Things to do in Tulsa with kids
Yes, summer in Tulsa can be hot, but don’t let that keep you hidden in the house with the air conditioning on!
Officially formed in 1898, this Oklahoma favorite has a ton of things to do with kids that can make you forget all about that searing heat! It’s an incredible city!
First, may we introduce you to Big Splash Water Park - Your golden ticket for summer and your secret weapon. (You’re welcome!)
Kids can also enjoy a host of indoor activities, such as the fascinating Tulsa Air and Space Museum, the combat adventures of Laser Quest, or the Oklahoma Aquarium (which has the largest bull sharks in captivity in the world - true fact!)
Nature and wildlife are abundant in this glistening metropolis, with attractions like Oxley Nature Center, Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum are great places for kids to encounter the flora and fauna in the area (with lots of shady spots to boot!)
Tulsa is a blend of cosmopolitan delights with Southern hospitality. It has rich culture, and a love of the arts.
It’s also a place that where kids can spend an entire day with more fun and fascinating activities than they will know what to do with - and we LOVE that!
Super fun scavenger hunts for the family around Tulsa, where you have to find the images in the game in real life! Great for active kids!
The Downtown extension of the Philbrook Museum of Art where kids can explore art galleries and collections in Tulsa!
Tulsa Garden Center, located in historic Woodward Park, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a variety of horticultural and environmental education opportunities for the community and to serve as horticultural headquarters for the ....
Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum is home to a comprehensive collection of North American art, culture, and history, with a collection containing over 350,000 items dating back thousands of years!
The Philbrook Museum of Art features collections and exhibits of art, plus 23 lush acres in their gardens!
Outdoor water park fun in Tulsa, with lazy rivers, wave pools, flumes, rock walls, and even family days every Sunday! Splashing Oklahoma fun!
Over 1500 animals of the world waiting at Tulsa Zoo, representing over 430 species - all spread out on 78 amazing acres! With train rides and a carousel too!
Community center with programs, activities and classes for kids over 5 years and their families
The Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium where the past and future meet to inspire today's visitors. Experience Tulsa's rich history in the aerospace industry by exploring 19,000 square feet of exhibit space and educational displays in the museu....
"It is the mission of The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art to educate about the Jewish experience in Oklahoma, the United States, and the world. Through exhibitions and educational programs focusing on Jewish culture, history, religion, and art, t....
Over 800 acres of nature to explore in Oklahoma, with hands-on exhibits for kids education too!
Bounce the day away in Tulsa with this indoor trampoline park, with wall to wall trampolines, dodgeball and foam pits! Great for active kids!
An amazing planetarium with fascinating shows in a 50ft dome, where you can explore our planet and the depths of the universe!
Family restaurant with mini bowling, laser tag, glow in the dark mini golf, go karts, XD Theatre, Tiny Town play, arcade and yes, incredible pizza!
Over 100 exhibits at this popular Oklahoma Aquarium where kids can have hands-on fun, and explore those creatures that call the ocean home!
Fun open bounce sessions filled with colorful and fun inflatables, with parents night out and birthday parties too! Bouncing fun in Tulsa!
Huge play area with diggers, giant slides, spring riders, swings and activity boards, all linked by ramps so all ages and mobility levels can access everything.
Learn all about the history of the waterway, the port, and all the economic benefits of the system! Great FREE learning in Oklahoma
The 40,000 sq. ft. J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum on Historic U.S. Route 66 Highway houses a collection of items as diverse as the people and the culture it represents. The museum is operated by the State of Oklahoma and admission is free.
A beautiful 3,700 acre wildlife preserve filled with native and exotic wildlife from all over the world, as well as a museum reflecting western art and Native American history, a petting zoo and kids playground too!
Smaller guests will enjoy the ferris wheel, train, turtle ride and carousel, with the next age group up also able to take on the bumper cars, planes, swings and more. Thriller options include the rollercoaster, sky rockets and pirate ship.
A historic museum that preserves the culture, traditions and art of the five civilized tribes, with exhibitions and shows.
Climb aboard the 1940's era switch engine, visit the statue commemorating the first Girls Scout Cookies, and try to solve the mystery of the tombstone! Preserves the multi-ethnic history and heritage of the American frontier.
