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 2022 Spring Break Camps & Activities Listing.

If you’re looking for some stay-home fun, check out our lists of Stay-at-Home Spring Break Activities, 5 Simple Science Experiments and TulsaKids Editor Betty Casey’s 25+ Ideas for Indoor Fun.


Spring Break, Day by Day

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Spring Break at Tulsa Botanic Garden

  • When: March 15-19 (Purchase tickets in advance.)
  • Where: Tulsa Botanice Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.
  • Schedule
    • Wednesday, March 16: Reading Day (10am-5pm)
      Join the Book Loving Princess in our Children’s Discovery Garden for a storytime and meet and greet from 2 to 3 p.m. Children’s bookseller EDC (Educational Development Corporation) will have a pop up shop all day in our gift shop with expanded selection of children’s books.
    • Thursday, March 17: Art Day (10am-5pm)
      Bring your art supplies or pick up some in our gift shop to take outside and sketch, draw, paint or color the garden in spring. Kids can pick up garden-themed coloring sheets and make their own sidewalk art with chalk in the Children’s Discovery Garden. From 1 to 3 p.m., kids can make a pinecone birdfeeder to take home.
    • Thursday, March 17, 6-8 p.m.: Bands & Blooms – Finnegans Awake (6-8pm)
      Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your family with folk and Celtic music from Finnegans Awake. Food options and cash bar will be available starting at 5:30 p.m. Advance tickets required, purchase online at tulsabotanic.org
    • Friday, March 18, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Furry Friends (10am-5pm)
      Garden guests will have the chance to get up close with animals in a petting zoo visiting from 11 to 3. Included with admission; advance tickets required.
    • Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Kite Day (10am-5pm)
      Families can bring a kite to fly on the Garden’s lawn. Advance tickets required.

Spring Break at Gathering Place

  • When: March 14-18
  • Where: Gathering Place, 2600 S. Riverside Dr.

This year, Spring Break at Gathering Place, sponsored by the AEP Foundation on behalf of Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO), will expand its entertainment and event offerings to kids of all ages. For the first time, activities will take place across all 66.5 acres of the park and will include new adventures and educational opportunities never offered before Spring Break!

As a part of the Explore & Imagine program, Gathering Place is partnering with more than 18 local organizations to offer free, hands-on activities themed around nature, art, literacy, wellness, and STEAM. CLICK HERE for the daily schedule.

Spring Break Drop-In Activities at National Cowboy Museum

  • When: March 14-18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Where: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 Northeast 63rd St., OKC

It is Spring Break! Drop by the Museum and participate in family-friendly activities and create a different make-and-take craft each day. No reservations required.

Make-and-Take Kits: Spring Break

  • When: March 14-18, during Library hours
  • Where: Nathan Hale Library, 6038 E. 23rd St.

Need something to do over spring break? Stop by Nathan Hale and grab a take-home kit to enjoy while you are out of school. This will keep you occupied and combat boredom! For ages 5-18.

Will Rogers Memorial Museum Spring Break Activities

  • When: March 14-18, 1-3 p.m.
  • Where: Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore, and Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 E. 380 Rd., Oologah

Bring the kids and grandkids for Spring Break fun! All activities are FREE for kids.

  • Monday: Behind-the-scenes tours at the Memorial Museum
  • Tuesday: Tractor pulling at the Birthplace Ranch
  • Wednesday: Aeronautics Day at the Memorial Museum
  • Thursday: 19th-century activities at the Birthplace Ranch
  • Friday: Movie Day at the Memorial Museum

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Wednesday, March 16

Spring Break with Gilcrease at Gathering Place

  • When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Where: Gathering Place, 2600 S. Riverside Dr.

Visit the Gathering Place and join Gilcrease for a fun-filled spring break day with hands-on activities for the whole family! For more information, visit gatheringplace.org/events.

Story Time at the Tulsa Zoo

  • When: 10 a.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. N.

Listen to a story and meet an animal ambassador each Wednesday morning inside the Cox Nature Exchange.

Movies at Hardesty: Spring Break Edition

  • When: 1-3 p.m.
  • Where: Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St.

Enjoy a family-friendly film on the big screen in Connor’s Cove. Rated PG. For all ages.

NOTICE: In-person events may be canceled or moved to virtual due to COVID risk levels for service area.

Teens Make Month: Teens Make … a Cartoon!

  • When: 2-3 p.m.
  • Where: Bixby Library, 20 E. Breckenridge Ave., Bixby

Ever seen an animated short video on YouTube and wonder how they did that? Learn how to animate a short video using easy tools you can find on a computer. Registration is required. Call 918-549-7323 to register. For ages 10-17.

NOTICE: If health or safety concerns arise due to COVID risk levels, this program will be held on Zoom instead of in person.

