The TulsaKids Spring Break Activities Guide

From museums to garden adventures to indoor entertainment, here are many fabulous, low-cost Spring Break options.

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.

CAMPS!

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

Saturday, March 14

SPRING BREAK SNEAK PEAK: A TASTE OF THE WEST

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 Northeast 63rd Street, Oklahoma City

A day of food demonstrations with traditional cuisines from throughout the American West. Sample foods like hardtack, cornbread, fry bread and grape dumplings. nationalcowboymuseum.org

SECOND SATURDAY: BUGGIN’ OUT!

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Philbrook Museum, 2727 S. Rockford Rd.

It’s Spring Break at Philbrook! The day’s activities will all be about the insects that call our gardens home. Philbrook will be absolutely buzzing with excitement. Visit an insect petting zoo, make insect-inspired artwork, watch your favorite animated creepy crawly film, and more!

MONTHLY MOVIE @ MAXWELL PARK: “SPIDERMAN: INTO THE SPIDERVERSE” (PG)

When: 2-4 p.m.
Where: Maxwell Park Library, 1313 N. Canton Ave.

What better way to celebrate Teen Tech Month than with the ultimate teen techie superhero Spider-Man? Fresh popcorn will be served. For all ages.


Sunday, March 15

FUNDAY SUNDAY

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (art activities from 12-4 p.m.)
Where: Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd.

The third Sunday of the month is Funday Sunday. It’s a free admission day loaded with fun for the whole family. Visitors can enjoy art projects for all ages, gallery tours, activities and special guest performances. Free program, no reservations required. For more information, contact laurel-benson@utulsa.edu.

FAMILY NATURE WALK

When: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Where: Gathering Place, 2600 S. Riverside Dr.

Every third Sunday of the month, spend your day strolling through the Park as you learn about nature and explore the many ecosystems that call Gathering Place their home! Sunday Family Nature Walk begins and ends at ONEOK Boathouse, with two separate walk times available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and is free and open for all ages!

SONIC FREE FAMILY DAY

When: 12-5 p.m.
Where: Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Dr., Oklahoma City

SONIC Free Family Day features free admission to all OKCMOA exhibitions on view. Enjoy creating one-of-a-kind art activities in the museum’s studio space, participate in fun gallery experiences such as the Portrait Corner, and more.


Monday, March 16

TWEENTECH WEEK SPRING BREAK: VIDEO GAMES AT THE LIBRARY

When: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 5th St. and Denver Ave.

Are you looking for things to do during spring break? Central Library will have multiple consoles and video games from which to choose. For ages 10-18.

SPRING BREAK DROP-IN ACTIVITIES

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 Northeast 63rd Street, Oklahoma City

Drop by and participate in family-friendly activities. Create a different make-and-take craft each day. No reservations required and activities are available while supplies last. Free with Museum admission. For more information, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/kids.

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.

STEAM BREAK PAPER-PLATE HOVER CRAFT/NAVE FLOTANTE DE PAPEL

When: 2-3 p.m.
Where: Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Rd.

Show off your engineering skills and make an awesome hover craft with simple household items. For ages 5-12. // ¡Reunámonos y creamos! Demuestra tus habilidades de ingeniería y haz una increíble nave flotante con artículos simples del hogar.


Tuesday, March 17

SPRING BREAK STORY TIMES 

When: 10:30 a.m. (Repeats daily, March 17-20)
Where: Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr.

Join Garden staff, or special guests, for nature-themed stories and activities in the Carter/Sherry Families Tree Fort. Bring a picnic lunch and explore the Children’s Discovery Garden, or nature trail. Free with Garden admission.

TWEENTECH WEEK SPRING BREAK: SPHERO BATTLES

When: 1-2 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 5th St. and Denver Ave.

Are you looking for things to do during spring break? Head to the library for Sphero battles! Build obstacles and navigate through with sphere robots. Registration is required. Register at www.tulsalibrary.org/events or call 918-549-7323. For ages 10-18.

