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.

Tulsa Air & Space Museum

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f-14 tomcat Tulsa Air & Space Museum In Tulsa, OK

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!

Mother Road Market

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Kid Enjoying Ice Cream At Mother Road Market In Tulsa, OK

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.

Bob Dylan Center

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Bob Dylan Center interior with two people reading exhibit materials in Tulsa, OK

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.

Ahha Tulsa

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A glimpse into artist Daniel Sutliff's installation within THE EXPERIENCE (2019), a large-scale, fully immersive art installation at ahha Tulsa.

Nestled in the heart of the downtown Tulsa Arts District, ahha is a four-floor, 42,000-square foot building that houses gallery space, studios and classrooms and a performance stage.

Check out the EXPERIENCE on the second floor–an artist-driven, large-scale, fully immersive art installation that invites participants to explore a multimedia environment through sight, sound, movement, touch. Then, head to THE STUDIO on the third floor and create some art of your own!

Discovery Lab

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Two children at Discovery Lab doing a hands-on activity in Tulsa, OK

In a state-of-the-art building next door to the Gathering PlaceDiscovery 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.

Woody Guthrie Center

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Kids Listening to an exhibit at Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, OK

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.

Living Arts of Tulsa

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Living Arts Exterior In Tulsa, OK

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.