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Best Places to Have Fun with Toddlers & Preschoolers

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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. During the summer months, their toddler open gym hours are Thursday and Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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 preschoolers to explore and have fun.

Mon Ami Playstudio (2132 W Britton Rd) is a Montessori-inspired indoor playground designed for kids 5 & under. Centered around free play, climbing bars, ladders, giant Magna-tile forts, ball pits and a small-scale climbing gym encourage physical challenges, while tactile learning centers and a large book area provide mental challenges.

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.

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

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! (10400 S Western Ave)

The Metropolitan and Pioneer library systems both offer a wealth of activities for toddlers and preschoolers including story times, music and more. For example, Wiggle Wednesdays at the Belle Isle Library features books, songs and movement activities designed to help kids 5 & under develop important literacy skills.

RIVERSPORT OKC’s Youth Zone (800 Riversport Dr) features the Sky Tykes adventure course, a scaled-down version of the towering Sandridge Sky Trail, a Cloud Bounce, Kids Zip and more. Tiny tots can tackle new challenges and build confidence in a space meant to encourage a bit of risk-taking.


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.

Tinker, build, create, climb and more at Leonardo’s Children’s Museum in Enid. The two-story museum 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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