Things to Do in OKC with Kids

If you're looking for adventures for you and your little ones, Oklahoma City has plenty of options. Here are just a few, broken down by ages from toddlers to pre-teens and beyond. Oklahoma City is a true family destination, whether it's a day spent in the Adventure District exploring the Science Museum or Oklahoma City Zoo or walking to all of the shops and restaurants in midtown, there's a vibrant energy around these diverse districts.

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Little Kids (Ages 5 and Under)

Interior of Myriad Botanical Gardens Crystal Bridge

Myriad Botanical Gardens

Kids can run, jump and climb their way through the six-acre Children’s Garden, which is free. Myriad Gardens also host regular events, workshops, movies and concerts for all ages throughout the year, so check out our calendar for family-friendly activities.

Exhibit at Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum

Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum and Oklahoma Railway Museum

Located in the Adventure District, your future firefighter will love the classic fire trucks and other exhibits at the Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum. Down the street, the Oklahoma Railway Museum features historic locomotives and train rides on certain days.

Exhibit at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

At the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, have your kids explore the Children’s Cowboy Corral, where kids can dress up like little cowpokes and participate in other activities. While there, see the collection of Western art and sculpture, as well as remnants of cowboy life, including weaponry, hats, boots and more.

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Big Kids (Ages 6-9)

RIVERSPORT Adventures Sky Trail attraction

Youth Zone in the Boathouse District

Outdoor adventure in the Boathouse District includes activities for active kids – big and small zip lines, an 80-foot tower to climb, a playground and more. Also, families can rent kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards on the Oklahoma River, with options for children as young as 5.

OKC Zoo and Science Museum Oklahoma

Science Museum Oklahoma and Oklahoma City Zoo

Discover the Science Museum Oklahoma, located in the Adventure District, for hands-on activities that will teach kids about everything from space exploration to crime scene investigation. Next door, explore the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, home for more than 1,200 animals and amazing exhibits. 

Museum of Osteology skeleton exhibit

Museum of Osteology

As America’s only skeleton museum, the Museum of Osteology, displays hundreds of skeletons and skulls from all corners of the world. Their gift shop is one-of-a-kind as well, with lots of fun, science-related gifts and souvenirs for the whole family.

Brickopolis arcade games


Brickopolis took family fun to a whole new level in Bricktown when it opened in 2015. Actually, there are three levels of fun, with games for toddlers to pre-teens and beyond. Visitors can play mini golf, laser tag and “Lazer Frenzy,” an arcade-style maze attraction, and enjoy a variety foods on both canal and street levels.

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Tweens and Teens (Ages 10+)

Frontier City roller coasterWhite Water Bay water slide

Frontier City and Hurricane Harbor Oklahoma City

Frontier City offers more than 50 rides and attractions, including four roller coasters, an outdoor water park and concerts all summer. At Hurricane Harbor Oklahoma City, more than 30 slides, pools and water fun will keep them cool in summer.

Main Event and Dave & Buster's

Indoor Fun

Don’t miss one-stop-for-all-ages places like Main Event Entertainment, which offers video and arcade games, bowling, billiards, laser tag and more, as well as food. And Dave and Buster’s is a hit with older kids and adults alike, with plenty of games, food and drinks.

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