One of Oklahomas most family orientated parks Greenleaf State Park is located near Braggs, Oklahoma, and is situated around the 930-acre (3.8 km
Exploration and discovery for kids up to 12 years where they can learn through play and curiosity at this Oklahoma children's museum!
The Museum's exhibits document life in Stillwater over the past one hundred years.
A great, fun and interesting place to be inspired by those who achieved their dreams in the sporting world.
A nature filled family friendly RV park which also offers fun river experiences on the Illinois River with rafting and kayaks!
RV and tent sites surrounded by Oklahoma nature at this family friendly campground right on the Illinois River.
A fun Oklahoma campground right on the lower Illinois River, with fishing, mini golf, pool and activities for those kids!
Welcome to the National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum, the only institution in the world dedicated to the preservation and display of classic Hot Rods and Custom Cars while honoring the vision, craftsmanship and tenacity of the men who built t....
Classic Oklahoma farm fun with train rides, petting zoo, mazes, play barn, pony hops and much more!
The Pioneer Woman Museum in Ponca City preserves the legacy of women from all races, creeds and nationalities who have made significant contributions to the history of Oklahoma - an inspiring family day out!
A fascinating look at Oklahoma's Pioneer History at the Har-Ber Village Pioneer Museum, with historic log cabins, dress up, events & more!
Highly hands-on, award winning museum with roleplay town, science exhibitions, and an ENORMOUS outdoor play area with maze and train!
The museum shares the history of rural Oklahoma through its exhibits. Across the creek from the museum is a one room schoolhouse where living history is taught four days throughout most of the school year to visiting children by a stern schoolmarm. F....
Cann Memorial Garden is a 10 acre estate located in the heart of Ponca City at the Junction of Highway 77 and Grand Avenue. The estate was given to the City of Ponca City by Elsie Cann Brown in memory of her parents. Lester Cann was an early pillar ....
Come to Pelican Bay and enter a tropical paradise with colorful cabanas, a water playground, swirling vortex, waterslides, climbing wall, and summer FUN in Oklahoma!
Frontier style fun for the whole family, One of the great family activities in Oklahoma City. A thrilling theme park with good old Wild West fun, as well as water rides and a gunfighting stunt show!
The mission of the Edmond Historical Society is to preserve and promote Edmond's heritage. Special exhibits include a re-creation of the Bradbury Corner Station and a one-quarter-scale model of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The Children's I....
Explore the wonderful world of pigeons in this Pigeon Museum in Oklahoma City!
The Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum contains a remarkable collection of antique fire apparatus and equipment dating back to the mid-1700s, including the first fire station built in, what was then, Oklahoma Territory in 1869 & more!
Adventure awaits at the Oklahoma City Zoo with educational activities, fun events, & animals from all over the world! Great idea for things for families to do in Oklahoma City.
An incredibly fun and exciting way to spend the day for future scientists and budding astronauts
Yee Haw, it's a great museum that focuses on the Western art, history and culture - all in Oklahoma City!
See freight cars, passenger cars, and even a real steam engine on display in the FREE museum. Take train rides and visit the dining car caboose!
The museum exhibits the icons of our State's military past from 1451A.D. through WW1, WWII and Korea to the present.
21,000sq ft of fascinating museum in Oklahoma City, dedicated to the rich spirit, history, and future of the banjo!
Red Earth is home to more than 1000 items of traditional and contemporary fine art, pottery, basketry, textiles and beadwork.
A super fun way to spend the day, working against other teams to try and complete the missions, that take you across Oklahoma City!
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City's Arts District. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Museum serves more than 130,000 visitors annually from all fifty states and more than forty coun....
Discover a breathtaking paradise nestled in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. The Myriad Botanical Gardens features 17 acres of landscaped gardens surrounding the crystal bridge conservatory.
Great indoor karting fun in Oklahoma City, with karting for kids over 6 years, and adult karts that reach up to 45mph!
Home of the September Oklahoma State Fair, as well as year round events such as horse shows, arts and crafts fairs.
Zip down the largest speed slide in Oklahoma, the 64 ft. Mega Wedgie. One of the really fun activities for kids in Oklahoma City. For some family fun, leap into the largest family‐friendly raft ride in the state: The Big Kahuna.
