5 Things to Do With Teens in OKC This Month




PHOTO COURTESY OF YMCA OF GREATER OKLAHOMA CITY

When it comes to spending quality family time with teens and tweens, it can be more challenging to find fun activities that older kids will love. Thankfully, Oklahoma City has plenty of activities and events to keep them entertained. We've hand-picked the best events to keep your older kids busy all month long. Oklahoma City has something special for everyone this July!

Here are our top 5 picks for things to do with teens & tweens this July:

Weekly on Wednesdays

FREE SONIC Summer Movies at Myriad Gardens at at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features an outdoor screening of popular movies including Star Trek Beyond and Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them. Bring chairs or a blanket and a picnic (no glass) or enjoy offerings from a variety of local food trucks and vendors. Pre-movie activities begin at 8 p.m. and the movie begins at 9 p.m.

July 7

FREE Dancing in the Gardens: Hip Hop at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a dance demonstration and lesson followed by a live DJ to keep the dancing going. All ages welcome. 7 – 10 p.m.

FREE Escape the Library at the Midwest City Library (8143 E Reno Ave). Kids ages 12 & up can use clues and solve puzzles to see if they can escape before the time runs out. Preregister. 4 – 5 p.m.

July 29

YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City Youth Triathlon Series at Mitch Park (2901 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) features four competitive events, each featuring swimming, biking and running. Kids ages up to 15 years old can participate. There are four ages divisions with varying distances. Family memberships, $35; youth memberships, $40; nonmembers, $50. 7 a.m.

FREE Laser Tag at the Norman Central Library (225 N Webster Ave). Play laser tag in the stacks of the library after hours. Preregister; space is limited. Signed waivers are required. For kids in grades 7th - 12th. 8 – 10:30 p.m.

Bonus Events:

July 2 & 27

"Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic" Tours at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features in-gallery guided tours and conversation-based insights and information about the exhibition. Members, FREE; prices vary for nonmembers. Preregister. Sunday, July 2, 2 p.m.; Thursday, July 27, 6 p.m.

Looking for even more family fun events? Check out our list of the top 10 FREE events happening this month or our list of best places to have fun with teens & tweens.

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