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:

April 2014

Features Mariachi bands, singing, dancing and more every Sunday.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads
7000 Crossroads
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-631-4422
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Features FREE photos with the Easter Bunny as well as crafts for kids and egg hunts. See website for schedule.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bass Pro Shops
200 Bass Pro
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-218-5200
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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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Features fun, active play and educational activities such as water safety, bike safety, fitness challenges, a golf driving net, face painting, moon bounces, crafts, games and more.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
State Capitol North Lawn
2300 N Lincoln
Oklahoma City, OK
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Features a fun, FREE, family-friendly picnic event with 60 different activity areas, entertainment, family leadership training and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
North Plaza & North Lawn of the Oklahoma State Capitol
2300 N Lincoln
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-230-1900
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If your child needs extra help with his/her school work but you are unable to afford a tutor, the Church of Christ South Yukon is offering FREE tutoring Monday nights while school is in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
COCSY Reach Out Center
949 S Cornwell Drive
Yukon, OK  73099
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Sponsor: Church of Christ South Yukon
Telephone: 405-354-1863

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METRO Transit is providing freee bus rides in support of Earth Day.

Cost: FREE

Where:
, OK


Telephone: 405-235-7433
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Designed to help teach caregivers about their role in the development and school success of children in their care as well as to provide young children with intentional, developmentally...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma City-County Health Department
921 NE 23rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-297-7705
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Stories, songs and play for children ages 2-PreK. Tuesdays at 10am.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman Public Library West
3000 Norman Center Court
Norman, 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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Are you a gamer?  Join Chick fil A at Rockwell for our Family Arcade and Game Night on April 22 from 6pm to 8pm.  No need to bring your quarters or tokens either!  Electronic and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chick fil A at Rockwell
7004 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK  73132
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Sponsor: Chick fil A at Rockwell
Telephone: 405-728-9494
Contact Name: Tarod or Karen
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Features fun, active play and educational activities such as water safety, bike safety, fitness challenges, a golf driving net, face painting, moon bounces, crafts, games and more.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rockwell Plaza YMCA
8300 Glade Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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A family-based school readiness program designed for parents of young children. Attend 3 classes each year until your child begins Kindergarten. Preregister. Tuesday or Thursday, 6-7:30pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Council Grove Elementary
7721 W Melrose Ln
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-261-6733
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This is a 6-week course on Tuesdays, starting April 22nd for 7-8:30pm.  You must sign up by phone at 405-354-1863 and be available for all six classes (seating is limited). 

Cost: FREE

Where:
COCSY Reach Out Center
949 S Cornwell Drive
Yukon, OK
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Sponsor: Church of Christ South Yukon
Telephone: 405-354-1863

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Introduces children ages 3+ to Shakespeare and the classics.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest City Library
8143 W Reno
Midwest City, OK
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Enjoy FREE birthday cake, sign a giant brithday card for OKC, OKC "Sooner or Later" history exhibit, see a 1910 fire truck or more. FREE City Hall tours, Civic Center tours, bike tours...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK


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Features a celebration of the visual arts, performing arts and culinary arts including vendors, children’s activities, shopping and more. FREE admission, extra fees apply for some...

Cost: FREE admission $2 fee for children's activities

Where:
Myriad Gardens
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-270-4848
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In celebration of Shakespeare's birthday, volunteers will read, in order, all of Shakespeare's 154 sonnets.

Cost: FREE

Where:
State Capitol 2nd Floor Rotunda
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 405-235-3700
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For ages 2-5 with parent or caregiver. Story time books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. Children can enjoy creating a small craft after the story. Presented by Junior League...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory Lobby
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-445-7080
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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
Website »

More information

Features a celebration of the visual arts, performing arts and culinary arts including vendors, children’s activities, shopping and more. FREE admission, extra fees apply for some...

Cost: FREE admission $2 fee for children's activities

Where:
Myriad Gardens
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-270-4848
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Designed to help teach caregivers about their role in the development and school success of children in their care as well as to provide young children with intentional, developmentally...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma City-County Health Department
921 NE 23rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-297-7705
Website »

More information

Cost: FREE

Where:
Veritas Classical Academy
12500 S Penn
Oklahoma City, OK
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Website »

More information

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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This class is all about how proper nutrition can make or break your pregnancy. Presents a general nutrition course for moms-to-be covering normal weight gain, vitamins and minerals, common...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Green Bambino
5120 N Shartel
Oklahoma City, OK
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A family-based school readiness program designed for parents of young children. Attend 3 classes each year until your child begins Kindergarten. Preregister. Tuesday or Thursday, 6-7:30pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Council Grove Elementary
7721 W Melrose Ln
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-261-6733
Website »

More information

Introduces children ages 3+ to Shakespeare and the classics.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Belle Isle Library
Oklahoma City, OK


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Features a celebration of the visual arts, performing arts and culinary arts including vendors, children’s activities, shopping and more. FREE admission, extra fees apply for some...

