Spring Break Camps and Activities

Your go-to guide for spring break fun in (and around) Tulsa.

The Tulsa area has so much to offer your family this spring break. Whether you’re looking for camps, activities or short road trips, you’ll find it below in our 2020 Spring Break Camps & Activities Listing.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please check with the organizers to see if any events below have been cancelled. We will do our best to update this document if we hear of cancellations. We also have a list of Stay-at-Home Spring Break Activities, 5 Simple Science Experiments and TulsaKids Editor Betty Casey’s 25+ Ideas for Indoor Fun.

Finally, find updates from the Oklahoma State Department of Health on COVID-19 here.

CAMPS!

Tulsa Ballet Spring Break Camp

Join Tulsa Ballet for a fun-filled week of dance! Boys and girls ages 3-8 will be engaged in music and movement learning about our favorite fairy tale characters through a variety of activities including dance, crafts, stories, snacks and more dance! These dynamic camps are offered at both Tulsa Ballet Campuses, Tulsa and Broken Arrow, and are available during Spring Break as well as summer. Parents are invited to join us on the last day of camp for a peek at what your children have been learning. No previous dance experience required. Visit www.tulsaballet.org for more information or to enroll online.

Spring Break Zoo Camp: Cryptozoology

Track down Bigfoot, sing with mermaids and more this Spring Break at the Tulsa Zoo! Explore cryptozoology, the study of animals that haven’t been proven to exist (yet) and find out if these myths have a basis in reality. Camps for K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-6th grades available. $205 full day (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) with aftercare from 2-4 p.m. available for an extra $50. tulsazoo.org/camps Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E 36th St. North, 6:30 p.m.-10 a.m.


Spring Break, Day by Day


Monday, March 16

READ-A-PALOOZA

When: Find schedule at gatheringplace.org/springbreak
Where: Gathering Place, 2600 S. Riverside Dr.

Gathering Place is kicking off the first day of Spring Break with a 12-hour reading marathon called Read-A-Palooza! Hear exciting adventures and fun stories read by over 20 special guest readers from all over Tulsa. But this year, story time isn’t just for kids. Starting at 8 p.m. on the Patio, adults can join in Story Time After Dark “Stories of Tulsa” presented by Story Club Tulsa. Don’t miss free games, activities, performances and story time at Read-A-Palooza! Sponsored by the American Electric Power Foundation & Supported by PSO Oklahoma.

SPRING BREAK AT WILL ROGERS MUSEUM

When: 1-3 p.m. (Occurs daily through March 20)
Where: Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore; Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 E. 380 Rd., Oologah

Enjoy drop-in activities each day during Spring Break at Will Rogers Memorial Museum and the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch! Activities will alternate between the two locations, with Monday, Wednesday, and Friday activities happening at the Memorial Museum, and Tuesday and Thursday activities at the Ranch. No registration needed; Kids 17 and under get in free Spring Break week. Find the schedule at willrogers.com.


Tuesday, March 17

NATURE DAY

When: Find schedule at gatheringplace.org/springbreak
Where: Gathering Place, 2600 S. Riverside Dr.

Spring Break means it’s almost time for nature to green up! Spend the day playing, exploring and learning about everything growing in Gathering Place and around Tulsa from local nature partners and organizations. Don’t forget to stop by the QuikTrip Great Lawn for a special nature-themed concert by Hot Toast Music Co. at 11 a.m.! There is something “growing” on for everyone at Gathering Place! Sponsored by the American Electric Power Foundation & Supported by PSO Oklahoma.


Wednesday, March 18

STEAM DAY

When: Find schedule at gatheringplace.org/springbreak
Where: Gathering Place, 2600 S. Riverside Dr.

Springtime is the best time for STEAM learning, especially in Gathering Place! Watch live science demonstrations, create your own rocket, learn about the science of nature, meet STEAM heroes in the work place and much more! From hands-on science activities to interactive experiments, your family will learn something new this Spring Break at Gathering Place. Sponsored by the American Electric Power Foundation & Supported by PSO Oklahoma

SPRING BREAK CLAY DAY

When: 1-4 p.m.
Where: Whitty Books, 2407 E. Admiral Blvd.

Come out to Whitty Books in Kendall Whittier to make your own miniature clay bookmarks! This is an open-ended workshop, so really you can make whatever you want, but there will be the new exciting option of bookmarks as a possibility! The cost is $8 per item, or 3 for $20! Crafting takes 15-40 minutes depending on your kiddo’s age and interest, and items are ready to go 15 minutes after they are completed. Perfect timing to grab tacos from the food truck, or a coffee down the street!


Thursday, March 19

SPORTS DAY

When: Find schedule at gatheringplace.org/springbreak
Where: Gathering Place, 2600 S. Riverside Dr.

With warmer weather just around the corner, it’s time to get active! Get your family moving this Spring Break at our free sports and wellness activities designed for every style of athlete. From Zumba and dance parties to lawn games and free health screenings, Gathering Place has something fun and active to do with your family this Spring Break! Sponsored by the American Electric Power Foundation & Supported by PSO Oklahoma


Friday, March 20

FAMILY ART CRAWL

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Rd.

Drop-in anytime from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for a special family art crawl to explore all Philbrook has to offer. You’ll find plenty of hands-on activities, games, art making, and more throughout the museum and gardens. Go at your own pace. While you’re there, grab a kid-friendly snack box from Kitchen 27 to make a picnic, or add on a premium art project to round out your day of fun.

I LOVE TULSA DAY

When: Find schedule at gatheringplace.org/springbreak
Where: Gathering Place, 2600 S. Riverside Dr.

The last themed day of Spring Break 2020 is all about Tulsa! I Love Tulsa Day will highlight all of the wonderful organizations, programs, art and music Tulsa has to offer. With local vendors, performances, activities and games for all ages, there’s no better place to spend quality family time together than in Tulsa! Sponsored by the American Electric Power Foundation & Supported by PSO Oklahoma

TWEEN NIGHT + NYICFF KID FLICKS

When: 7 p.m.
Where: Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Rd.

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.


Saturday, March 21

KEYSTONE ANCIENT FOREST HIKE DAY

When: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Keystone Ancient Forest, 160 Ancient Forest Dr., Sand Springs

Hike Keystone Ancient Forest, where you’ll find a variety of wildlife and centuries-old cedar and post oak trees!

GRAND EXPERIENCE: WHAT’S YOUR PORPOISE?

When: 1-4 p.m.
Where: Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. N.

Grandparents and children (K-6th grade) will dive into the mysterious world of marine mammals. Participants will learn about sea lions, dolphins and more while creating fun-filled memories that will last a lifetime. Cost is $25 per pair, 10% off for zoo members.


32 Places to Explore in Tulsa Metro

Looking for more to do over Spring Break? Become a Tulsa Tourist! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite attractions below. Are there any on this list you’ve never visited? Take advantage of the time off and explore!

8 Museums/Galleries:

8 Places to Experience Nature:

8 Great Parks:

8 Landmarks:


9 Day-Trip Destinations

There are so many kid-friendly attractions within driving distance of Tulsa. Here are our top six suggestions for a Spring Break Day Trip! Find specific attractions in each location here. (Keeping in mind that some of the attractions may now be closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak!)

1. Bartlesville, Oklahoma

2. Bentonville, Arkansas

3. Dallas, Texas

4. Eureka Springs, Arkansas

5. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

6. Pawhuska, Oklahoma

7. Springfield, Missouri

8. Stillwater, Oklahoma

9. Wichita, Kansas


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