*Please call for hours before visiting: 918-595-7339.
Did you know that as many as 50 African American-only communities arose in Oklahoma Territory shortly after the Land Run? This and other facts are featured in two upcoming exhibits that explore the history of African Americans in Oklahoma Territory before statehood. The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit will run simultaneously, Dec. 3 through Jan. 30, with African American Education: From Pre-Statehood to Present. The exhibits take visitors back in time, offering insight into African Americans’ lives and education in early Oklahoma.
As part of the African American Education exhibit, Lifelong Educator Dr. Donnie L. Nero will give a presentation at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2020. He will discuss education development, highlighting his personal experiences during the age of school segregation.
The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit is part of the Oklahoma History Center Traveling Exhibit Program. For more information about this program or other traveling exhibits, call 405-522-0780.
Save right meow at the Tulsa Zoo! All December and January guests will receive half-off regular admission. Grizzly bears, Arctic foxes, red pandas and, of course, snow leopards love the cold – they playfully romp around snow-covered spaces and even enjoy chilly, snow-free days. Bundle up and save this January at the Tulsa Zoo. Details at tulsazoo.org/pounce 6421 E. 36th St. North. Open all winter 9 a.m.-5 p.m. except during inclement weather.
Join us for the Eagle Watch on Saturday, Jan. 18, and Saturday, Jan. 25! This special event is a collaboration between the National Park Service and the Chickasaw Cultural Center to highlight this magnificent bird and pay tribute to a U.S. National symbol.
Following the tour at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, join us at 1 p.m. for a screening of the documentary American Eagle and some make-and-take activities for the children.
Make-and-take activities include:
– Bird feeders
– Corn husk dolls
– Construction paper eagles
Enjoy 20% off the Eagle plush toy in our Aachompa’ Gift Shop!
For more information regarding activities at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, please visit the National Park Service website, or call (580) 622-7234.
Bring your latest project and settle in for a full day of quilting and friendly conversation. For adults.
Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Elementary students are invited to read their favorite books to a furry, four-pawed friend. Each reader will receive a free book provided by the Raymond and Bessie Kravis Foundation through the Tulsa Library Trust. Registration is required. Sign up in person at the Maxwell Park Library or call 918-549-7323 to register by phone.
Join like-minded teens to discuss and view anime and manga. Snacks are provided by the Friends of the Helmerich Library. For ages 10-18.
From boas and pythons to vipers and rattlers, grandparents and children will discover what makes snakes unique and the important role they have in our lives. Meet a zoo animal at each class! $25 per pair, zoo members save 10% Register at tulsazoo.org/classes Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. North, 1 to 4 p.m.
Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Elementary students are invited to read their favorite books to a furry, four-pawed friend. Each reader will receive a free book provided by the Raymond and Bessie Kravis Foundation through the Tulsa Library Trust.
Location: Aaronson Auditorium
Calling all writers! Join Josh Wann for this workshop designed to help writers boost their engagement with the creative process and craft of writing. Wann is a writer, humorist, and an educator for Tulsa Public Schools and Tulsa Community College. His poetry, short stories and essays have been published in Hard Crackers, Dragon Poet Review, Concis and The Black Wall Street Times, among others. Registration is required. Register at www.tulsalibrary.org/events or call 918-549-7323. For adults.
Go into the woods and experience the return of this fantastic family production with performances in both Tulsa and Broken Arrow.
The Hardesty Family Foundation Children’s Series matinee performances of Ma Cong’s Peter & the Wolf are perfect for ballet’s youngest fans and features a cast of characters children know and love, amazing sets and costumes, plus an on-stage narrator to help guide them through the story.
With tickets priced as low as $10 and a total run time of 45 minutes, this performance is a fun way to learn about ballet, music, and theater and perfect for both the young and young at heart!
SCHOOLS & GROUPS
Our Friday performance times make for great field trips for school and youth groups. Reserve your space now for your group of eight or more! To order group tickets click HERE or contact Marissa Mitchell at 918-392-5914 or email@example.com.
$10 ticket price for tax-exempt organizations. Proof of exemption required. All other tickets are $15.