Archive: Area of Interest: For Kids


Swing out to the Oklahoma City Zoo to help orangutans. Join the OKC Zoo and Bob Moore Subaru on World Orangutan Day, Friday, August 19 to learn what you can to help in protecting this amazing species and its habitat. Sumatran orangutans are listed as critically endangered in the wild. Globally, 60... Read More

Perked-Up Playdate

Meet up with friends on the third Tuesday of the month, April through September, within a safe community space at the Friess Family Playground. During these playdates, friendships will form, a community will develop and conversations will take place while children engage with each other and explore... Read More

Art of the Northwest Coast

From painted totem poles to bentwood boxes northwest coast artwork is known across the world. Its unique style and beautiful colors communicate stories, teach family histories, offer protection, describe divine creatures and showcase the wealth of community leaders. Opening in August 2022, this... Read More


Tinkerfest is a daylong celebration of curiosity and creativity. Free to the community, this event gives individuals the opportunity to get hands-on experience learning how things work. Past tinkering activities have spanned from disassembling cars, candle making, creating music, podcast... Read More

Mission Control

Ground Control to Major Tom. You have been selected to train for an intergalactic mission. Training objectives include simulated missions, proper handling of space artifacts and rocket launch testing. SMO21 is your ticket to an adult night at the museum! With cocktails, music and experiments... Read More

Celebration of Space Under the Stars

Bring your telescopes and set up in the parking lot as we stargaze and explore the Oklahoma sky! Don't have a telescope? SMO Planetarium staff and The Oklahoma City Astronomy Club will be on hand with telescopes to guide you. The Science Shop will also be open for those who want to purchase a... Read More


There’s more to see and do at the OKC Zoo. Guests can pre-purchase tickets for these experiences when they purchase their admission tickets online at By purchasing advance online admission tickets, you can bypass the Zoo’s ticket lines for faster entry into the... Read More