Free Kids Activities and Events in the OKC Metro

The Only Thing Better than Family Fun is FREE Family Fun!

Our website is packed with opportunities to have fun with the whole family without spending a dime. Below, you'll find a list of 12 inspiring ideas and 10 favorite free activities in OKC submitted by our readers. Want even more ideas? Keep scrolling to see events happening today throughout the Oklahoma City metro that are free to attend!

 

 

 

12 FREE Things to Do in OKC on Your Next No-Spend Weekend:

  1. De-Clutter your house and sell your no-longer-needed stuff at a local consignment sale. Make it a family project and use the cash to do something fun together!
  2. Take in a movie or concert in the park. Pack up the family and a bottle of bug spray and head out to enjoy a flick or some tunes under the stars. These events start up each spring and continue through the summer in many communities around the Oklahoma City metro.
  3. Recruit your kids as sous-chefs and prepare a picnic. Head to your own backyard or dine al fresco at a local park.
  4. Get some fresh air and exercise together and go for a bike ride. There are plenty of scenic trails to discover together.
  5. Story times make for a perfect outing and the Oklahoma City metro has plenty. Visit a local story time to experience your favorite books in a new way.
  6. Create a piece of art together. Oklahoma Contemporary offers a FREE Family Make + Take art projects on the second Saturday of each month.
  7. Grab your phone and hit a local park for a family photo session. Capture silly memories together and share them with your family and friends.
  8. Whether you are looking to explore something new or simply excite your mind in a new way, museums are a fun way for families to spend time together while learning about our world. From art and science to history and more, visit a local FREE museum.
  9. Explore a new library. The Metropolitan Library System and Pioneer Library System have more than 30 locations around the metro!
  10. Take part in a fun community street festival. Some are planned seasonally; others happen year round.
  11.  Give back and volunteer together.
  12. Check out our monthly list of the top 10 FREE events for families or scan our searchable calendar filled with family fun!

 

Our readers' 10 favorite free activities in the metro:

  1. Story times and other activities at the Metropolitan Library System and Pioneer Library System branch libraries in their area.
  2. The monthly mini-model LEGO build at Penn Square Mall on the first Tuesday of each month.
  3. Walking around Myriad Botanical Gardens.
  4. Volunteering at the Regional Food Bank. Rewarding, humbling, gratifying and so much more. (Find other family volunteering opportunities here.)
  5.  Select Friday throughout the year, Edmond Parks host Movie Night in the Park. Call 359-4630 for more information on movies and locations.
  6.  Make + Take Workshops at Oklahoma Contemporary on the second Saturday of every month.
  7.  The Paseo Arts Festival (Memorial Day Weekend).
  8.  Attend Bringing Books to Life at Myriad Botanical Gardens. 
  9.  Free admission at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art every day!
  10.  Live on the Plaza event held on the second Friday of each month in the historic Plaza district in Oklahoma City. Find more OKC street festivals on this list

 

Looking for more free fun and family discounts?

[Editor's Note: Know of something that should be added? Comment below or email hannah@metrofamilymagazine.com and let us know!]

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FREE Events in OKC

February 2017

Learn about world dance and practice some new moves including Circus Arts Prop Dance, Romani Skirt Dance and Belly Dancing.  Wear clothes you can perform floor work in (yoga pants are...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Library
225 S Howard
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-4349
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Features the rich history and complex evolution of African-American music provided by Oklahoma City’s very own talented duo, Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter. All ages welcome. Feb. 2:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Belle Isle Library
5501 N Villa Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 843-9601
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Features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic. Visitors will step inside...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cherokee Hills Baptist Church
5700 NW 63rd St
Oklahoma City , OK
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Telephone: 888-503-4590
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Features a performance by Rhythmically Speaking about the history of the east side of Oklahoma City. This event is held at multiple libraries. Feb. 16: Northwest Library, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 769-9452
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The department of Community Outreach and Education at OCCC is offering a FREE Basic Computing course. Learn how to search the internet, send and receive email, and use Microsoft Windows, Word...