Thursday, March 17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Find our list of St. Patrick’s Day activities for the whole family here.  

Storytime in the Philbrook Gardens

  • When: 10-10:30 a.m.
  • Where: Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Rd.

Join us each week for Storytime in the Garden. Drop in for imaginative stories geared towards kids 10 and under.

Tulsa Botanic Blooms! 

  • When: March 17-April 17, during Garden hours
  • Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.

Revel in the arrival of spring with over 200,000 blooms during Tulsa Botanic Garden’s annual festival – Tulsa Botanic BLOOMS! Weather dictates blooms but we start celebrating on March 17 with the start of our Bands & Blooms on Thursday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. Read more about the tulips and this year’s display.

Games in the Garden

  • When: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Where: Central Library, 400 Civic Center

Join us for some outdoor fun and games (weather permitting). For ages 4-10.

NOTICE: In-person events may be canceled or moved to virtual due to COVID risk levels for service area.

Teens Make Month: Make-and-Take Potted Clay Mandrakes

  • When: 5-7 p.m.
  • Where: Schusterman-Benson Library, 3333 E. 32nd Pl.

Not much of a green thumb? That’s okay, we’ll show you how to make a potted clay mandrake friend who won’t require any attention! *Earmuffs optional! For ages 10-18.

NOTICE: In-person events may be canceled or moved to virtual due to COVID risk levels for service area.

Friday, March 18

Family Nature Walk + Nature Fun Fridays

  • When: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Rd.

Join Mr. Austin, horticulturist, for a Family Nature Walk at 10 a.m., then stick around for an exciting hands-on nature exploration designed just for kids and their grownups!

This week’s hands-on nature exploration is: Buggin’ Out Microscope Exploration with Philbrook Horticulturists

Movie in the Garden

  • When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: Central Library, 400 Civic Center

Come to the garden to watch a magical movie. Film showing is weather permitting. For ages 5-12.

NOTICE: In-person events may be canceled or moved to virtual due to COVID risk levels for service area.

Spring Break Movie Night: Trolls

  • When: 5:30-9 p.m. (Movie starts at 7:30 p.m.)
  • Where: Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Rd.

Get ready for a hair-raising spring break experience at Philbrook! Bundle up in your coziest slumber party wear and join us on the lawn for the hit film, “Trolls.” We’ll have pre-movie activities, tasty concessions for sale, and a special Burger Night pop-up. Bonus points if you dress like a troll. Purchase tickets here.

Saturday, March 19

PAWS for Reading

  • When: 10-11 a.m.
  • Where: Central Library, 400 Civic Center

Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Kids ages 5-12 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. Register at www.tulsalibrary.org/events for a time slot. 

Walking Tours at Tulsa Zoo

  • When: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. N.

Make your zoo visit even more memorable with a Walking Tour! Explore some of the zoo’s animals with a knowledgeable professional guide. This unique walking tour experience offers insight into the animal world with engaging stories, interesting facts, and animal observations of some of Tulsa Zoo’s most popular animals.

Program Information
Cost: $9 per person (ages 3 and older) plus zoo admission. (Zoo members will receive a 100% discount applied for the admission portion of the total at check out when you sign into a verified member profile account.)
Maximum participants: 20

NOTICE: In-person events may be canceled or moved to virtual due to COVID risk levels for service area.

Tulsa Oilers Game

  • When: 7:05 p.m.
  • Where: BOK Center, 200 Civic Center

Cheer for the Tulsa Oilers!


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.

  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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CAMPS!

Tulsa Zoo Spring Break Camps

Discovery Lab Spring Break Camps

SoccerCity Tulsa Spring Break Camp

USA BMX Spring Break Camps

*Register for these camps by emailing bailey@usabmxfoundation.org

USA BMX FOUNDATION- Introduction to BMX Day Camps                                   COST $100

Dates: March 14-18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Skill Level: Entry Level
Ages: Grades 3-8

USA BMX- ELITE RACING CAMP                                                                                     COST  $350

5-Day, Racer-specific Camp: March 14-18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily
Skill Level: Novice, Intermediate, and Expert
Ages: 8-18 years old

YMCA Spring Break Day Camps

Ages 5 -12 

For more information or to register, go to ymcatulsa.org/camps.

Miller Swim School: Lifeguard Certification Course

Get ready for that perfect summer job! Swimmers ages 15+ can take an American Red Cross lifeguarding and first aid certification course at Miller Swim School over Spring Break. Participants must enroll in person and take pre-test a minimum of 7 days prior to start of class.

Cost: $225
Location: Miller Swim School Tulsa
Dates: 

  • March 16 (Wed) – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • March 17 (Thu) – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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