Everyone agrees summer is a great time to get outdoors. Our Outdoor Movie & Concert Lineup shares special outside events like dive-in movies and live music under the stars. But we also know Oklahoma summers can get pretty hot. When the weather feels stifling, you need an air conditioned escape. We’ve rounded up top inside experiences to make your summer memorable. Oklahoma City metro businesses are offering these generous summer specials to local families seeking family fun on a budget. Local museums are also a great way to beat the heat!
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Adventure Town (2252 W Main St, Norman) features an indoor custom built open play area. The replicate town is outfitted with furniture, toys and costumes for imaginative play, specifically designed for ages 7 & under.
America’s Incredible Pizza Company (5833 NW Expressway, Warr Acres) offers a wide selection of games and attractions for the whole family. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, go-karts, bumper cars, mini-bowling, mini-golf, an indoor roller coaster and more.
AMF Windsor Lanes (4600 N.W. 23rd) and AMF Boulevard Lanes (3501 S. Boulevard, Edmond) both are offering free bowling all summer. Kids can get three free games per day by signing up at www.bowlsummergames.com.
Andy Alligator Fun Park (3300 Market Place, Norman) offers both indoor and outdoor fun. Inside, families can enjoy the Frog Hopper, an indoor climbing wall, a kidz climbing zone, mini bowling, laser tag and arcade games. Daily specials offer discounts to their popular attractions and food.
Arctic Edge (14613 N Kelly Ave) offers public skating, learn to skate lessons, figure skating, parties. Play hockey or come watch local youth and collegiate teams.
Artsy Rose Academy (7739 W Hefner Rd) offers art classes and camps as well as Friday activities for kids.
Blazers Ice Centre (8000 S I-35 Service Rd) offers public skating, learn to skate lessons, figure skating, parties.
Breakaway Indoor Playground (14350 N Lincoln Blvd, Edmond) features a multi-level play structure, slides, trampoline and foam pit as well as a toddler soft play area.
Brickopolis (101 S Mickey Mantle Dr) offers laser tag, a lazer maze, gemstone mining, mini golf, a pizza buffet, bar & grill and an arcade. Activity pricing begins at $3.50.
Dynamo Gymnastics’ Playzone (7212 W Hefner Rd) is a three-story high obstacle course that is clean, fun, safe and physically challenging for the whole family. There’s even a separate toddler area designed just for the littles ones and tubes big enough for parents to play in with their kids. Socks are required to play.
Dust Bowl Lanes (421 N.W. 10th St.) is a retro-inspired tribute to the classic bowling alleys and lounges of the 1970s with a lounge, patio and private lanes.
Elevation Trampoline Park (14402 N Lincoln Blvd, Edmond & 1431 N Moore Ave, Moore) offer wall-to-wall trampolines! While it’s very popular with teens and older kids, there’s a special Junior Jumpers area that welcomes kids as young as two.
GoldFish Swim School (10 NW 146th St, Edmond) features family swim times on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from noon – one and Friday evening from 6:30 – 8 p.m. For $5 per person, families can swim indoors in a shiver-free pool.
Harkins Theatres Bricktown (150 E. Reno) is offering their Summer Movie Fun Series to give families discounted movie passes all summer. Purchase a season ticket to see up to 10 movies for just $5. Individual tickets are available the day of the show for $2 each. Monday – Friday, 9:45 a.m.
Heritage Lanes (11917 N. Penn) and Sooner Bowling Center (550 24th Ave NW) are family-friendly bowling alleys participating in a national summer bowling initiative called Kids Bowl Free. Register your kids online and they’ll enjoy two free bowling games every day throughout the summer.
Hey Day Entertainment (3201 Market Place, Norman) offers lazer tag, bowling, mini golf, an arcade, ropes course and a laser maze as well as Boomerang Grille and Double Dave’s pizza. Daily specials offer discounts to their popular attractions like bowling, laser tag and more.
iFLY Indoor Skydiving(13600 Pawnee Dr) creates a simulation of true free-fall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel. Flyers from 3 to 103 can fly but there are some health restrictions. Packages beginning at $69.95 include a pre-flight training session, all the necessary flight gear (suit, helmet, goggles), friendly instruction from a certified flight guide, and a personalized post-flight certificate.
Jump! Zone Party & Play Center (10400 S Western Ave) offers inflatable slides, obstacle courses and bounce houses in the metro’s largest indoor inflatable play space. Open play admission is $9 and $7 for kids under 36”. Everyone playing must wear socks.
Main Event (1441 W. Memorial Rd.) features bowling, an arcade, restaurant, mini golf and laser tag.
Okie Kids Playground (321 W 15th St, Edmond) offers a playful learning atmosphere for children under 6 with multiple play areas.
Playzone at Dynamo Gymnastics (7212 W Hefner Rd) features a 3-story high obstacle course for children and parents to play with a separate toddler area for little ones.
Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St) offers open skate sessions, parties and skate lessons. Summer day skate hours are Wednesday – Friday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sooner Bowling Center (550 24th Ave NW, Norman) offers open bowling, youth leagues and parties.
Cinemark Tinseltown (6001 N MLK Ave) features ten weeks of family-friendly films during their Summer Movie Clubhouse. Purchase a season ticket to see up to 10 movies for just $5. Individual tickets are available the day of the show for $1 each. Movies begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.
Topgolf (13313 Pawnee Dr) is a brand new entertainment venue with golf activities for all ages. Golf is paramount at this state-of-the-art facility, but visitors with no golfing experience shouldn’t feel intimidated. Topgolf is all about having fun while teeing off. KidZone activities include golf games, pool tables, video games and giant Jenga.
Unpluggits Playstudio (575 Enterprise Dr, Edmond) offers a mix of both art fun and active play for the whole family. Paint’n Play includes access to easel painting, play dough, chalk tables, stamping, stenciling and more. For an additional fee, hands-on crafts are available, including paint-your-own pottery, paint-and-take projects and garden stones. The indoor playground includes a multi-level play structure, air hockey, foosball, sand table, train table and dress up.
Warren Theatre (1000 S. Telephone, Moore) presents discounted admission during the summer with their Summer Kids Series. Kid-friendly films are shown on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer. A season pass is available for $15 or individual tickets can be purchased for $2 each.
We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym (64 E 33rd St, Edmond) offers open play times with access to gym equipment and an arts & craft section.
Looking for more family fun this summer? See all our summer resources!