There’s nothing more dangerous than bored kids, so it’s best to have a list on-hand of ways to keep them entertained. If you’re looking for things to do with kids in Tulsa, OK, we’ve got you covered — at least for a few days, depending on how energetic your kids are.
Discovery Lab – Tulsa Children’s Museum
Ok ok, so the children’s museum might seem obvious. But have you seen the Discovery Lab in Tulsa? We didn’t think so. It’s a giant interactive playground built of things to stimulate your kids’ minds and senses, complete with a tinkering area and the “Grossology” exhibit. While you might not be able to climb and jump with the kids, you might just find yourself fascinated with all of the gross things to see and touch… give it a whirl.
Mohawk Park – Mary K. Oxley Nature Center
When the weather in Oklahoma is nice (and long summers are a great reason to move to Tulsa), take the kids outside to the Nature Center in Mohawk Park. Not only are there tons of wide paths for walking (stroller-friendly!), but there are educational opportunities to practice identifying plants and animals, and to finish up at the Nature Center with some activities for the kids. This is one of the educational activities for families in Tulsa that you can return to again and again.
Tulsa Air and Space Museum
Are your kids in love with airplanes? Spaceships? Robots? Take them to the Air and Space Museum, where they can see all of those things up close and personal. They can even operate a robotic arm to make repairs on a “space station” or fly a jet simulator through a real wind tunnel. Included in the price of admission is a show at the planetarium, so plan to make a day out of this Tulsa gem.
Whiteside Community Center
Some days you just need to bring your kids somewhere they can run wild, right? The Whiteside Community Center offers a water playground, a junior pool, sports fields, a one-mile trail — all you could ever need to let your kids run their sillies out. If you just moved to Tulsa and want to find some new parent friends, this can be a great opportunity to meet friends and new playmates for your little ones!
They sure are a long way from home in this land-locked state, but the sea otters at the aquarium are the cutest. Exhibits range widely and include rooms that highlight the local ecosystems, so you and your kids can learn a little more about the creatures that live just beyond your yard in the rivers and streams. Then you have the knowledge you need for other fun things to do in Tulsa — like wander the shores of the Arkansas River’s many inlets and look for creatures.
Building a playroom for the kids at your new home is also a great way to ensure you’ll always know what to do with your kids in Tulsa. Stock it with their favorite games and sit back as they entertain themselves in their own “kids only” territory!