Bumper boats, go-karts, mini golf, batting cages, arcade games - it's all about family fun at this Oklahoma City family fun park!
A full day of fun and adventure in Norman, with this family fun park! With a climbing wall, go-karts, and batting cages just to name a few...great for active kids!
Old fashioned family farm fun in Oklahoma City, with pedal cars, jumping pillows, pony rides, a maze, and petting barn!
Hay wagons, animal petting, fresh air and farm fun - all waiting for you in Oklahoma at Wild Things Farm!
Over 300 million years of Oklahoma's natural history can be seen in a 195,000 square foot facility. With ive galleries featuring thousands of artifacts in 50,000 square feet of exhibit space. Visitors can immerse themselves in the fascinating natural....
Leonardos Discovery Warehouse is a hands-on arts and sciences museum located in downtown Enid, Oklahoma. Its fun for children of all ages! Build in the Carpentry Shop, create your own masterpiece in the Art Studio, observe our snakes, chinchillas and....
Water fun galore at this Oklahoma water park, with great attractions for all the family!
Embrace the Oklahoma farm life for the day at TG Farms, with a petting zoo, hay maze, corn maze, pony rides and a pumpkin patch!
Great idea for things to do with kids in Oklahoma. Amazing tiger safari experiences with the largest collection of exotic and domestic animals.
The Atoka Museum offers a unique look into the varied history of southeastern Oklahoma, from pre-historic bones, the Choctaw Trail of Tears and a stop on the Butterfield Stage Line. You can also explore the state's first official Civi War Confederate....
Have fun visiting the largest center in the world for big cats open to the public. Take the endangered adventure tour and play with baby tigers, lions, bears!
Turner Falls Park, the oldest park in Oklahoma, has received national publicity and has served as a classroom for the naturalist. Many springs from the world famous Arbuckle Mountains form Honey Creek which cascades down a seventy-seven (77) foot fa....
Peaceful Valley of Rippling Waters The Peaceful Valley of Rippling Waters appropriately describes Chickasaw National Recreation Area, known for its many mineral springs, cool water, flora, fauna, and wildlife. Here one's mind may wander back in time....
Possibly one of the best things to do with toddlers in Oklahoma, over 200 acres of Arbuckle Mountains where exotic animals roam free! Reptile and a petting zoo al featured at this family friendly Oklahoma zoo!
Ever wish they still made movies like the old "B" Westerns with their singing cowboys, beautiful women and trained horses? Although those films are now only a part of our history, there's a very special museum that is dedicated to the history and le....
Indoor fun for active kids in Ardmore with trampolines, climbing wall, slam dunk, playground, dodgeball & more!
Explore one of the most comprehensive collections of space artifacts, with fascinating historic collections, and delights for all ages! Space fun in Oklahoma!
Visit one of the largest monuments in America, and great exhibits that celebrate the history and culture of the Chisholm Trail. and the American West!
Visitors to the Center's museum will find historical documents, antique forestry tools, wood art, homestead memorabilia, and a research library filled with books, periodicals, and other materials pertaining to forestry. The Center is also home to 14....
A fun spin on golf which can be enjoyed by the kids and the parents! Instead of golf balls...you use flying discs!
One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do with kids in Oklahoma is the Museum of the Great Plains which aspires to open minds and enrich lives by exploring the spirit of the landscape
One of the many fun family places to visit with kids in Oklahoma is explore the history of Route 66 with exhibits, videos, memorabilia and collectibles and of course a gift shop!
A fun and safe introduction to outdoor climbing in an exciting environment! Trained guides will take parents and kids over 6 years out on an Oklahoma adventure!
The Cheyenne Cultural Center, conceived as a vision by Lawrence Hart, became a reality in 1977. Mr. Hart, executive director of the center, and his family founded the center in hopes to cultivate the preservation of the Cheyenne people's way of life....
A great indoor adventure play center featuring mini bowling, laser tag, Ballocity action area, huge inflatables and a massive arcade!
Enjoy family camping and RV fun under big, open skies with Red River Ranch, in a great location in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
An unforgettable experience watching millions of bats take flight from the caves at twilight. For kids over 8, it includes an optional tour with a nature ramble with trained biologists.