Oklahoma Wondertorium
Oklahoma Wondertorium
4.5
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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.
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Ichabod C
Bethany Beach108 contributions
Family
My grandsons and daughter went here during recent outing to Stillwater. They elected not to sit in 92 degree sun to watch football and went to the Wondertorium. Some concern at first that the displays were oriented to those younger than my 9 and 7 year old grandsons. Proven not the case, as they enjoyed many of the exhibits but the number one hit of the entire visit was using the wheelchairs in the hospital area! Go figure.
Written November 4, 2014
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Thank you for this review... and for pointing out how a children's museum can offer children opportunities to play with things they've seen but never experienced! We hope you'll come again!
Written November 7, 2014
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dianagay
Shawnee, OK127 contributions
Family
Attended with 2 yr old and 8 yr old. When we first walked in we were disappointed by how small it is. But we certainly misjudged. It was small enough the kids could play independently and still be supervised but it was so engaging the children didn’t want to leave 3 1/2 hours later. Everything is very clean and tidy. The staff is friendly. Very creative with a lot of thought put into the exhibits. So many things to do in the small space.
Written August 19, 2019
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Gina C
Stillwater, OK26 contributions
Family
This is an excellent place to take kids anytime but especially on extremely hot days or cold days. Gives the brain a little tickle and they are always doing so many nice things for the children. I recently attended with my granddaughter for the science/star wars character party. It was a joy to see all the new exhibits and changes so if you haven't been or been in a while go out and give it a whirl. Small children love this place and it is a great educational source as well as a nicely decorated safe location for kids to free up when the weather won't allow it outside. Love this place!
Written March 19, 2019
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anonymousladi
Stillwater, OK1 contribution
I have brought my granddaughter in a couple of times, she is a year and half old, of course she was mesmerized by everything, but as an adult simply observing in which by the way I was charged for, it was very unorganized, staff is unfriendly and not helpful, my granddaughter was pushed down and ran over, older kids were very
rude. I'm really not sure what your being charged for, it was the equivalent of me watching my granddaughter at a playground.
Written July 18, 2014
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Derek P
Perkins, OK6 contributions
Family
Went here the other day with my daughter, paid the admission fee for both of us, went in and was like, this is it?
the coolest thing there is the air tubes on the wall, I am a science geek, and love to explain and teach my children , but this is just an overly priced, wannabe science mueseum.
Written October 9, 2012
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onenightaway_11
San Diego, CA11 contributions
Family
It is a smaller childrens museum but my daughter still loved it. If you can drive a little further then you can go to the one in Enid (Leonardos) much bigger for same price.
Written April 22, 2012
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Marc. Chktts
Oklahoma City, OK96 contributions
Family
My 2 and 5 year olds had a great time. The 9 and 11 year olds found a few things to keep them occupied, but keep in mind that this is mainly a 7 and under place. The volunteers were very good about picking up and cleaning up but they were not very excited to be involved with the kids and didn’t even know how some of the games/activities worked. It was a fun experience but I wouldn’t necessarily go out of my way to visit this place again.
Written January 22, 2019
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MrsKidd594
Tulsa, OK17 contributions
Family
We were looking for something fun for our kids to do on a cold, rainy day. This place was perfect! Our 4 year old had the best time and didn't want to leave. There were so many engaging exhibits. Our favorites were the ball/scarf tubes, the doctor office, and the grocery store area. We will definitely be back!
Written November 18, 2018
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K M
Oklahoma226 contributions
Family
My kids age 7 and 9 enjoyed it, however they were edging on being too old. This is more for younger children. I have been to several of these types of discovery centers and this one was kind of small. Fun, but probably our only time to go.
Written March 15, 2017
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Crazyfle
Stillwater, OK7 contributions
Family
With practically no competition in the area, the Wondertorium leaves a lot to be desired. Entry fee is $7 per person, which is brutally expensive for what is offered. They have multiple small stations with different activities in varying states of disrepair. That being said, small children will enjoy the experience as long as the visits are infrequent.
Written March 5, 2017
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