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Oklahoma Wondertorium

308 W. Franklin Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74075
1 405.533.3333
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Stillwater
Type: Children's Museums
Owner description: Enjoy memory-making experiences and engage children in creative, developmental play at Oklahoma's newest children's museum, the Oklahoma WONDERtorium... more » Owner description: Enjoy memory-making experiences and engage children in creative, developmental play at Oklahoma's newest children's museum, the Oklahoma WONDERtorium in Stillwater. The WONDERtorium offers 14 hands-on, interactive exhibits and playscapes plus special activities weekly. The facility provides 10,000 square feet of exhibit space, classrooms and party rooms, office space and a gift shop. The Generation Station Barn exhibit offers kids the opportunity to 'milk' a life-size cow and collect eggs that can then be delivered to the Generation Station Store, a replica 1900s grocery store. Children can also enjoy pure active play sending scarves and foam balls through A-Mazing Airways, splashing in the Water Play exhibit or climbing a wall, sliding down a tree slide and crawling through a fallen log in Forest Playground. The Little WONDERs exhibit offers a play area for grown-ups with children under two to interact together away from the main exhibit floor. Another popular exhibit at the Oklahoma WONDERtorium is My Medical Center, where children engage in dramatic play by dressing up and pretending to be a patient or medical staff. Patients check in with paperwork and can be taken to the doctor's office where they are measured, weighed and tested for good vision. There's a pretend surgery and recovery area, a human body with removable parts, as well as a nursery where life-like babies are cared for. A special unit block area allows children to learn cognitive skills like hand-eye coordination, spacial perception and problem-solving, as well as the Imagination Playground where children are encouraged to create structures from large foam blocks. Ruth Cavins, Executive Director of the museum, said the focus of the WONDERtorium is on children learning through play. Expounding on focus, Cavins continues, "Children's play is important to healthy brain development because it allows them to use their imaginations, solve problems and interact and cooperate with others. Our exhibits are designed to allow children to create and explore a world they can master, discovering self-confidence and the benefits of sharing and negotiating. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

My family drove 2 hours to visit. The cost is $7 per person., yet adults are only baby sitters. We paid to watch our son play. The museum is extremely small and is not really anything more than an indoor play place. The next time we make that kind of a drive it will be to OKC. It was clean... More

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OKWONDERtorium, Guest Relations Manager at Oklahoma Wondertorium, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, We want to thank you for taking the time to submit a review to TripAdvisor. Our children's museum is priced, and modeled, after most children's museums in the country. With 14 hands-on exhibits, interaction between children and grown-ups is a goal as well as learning together through play. As a 501c(3)non-profit organization, all of our pricing is set... More

Cushing, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This place is small compared to big city attractions but my Grandchildren, ages, 4, 7, and 9 love to go there. There is a hospital for them to put on doctor coats and check out pretend patients. Not sure why but they like to be a patient in a wheel chair or use the crutches. There's an old-time store for... More

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OKWONDERtorium, Guest Relations Manager at Oklahoma Wondertorium, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review, MrsAndre! We are seeing an increasing number of grandparents bring their little ones for a special day with us. I'm glad you're in the know! Come back soon – the calendar on our website provides details about activities throughout the current month. : ) More

Ponca City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Stillwater (and the surrounding area!) has needed something like this for family's with young children for a very long time. Children love the activities and play stations. It's small, but mighty!

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OKWONDERtorium, Guest Relations Manager at Oklahoma Wondertorium, responded to this review

Thank you, Christine, for your review of the Oklahoma WONDERtorium! We have lots of great families and schools visit from Ponca City. Our goal is to serve north central Oklahoma and show how fun interactive, play-to-learn experiences can be for the whole family. Come and see us again very soon! More

Stillwater
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

If its kept up, it can be a fun few hours. The last few times there was no one manning the craft/paint/ water area, so no materials, very little paint etc....the kids favorite. They drained the water and were in no hurry to fill back up. The stations are great, again, if they are kept up. The kids love the... More

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a fairly new place for children in Stillwater. Lots of fun things to play with and pretty good variety. After visiting twice in 6 months, my 9 year old had no desire to return. He called it boring. It is geared more for younger children. Adults with children must pay admission which I thought was a little much.... More

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

I came with a five year old and two year old and they loved it! Everything is touchable and movable. It's so fun for the kids but it's also good for the mind! Lots of the activities make kids problem solve and wonder! It's definitely a must for young kids! Good for both quiet kids and hyper kids. Very clean... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This small museum in Stillwater is a gem. Families with children 12 and under can enjoy a morning or afternoon (or morning and afternoon with a break for lunch) without running out of things to do. Children can engage in imaginative play in several areas (doctor's office, old time store, farm, Japanese home...) or build with blocks or create art... More

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OKWONDERtorium, Guest Relations Manager at Oklahoma Wondertorium, responded to this review

Thank you, FriendlyTrav, for pointing out the WONDERtorium is a great place to "take a break" from OSU events, show events at the Expo Center, and shopping downtown. We're centrally-located near the Stillwater High School football stadium! More

Stillwater, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We are so thankful to have a local science museum for children. Although it is small, kids self-entertain and can play for hours. My 6 and 9 year olds love it! It is clean and well-maintained. Make sure to check out the gift store. We bought geodes that the kids later cracked open. That was a fun souvenir!

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OKWONDERtorium, Guest Relations Manager at Oklahoma Wondertorium, responded to this review

Hi Dstahmann86! So glad you commented on the gift shop as well as the museum. Thank you! More

Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A great way to spend an afternoon with your kids. Wondertorium is a hands on kids museum and indoor playground. Most exhibits are geared for toddlers to pre-tweens but tweens have arts & crafts opportunities.

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OKWONDERtorium, Guest Relations Manager at Oklahoma Wondertorium, responded to this review

Thank you, Craig! Your comment about spending an afternoon with your children is EXACTLY what we find with our members. Lots of families use their membership to come in for a half-hour from 4:30 to 5pm – seems like a LONG time to a child to play with their grown-up! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

I love love LOVE this place. #1 thing I noticed...it is SO CLEAN! No broken down toys. I had fun here with my 3 yo. Favorite were the air tubes on the wall...we spent a good 45 minutes playing with those!

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OKWONDERtorium, Guest Relations Manager at Oklahoma Wondertorium, responded to this review

Thank you, Courtney! So glad to see your enthusiasm and specifically, the comment on cleanliness. Providing a safe, clean, FUN (most of all) environment is our goal every day! More

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