Tulsa World Stage Staff
Spring break is fast approaching.
For schools in the Tulsa area, it starts March 14. If your family is looking for something to do, we have a list of activities that should appeal to the whole family – from movie nights to camps and road trips.
Tulsa Zoo Spring Break Camp 2022
The Tulsa Zoo invites kids to get outside and learn all about wild animals and faraway places during its 2022 Spring Break Camp. Campers will enjoy guided zoo tours, educational activities and animal encounters many zoo exhibits.
Local health department and CDC guidelines to protect against COVID-19 will be followed. Parents must pack a cold lunch and snack for each day their child attends camp.
Camp dates are Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with follow-up available from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets for students in grades four to six are still available on tulsazoo.org/camps.
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Philbrook Spring Break Workshops
Help your child hone their creative spirit with the wide variety of creative workshops held at Philbrook during Spring Break.
With guidance from local artists and creative personalities like Katy Bruce and Ebony Iman Dallas, kids will learn how to turn wool into felt, create slime, build stimulating self-portraits, discover natural dyes, embroider a handmade pillow and much more.
Separate workshops will be organized for children from 5 to 8 years old and children from 9 to 12 years old.
For more information and to register for a workshop, go to philbrook.org/visit/spring-break-workshops.
Book it at libraries
Spring Break movies and activities will be available through the Tulsa County Library system, beginning with Family Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 14 at the Rudisill Regional Library.
The Rudisill Regional Library will also host a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) event for preschool and elementary age children at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15. Participants will experience various storms and can create their own storms in a jar, while supplies last. The library advises large groups to call ahead.
The Nathan Hale Library will be offering “to-go kits” March 16-18, according to the Tulsa County Library’s online site. The kits are aimed at tweens, teens, and elementary school students. Says one promo: “Need something to do over Spring Break? Stop by Nathan Hale and grab a take-out kit to enjoy while you’re away from school. It will keep you busy and fight boredom!
Hardesty Regional Library will show the movie “Detective Pikachu” to Spring Breakers at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16. Weather permitting, the Central Library will offer a movie in the garden (“Encanto”) at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 18.
Go to tulsalibrary.org and click on “events” for a schedule of daily events.
The Gilcrease Museum is temporarily closed for construction, but gilcrease.org recommends visiting Gathering Place and joining Gilcrease for “spring break fun with hands-on activities for the whole family.”
For more information, visit rallyplace.org.
Splash break! At the Oklahoma Aquarium
Ready to have fun under the sea during spring break? The Oklahoma Aquarium will host 10 event-filled days for families and children, March 11-20. For more information, visit okaquarium.org.
Tulsa Botanical Garden
In addition to its regular daytime admission tickets, the Tulsa Botanical Garden hosts a variety of fun events for visitors of all ages during spring break.
Take advantage of the fact that the children are out of school and take family photos on Family Photo Day on March 15. On March 17, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your family for Art Day, where kids can collect garden-themed coloring sheets and create sidewalk chalk art in the Discovery Garden children. Return later in the evening for Andolini’s pizza and musical performances by Finnegan’s Awake during Bands & Blooms. Families can enjoy an on-site petting zoo on March 18, followed by Kite Day on March 19, where visitors are encouraged to bring their own kites to fly over the gardens.
For more information, visit tulsabotanic.org.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum & Birthplace Ranch
Visit the iconic Will Rogers Memorial Museum & Birthplace Ranch for free, kid-friendly spring break activities.
Starting March 14, kids can enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of the museum, tractor-pulling at Birthplace Ranch, aeronautical activities, 19th-century-themed festivities, and a movie day all week long. .
For more information, visit willrogers.com.
silver dollar city
It’s that time of year: the opening of Silver Dollar City on March 16 will coincide with Spring Break.
The 2022 season at Branson Theme Park kicks off with “Spring Ride Days” March 16-20 and March 23-27. More than 40 rides and attractions are on site, from world-famous roller coasters like Time Traveler and Outlaw Run to kid-friendly adventures at Fireman’s Landing and The Great Exhibition.
Season Passes allow unlimited travel to Silver Dollar City. A six-month payment plan that includes $10 bring-a-friend tickets is available through March 4.
For more information, visit silverdollarcity.com.
US Marshals Museum
Step back in time to the 19th century as the United States Marshals Museum in Fort Smith, Arkansas hosts its annual Spring Break Day Camps March 22-24. The camps are for students in kindergarten through 5th grade.
The theme for this year’s event is “It’s all the fun and games…of the 19th century!” Campers will play a variety of games that were popular in the 1800s, including board games, table games, and outdoor games.
“We’re excited to offer something a little different this year than we have in the past,” said vice president of learning and engagement Leslie Higgins. “I think our campers will love spending a day playing new games, and a few they already know, while learning a bit about what it was like to be a kid a long time ago.”
Each camp is limited to 30 participants and tickets are $40 per person for day camps. The United States Marshals Museum at 789 Riverfront Drive in Fort Smith.
To register, and more information: 479-242-1789, usmmuseum.org.
Explore nature at Crystal Bridges
The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, begins its three-month series of “Nature Weekends” in March, which will take visitors on a guided tour of the natural wonders that lie on the grounds of the museum.
The first weekend, March 19-20, will be all about the birds, as all kinds of winged creatures return to the area with the promise of spring. Avian ecologist Mitchell Pruitt will talk about the rediscovery of a lost owl species, then lead a journey along the museum’s trails to follow migration patterns. Explorers who prefer grand interiors can explore the museum’s collection of rare books or visit the temporary exhibition “Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment” to see works created by two centuries of lovers of nature. nature.
For more information: crystalbridges.org.
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