While Tulsa is known for our world-renowned parks and urban wilderness zones, we’re also known for unpredictable, wild weather. Fortunately, there are plenty climate-controlled spots in town offering fun for the whole family.
Whether you need to beat the summer heat, escape frigid winter temps, or wait out a thunderstorm–T-Town has plenty of indoor attractions for your crew. Explore a few of our picks below.
Decopolis Discovitorium and the TulsaRamaBack to Top of List
The Decopolis Discovitorium and the TulsaRama Town Square is a unique spot on Route 66 offers an immersive experience unlike any other. Explore the Art Deco-themed “town square” and mini-Museum, with spots like "Sitton Indadark Theater" which features a selection of Tulsa and Oklahoma western themed products along with fun info about Tulsa and Oklahoma's famous Hollywood connections like Will Rogers and others. Or, visit the "Lotabargins Department Store" touting a wide selection of Tulsa T-shirts, fun socks, trading pins and more.
Discovery LabBack to Top of List
In a state-of-the-art building next door to the Gathering Place, Discovery Lab provides unique programming for children in middle school and younger geared toward developing their creativity, critical-thinking, problem-solving and collaboration skills.
Inspired by best practices in informal learning, Discovery Lab is an unforgettable experience. With a labyrinth of tunnels, a slide made from packing tape, science demos, The WorkShop, Science Lab and so much more, Discovery Lab is a place where kids and their families can make, learn, explore and design things using real stuff in new and different ways.
Living Arts of TulsaBack to Top of List
Living Arts of Tulsa is a staple on the border of the Tulsa Arts District and the Historic Greenwood District. Offering free admission during operating hours, Living Arts is known for hosting community events like the annual Día de Los Muertos festival.
This gallery offers creative workshops, performances, exhibitions, films/videos, demonstrations of current art, lectures, related educational activities and research in its mission to present and develop contemporary art forms in Tulsa.
Mother Road MarketBack to Top of List
Ready to chow down? Head to Mother Road Market to find food for the whole family. Try something hearty from Chicken and the Wolf (yes they DO have vegan options) or grab a light bite from Bodhi’s Bowls.
Once you decide what to eat, you can enjoy your meal on their spacious patio complete with murals, string lights and a Route 66-themed mini golf course. Then, you can peruse the Shops at Mother Road Market next door which offer a variety of local vendors.
Oklahoma AquariumBack to Top of List
Underwater experiences await you throughout the Oklahoma Aquarium galleries featuring aquatic life from our oceans, rivers, lakes and streams. See the largest bull shark collection in the world through a unique walk-through tunnel and dome.
Send the kids crawling through the Kelp Forest and Discovery Caves and Extreme Amazon to come face-to-face with exotic stingrays, iguanas and fish from these habitats. Get even closer by rolling up your sleeves at interactive touch and feed tanks. The Oklahoma Aquarium is open every day except Christmas from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the last entry at 5 p.m.
Tulsa Air & Space MuseumBack to Top of List
Experience Tulsa’s thriving aerospace industry and the history behind it at the Tulsa Air & Space Museum (TASM). Located in a former aircraft hangar near Tulsa International Airport, TASM offers an immersive experience designed to inspire science-based learning through discovery.
Travel through the vast unknowns of space in the planetarium, which is the second of its kind in the world. Launch back in time and discover inspirational stories of aerospace pioneers and a unique opportunity to look at vintage planes and try the interactive exhibits. Fly on a jet simulation, maneuver robotic arms like an astronaut in space and more!
Woody Guthrie CenterBack to Top of List
One of Tulsa’s music history gems, Woody Guthrie Center is located in the Tulsa Arts District next door to the Bob Dylan Center. Boasting decades of Woody Guthrie memorabilia paired with interactive experiences like the Dust Bowl simulator, the Woody Guthrie Center has something for everyone.
A hub for inspiration, the center preserves Guthrie's legacy and presents the social, political, and cultural values found in his vast body of work through curated exhibits, programs, and outreach. By showing how Woody Guthrie used his creativity to express the world around him, the center encourages others to find their own voices and the power that lies within the creative process.