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Best Places to Have Fun with Toddlers & Preschoolers

The early years are filled with wonder, curiosity and unending energy! Occupying the youngest members of the family can sometimes be a challenge, but the Oklahoma City metro has plenty of local venues with specifically designed features for toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy. From museums, imaginative play places and more, we found has something for every pint-sized Okie.

Experience the wonder of science at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl). Put on a show in a kid-size theater, climb aboard a tractor in Kidspace, dive deep in a cave-like environment  called Wunderground and more.

With 12,000 square feet of indoor gym space, Metro Gymnastics (7420 Broadway Ext) offers parent and toddler open gym time on Thursdays and select days throughout the year. Families can explore the gym equipment for a fun way to get the wiggles out.

In a craft studio designed with kids in mind, Unpluggits Paint & Play (575 Enterprise Dr Ste 110, Edmond)  lets little ones craft and play. Every Wednesday and Thursday from 11 – 11:30 a.m., toddlers can enjoy a story and craft time made just for them.

Discover animals native to Oklahoma and species from around the world at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St). From the Oklahoma Trails to the Children’s Zoo, the zoo offers plenty of ways for toddlers and preschooler to explore and have fun.

Stroll around Myriad Botanical Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) and enjoy the Crystal Bridge Conservatory, ornamental gardens, a children’s garden, playground, water features including splash fountains, streams and a lake and more.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) now offers a Museum Playdates, a program for parents with kids ages 2 – 4. Enjoy guided tours of museum exhibits and special activities gear toward young visitors.

Best suited for ages 6 & under, Okie Kids Playground (321 W 15th St, Edmond) encourages children engage in play with museum quality exhibits, pretend houses, crafts and more. There are also separate areas for babies and toddlers learning to walk.

Goldfish Swim School’s Family Swim Time (10 NW 146th St, Edmond) is a great way to have fun in the water. Enjoy some play time in their shiver-free indoor pool.

We Rock the Spectrum’s (64 E 33rd St, Edmond) open play time lets kids enjoy the same activities offer during private lessons including use of the gym equipment, arts & crafts and more.

My Gym Edmond (838 W Danforth Rd, Edmond) offers Practice and Play time where kids ages 7 & under can be active. Swing, slide, climb, see-saw and more together.

Bounce the wiggles away. With seven large inflatables and a dedicated toddler zone, your tot is should to sleep well after an active day spent at JumpZone!

Worth the Drive –

Be a judge, doctor, artist, news anchor, firefighter and more at Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in Seminole. Museum goers can enjoy both indoor and outdoor play areas that explore the world of work with a variety of career-based exhibits.

Oklahoma WONDERtorium in Stillwater offers expertly designed exhibits and programs that encourage young minds to wonder. Explore the ‘outdoors’ at the indoor Forest Playground, engage in STEM-focused activities in the Discovery Diner, tap into your tot’s creative side in the Artist’s Pad exhibit and more.

Tinker, build, create, climb and more at Leonardo’s Children’s Museum in Enid. The two-story museums offers interactive experiences for even the youngest in the family. The dedicated toddler area has a touch wall and other manipulatives for hands-on play.

Editor’s Tip:

Bookstores like Barnes & Noble, Full Circle and Best of Books are great spots for a quick outing with a toddler because they usually have train tables and other activity tables, story times and more, plus plenty of books browse to keep your reading routine fresh.

For even more things to do with toddlers and preschoolers, visit our Ages & Stages page dedicated to those early years.

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