Cost: FREE

Where:
OCCC Professional Development Institute
7124 S. I-35 Service Road
Oklahoma City, OK  73159
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Sponsor: OCCC Community Outreach and Education
Telephone: 682-7873
Contact Name: AJ Crowell
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Children will listen to stories, songs and rhymes, and then, afterwards, participate in a craft activity related to the story that was told for the day. Parents, grandparents, or caregivers are...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N. Mustang Rd.
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
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Enjoy FREE admission to the museum with a food donation to Stillwater Food Sacks for Kids. Requested items include: snack pack cups of applesauce/fruit, 1 oz. dry cereal boxes/cups,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma WONDERtorium
308 West Franklin Lane
Stillwater, OK
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Telephone: 533-3333
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Features a performance by Rhythmically Speaking about the history of the east side of Oklahoma City. This event is held at multiple libraries. Feb. 16: Northwest Library, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 769-9452
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Features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic. Visitors will step inside...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cherokee Hills Baptist Church
5700 NW 63rd St
Oklahoma City , OK
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Telephone: 888-503-4590
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Young artists are invited to experience art through books and related art projects. The adventures include a story and hand-on art project built around a weekly theme. For children ages 3-5 with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 325-3272
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Learn how to improvise and perform hilarious scenes based on a single suggestion. For ages 12 & up. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Choctaw Library
2525 Muzzy St
Choctaw, OK
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Telephone: 390-8418
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Features a performance by Rhythmically Speaking about the history of the east side of Oklahoma City. This event is held at multiple libraries. Feb. 16: Northwest Library, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 769-9452
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For parents of prospective students in grades 5th - 6th to learn more about the school and its program. Preregister, space is limited.

Cost: FREE to attend.

Where:
Heritage Hall
1800 NW 122nd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 749-3002
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The department of Community Outreach and Education at OCCC is offering a FREE Basic Computing course. Learn how to search the internet, send and receive email, and use Microsoft Windows, Word...

Cost: FREE

Where:
OCCC Professional Development Institute
7124 S. I-35 Service Road
Oklahoma City, OK  73159
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Sponsor: OCCC Community Outreach and Education
Telephone: 682-7873
Contact Name: AJ Crowell
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Bring your children for story time every Wednesday. Books are nature-themed (based on the season). After story time, children will create a small craft to take home.  March...

Cost: FREE, $2 suggested donation

Where:
lobby of the Crystal Bridge
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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Visitors can get an up-close look at many of the unique features and items such as the Oklahoma-shaped pool, chairs in the formal dining room stitched by former senators’ wives and, in the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Governor's Mansion
820 NE 23rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73105
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Sponsor: Friends of the Mansion
Telephone: 528-2020
Contact Name: Liz Wood
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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For parents of prospective students in grades 5th - 6th to learn more about the school and its program. Preregister, space is limited.

Cost: FREE to attend.

Where:
Heritage Hall
1800 NW 122nd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 749-3002
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A children's librarian from the Metropolitan Library System will share stories, music, rhymes, puppet plays, crafts and snacks, to create excitement about reading. Best suited for ages 5...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Whole Foods Cafe
6001 N Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 879-3500
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Native Americans were considered a “vanishing race”.   Photographic images show an important and sometimes...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Osage Nation Museum
819 Grandview Ave
Pawhuska, OK  74056
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Sponsor: Osage Nation Museum
Telephone: 918-287-5441
Contact Name: Hallie Winter
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The Laureate Institute for Brain Research is hosting a series of lectures focused on brain development in adolescents. This month’s talk, "How to be an Emotional Coach for Kids and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Laureate Conference Center
6655 S. Yale Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74136
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Sponsor: Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Telephone: 918-502-2223
Contact Name: Collin O'Leary
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Mingle and explore the history and future of the up-and-coming Film Row district in a new series call History Off Center. Dr. Bob Blackburn, executive director of the OHS; Fred Hall, chairman...

Cost: FREE

Where:
21c Museum Hotel
900 W Main St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 522-5202
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Put on your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed friend and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and an occasional craft with the family every Thursday evening. Space is limited. Preregister. Best...

