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:

July 2014

Citizens Caring for Children is pleased to host its annual Back to School event for children in foster care on July 26-27, 2014. Located at the State Fairgrounds in the Expo building, this event...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma State Fairgrounds-Expo Hall
, OK


Sponsor: Citizens Caring for Children
Telephone: 405-753-4099
Contact Name: Brandi Brown
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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 live music in an outdoor setting. Select Sundays in the Summer.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lions Park
Flood & Symmes
Norman, OK
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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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Features outdoor family movies on Sundays in June and July. Movies start at dusk. Upcoming showings include: June 1: Monsters U June 8: Frozen June 15: Despicable Me 2...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Charles J. Johnson Central Park at Town Center
Midwest City, OK


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Features 2-hour themed classes for ages 5-12 that meet three times weekly from June 16-August 1. See website for schedule. Preregister.

Cost: $2/class

Where:
Participating Michaels Stores
, OK


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Get tactile! Come and make arts/crafts using recycled, found, natural, and new objects—we’ll be creating anything from seed mosaics to hummingbird feeders from test tubes. Each...

Cost: $1/member child, $2/nonmember child

Where:
Myriad Gardens Children's Garden
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
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Teens in grades 6-12 will battle each other to see who has the most comprehensive knowledge of sci-fi entertainment. Awards for winners. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Library
225 S Howard
Moore, OK
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The Oklahoma City-County Health Department is offering FREE classes that meet one hour a week for 8 weeks. Participant goals are to lose 5% of their body weight and become more active....

Cost: Free

Where:
Ralph Ellison Library
2000 NE 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City-County Health Department
Telephone: 405-425-4352
Contact Name: Jennifer Like
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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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Munch on some of the edibles growing in the Children’s Garden! Learn about fruits, vegetables, and herbs by harvesting and tasting. This is an opportunity for Q&A about how, when,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Myriad Gardens Children's Garden
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-445-7080
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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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The Oklahoma City-County Health Department is offering FREE classes that meet one hour a week for 8 weeks. Participant goals are to lose 5% of their body weight and become more active....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest City Library
8143 E. Reno
Midwest City, OK  73110
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City-County Health Department
Telephone: 405-425-4352
Contact Name: Jennifer Like
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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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The Oklahoma City-County Health Department is offering FREE classes that meet one hour a week for 8 weeks. Participant goals are to lose 5% of their body weight and become more active....

Cost: Free

Where:
Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus
2600 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City-County Health Department
Telephone: 405-425-4352
Contact Name: Jennifer Like
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Features 2-hour themed classes for ages 5-12 that meet three times weekly from June 16-August 1. See website for schedule. Preregister.

Cost: $2/class

Where:
Participating Michaels Stores
, OK


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What nature activity will you be doing? Come and find out! It’s a mystery, but you can be sure it will be fun and you will LEARN something new! We’ll do things like dissect flowers...

Cost: $1/member child, $2/nonmember child

Where:
Myriad Gardens Children's Garden
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-445-7080
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The Oklahoma City-County Health Department is offering FREE classes that meet one hour a week for 8 weeks. Participant goals are to lose 5% of their body weight and become more active....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Village Library
10307 N. Pennsylvania Ave
The Village, OK  73120
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City-County Health Department
Telephone: 405-425-4352
Contact Name: Jennifer Like
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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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This training program is for anyone who would like to become a trained Support Group Facilitator for the Alzheimer's Association. It will focus on the fundamentals of dementia and community...

Cost: Free

Where:
Call for information
Oklahoma City, OK


Sponsor: Alzheimer's Association
Telephone: 800-272-3900
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For ages 8 & under features a different theme each week with books & a short activity or lesson. FREE to children & accompanying adults. July 2 – Aviation July 9...

Cost: FREE for children and accompanying adults

Where:
Stafford Air & Space Museum
3000 E Logan
Weatherford, OK
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Telephone: 580-772-5871
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Features stories for the whole family just before SONIC Summer Movie Nights. Wednesdays July 2-August 13.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Myriad Gardens
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-445-7080
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Features a family movie each week through August 13. July 2: Field of Dreams July 9: Frozen July 23: Ghostbusters July 30: The Lego Movie August 6: Pitch Perfect August 13: Stand...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Myriad Gardens Great Lawn
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-445-7080
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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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After a romp in the Thunder Fountain cool off with some lemonade or whichever delicious drink we’ve brewed up. You may find yourself drinking mint, lemon grass, or other herbs from our...

Cost: $1/member child, $2/nonmember child

Where:
Myriad Gardens Children's Garden
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-445-7080
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
Website »

More information

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department is offering FREE classes that meet one hour a week for 8 weeks. Participant goals are to lose 5% of their body weight and become more active....

Cost: Free

Where:
Oklahoma City-Community College
7777 S. May
Oklahoma City, OK  73159
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Sponsor: Oklahoma City-County Health Department
Telephone: 405-425-4352
Contact Name: Jennifer Like
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A variety of musical performers in an outdoor setting. Upcoming performances include: June 5: Mike Black & The Stingrays and The Gotcha Band June 12: Zero 2 Sixty and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hafer Park
Edmond, OK


Telephone: 405-359-4630
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See website for schedule. Concessions available. Thursdays through August 7th. Movies will also be shown on June 12 & 19, July 17 and August 7.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chisholm Trail Park
500 W Vandament
Yukon, OK
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Screens "The LEGO Movie" in the park. Concessions available.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Town Center
1201 N Mustang
Mustang, OK
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Telephone: 405-376-3411
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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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Bring your cell phone or digital camera and capture the beauty of nature. We’ll create a scavenger hunt for you that offers new and exciting things to see and discover in the...

Cost: $2/frame

Where:
Myriad Gardens Children's Garden
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-445-7080
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Features 2-hour themed classes for ages 5-12 that meet three times weekly from June 16-August 1. See website for schedule. Preregister.

Cost: $2/class

Where:
Participating Michaels Stores
, OK


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
Website »

More information

Features kids interactive activities including art projects, music, dancing, seasonal entertainment, local artists and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Main Street
Shawnee, 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
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Telephone: 405-525-2688
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Features activities including a turtle race, music fun, carnival, magic show and more every Friday. See website for locations.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various Yukon Parks
Yukon, OK


Telephone: 405-350-8937
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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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The City of Moore and the OK Wildlife Department with co-host this event. The OK Wildlife Department will be onsite for safety, knot tying, fish ID, fish cleaning and ethics training.  ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Little River Park
700 SW 4th Street
Moore , OK  73160
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Sponsor: City of Moore Parks and Recreation Dept.
Telephone: 405-793-5090
Contact Name: Chris Villani
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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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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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  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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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 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


Website »

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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
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Telephone: 405-525-2688
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