Family Fun in Tulsa

Green country is full of fun, family-friendly activities and events. Here are a few you won’t want to miss this month!

FEBRUARY

Holland Hall’s Book Fair returns Feb. 29 for its 60th year! Photo by Chris McConnell

1. National Take Your Child to the Library Day: February 1 at Various TCCL Branches

February 1st is National Take Your Child to the Library Day! Visit the TulsaKids Calendar to see how your favorite branch is celebrating!

2. Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Your Family!

There are Daddy Daughter dances, cookie decorating parties and more happening in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day. Find a list of Family Friendly Valentine’s Day events in Tulsa here.

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3. Snoozapa-ZOO-za: Year of the Rat: February 8-9 at Tulsa Zoo

The first family overnight of 2020 celebrates the Chinese Year of the Rat! Learn about zodiac animals, enjoy animal encounters, roast marshmallows on a nighttime zoo tour, breakfast and more. This overnight is open to multiple families with children 6-17 years old. Cost is $45 per person with zoo members receiving 10% off and includes evening snacks, a continental breakfast and admission to the zoo after the program ends on Sunday. More information and registration at tulsazoo.org/overnights

4. Dorothy and the Prince of Oz: February 13, 7 p.m. (Preview Night); February 14-15, 7:30 p.m.; February 16, 2:30 p.m. at the Tulsa PAC

The Land of Oz is in danger, and only Dorothy can help restore peace to this magical world. With help from her friend Scarecrow, she braves a dangerous journey to save the Prince and reunite the kingdom, finding love along the way. Edwaard Liang’s ballet is “visually stunning” (Tulsa World), featuring vibrant costumes, epic battle scenes, and animated puppets from visionary Basil Twist.

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5. The Penguin Project: Lion King Jr.: February 14-15, 7 p.m.; February 16, 2 p.m. at Cascia Hall PAC

Clark Youth Theatre is excited to present the 5th year of The Penguin Project in Tulsa! The Penguin Project is an organization that produces musicals with children with developmental disabilities. They are joined on stage by “peer mentors,” a group of children without disabilities, who work with them side-by-side to guide them in rehearsals and performances. Performances will be held at Cascia Hall PAC.

6. Tulsa Day of YA: Author Panels, Writing Workshops and More!: February 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Central Library

This free one-day event celebrates young adult literature, writing, authors and fans. All readers of YA are welcome! Registration is required, and lunch is provided. Visit www.tulsalibrary.org/tulsa-day-ya to register or for more details. For teens and adults.

DON’T MISS: Tulsa Day of YA: Opening Keynote Address: Justina Ireland in Conversation with Juliana Goodman (registration not required)

7. Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day: February 22, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Discovery Lab

Girls and their female role models or mentors are invited to work together to solve an engineering challenge during one or all of our classroom sessions during this 1-day event. Upon entry, grab a passport and see where innovation takes you!

Girls ages 7 and older, accompanied by an adult.

There will be pop-up activities in the museum throughout the day from 9:30AM to 5:00PM.

Classes are included with museum admission ($8 per person). There is no additional fee for members. Please register by visiting discoverylab.org/events and following the link for each session.

8. Holland Hall Book Fair: February 29, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Holland Hall

Holland Hall’s popular book fair is back for its 60th anniversary! Featuring thousands of gently used, quality adult and children’s books, toys, games, educational resources and more!


Looking Ahead…

Start March off right with a trip to JBF-Tulsa, coming March 1-7 to Expo Square!

March

1. Just Between Friends-Tulsa: March 1-7 at Expo Square

Bring your BFF to the largest shopping experience in Tulsa! It’s a savings extravaganza! You’ll find aisles of the best in gently loved and new items at great savings. Get more details at tulsa.jbfsale.com.

2. 7th Annual Kids Mini Triathlon: March 7, 8:30 a.m. at the Health Zone at Saint Francis

Encourage your little athlete’s swimming, biking and running skills. The Health Zone at Saint Francis hosts the 7th Annual Kids Mini Triathlon on Saturday, March 7, 2020, beginning at 8:30 a.m.. Open to ages 6 to 13, the event takes place at the Health Zone at Saint Francis, 5353 East 68th Street in Tulsa. Entry fees ($25 in advance, $30 the day of the event) benefit The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis. For information, contact Jennifer Daley at 918-494-8263, email events@saintfrancis.com or visit saintfrancis.com/healthzone.

3. Will Eisner Comic Fest: March 7, 12-5 p.m. at Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art 

The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art is pleased to announce the fourth annual Will Eisner Comic Fest. The event will showcase local artists’ table, comic and toy vendors, a cosplay contest, and movie cars and an exhibit of Jewish Graphic Novels. This event is co-hosted by Nerd Alert Customs.

4. Spring Break: March 14-22

TulsaKids has put together an extensive list of Spring Break activities, from special events to road trip inspiration and more! Find it here.

5. Tulsa Irish Festival: March 13-14 at Guthrie Green

This is a free, family-friendly festival celebrating the music, culture, art, and food of the Irish.

6. Tween Night + NYICFF Kid Flicks: March 20, 7 p.m. at Philbrook Museum

Come to Philbrook’s first ever fun-filled tween night (fun for parents, too!). There will be artist-designed selfie stations, cool wearable art making, and hands-on fun in the log cabin. Parents can enjoy a drink on the terrace or take it to the studios to make alongside their tweens. End the night together in the theater with an exclusive screening of the world’s coolest and best short films for tweens from the New York International Children’s Film Festival.

7. Monster Jam: March 28-29 at BOK Center

The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today returns to Tulsa for another high-octane weekend featuring the ultimate mix of high-flying action and four-wheel.

8. Bunny Hunt: March 29, 1-3 p.m. at Tulsa Botanic Garden

Enjoy spring-themed activities including a hunt for colored rocks, face-painting, a planting activity, lawn games and more.  MASA food truck will have food options and drinks including beer and wine, will be available for sale. Explore the tulips and other spring bulbs blooming and look for “bunnies” in the Garden. Tickets are limited. Adults: $8; Ages 3-12: $10. Ages 2 and under free. (Discounts for Garden members).

 


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