Summer is officially here, and it's the perfect time to take your kids out to explore the Oklahoma City area. Whether you're looking for an educational indoor activity or a chance to explore the outdoors, here are some of your top choices.
This is another water park that's an especially great choice for younger children. They offer a lot of family rides and activities you can do with the little ones, like relax in the wave pool, play under the tipping water bucket and ride down the Big Kahuna on a 4-person tube. Daily Admission is $28.99 per person if you purchase tickets online, and children under two are free.
Located on the University of Oklahoma campus, this art museum offers free admission, making it a great place to teach kids about the world of art. Explore painting collections from around the globe, along with some fascinating photography. On Sundays between 1 and 4 p.m., the museum even offers hands-on activities specifically for kids and families.
Enjoy the great outdoors and teach the kids about nature at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. You'll discover more than 750 varieties of plants, a waterfall and even splash fountains where the kids can release some extra energy. Feel free to bring the dog along, as he or she can play in the off-leash area or accompany you on a walk along the jogging path.
Riversport Adventures is perfect for older kids who crave an adrenaline rush. They offer a bit of everything, from kayaking to whitewater rafting. You can rent a few paddleboards and paddle your way around Lake Hefner, or send the kids to a kayaking lesson. The Learn To Row program, for ages 8 and older, is a series of eight lessons that will help your kids hone their skills.