Oklahoma City is a great place for families. It is filled with award winning attractions, great restaurants, and outdoor adventures. Whether you live here and are looking for a few staycation ideas or just planning a visit to the area, there are so many family fun things to do in Oklahoma City. I am excited to share some of my favorites with you here.
I have called Oklahoma City home for over 10 years and love all the fun attractions the city offers. I recently teamed up with the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau for a staycation to rediscover some of our favorite spots around town.
Get Ready for Family Fun in Oklahoma City
Whether you are a local looking for a staycation or a visitor to Oklahoma City, you should start your family fun in Bricktown.
A favorite with locals and tourists, Bricktown is a entertainment district spanning about 10 blocks. Bricktown features great restaurants, attractions, and entertainment. While in Bricktown, take in a movie at the Harkins Theater, play miniature golf at Brickopolis, take a horse-drawn carriage ride, or listen to great live music.
Stroll along the Bricktown Canal or hop onto the Bricktown Water taxi to see the sites. On the taxi you can take the full tour learning all about the area or use it to hop on and off at your leisure.
If your kids are more into hunting Pokemon, the area is full of Poke stops and gems.
The Oklahoma City Dodgers, the Triple A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, call Oklahoma City home. Take the kids out to the ballpark for a game, enjoy a park dog, and rout for the home team.
During the off season, the ballpark is home to concerts, winter snow tubing, and more fun events.
Museums are great destinations for families. This downtown museum features a variety of permanent and traveling art exhibits perfect for families. Exhibits showcase a wide variety of pieces, styles, and artists. Plus around the museum, you can find hands on displays that allow you to experiment with different artistic elements.
The museum houses one of the largest collections of Chihuly glass in the world. From the 55’ tall glass tower in the Museum’s atrium to the glass ceiling walkway, this exhibit is astoundingly beautiful.
Traveling exhibits offer unique experiences to guests. Through September 18, 2016, guests can visit Matisse in His Time. The exhibit displays paintings, sketches, sculptures, etc. from artists like Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and other artists of the period.
On Saturdays, participate in Drop In Art with paid admission. Guests can get inspired by the Museum’s exhibits then head into the classroom for a fun hands on project. Themes change each week.