For a parent, there’s no greater pleasure than seeing your child’s face marked with pure joy – witnessing the sense of wonder that comes from discovering something different in a brand new place.
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.– Marcel Proust
A family road trip is a time-honored tradition, one marked with smiles and silliness, togetherness and exploration. You may not realize it in the moment, but it’s experiences like these you’ll cherish for years to come.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.– Nicolas Chamfort
Meet a rescued sea lion pup, one of the newest additions to the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Pretend to be a space explorer or world-class inventor at Science Museum Oklahoma.
Partake in a game of mini golf and enjoy the floating water toys at Lake Murray Water Sports & Mini Golf.
Create bonding memories over a rock climbing experience at Summit (Norman).
Take a stroll through Myriad Botanical Gardens, feeding the ducks and appreciating the blooming colors, lush greenery and fresh air all around.
Pack up the car and hit the road. Memories are waiting to be made.
Lake Murray Water Sports and Mini Golf offers family-friendly fun for visitors of all ages. After an action-packed day of kayaking or hanging out on a party barge, relax with a refreshing sno-cone and a quick game on the 18-hole miniature golf course.
In 1970, Ethel Goddard established the Charles B. Goddard Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in Ardmore, Oklahoma, in honor of her late husband. Today, the center serves to provide cultural experiences and arts education for aspiring artists and performers of all ages.
Cascading 77 feet from the top of the Arbuckle Mountains, the park's Turner Falls is known as the tallest waterfall in Oklahoma. With sandy beaches, natural caves, swimming areas, a rock castle and cabins, Turner Falls Park is a perfect family destination.
Chickasaw Country in south-central Oklahoma is filled with native culture, water and wide open spaces. Go fishing, boating, skiing or swimming. Try your hand at gaming at WinStar World Casino, the World’s largest casino. Go camping, zip lining, golfing or riding – on horseback or an ATV. Shop until you drop. Go to a spa or winery. Relax. Gaze at the stars. You’re in Chickasaw Country.
Summit Norman features a wealth of bouldering terrain and a variety of climbing terrain plus top-roping, auto-belays and lead climbing. The climate-controlled facility also offers a yoga studio with professional instructors and programs for all skill levels.
HeyDay Entertainment in Norman, Oklahoma, has it all, from laser tag and bowling to mini golf and a ropes course. There's even a 21+ upstairs area featuring pool tables, HD TVs and drinks of all varieties.
Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District stands apart as one of the most unique attractions in the region. Here, you can get out on the water on a kayak, canoe, dragon boat, stand-up paddle board and more, plus quick lessons on the dock mean you’re sure to have fun.
Set in the heart of downtown, Oklahoma City, this beautiful gathering space features 70 acres of lush gardens, fun on the water, kid-friendly activities and exciting events. Whether you come for a live concert or the weekly farmer’s market, there’s always more to discover at Scissortail Park.
The Myriad Botanical Gardens act as a lush, landscaped oasis in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. The recently remodeled gardens’ 17 acres draw everyone from concert goers to families to those just looking to enjoy the natural environment.
The Oklahoma City Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the southwest and is one of only seven zoos in the entire country with the distinction of being a fully accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the American Association of Museums (AAM) as both a living museum and a botanical garden.
With more than eight acres of hands-on science experiences plus daily planetarium and Science Live shows, the smART Space art galleries, a botanical garden and more, Science Museum Oklahoma continues its mission to enrich people's lives by revealing the wonder and relevance of science.
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