Cost: FREE admission $2 fee for children's activities

Where:
Myriad Gardens
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-270-4848
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Features live music on several stages as well as food, children’s area, crafts and more. See website for schedule. Wild Prairie Family Kids Stage features Sooner Theatre Performers,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Norman
Norman, OK


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The Boathouse District welcomes the 2014 USA Canoe/Kayak Flatwater Sprint Team Trials, April 25-26. More than 100 athletes will compete in 200M, 500M, and 1000M races on the Oklahoma River...

Cost: FREE for public viewing

Where:
Boathouse District
725 S. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City , OK  73129
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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
Website »

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Features a family- and pet-friendly street festival built around gourmet food trucks, live music and more.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Hudson & 8th
Hudson & 8th
Oklahoma City, OK
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Features live music on several stages as well as food, children’s area, crafts and more. See website for schedule. Wild Prairie Family Kids Stage features Sooner Theatre Performers,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Norman
Norman, OK


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Features a celebration of the visual arts, performing arts and culinary arts including vendors, children’s activities, shopping and more. FREE admission, extra fees apply for some...

Cost: FREE admission $2 fee for children's activities

Where:
Myriad Gardens
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-270-4848
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Features fun, active play and educational activities such as water safety, bike safety, fitness challenges, a golf driving net, face painting, moon bounces, crafts, games and more.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Earlywine Park YMCA
11801 S May
Oklahoma City, OK
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  A 1 mile family-oriented walk to promote AWARENESS and RESPONSE to the crisis faced by Oklahoma’s 10,000+ Foster Children due to the shortage of good foster homes and lack of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
Oklahoma City, OK


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Procure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City will host a public event including tours of the 220-ton cancer-fighting cyclotron, a meet and greet with Pistol Pete, Taste of Soul Chicken and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
ProCure Proton Therapy Center
5901 W. Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK  74142
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Sponsor: ProCure Proton Therapy Center
Telephone: 405-773-6766

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Features vendors and information regarding cloth diapers and natural parenting. The Great Cloth Diaper Change attempts to break the Guiness World Record for the most cloth diapers changed...

Cost: FREE

Where:
State Fairgrounds
Oklahoma City, OK


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The Boathouse District welcomes the 2014 USA Canoe/Kayak Flatwater Sprint Team Trials, April 25-26. More than 100 athletes will compete in 200M, 500M, and 1000M races on the Oklahoma River...

Cost: FREE for public viewing

Where:
Boathouse District
725 S. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City , OK  73129
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Come join Harrah Church on Saturday, April 26th from 9am-4pm for our 3rd annual Exploring Hope Craft Fair!! This event is to help raise money for our missions team going to Wera, Uganda. We have...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Harrah Church
101 S Dobbs
Harrah, OK  73045
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Sponsor: Harrah Church
Telephone: 405-454-6690
Contact Name: Melinda Kloster
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Features classic and custom vehicles as well as craft and food booths. Benefits Children's Miracle Network.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tinker Federal Credit Union
4140 W I-40
Oklahoma City, OK
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Provides an overview of the sport for youth in grades 2-9. Event includes a “meet and greet” with coaches & athletes followed by time for the child to get on the water in various...

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 fun, active play and educational activities such as water safety, bike safety, fitness challenges, a golf driving net, face painting, moon bounces, crafts, games and more.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bethany YMCA
3400 N Mueller
Bethany, OK
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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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Kick off the spring with a block party for community of Deer Spring, Piedmont and neighbors. Come enjoy a cookout and a chance to win prizes. stay connected...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Model Home
12108 NW 138th Street
Piedmont, OK  73078
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Sponsor: Home Creations
Telephone: 405-834-5117
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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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Features fun, active play and educational activities such as water safety, bike safety, fitness challenges, a golf driving net, face painting, moon bounces, crafts, games and more.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasha Area YMCA
725 W Chickasha
Chickasha, OK
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FREE learn to skate lesson.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skate Galaxy
5800 NW 36th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-605-2758
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Visitors can walk through the nursery of baby animals and talk to the veterinarian about what it takes to be a wildlife rehabilitator in Oklahoma.

Cost: FREE, donations accepted

Where:
WildCare
7601 84th St
Noble, OK
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Telephone: 405-872-9338
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Introduces children ages 3+ to Shakespeare and the classics.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Library
10 S Boulevard
Edmond, OK
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Website »

More information

Features live music on several stages as well as food, children’s area, crafts and more. See website for schedule. Wild Prairie Family Kids Stage features Sooner Theatre Performers,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Norman
Norman, OK


Website »

More information

Features a celebration of the visual arts, performing arts and culinary arts including vendors, children’s activities, shopping and more. FREE admission, extra fees apply for some...

Cost: FREE admission $2 fee for children's activities

Where:
Myriad Gardens
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-270-4848
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