STEAM BREAK LUCKY CHARMS CATAPULT/CATAPULTA LUCKY CHARMS

When: 2-3 p.m.
Where: Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Rd.

Let’s get together and create! Learn how to make an awesome cereal catapult with simple household items. For ages 5-12. // ¡Reunámonos y creamos! Aprende a hacer una increíble catapulta de cereales con artículos simples del hogar.

SPRING BREAK CRAFT CLUB

When: 3-4 p.m.
Where: Owasso Library, 103 W. Broadway St., Owasso

Celebrate spring by making rainbow blowers, pinwheels, dragonfly sun catchers and more. For elementary students.


Wednesday, March 18

TWEENTECH SPRING BREAK: ROBLOX AND MINECRAFT

When: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 5th St. and Denver Ave.

Are you looking for things to do during spring break? Join us for Minecraft and Roblox for ages 10-18. Registration is required. Register at www.tulsalibrary.org/events or call 918-549-7323.

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!

STEAM BREAK MARBLES + PLAY DOUGH CHALLENGE/DESAFÍO DE CANICAS + PLASTILINA

When: 2-3 p.m.
Where: Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Rd.

Let’s get together and create! Practice your hand-eye coordination skills with this maze challenge. For ages 5-12. // ¡Reunámonos y creamos! Practica tus habilidades de coordinación con este desafío de laberinto.


Thursday, March 19

TWEENTECH MONTH: TAKE APART TECH

When: 1-2 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 5th St. and Denver Ave.

Have you always wanted to take apart a computer or keyboard? Join us for a program where it’s okay to break things. Registration is required. Register at www.tulsalibrary.org/events or call 918-549-7323. For ages 10-18.

STEAM BREAK MARSHMALLOW CONSTRUCTION/CONSTRUCCIÓN DE MARSHMALLOW

When: 2-3 p.m.
Where: Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Rd.

Let’s get together and create! What can you build out of just toothpicks and marshmallows? For ages 5-12. // ¡Reunámonos y creamos! ¿Qué puedes construir con solo palillos de dientes y malvaviscos?

WEIRD STUFF: FUN SCIENCE WITH MR. BRAD

When: 2-3 p.m.
Where: Schusterman-Benson Library, 3333 E. 32nd Pl.

Nasty! Gross! Awesome! What? Join Mr. Brad for fun and safe science experiments you can do at home, using basic science that’s sometimes fascinating, sometimes gross – always fun. For ages 5 and up.

‘80S WEEK: “HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS”

When: 2-4:30 p.m.
Where: Broken Arrow Library, 300 W. Broadway Ave.

Celebrate the wicked ’80s by watching the 1989 film “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” (rated PG). For ages 5 to adult.

CREATIVE WRITING: SHORT STORIES

When: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Broken Arrow Library, 300 W. Broadway Ave.

Interested in composing short stories? Join library staff and other guests in discussing a variety of writing topics for ages 12-17.


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.

STEAM BREAK NEWSPAPER AND MASKING TAPE CHALLENGE/DESAFÍO DE PERIÓDICO Y CINTA DE ENMASCARAR

When: 2-3 p.m.
Where: Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Rd.

Can you make shoes out of just newspaper and masking tape? What about a tower that reaches the ceiling? For ages 5-12. // ¡Reunámonos y creamos! ¿Puedes hacer zapatos con solo periódico y cinta adhesiva? ¿Qué tal con una torre que llega al techo?

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.


Sunday, March 22

THREE SISTERS CELEBRATION

When: 12-5 p.m. (Event occurs daily, March 17-22, during business hours)
Where: Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Dr., Sulphur

This annual event observes the changing of the seasons and planting of essential crops like beans, corn and squash. In combination, these crops are known as the “Three Sisters” and long-term soil fertility and healthy crops of food. See this planting method in gardens around campus.


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:


6 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!

1. Bartlesville, Oklahoma

2. Bentonville, Arkansas

3. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

4. Pawhuska, Oklahoma

5. Springfield, Missouri

6. Stillwater, Oklahoma

 


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