Where:
Edmond Library
10 S Boulevard S
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 341-9282
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Venues vary throughout Downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK  73102


Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City; Presented by Devon Energy
Telephone: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Local restaurants, art galleries and merchants are open late in the downtown area. Roam between quaint shops and stores to find unique art pieces and have some delicious food at this monthly event....

Cost: FREE to attend

Where:
Downtown Shawnee
Maint Street
Shawnee, OK
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Sponsor: SEFF Shawnee
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Features a FREE all inclusive ride to the Oklahoma River. Meet up at Schlegel’s at 8:30 a.m. or at the Chesapeake Boathouse between 8:40 - 8:50 a.m. and enjoy a ride around the Oklahoma...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boathouse District
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 552-4040
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More than 600,000 books covering a wide variety of topics will be on sale,  fiction and non-fiction, hardbacks, paperbacks, magazines and more. Music, movies and audio books will also be for...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
State Fair Park Oklahoma Expo Hall
3001 General Pershing Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Friends of the Metropolitan Library System
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The OKC Hot Wheels Association puts on a show several times each year featuring 40 plus tables of collectables for sale or trade. The event also includes raffles, pizza, and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cross Roads Convention Center
7000 Plaza Mayor Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Features rhyming activities and gross-motor games, hourly readings of Dr. Seuss classics and bookmark crafts.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning Store
6300 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Learning Store
Telephone: 858-8778
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Features activity stations that develop or build reading and writing skills for children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade as well as children’s book authors, entertainers and a meet and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: OETA
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Learn how to use your power tools safely. This is a hands on event, so come prepared to get a little dusty. The class is free to the public. Preregister, space is limited.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Joe's Workshop
13915 N Harvey
Edmond, OK  73013
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Sponsor: Joe's Workshop
Telephone: 531-0153
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Features a fun story time with Miss Julie every Saturday.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Books
1900 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 842-2900
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Features a weekly story time with pastries and juice.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Commonplace Books
1325 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 551-1715
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Extremely hyperactive and interactive, Mr. Steve has been doing story times for Barnes and Noble for over 12 years now. His unique style of storytelling is extremely silly. Everybody gets a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes and Noble Bookstore
540 Ed Noble Parkway
Norman, OK  73072
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Sponsor: Barnes and Noble Booksellers
Telephone: 579-8800
Contact Name: Steve Galindo

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Stroll through the Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum in search of these magical sprites. Along the way, learn about trees and plants that would grow well in your own garden. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Will Roger Park
3400 NW 36th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 297-1392
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FREE Crafts for kids ages 3+ every Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakeshore Learning. No reservations necessary. Not held Dec. 31. Click here for the weekly project lineup.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning
6300 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
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Telephone: 858-8778
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Features a FREE roller skating lesson. No sign up required. Skate rentals start at $2. Sizes available from trainer skates for the smaller family members and large sizes for the bigger ones....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skate Galaxy OKC
5800 NW 36th Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73122
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Telephone: 602-2758
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On the last Saturday of the month, Joe's Makers Fair features the makers of anything safe, not obscene, legal and fun. Spectators can provide invaluable constructive criticism...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Joe's Workshop
13915 N Harvey
Edmond, OK  73013
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Sponsor: Joe's Workshop
Telephone: 531-0153
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Features the rich history and complex evolution of African-American music provided by Oklahoma City’s very own talented duo, Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter. All ages welcome. Feb. 2:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Warr Acres Library
5901 NW 63rd St
Warr Acres, OK
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Telephone: 721-2616
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Features a pop-up card craft about famous African-American heroes. This program is for the whole family. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Library
6900 S Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 631-4468
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Explore the park through the eyes of Dr. Suess. Hike the Martin Park woods while staff read excerpts from "The Lorax." Will you become the Once-ler, cutting down every Truffula Tree as...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martin Nature Park
5000 W. Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK  73142
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Sponsor: Martin Nature Park
Telephone: 297-1429
Contact Name: Emily Hiatt
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Norman will host its annual Mardi Gras Parade, rain or shine, on Feb. 25 in Downtown Norman. The parade begins at 7 p.m. and starts at Jones and Main, continues east to Crawford, Comanche,then back...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Norman at Main & Peters
, OK


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