Zoos in Oklahoma with kids

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

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Oklahoma because The Sooner State 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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  • Woolaroc Ranch Museum and Wildlife Park

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    Bartlesville

    A beautiful 3,700 acre wildlife preserve filled with native and exotic wildlife from all over the world, as well as a museum reflecting western art and Native American history, a petting zoo and kids ...

  • Tulsa Zoo

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    Tulsa

    Over 1500 animals of the world waiting at Tulsa Zoo, representing over 430 species - all spread out on 78 amazing acres! With train rides and a carousel too!

  • Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden

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    Oklahoma City

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

  • GW Interactive Zoo

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    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!

  • Oxley Nature Center

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    Tulsa

    Over 800 acres of nature to explore in Oklahoma, with hands-on exhibits for kids education too!

  • Arbuckle Wilderness

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    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!

  • Oklahoma Aquarium

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    Jenks

    Over 100 exhibits at this popular Oklahoma Aquarium where kids can have hands-on fun, and explore those creatures that call the ocean home!

  • Tiger Safari

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    Tuttle

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

  • World of Wings Pigeon Center

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    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?

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  • Bounce U

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    Tulsa

    Fun open bounce sessions filled with colorful and fun inflatables, with parents night out and birthday parties too! Bouncing fun in Tulsa!

  • Incredible Pizza Company Tulsa

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    Tulsa

    Family restaurant with mini bowling, laser tag, glow in the dark mini golf, go karts, XD Theatre, Tiny Town play, arcade and more!

  • Cann Memorial Botanical Gardens

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    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 ...

  • Tulsa Garden Center

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    Tulsa

    Tulsa Garden Center, located in historic Woodward Park, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a variety of horticultural and environmental education opportunities for the community ...

  • Chickasaw National Park

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    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, ...

  • Greenleaf State Park

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    Braggs

    One of Oklahomas most family orientated parks Greenleaf State Park is located near Braggs, Oklahoma, and is situated around the 930-acre (3.8 km

  • 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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    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 ...

  • Selman Bat Cave

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    Freedom

    An unforgettable experience watching millions of bats take flight from the caves at twilight. For kids over 8, it includes an optional tour with a nature ramble with trained biologists.

  • Big Splash Waterpark

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    Tulsa

    Outdoor water park fun in Tulsa, with lazy rivers, wave pools, flumes, rock walls, and even family days every Sunday! Splashing Oklahoma fun!

  • Splash Zone Waterpark

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    Enid

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

  • White Water Bay

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    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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    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

  • Celebration Station

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    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 ...

  • Wild Things Farm

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    Pocola

    Hay wagons, animal petting, fresh air and farm fun - all waiting for you in Oklahoma at Wild Things Farm!

  • Orr Family Farm

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    Oklahoma City

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

  • State Fair Park

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    Oklahoma City

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

  • Bricktown Entertainment District

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    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 ...

  • TG Farms

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    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!

  • Laugh Out Loud

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    Lawton

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

  • Elmer Thomas Park Disc Golf

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    Lawton

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

  • Annabelles Fun Farm

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    Welch

    Classic Oklahoma farm fun with train rides, petting zoo, mazes, play barn, pony hops and much more!

  • EDUREC Family Fun Educational Center

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    Tulsa

    Outdoor summer wading pool with wet climbing frame, water slide and other features; bumper cars; mini golf; kiddie gym and arcade.

  • Funtastic Island

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    Owasso

    Huge play area with diggers, giant slides, spring riders, swings and activity boards, all linked by ramps so all ages and mobility levels can access everything.

  • Kiddie Park in Bartlesville

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    Bartlesville

    Smaller guests will enjoy the ferris wheel, train, turtle ride and carousel, with the next age group up also able to take on the bumper cars, planes, swings and more. Thriller options include the ...

  • Frontier City

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    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!