Zoos in TULSA with kids

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

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Tulsa 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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  • Tulsa Zoo

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    (6 miles) 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!

  • Oxley Nature Center

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    (7 miles) Tulsa

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

  • Oklahoma Aquarium

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    (9 miles) 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!

  • Woolaroc Ranch Museum and Wildlife Park

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    (34 miles) 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 ...

  • Safari Zoological Park

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    (60 miles) Caney

    A charming zoo that feels animals belong in their natural habitats, offering zoo tours, photos with animals, and tree house fun!

  • Wilderness Drive Through Safari

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    (84 miles) Gentry

    African comes to Arkansas at this drive through safari, with over 400 acres of exotic animals. With a petting park, and seasonal pony and camel rides too!

  • World of Wings Pigeon Center

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    (93 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?

  • Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden

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    (94 miles) Oklahoma City

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

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  • Bounce U

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    (10 miles) Tulsa

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

  • Tulsa Garden Center

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    (2 miles) 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 ...

  • Greenleaf State Park

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    (55 miles) 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

  • Cann Memorial Botanical Gardens

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    (82 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 ...

  • Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge

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    (98 miles) 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.

  • Big Splash Waterpark

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    (4 miles) Tulsa

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

  • Family Aquatic Center

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    (81 miles) Siloam Springs

    Enjoy a safe and enjoyable aquatic recreation experience. Swimming lessons, different course levels for Juniors. All staff, equipment, programs and services will reflect professionalism and the ...

  • Pelican Bay Aquatic Center

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    (89 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

  • Funtastic Island

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    (14 miles) 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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    (41 miles) 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 ...

  • Annabelles Fun Farm

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    (70 miles) Welch

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

  • Cosmic Castle

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    (91 miles) Parsons

    Located in the heart of downtown Parsons Kansas Cosmic Castle is an experience you won't soon forget. Bring the whole family for a day of fun and treats.

  • Bricktown Entertainment District

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    (98 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 ...

  • Frontier City

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    (90 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!

  • Gilcrease Museum

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    (2 miles) Tulsa

    Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum is one of the country's best facilities for the preservation and study of American art and history

  • Philbrook Museum of Art

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    (2 miles) Tulsa

    Incorporating collections and exhibits representing an almost global source base, plus 23 lush acres with water features to explore, a stunning collection of tapestries and stained glass whose ...

  • Tulsa Air and Space Museum

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    (6 miles) Tulsa

    The Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium where the past and future meet to inspire today's visitors. Experience Tulsa's rich history in the aerospace industry by exploring 19,000 square feet of ...

  • Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

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    (7 miles) Tulsa

    "It is the mission of The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art to educate about the Jewish experience in Oklahoma, the United States, and the world. Through exhibitions and educational programs ...

  • The Oklahoma Maritime Education Center

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    (15 miles) Catoosa

    Learn all about the history of the waterway, the port, and all the economic benefits of the system! Great FREE learning in Oklahoma

  • JM Davis Arms and Historical Museum

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    (24 miles) Claremore

    The 40,000 sq. ft. J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum on Historic U.S. Route 66 Highway houses a collection of items as diverse as the people and the culture it represents. The museum is operated ...

  • Five Civilized Tribes Museum

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    (42 miles) Muskogee

    A historic museum that preserves the culture, traditions and art of the five civilized tribes, with exhibitions and shows.

  • Three Rivers Museum

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    (45 miles) Muskogee

    Climb aboard the 1940's era switch engine, visit the statue commemorating the first Girls Scout Cookies, and try to solve the mystery of the tombstone! Preserves the multi-ethnic history and heritage ...

  • Oklahoma WONDERtorium

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    (60 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!

  • Sheerar Museum

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    (60 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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    (60 miles) Stillwater

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

  • National Rod and Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum

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    (70 miles) Afton

    Welcome to the National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum, the only institution in the world dedicated to the preservation and display of classic Hot Rods and Custom Cars while honoring the ...

  • Harber Village Antique Historical Museum

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    (71 miles) Grove

    Offers an authentic pioneer village experience including some new hands on exhibits to keep kids interested plus the Ecology Center and scenic Nature Trail.