Top Toddler-Friendly Events in Tulsa This Month

Storytime at Gathering Place

  • When: Thursdays at 4 p.m. (The Reading Tree); Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. (ONEOK Boathouse) *NOTE: EXCLUDING JULY 4*
  • Where: Gathering Place, 2600 S. Riverside Dr.

Fall in love with the magic found in children’s books! Join us every Thursday at 4 p.m. under the Reading Tree, and every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in ONE Boathouse for Story Time from guest readers.

Don’t Stop the Music

  • When: July 1 and 15, 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Hardesty Library, 8316 E. 93rd St.

This is an interactive program featuring songs, dancing and lots of fun. For preschoolers and toddlers.

Tiny Tots at Wheels and Thrills

  • When: Thursdays at 10 a.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m.
  • Where: Wheels and Thrills, 10637 N. Garnett Rd., Owasso

Kids ages 6 and under can enjoy a special time just for them twice a week at Wheels and Thrills!

Social Justice Story Hour at Philbrook

  • When: Sunday, July 7,  3-4 p.m.
  • Where: Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Rd.

Social Justice Story Hour is a family-friendly, interactive story time for families with children of all ages. We enjoy snacks, sing songs, and share stories about PEACE. Each month we focus on a broad idea of social justice and make it accessible and meaningful to young children. We’ve explored issues of disaster relief and displacement, life cycle rituals around the world, child hunger, immigration, and self-acceptance. Our goal is to empower young children to use their strong voices and actions to be kind friends, helpers, and powerful agents of social change.

This Story Hour we will be celebrating the two year anniversary of the Library! In honor of what would have been Khalid Jabara’s 40th birthday, we will be dedicating our first “Peace Begins With Me” Bench in his honor. We are honored to feature Mr. Symon of Hot Toast Music Co and special guest reader Rabbi Marc Boone Fitzerman of Congregation B’nai Emunah.

This community event is free with admission. Children are always free at Philbrook, and free community passes for adults will be available at a first come, first served basis upon entry.

ahha Tulsa Stroller Tours

  • When: Thursday, July 11, 1 p.m.
  • Where: ahha Tulsa, 101 E. Archer St.

Join us at 1:00 PM on the second Thursday of each month for an adult-focused, child-friendly tour of exhibitions in THE GALLERY.

Juice, snacks, and the occasional toddler tantrum won’t bother our expert educators, who’ll engage you in deep conversation, close looking at works of art, and gallery activities. Exhibitions in THE GALLERY change every few months, so you’ll want to return again and again for new experiences.

Drop-in stroller tours are included with admission and always FREE for members.

Yoga Story Times and Tree Fort Story Times at Tulsa Botanic Garden

  • When: Yoga Story Times are Thursdays (July 11, 18, 25; 9:30-10:30 a.m.); Tree Fort Story Times are Fridays (July 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m.)
  • Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.

About Yoga Story Times: Yoga Story Time with I AM Kids Tulsa will be a fusion of yoga, story-telling, conscious play, and song and dance! Recommended for ages 2.5 – 8 years. Bring a mat if you have one. Free with admission. If weather is inclement, we will move inside our Mabee Grange building. Bring a picnic lunch and plan to explore the Children’s Discovery Garden too!

About Tree Fort Story Times: Join Tulsa Botanic Garden for an interactive garden-themed story each Friday morning led by local storytellers, musicians and guest readers. Meet under the oaks in the Carter/Sherry Families Tree Fort in the Children’s Discovery Garden. Recommended for ages 2 ½ to 8 years. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the Garden afterward.

Move It Monday

  • When: Monday, July 22, 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Where: Discovery Lab, 560 N. Maybelle Ave.

Move to music, play a game, and read a book! All activities center around a theme and are designed for young children’s physical, mental, emotional, and social development. This event is included with regular admission and there is no pre-registration required.

Storytime with Shipley the Shark

  • When: Wednesday, July 24, 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Where: Jenks Library, 523 W. B St.

Storytime and shark show-and-tell for kids 5 and under.

More Storytimes

  • Various times and locations

Every month we update our Storytimes calendar. Find an upcoming Storytime here!


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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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