Being in the outdoors has many benefits but there are times when the forecast makes an experience in nature less than ideal. When the roller coaster that is Oklahoma weather leaves you seraching for an escape, MetroFamily has got you covered with this round up of places to play indoors. Local museums are also a great way to find family fun!
[Editor’s Note: This is a working list, so please check back often for updates and additional events. Know of an indoor place to play? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the information!]
New to OKC
610 N.W. 23rd St.
Opening this January, Play Café is not a typical play space. Owner Liz Howald says she wanted to create a fun space for both kids and adults. This new family hot spot features a café with a wine, beer, cocktail and coffee bar, a menu of appetizers for light snacks and a Montessori-inspired play space for kids to enjoy dramatic play, building toys, imaginative play, board games and books. There will also be a dedicated space for babies. Drop-in rates are $5 for one child, $7 for two kids and $9 for three or more.
The café will also have a rotation of play zone attendants hosting special activities and workshops for families to enjoy including story times, music time with LaffLab, sensory play dates with Homegrown Learning Company, a mom’s article club and more. For more details, follow Play Café on Instagram or Facebook.
N. Lincoln Blvd., Edmond
Kids can climb, slide, zip, swing and bounce around at Kidz Funtown. Owners Truong and Thuy Pham said they wanted to create a space for the community to enjoy.
“We want to make sure we are blessing the families that come in,” Truong said. “With young kids ourselves, we’ve been visiting indoor play places like this for years and we wanted to bring all of our favorite activities into one space.”
The brand new 16,000-square-foot facility opened in November and features a multi-level playground, indoor zip lines, a soft Ninja obstacle course, mini trampolines, ball carousel and more. They also have a dedicated toddler area, playhouses, LEGO station and an arts and crafts table for quieter play.
Older kids can challenge each other in the upstairs dodge ball space, and adults are welcome to join in on the fun, too! Admission is $13 for kids 12 and under; however, they frequently offer specials and discounts including weekday admission for toddlers. To learn more, visit www.kidzfuntown.com or follow them on Facebook.
Can’t miss Favorites
5833 N.W. Expressway
Play glow-in-the-dark mini golf, enjoy arcade games, take a spin around the Speedway track and hop aboard the roller coaster and carnival-style Scrambler.
4600 N.W. 23rd St., OKC & 3501 S. Boulevard, Edmond
Both are offering free bowling during the summer. Kids can get three free games per day by signing up at www.bowlsummergames.com.
4350 N. Lincoln Blvd., Edmond
Climb, rock, slide, bounce and play on the three-story play structure with surprises to be discovered at every turn. Don’t miss the dedicated toddler space for little ones!
101 S. Mickey Mantle Dr.
Have fun playing laser tag, mining for gemstones, playing mini golf, and more.
11917 N. Penn Ave., OKC & 550 24th Ave. N.W., Norman
These bowling centers are family-friendly and participate 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.
3201 Market Pl., Norman
A plethora of family fun includes 24 bowling lanes, a 7,000-square-foot laser tag space, high-flying ropes course and more than 50 arcade games.
2020 Remington Pl.
Explore space, light, motion, aviation and weather in this mecca of indoor fun.
13313 Pawnee Dr.
Activities for kids include golfing, pool tables, video games and giant Jenga.
Hip with tweens and teens
421 N.W. 10th St.
The retro-inspired bowling alleys has a lounge, patio and private lanes.
1431 N. Moore Ave., Moore
Wall-to-wall trampolines and a dodge ball court make this a popular hangout for teens.
1441 W. Memorial Rd.
Belt out your favorite tunes in the karaoke lounges, climb high on a rock wall or ropes course, game together in the arcade and enjoy friendly competition in the billiards and bowling lanes.
2800 S. Telephone Rd., Moore
Race on a two-story go-kart track, climb towering structures, bounce on trampolines, test your agility on a warrior course and be the last man standing in the Wipeout attraction.
All about active
14613 N. Kelly Ave.
Hit the ice with public skating and learn to skate lessons. Or, watch local youth and collegiate teams play hockey.
8000 S. I-35 Service Rd.
Hit the ice with public skating and learn to skate lessons.
14901 N. Lincoln Blvd., Edmond
Open play times let kids bounce around on the center’s various inflatables.
7212 W. Hefner Rd.
Run, jump, climb and slide on the three-story obstacle course. There is a separate toddler area.
10400 S. Western Ave.
Bounce around on inflatables and climb to the top of the three-story play structure equipped with a huge slide, ball shooters and a zip line.
5800 N.W. 36th St.
Roll around the rink anytime, or check out family night specials and free learn-to-skate lessons on Saturdays.
Perfect for toddlers
3300 Market Pl., Norman
The Kidz Zone, pint-size bowling lanes and Frog Hopper ride are fun features to keep tots moving.
321 W. 15th St., Edmond
Toddlers can milk a cow, take a spin on a kid-powered merry-go-round and sail away through their imaginations at this stimulating play space.
7420 Broadway Ext.
During their Toddler Open Gym program, tiny tots ages 3 and under can explore the gym and tumble around on soft structures.
7739 W. Hefner Rd.
Cultivate creativity with their Krafty Kids Nights, classes and more.
10 N.W. 146th St, Edmond
Take a dip yearround during their family swim times.
13600 Pawnee Dr.
Find out what’s like to fly in a vertical wind tunnel that simulates the free fall conditions of skydiving.
575 Enterprise Dr., Edmond
Get crafty together painting, sketching and sculpting, then explore the indoor playground featuring a two-story play structure, sunken pirate ship and toddler tree house.
64 E. 33rd St., Edmond
This sensory-friendly indoor playground and kids’ gym welcomes kids of all ages and abilities to enjoy activities, equipment and crafts.
Summer Movie Programs
150 E. Reno Ave.
Their Summer Movie Fun Series gives 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.
6001 N. MLK Ave.
The theatre offers 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.
1000 S. Telephone Rd., Moore
Enjoy 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.
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