Like universities, children's museums provide young people a place to study nature, an outlet to explore their creativity, and an excuse not to have a real job. Procrastinate constructively with today's Groupon: for $7, you get two tickets to Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse in Enid (a $14 value; children younger than 2 are free).
Enlarging young brains by keeping little hands active, Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse’s community-built science and art museum entertains and educates with a host of activities and attractions. The center’s signature Adventure Quest outdoor science playground lets mini humans chase education quanta over bridges, slides, and swings on a three-story wooden castle surrounded by a moat filled with marshmallow fluff. Exhibits inside and outside the museum sharpen tiny minds with activities surrounding space and flight, digging for fossils, cataloging rainforest animals, and a mélange of other scientific studies. Kids engage creative spirits with paint, glue, and other craft supplies in the art studio, train mini mitts in the use of the carpenter shop’s real tools, or squish and roll anything from teapots to golems in the pottery lab.
Led by a volunteer board, the nonprofit Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse was founded by Enid residents Helen Mary Walker and Owen Garriott to give back to their town by molding the homegrown thinkers of tomorrow. About a quarter of Enid’s population—12,000 volunteers—came together to build the Adventure Quest playground, which opened in 1996.
Leonardo’s Children's Museum
A community-built science-and-art museum, Leonardo’s Children's Museum entertains young minds and inspires creative thought with numerous educational exhibits. As it pays tribute to the famed artist, musician, architect, inventor, engineer, botanist, and Tony-winning choreographer Leonardo da Vinci, the children's museum offers a balance of art, biology, and engineering stations to stimulate both sides of the developing brain. Leonardo’s Children’s Museum offers the opportunity for exploration and allows interactive play and educational experiences. The first floor of focuses on motor skill development, experimentation with simple machines while also showcasing industry icons that dominate the Oklahoma landscape such as oil derricks and pump jacks. The second floor focuses on the experience of living in and around Enid, Oklahoma, with features including energy, health and technology themes. Directly outside of the museum is Adventure Quest, a three-story wooden castle filled with imagination-fueling bridges, slides, mazes, and swings.
200 E Maple Ave.
Enid, Oklahoma 73701Get Directions