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

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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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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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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Features daily animal shows, children’s barnyard, exhibits, Ottaway Amusement Rides, livestock judging contest, food vendors & much more.  

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Payne County Expo Center
4518 Expo Circle E.
Stillwater , OK
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Telephone: (405) 377-1275
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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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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 daily animal shows, children’s barnyard, exhibits, Ottaway Amusement Rides, livestock judging contest, food vendors & much more.  

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Payne County Expo Center
4518 Expo Circle E.
Stillwater , OK
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Telephone: (405) 377-1275
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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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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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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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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 daily animal shows, children’s barnyard, exhibits, Ottaway Amusement Rides, livestock judging contest, food vendors & much more.  

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Payne County Expo Center
4518 Expo Circle E.
Stillwater , OK
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Telephone: (405) 377-1275
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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
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For ages 3-5 features singing, movement, exploration and expression with music. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Library
300 Park Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-231-8650
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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

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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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 »

More information

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Features daily animal shows, children’s barnyard, exhibits, Ottaway Amusement Rides, livestock judging contest, food vendors & much more.  

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Payne County Expo Center
4518 Expo Circle E.
Stillwater , OK
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Telephone: (405) 377-1275
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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
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 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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Bring the  family, lawn chairs or blanklets to the Church of the Savior south parking lot for FREE movies this summer.  Movies will be shown the last Friday of each month beginning...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Church of the Savior
5600 NW 63
Oklahoma City, OK  73132
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Sponsor: Church of the Savior
Telephone: 405-721-5421
Contact Name: Deb Goff-Roberts
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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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Features daily animal shows, children’s barnyard, exhibits, Ottaway Amusement Rides, livestock judging contest, food vendors & much more.  

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Payne County Expo Center
4518 Expo Circle E.
Stillwater , OK
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Telephone: (405) 377-1275
Website »

More information

Features antiques, arts & crafts, children's activities, made in Oklahoma products, wine tatsting, FREE drawings, live entertainment, food and fun.   Children’s...

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Main Street Purcell
Purcell, OK


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Features antiques, arts and crafts, children’s activities, wine tasting, live entertainment and food.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Main Street Purcell
Purcell, OK


Telephone: 405-527-5214
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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 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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