. Garnett Rd., Owasso

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