Things to See and Do
300 Aquarium Drive
An underwater adventure awaits at the Oklahoma Aquarium. With thousands of aquatic creatures and immersive exhibits, you can experience the wonders of our oceans, rivers, lakes and streams in this all-indoor facility. Roll up your sleeves at touch tanks and feel the difference between a smooth stingray and a sandy shark. Send your kids crawling through underwater tunnels in the Extreme Amazon to come face-to-fish with exotic species. You’ll be awed by the largest collection of bull sharks in the country, swimming alongside you and overhead in a unique, walk-through tank. Check the website for feed and dive show times to catch the amazing behavior of river otters, electric eels, pufferfish and many other animals.
Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium
10320 East 116th Street North
An aerospace adventure for all ages is at your fingertips at Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium, TASM. Dedicated to preserving Tulsa’s rich aerospace history, the 19,000 square foot museum offers rare and historic aircraft and hands-on child-friendly displays. The many exhibits display the large role that Tulsa has played in the field of aviation. The Museum Exhibit includes the Golden Age of Flight, World War II and Space Exploration. The Aircraft Exhibit includes the F-14A Tomcat Fighter Jet and the Lear 24-D Corporate Jet. Visitors love the Interactive Exhibit which features the F-16 Wind Tunnel and the Space Shuttle Launch. The Electric Sky Theater/Planetarium offers state-of-the-art presentations with new programs monthly. After touring the museum and all of the exhibits, be sure to sit back in the Planetarium and enjoy a trip to the outer limits of the universe in the new ESky Theater.
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
6421 E. 36th St. North
If you seek adventure, a visit to the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum will not disappoint. Go on an African safari, a trek through a tropical rain forest, a chilling experience in the Arctic, or even an enchanting tour of Asia. You’ll be amazed at the animals inhabiting these country exhibits! In Africa, discover the speedy cheetah or a relaxed chimpanzee. Lions, giraffes, zebras and rhinos roam these parts too, so stay alert! Asia’s exhibit includes Siberian tigers, snow leopards and Asian elephants. Bundle up for a trip to the Arctic where a sighting of a polar bear, arctic fox, snowy owl and arctic seal is a sure thing. A stroll along a jungle floor in the Tropical American Rain Forest nets sightings of black howler monkeys, anacondas, jaguars and more. Look up and see free-flying tropical birds! Stop by one of the Zoo’s newest exhibits, Cajun’s Bayou, and peer down at ferocious looking alligators. Many other animals are home here, including penguins, meerkats, and a variety of snakes. In all, 1,500 animals, 436 species, call the Zoo home. Located on 78 acres within Tulsa’s Mohawk Park (the third-largest municipal park in the country), the Zoo has nearly 600,000 visitors each year.
8922 S. Memorial Drive
No, it’s not a university. It’s an indoor, climate-controlled environment packed full of inflatable structures and fun for all ages. Enjoy interactive inflatable equipment and cool arcade games. The bounce stadium is packed with cutting-edge play structures and games that are appropriate for ages two and up. Parents don’t pay admission but are welcome to join their kids in the fun. Slide down four slides that tower 3 stories tall or climb the kid’s web to the ceiling and back again. Kids can go through an inflatable obstacle course or fight it out in a boxing ring with larger than life inflatable gloves! BounceU offers plenty of party packages or Open Bounces for kids of all ages!
1925 Woolaroc Ranch Rd.
The unofficial opening day for Summer in NE Oklahoma and SE Kansas is the weekend of Kidsfest at Woolaroc. For almost 30 years, this children’s celebration has become a tradition for families in this area. The festival will be June 25th and 26th, 2016 (Saturday and Sunday) from 10 am to 5 pm and once again, it will be a weekend for all ages. Huge inflatable toys dot the grounds of the Museum along with all kinds of children’s games, adventures and crafts. Pony rides, train rides, good food and traveling magicians roam the grounds.