Sensory-Friendly Events for Kids in Tulsa

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Some children need a calmer environment in order to fully enjoy what a venue has to offer. Here are some sensory-friendly events in Tulsa, as well as some events for children on the autism spectrum.

*Please check with event organizers before attending events, as details can change. 

Sensory-Friendly Sunday at Discovery Lab

  • When: The 2nd Sunday of each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Discovery Lab, 3123 S. Riverside Dr.

Discovery Lab opens early for families with children on the spectrum and other sensory needs.

Kids Connection

  • When: January 11, February 8, 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

Teen Connection

  • When: January 25, February 22, 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.

Sensory Awareness Evenings at OK Aquarium

  • When: 1st Tuesday of Each Month, 6-9 p.m.
  • Where: Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Dr., Jenks

With low lights, quiet music & a special playlist you can check out on Spotify, you and your little and big humans alike can explore the Oklahoma Aquarium without the usual crowd-perfect for people that get peopled out easily! Each month has a self-guided scavenger hunt with a prize for everyone that completes it!

Sky Zone Tulsa Autism Birthday Club Events

  • When: See website
  • Where: SkyZone Tulsa, 8306 E. 61st St.

Each month, the Autism Birthday Club of the World hosts a birthday party at SkyZone Tulsa. Discount tickets are $9 for 1 hour, or $12 for 2 hours. Buy souvenirs to enter prize drawings for gift cards from local restaurants, only $5 each item! For ages 1-21 years. Go to the waiver section at skyzone.com/tulsa before the event to save time.

Sensory Skate Sunday

  • When: January 8, February 5, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Wheels and Thrills, 10637 N. Garnett Rd., Owasso
Join Wheels and Thrills  for Sensory Skate Sunday!
  • No Flashing Lights
  • No Loud Music
  • Arcade and Laser Tag suspended
Your $7 admission includes:
  • Skating and skate rental
  • Skate mate
  • Playzone
  • Sensory Activities

Resource: Ascension St. John Family Den at Tulsa Zoo

Families visiting the Tulsa Zoo can take advantage of the Ascension St. John Family Den Nursing and Quiet Space. “The 900-square-foot facility features a dedicated space for nursing mothers, a quiet room for families affected by autism or sensory processing disorders, a family restroom, as well as a restroom with an adult changing table.” Learn more here.

Find more Inclusive Resources in the TulsaKids Inclusive Resource Guide!


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