Free Kids Activities and Events in the OKC Metro

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

The OKC metro area is full of great opportunities to have free (or nearly free!) family fun—you just have know to where to go and what to do! Below, you'll find free activities, events (see this week's free activities in the calendar!), as well as reader-suggested places to go and things to do that require little to no cash. 

[Editor's Note: This is a working list, so please check back often for updates and changes.  Know of something that should be added? Comment below or email brooke@metrofamilymagazine.com and let us know!]

Our readers' 10 favorite free activities in the metro:

  1. Storytimes 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. Arts Festival Oklahoma (Labor Day Weekend)
  4. Volunteering at the Regional Food Bank - Rewarding, humbling, gratifying and so much more.  (Find other family volunteering opportunities here.)
  5. Hafer Park in Edmond
  6. Window Shopping in downtown Edmond
  7. The Paseo Arts Festival (Memorial Day Weekend)
  8. Free admission at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History on the first Monday of each month
  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 disrict in Oklahoma City.

Thanks to readers Jaretta B., Nicole C., Jennifer S., Kristi W., Jason B. and Dena F. for their contributions to this list!

Looking for more free fun and family discounts?

Here are this week's free events around the OKC metro:

August 2014

Offers FREE admission to all active duty military personnel and their immediate families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. See website for details and a list of participating venues.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Participating Locations
, OK


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Features 40+ tables of collectables for sale or trade including, but not limited to, Hot Wheels. Also includes raffles, bid sales, pizza, downhill races and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Crown Center
13300 S Western
Oklahoma City, OK
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FREE admission the first Monday of every month.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 405-325-4712
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Art Moves, presented by Devon, is the Arts Council of OKC’s newest initiative, offering free hour-long lunchtime art events and demonstrations in Downtown OKC. The program has provided...

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: 405-270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Join us for an evening of prayer and worship with Jami Smith, live in concert at Henderson Hills Baptist Church, Monday, September 1st at 6:30 pm. Free!

Cost: FREE

Where:
Henderson Hills Baptist Church
1200 E. I-35 Frontage Road
Edmond, OK  73034
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Telephone: 405-341-4639
Contact Name: Krystal Harlow
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Offers FREE admission to all active duty military personnel and their immediate families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. See website for details and a list of participating venues.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Participating Locations
, OK


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Includes a story and hand-on art project built around a weekly theme. For children ages 3-5 with adult.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 405-325-3272
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Art Moves, presented by Devon, is the Arts Council of OKC’s newest initiative, offering free hour-long lunchtime art events and demonstrations in Downtown OKC. The program has provided...

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: 405-270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Build a new model every month. Held the first Tuesday of the month. Quantities are limited. For ages 6-14.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Penn Square Mall's Lego Store
1901 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-840-9993
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Art Moves, presented by Devon, is the Arts Council of OKC’s newest initiative, offering free hour-long lunchtime art events and demonstrations in Downtown OKC. The program has provided...

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: 405-270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Opening Reception: 4-5:30 pm, Sept. 4, Donna Nigh Gallery, 3rd and 4th Floor, Nigh University Center This exhibit highlights the outcomes of freshman through senior level course work created...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Nigh University Center
100 N University Dr.
Edmond, OK  73034
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Sponsor: Department of Design
Telephone: 974-3860
Contact Name: Jordan Domanski
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Art Moves, presented by Devon, is the Arts Council of OKC’s newest initiative, offering free hour-long lunchtime art events and demonstrations in Downtown OKC. The program has provided...

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: 405-270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Classen Curve and Nichols Hills Plaza tenants will host the First Thursdays Fall Fashion Show event on Thursday, September 4, 2014.   Preview fall fashions from your favorite boutique...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Steven Giles Clothing
5850 N. Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK  73118
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Sponsor: Glimcher Realty Trust
Telephone: 405-412-5990
Contact Name: Heather Griswold
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Features livestock shows, carnival rides, tractor pulls, kiddie pedal pulls, petting zoo & more.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Cleveland County Fairgrounds
615 E Robinson
Norman, OK
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Opening Reception: 4-5:30 pm, Sept. 4, Donna Nigh Gallery, 3rd and 4th Floor, Nigh University Center This exhibit highlights the outcomes of freshman through senior level course work created...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Nigh University Center
100 N University Dr.
Edmond, OK  73034
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Sponsor: Department of Design
Telephone: 974-3860
Contact Name: Jordan Domanski
Website »

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Art Moves, presented by Devon, is the Arts Council of OKC’s newest initiative, offering free hour-long lunchtime art events and demonstrations in Downtown OKC. The program has provided...

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: 405-270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Movies begin at dusk. Upcoming showings include: May 30: Despicable Me 2 June 13: Goonies June 27: Frozen July 11: 42 July 25: Karate Kid August 8:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
OKC Boathouse District
725 S Lincoln
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-552-4040
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Features more than 60 artists in 17 galleries. Friday 6-10pm; Saturday, noon-6pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Paseo District
28th and N Walker to 30th and N Dewey
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-525-2688
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Features livestock shows, carnival rides, tractor pulls, kiddie pedal pulls, petting zoo & more.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Cleveland County Fairgrounds
615 E Robinson
Norman, OK
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  Pet Medical Center of Edmond's 5th Annual Pet Health Fair is a free event for the community and great fun! There will be a silent auction & raffle benefiting Paws for Life....

Cost: Free

Where:
Pet Medical Center of Edmond
1001 West 15th St
Edmond, OK  73013
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Sponsor: Pet Medical Center of Edmond
Telephone: (405) 348-6580
Contact Name: Beth
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18th Annual Septemberfest Features living historians, hands-on activities, demonstrations, live performances, storytelling and unique exhibits about Oklahoma. Saturday, September 6th...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Governor's Mansion
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 405-522-3602
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For ages 2-6 features stories chosen to help children discover the world of nature read by park naturalists followed by an activity or outdoor hike.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W Memorial
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-755-0676
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Each Saturday, 10:15am.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Books
1900 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-842-2900
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  Ages 3+

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning Store
6300 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
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Telephone: 405-858-8778
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Saturdays 11-11:30am.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond's Best of Books
1313 E Danforth
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 405-340-9202
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FREE learn to skate lesson.

Cost: FREE, $2 skate rental (if needed)

Where:
Skate Galaxy
5800 NW 36th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-605-2758
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Offers free admission to a variety of museums for the cardholder of any ATM, credit or check card from Bank of America on the first full weekend of the month. Includes the National Cowboy...

Where:
Various Museums
, OK


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Features more than 60 artists in 17 galleries. Friday 6-10pm; Saturday, noon-6pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Paseo District
28th and N Walker to 30th and N Dewey
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 405-525-2688
Website »

More information

Features livestock shows, carnival rides, tractor pulls, kiddie pedal pulls, petting zoo & more.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Cleveland County Fairgrounds
615 E Robinson
Norman, OK
View map »


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