Zoos in OKLAHOMA CITY with kids

It’s animal time in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Oklahoma City because this The Sooner State city has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden

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    (4 miles) Oklahoma City

    Adventure awaits at the Oklahoma Zoo, Oklahoma’s #1 attraction and the third-ranked family-friendly zoo in the country!

  • World of Wings Pigeon Center

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    (5 miles) Oklahoma City

    Here are just a few of the domestic pigeons being bred all over the U.S.A. and the World! Beautiful and interesting aren't they?

  • Tiger Safari

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    (21 miles) Tuttle

    Amazing tiger safari experiences with the largest collection of exotic and domestic animals in all of Oklahoma!

  • GW Interactive Zoo

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    (61 miles) Wynnewood

    Have fun visiting the largest center in the world for big cats open to the public. Take the endangered adventure tour and play with baby tigers, lions, bears!

  • Arbuckle Wilderness

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    (74 miles) Davis

    Over 200 acres of Arbuckle Mountains where exotic animals roam free! Reptile and a petting zoo al featured at this family friendly Oklahoma zoo!

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  • Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge

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    Oklahoma City

    Discover a breathtaking paradise nestled in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. The Myriad Botanical Gardens features 17 acres of landscaped gardens surrounding the crystal bridge conservatory.

  • Turner Falls Park

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    (70 miles) Davis

    Turner Falls Park, the oldest park in Oklahoma, has received national publicity and has served as a classroom for the naturalist. Many springs from the world famous Arbuckle Mountains form Honey ...

  • Chickasaw National Park

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    (75 miles) Sulphur

    Peaceful Valley of Rippling Waters The Peaceful Valley of Rippling Waters appropriately describes Chickasaw National Recreation Area, known for its many mineral springs, cool water, flora, fauna, ...

  • Cann Memorial Botanical Gardens

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    (84 miles) Ponca City

    Cann Memorial Garden is a 10 acre estate located in the heart of Ponca City at the Junction of Highway 77 and Grand Avenue. The estate was given to the City of Ponca City by Elsie Cann Brown in ...

  • White Water Bay

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    (4 miles) Oklahoma City

    Relaxation isnt all that is offered at White Water Bay. Zip down the largest speed slide in Oklahoma, the 64 ft. Mega Wedgie. For some family fun, leap into the largest family‐friendly raft ride in ...

  • Pelican Bay Aquatic Center

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    (13 miles) Edmond

    Come to Pelican Bay and enter a tropical paradise! Colorful cabanas surround a water playground with features such as: a current channel, swirling vortex, Waterslides, climbing wall

  • Splash Zone Waterpark

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    (67 miles) Enid

    Water fun galore at this Oklahoma water park, with great attractions for all the family!

  • Bricktown Entertainment District

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    (1 miles) Oklahoma City

    There is always fun for the entire family in Bricktown Entertainment District. Is the home for varied entertainment options: restaurants, sporting facilities, shops, attractions, and a spectacular ...

  • State Fair Park

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    (3 miles) Oklahoma City

    Home of the September Oklahoma State Fair, as well as year round events such as horse shows, arts and crafts fairs.

  • Celebration Station

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    (5 miles) Oklahoma City

    Our attractions: Bumper boats, it's Splish, Splash, and Bash in these unique, high energy tubes of fun. A great way for kids of all ages to completely sink your boredom and cool off on a hot day.Our ...

  • Orr Family Farm

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    (10 miles) Oklahoma City

    Old fashioned family farm fun in Oklahoma City, with pedal cars, jumping pillows, pony rides, a maze, and petting barn!

  • TG Farms

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    (13 miles) Newcastle

    Embrace the Oklahoma farm life for the day at TG Farms, with a petting zoo, hay maze, corn maze, pony rides and a pumpkin patch!

  • Elmer Thomas Park Disc Golf

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    (77 miles) Lawton

    A fun spin on golf which can be enjoyed by the kids and the parents! Instead of golf balls...you use flying discs!

  • Laugh Out Loud

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    (79 miles) Lawton

    A great indoor adventure play center featuring mini bowling, laser tag, Ballocity action area, huge inflatables and a massive arcade!

  • Frontier City

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    (9 miles) Oklahoma City

    Frontier style fun for the whole family in Oklahoma City! A thrilling theme park with good old Wild West fun, as well as water rides and a gunfighting stunt show!

  • Red Earth Museum

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    Oklahoma City

    "What is this rattle made of?" "What's a parfleche?" Through unique exhibitions focusing on the Native American way of life, Red Earth reaches more than 300,000 visitors annually. The exhibits are ...

  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art

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    Oklahoma City

    The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City's Arts District. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Museum serves more than 130,000 visitors ...

  • American Banjo Museum

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    Oklahoma City

    21,000sq ft of fascinating museum in Oklahoma City, dedicated to the rich spirit, history, and future of the banjo!

  • 45th Infantry Division Museum

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    (4 miles) Oklahoma City

    The museum exhibits the icons of our State's military past from 1451A.D. through WW1, WWII and Korea to the present.

  • Oklahoma Railway Museum

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    (4 miles) Oklahoma City

    See freight cars, passenger cars, and even a real steam engine on display in the FREE museum. Take train rides and visit the dining car caboose!

  • Science Museum Oklahoma

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    (5 miles) Oklahoma City

    An incredibly fun and exciting way to spend the day for future scientists and budding astronauts

  • Oklahoma Firefighters Museum

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    (5 miles) Oklahoma City

    The Museum contains a remarkable collection of antique fire apparatus and equipment dating back to the mid-1700s, including the first fire station built in, what was then, Oklahoma Territory in 1869. ...

  • The National Cowboy Museum

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    (5 miles) Oklahoma City

    Yee Haw, it's a great museum that focuses on the Western art, history and culture - all in Oklahoma City!

  • Edmond Historical Society Museum

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    (13 miles) Edmond

    The mission of the Edmond Historical Society is to preserve and promote Edmond's heritage. Special exhibits include a re-creation of the Bradbury Corner Station and a one-quarter-scale model of ...

  • Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

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    (19 miles) Norman

    Over 300 million years of Oklahoma's natural history can be seen in a 195,000 square foot facility. With ive galleries featuring thousands of artifacts in 50,000 square feet of exhibit space. ...

  • Jasmine Moran Childrens Museum

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    (49 miles) West Seminole

    Highly hands-on, award winning museum with roleplay town, science exhibitions, and an ENORMOUS outdoor play area with maze and train!

  • Sheerar Museum

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    (51 miles) Stillwater

    The Museum's exhibits document life in Stillwater over the past one hundred years.

  • National Wresting Hall of Fame

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    (52 miles) Stillwater

    A great, fun and interesting place to be inspired by those who achieved their dreams in the sporting world.

  • Oklahoma WONDERtorium

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    (53 miles) Stillwater

    Exploration and discovery for kids up to 12 years where they can learn through play and curiosity at this Oklahoma children's museum!

  • Cherokee Strip Museum

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    (58 miles) Perry

    The museum shares the history of rural Oklahoma through its exhibits. Across the creek from the museum is a one room schoolhouse where living history is taught four days throughout most of the school ...