In the Oaxacan capital as well as in the surrounding area, there are various entertainment options, such as Oaxaca amusement parks, that will interest kids as much as adults.
One of these is the ethno-botanic garden located to one side of the church and former monastery of Santo Domingo de Guzmán. Here visitors will find local endemic species and can learn about ecological activities, such as making compost. Workshops are offered in the gardens for learning about the wild plants of Oaxaca.
Further out of the city is the Astronomical Observatory and the Nundehui Planetarium, where planets and stars dance together for the whole family to enjoy a space adventure.
For more traditional places to visit, there is always Santa María del Tule, a village some eight miles from the city with a very special feature – the Tule tree opposite the local church. Over two thousand years old, this tree rises up on a trunk more than 150 feet in diameter.