In Oklahoma City, we understand the importance of accessibility for all. Our restaurants, hotels and attractions strive to make each experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible for everyone, no matter your sensitivity or difference in ability. Visitors of all abilities are invited to start exploring some of the city’s most popular attractions.
For those traveling by car, ADA parking spaces are available in all OKC public parking garages. Downtown metered parking is free for those with valid disability parking placards.
OKC’s public transit system offers accessible bus, ferry and streetcar services. All buses and ferries feature wheelchair lifts and streetcars are accessible by wheeled mobility devices. Equipped with audio announcements, digital boards and visual aids, Embark vehicles are accessible for all, including service animals.
For a fee, Medride offers rides for non-emergency medical and recreational appointments. Call Medride at (877) 685-8267 to drop off and pick up small parties with accessibility needs.
Things to Do
With family-friendly attractions offering accessibility features, as well as sensory-friendly programming, everyone can explore the Modern Frontier.
Bricktown Water TaxiBack to Top of List
Bricktown offers accessible pedestrian pathways with a mix of elevators and ramps along the mile-long Bricktown Canal. Take a ride on the ADA-accessible Bricktown Water Taxi. Each water taxi has a portable wheelchair ramp and two wheelchair locations on board complete with tie down straps.
First Americans MuseumBack to Top of List
First Americans Museum (FAM) offers an ADA-accessible experience of the history and culture of 39 distinct tribal nations. Accessible parking is available, as well as restrooms and elevators on each floor. Free wheelchairs and motorized scooters are available on a first-come, first-served basis and service animals are welcome. FAM also provides free admission for ASL interpreters or other accessibility professionals. Portions of the galleries include bright lights and audio, so be sure to ask museum staff if you wish to avoid these spaces.
Myriad Botanical GardensBack to Top of List
National Cowboy & Western Heritage MuseumBack to Top of List
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Explore the history, art and culture of the American West at this ADA-accessible museum, with each area of the museum providing accessibility. Wheelchairs are also available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
Oklahoma City Civic CenterBack to Top of List
Oklahoma City Civic Center has partnered with KultureCity to become a Certified Sensory Inclusive Venue. This initiative accommodates a variety of needs and promotes a positive experience for all patrons with sensory sensitivities. Patrons can check out a Sensory Bag, which includes noise-cancelling headphones, a KCVIP lanyard, fidget tools and a sensory communication card. There are also designated Quiet Areas for patrons who may be experiencing overstimulation.
Oklahoma City Museum of ArtBack to Top of List
Oklahoma City Museum of Art offers free, accessible parking in front of the museum on Couch Drive and an access ramp near the admissions desk. Screen the latest indie film in the museum’s theater featuring accessible seating and an assisted listening system with wireless headsets available. For visitors with vision needs, sighted guides are available with advance notice. Service dogs are welcome, and complimentary admission is provided for one companion per visitor with a disability. Pick up a free sensory booster pack with wiggle seats, fun and twisty brain noodles, noise-canceling headphones, and social narratives designed to introduce visitors to the Museum before they arrive and during their visit. Choose which items you would like to use during your visit and return them to the Admissions Desk when you’re done. For a tour tailored to your group's accessibility needs, contact museum staff prior to your visit.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & MuseumBack to Top of List
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is open 24 hours a day, year-round, the outdoor memorial has ADA-accessible entrances on three sides of the grounds, allowing visitors to access each component via a paved path. Accessible parking is available on the north side of the museum on 6th Street between Harvey and Robinson Avenues. The ADA-accessible museum features elevators and restrooms on each floor, and service animals are welcome. You may also use one of the museum’s free manual wheelchairs, but plan to arrive early as the supply is limited. Museum videos are open captioned, and the museum app provides a tour for visitors with vision disabilities.
Oklahoma City ZooBack to Top of List
Oklahoma City Zoo has ADA-accessible pathways, exhibits, restaurants, restrooms, drinking fountains and playground equipment. Animal habitats are easy to view from any vantage point and wheelchairs and electric convenience vehicle rentals are available. For guests with sensory processing needs, “quiet zone” signage identifies areas with less activity and seating areas, and “headphone zone” signage indicates noisy areas where guests tend to linger. Sensory bags and weighted lap pads are also available upon request.
Science Museum OklahomaBack to Top of List
For some indoor fun, Science Museum Oklahoma is a family-friendly space for everyone to explore hands-on science experiences. The museum is ADA-accessible throughout with a limited number of wheelchairs available to reserve at no charge. Sensory kits, sensory stories and a sensory-focused map can help families with varying needs better explore the museum, and sensory-friendly family events are offered throughout the year.
Scissortail ParkBack to Top of List
Noted as “a park for everyone,” Scissortail Park is an accessible park. The park is ADA-accessible throughout, including its pathways, water fountains and exercise stations, with directional signage in Braille. The 3.7-acre lake offers ADA-accessible paddle boat rentals and an accessible playground. Guests who have limited mobility can take a free tour of the park on a Silver Flyer golf cart by making an online reservation. Tours are 20 minutes and can accommodate up to four guests each Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.