Sensory- and Autism-Friendly Events for Kids in Tulsa

Kids Connection

  • When: Thursday, July 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa ARC, 2516 E. 71st St. St. A

Social group designed for children, grades K – 5, with high-functioning autism. For more information, contact Sherilyn Walton or Steve Pitts at 918-582-8272

My Way Matinee

  • When: Saturday, July 13 and Saturday, July 27,  10:30 a.m.
  • Where: Regal Warren Broken Arrow

Regal’s My Way Matinee gives everyone the opportunity to experience a movie with the lights turned up and the volume turned down. This becomes a safe space where guests are free to express themselves by singing, crying, dancing, walking around, talking or shouting while enjoying Hollywood’s latest films! All My Way Matinee screenings will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of the month for a special discounted ticket price! Find this month’s selections here.

Sensory-Friendly Family Fun Time

  • When: Sunday, July 14, 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Where: Discovery Lab, 560 N. Maybelle Ave.

Every second Sunday of the month, Discovery Lab hosts Sensory-Friendly Family Fun Time, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. This event is held before the museum opens for the day for families with children on the Autism Spectrum and/or who have sensory processing disorders. Families can enjoy the museum before the rush and play together in a supportive environment.

Teen Connection

  • When: Wednesday, July 24, 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa ARC, 2516 E. 71st St. St. A

Social group for middle and high school students with high functioning autism. Activities include board and video games where they can practice positive social skills with others that have similar interests. For more information, contact Sherilyn Walton or Steve Pitts at 918-582-8272.

Events Outside of Tulsa


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Washed Ashore at the Tulsa Zoo @ Tulsa Zoo
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day

The Tulsa Zoo presents Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, beginning in June. Made entirely of plastic debris collected from beaches, Washed Ashore sculptures unmask the impacts of plastic pollution on oceans, waterways and wildlife. This exhibit is free with regular zoo admission.

Giraffe’s First Birthday @ Tulsa Zoo
Jul 21 all-day

Wish Ohe a Happy Birthday during this multi-day celebration! Special enrichment and activities,
including a chance to write a note for Ohe. Free with regular zoo admission. Don’t forget,
giraffe feedings occur 11 a.m. to noon, Friday thru Monday for an additional fee.

Knock Out Violence
Jul 21 all-day

Help DVIS and the Tulsa Drillers knock out violence! We are in our 16th year of raising funds for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Join us by pledging per home run or making a one-time donation from now until the end of the season!

Sponsor: DVIS

Please Touch the Art @ McKeon Center for Creativity
Jul 21 all-day

The Please Touch the Art exhibit breaks the rules of traditional art exhibits and makes art accessible, especially for visitors who are visually impaired. Guests are encouraged to touch the art and explore the exhibit using a variety of senses. Please Touch the Art is June 7—July 30 in the Tulsa Community College McKeon Center for Creativity on the TCC Metro Campus.

Call for hours: 918-595-7339

To request special accommodations, call 918-595-7115

Sponsor: McKeon Center for Creativity

Funday Sunday @ Gilcrease Museum
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The third Sunday of the month is Funday Sunday. It’s a free admission day loaded with fun for the whole family. Visitors can enjoy art projects for all ages, gallery tours, activities and special guest performances. Free program, no reservations required. For more information, contact

Studio Sundays @ Ahha Tulsa
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Calling all tinkerers, artists, and families! You’re invited to drop in for creative exploration at The STUDIO, located on the 3rd floor of ahha’s Hardesty Center.

Every Sunday in The STUDIO, you’ll discover special activities and new creative challenges, techniques, and materials for kids of all ages to explore. You’ll also have the chance to meet artists participating in the Open Studios program in the nearby printmaking, metal, photography, and digital media labs.

The STUDIO is open during ahha’s public hours (Weds – Sun) and is included with admission. Visitors to The STUDIO will be challenged to think like artists through open-ended creative exploration and discovery.

The STUDIO is a place for families to explore together – children under 13 must be accompanied by a grown up.

Nature Collages @ Tulsa Botanic Garden
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sat., July 20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. & Sun., July 21, 1-3 p.m.:
Use your imagination to make a collage/suncatcher with natural pieces from the Garden. Free with admission.

Tulsa Botanic Garden is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) on Thursdays in June, July and August. Admission is FREE for Garden members; $8 for ages 13+; $4 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free.

Studio Sunday: Paint Like Monet (OKCMOA) @ Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Paint Like Monet inspired by the special exhibition Van Gogh, Monet, Degas on July 21st from 1-4 pm.

This come-and-go activity is suitable for all ages, and does not require pre-registration. Free for Museum members or with paid admission. Not a member? Join today!

Please email or call (405) 278-8213 if you have any questions.

Studio Sundays (OKCMOA) @ Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Art activities for the whole family!  Sunday, June 23, 1-4 p.m. Paper Horse Reliefs Sunday, July 21, 1-4 p.m. Paint Like Monet Sunday, August 18, 1-4 p.m. Wire Dancers Sunday, September 22, 1-4 p.m. Watercolor Seascapes Free with admission. Visit for details.

RENT: School Edition @ Tulsa PAC
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm

Tulsa’s most talented teens bravely tackle this bold story of young artists in New York’s East Village struggling to survive against the spectre of HIV/AIDS.

Music, Lyrics and Book by Jonathan Larson

Presented by Theatre Tulsa

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