Sensory- and Autism-Friendly Events for Kids in Tulsa

Kids Connection

  • When: Thursday, September 12, 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, September 14 and 21,  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, September 8, 10:30-11:30 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.

Early Birds-Sensory Friendly Hour

  • When: Saturday, September 21, 9-10 a.m.
  • Where: Ray Harral Nature Center, 7101 S. 3rd St., Broken Arrow

Ray Harral Nature Center is working with Autism Tulsa to provide an inclusive, sensory friendly learning environment. Come to Ray Harral an hour early for special activities. This program is free and open to all ages.

Teen Connection

  • When: Wednesday, September 25, 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


Library Card Sign-Up Month @ Jenks Library
Sep 16 all-day

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Stop by to sign up for a library card and receive a special surprise! For ages 0-12.

Scarecrows Wanted! @ Tulsa Botanic Garden
Sep 16 all-day

Tulsa Botanic Garden is inviting families, youth organizations, schools, non-profits, businesses, artists – really anyone – to create a scarecrow for their annual Scarecrows in the Garden display during Autumn in the Garden, Oct. 3 to Nov. 3. “Think outside the overalls” to create a unique and fun scarecrow to add to the festival. Prizes include a People’s Choice award, voted on by Garden visitors, and Best in Show. Registration deadline is September 20 with drop-off starting September 26. For more information visit or call 918-289-0330.

Healthcare Application Assistance @ Central Library
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Zink Family Study Room

Health care can be confusing. Not sure if you qualify? Not sure where to start? The folks at Tulsa Healthcare Coverage Program are here to help. Come in for individualized assistance with SoonerCare, Insure Oklahoma and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health exchange. Please bring your ID and income verification. For adults.

Build A Reader Storytime: Babies @ Hardesty Library
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

Learn and enjoy songs, stories and activities that are just right for your little one at this lapsit storytime. For newborns to 2-year-olds and their caregivers.

Build A Reader Storytime: Preschool @ Broken Arrow Library
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:55 am

The best in children’s literature, songs, games, finger plays, rhymes and other reading-related activities are shared with your preschooler.

Build A Reader Storytime: Family @ Bixby Library
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am – 10:50 am

Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for your older children.

LEGO Build @ Broken Arrow Library/South
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Get hands-on experience with engineering principles as you design and build with LEGOs. For ages 5-18.

Magic Monday Storytime @ Magic City Books
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am

Bring the kids every Monday for storytime at Magic City Books. Classics, new favorites, and more. Snacks included.

Free and open to all.

Sensory for the Young Scientist @ Discovery Lab
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Every third Monday of the month, let your little scientists explore their senses! New activities have been designed to introduce children to chemistry, physics, and natural sciences, all while practicing fine and gross motor skills with a caregiver! This event is included with regular admission and there is no pre-registration required. Discovery Lab, 560 N. Maybelle Ave., 10:30am – 11am,

Build A Reader Storytime: My First Storytime @ Broken Arrow Library
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 11:25 am

Ready, set, READ! This beginning storytime focuses on helping your baby develop important literacy skills while emphasizing the fun of reading.

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