Kid-Friendly Summer Activities in Tulsa

July 30, 2015


Looking for fun things to do with your kids this summer? We all know that the summer months can find your young ones spouting that awful phrase, "I'm bored!" With the help of this list, you can avoid the summer doldrums and really have some fun before they have to head back to school!

The Tulsa Zoo

Who doesn't love a trip to the zoo? The Tulsa Zoo is the "wildest adventure in town," with more than 1,500 animals of over 400 species. The zoo covers 78 acres and has lots of animal shows, a train, camel rides—and a place where kids can feed the sharks! Plus, at the  Children's Zoo kids can get an up close view and pet small farm animals. Adult admission is $10 and kids age 3-11 are just $6.

The Tulsa Air and Space Museum

For kids who are out of this world, check out Tulsa's Air and Space Museum. Exhibits at the museum include historical airplanes, astronaut artifacts, World War II aircraft and much more. They even have a planetarium where you can take in some excellent shows (check the schedule for times). Admission to the museum includes one planetarium show: Adults are $15 and children ages 5-7 are $10.

The Oxley Nature Center

Love the outdoors? Then head to the Oxley Nature Center and spend some quality time hiking the trails, checking out wildlife, bird watching, or taking some great pictures. At Oxley, you can stop at the Interpretive Building and look at the exhibits, check out the small wildlife viewing area, and pick up trail maps. Oxley is home to 200 different kinds of birds, 50 different kinds of butterflies, plenty of turtles, bobcats, lynx, squirrels, coyotes, skunks…but no venomous snakes have ever been reported! There is a $2 entrance fee on weekends.

The Oklahoma Aquarium

Do the kids love fish and animals? Then check out the Oklahoma Aquarium! The aquarium is home to more than 100 exhibits and thousands of animals. When you visit, you can check the day's feeding schedule online (or when you get there) so that you won't miss a feeding! See the piranha being fed, or the otters having their dinner, or even the turtles having breakfast. Admission is $16 for adults and $12 for children ages 3-12.

Had a great time at one of these or have other great suggestions? We'd love to hear them!

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