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 hannah@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. Make + Take Workshops at Oklahoma Contemporary on the second Saturday of every month.
  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:

October 2014

Offers a hands-on costume-making workshop followed by a costume parade with art, dance and song. 3-7:30pm. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Paseo Arts District
NW 28th & Walker
OKC, OK
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Telephone: 525-2688
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It’s Spooky Story Time at Exhibit C! Come out to Exhibit C, located in Bricktown, for an afternoon of Spooky Story Time and kid-friendly fun! Lorie Robins of the Chickasaw Nation...

Cost: Free

Where:
Exhibit C
1 E. Sheridan Ave.
Suite 100
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Telephone: 626-7408
Contact Name: Tom Farris
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Features  a variety of games, activities, treats and a bounce house. Spaghetti Eddie will be playing to help make the night fun and memorable. Best of all, it's all FREE!

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crown Heights Christian Church
4020 N. Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73118
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Sponsor: Crown Heights' Kid's Ministry
Telephone: 405-528-5568
Contact Name: Aaron Krueger
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The public is invited to a special evening at New Covenant United Methodist Church for their Trunk or Treat event and Grand Opening Celebration of the new children's building.  The...

Cost: Free

Where:
New Covenant United Methodist Church
2700 South Boulevard St.
Edmond, OK  73013
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Sponsor: New Covenant United Methodist Church
Telephone: 562-3200
Contact Name: Jamie Davis
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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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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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Features trick-or-treating throughout the Bricktown and downtown areas. Trick-or-treaters must be under 14 years old to receive candy. 4-7pm. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bricktown (downtown OKC)
Reno & Mickey Mantle
OKC, OK
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Telephone: 236-8666
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Parkview will have their Parkview Party at Touchmark At Coffee Creek on Oct. 28 at 4:30pm. See beautiful Parkview homes and meet some of the Parkview residents. Get in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Touchmark At Coffee Creek
3001 Touchmark Drive
Edmond, OK
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Sponsor: Touchmark At Coffee Creek
Telephone: 340-1975

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Features a carnival with candy and games for children in foster care and their families. 6-8pm. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
All Souls' Episcopal Church
6400 N Penn
OKC, OK
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Telephone: 753-4099
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Bring your children (ages 2-5) for story time every Wednesday at 10am. Books are nature-themed (based on the season). After story time, children will create a small craft to take...

Cost: FREE

Where:
lobby of the Crystal Bridge
301 W Reno
OKC, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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Offers FREE admission on Wednesdays through November 19, sponsored by the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.

Cost: FREE

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 N.E. 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-478-2250
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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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Penn Square Mall invites kids and parents to enjoy a trick-or-treating night for the whole family. Little superheros and ice princesses will have the chance to pick up...

Cost: Free

Where:
Penn Square Mall
1900 NW Expwy
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 841-2696
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The HALL-o-ween Extravaganza at Central Presbyterian Church is a blast for the whole family. Enjoy a free chili dinner followed by an evening of seasonal fun with indoor trick-or-treating.

Cost: Free

Where:
Central Presbyterian Church
5101 N May
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 942-5591
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Bring your Halloween candy to  Kool Smiles dental office in Midwest City beginning October 29th through the end of business on November 5th. You don't have to be a current patient to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest City - Kool Smiles Office
1200 South Air Depot Rd.
Midwest City, OK  73110
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Telephone: 494-8082
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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 a FREE Eileen's Cookie with each admission. Every Thursday after 3pm when school is in session.   Edmond Public Schools Calendar

Cost: FREE with admission.

Where:
Unpluggits Playstudio
575 Enterprise Dr #110
Edmond, OK , OK , OK
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Telephone: 405-340-7584
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Buddha Mind Monastery offers free classes to help those interested in mediation learn methods to free the mind.  Beginner classes are every Thursday through November 20 from 7-9pm and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Buddha Mind Monastery
5800 South Anderson Road
Oklahoma City, OK  73150
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Sponsor: Buddha Mind Monastery
Telephone: 405-869-0501
Contact Name: Jian Hao Shifu
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Bring your own flashlight to hunt candy in a unique way. Ages 5-11. 7pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Irving Recreation Center
125 Vicksburg
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 292-9774
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Bring your Halloween candy to  Kool Smiles dental office in Midwest City beginning October 29th through the end of business on November 5th. You don't have to be a current patient to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest City - Kool Smiles Office
1200 South Air Depot Rd.
Midwest City, OK  73110
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Telephone: 494-8082
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Buddha Mind Monastery offers free classes to help those interested in mediation learn methods to free the mind.  Beginner classes are every Thursday through November 20 from 7-9pm and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Buddha Mind Monastery
5800 South Anderson Road
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Buddha Mind Monastery
Telephone: 405-869-0501
Contact Name: Jian Hao Shifu
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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 a candy village and carnival. 1-2:30pm. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Nick Harroz Community Center
200 N Midwest Blvd
Midwest City, OK
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Telephone: 739-1293
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Oklahoma City's community recreation centers welcome the public for their Fall Harvest Festivals. These festivals happen at a variety of locations throughout the metro from 4 to 7 p.m. on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various Locations
Oklahoma City, OK


Telephone: 297-3882
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The Spring Creek Community is hosting the Candy Rock Block Party on Halloween night to celebrate the season with music from the Sugar Free Allstars, inflatables and trick-or-treating at...

Cost: Free

Where:
Spring Creek Plaza
NE Corner of 15th & Bryant
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 341-5200
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Participating retailers will be handing out candy. 5-8pm (while candy lasts). 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sooner Mall
3301 W Main
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 360-0360
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Oklahoma City's Church of the Savior will feature an evening of seasonal family fun with Trunk or Treat. Dress up in your Halloween costume and come trick-or-treat in the parking lot before a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Church of the Savior
5600 NW 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73132
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Telephone: 721-5241
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H&8th will begin an hour early, at 6:00pm, for the return of "Truck-or-Treat". Families can pick-up free tote bags in front of Elemental Coffee Roasters for kids to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midtown OKC
NW 8th & Hudson
Oklahoma City, OK
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Moose Lodge 1799 will host Trunk or Treat, a fun trick-or-treating alternative. Members of the Moose Lodge will fill trick-or-treat bags from the trunks of their festively decorated...

Cost: Free

Where:
Moose Lodge 1799
2812 S. Classen Blvd.
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 321-1064

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A centuries-old Latin American holiday that celebrates the lives of departed family and friends will take on a decidedly modern twist when University of Oklahoma Student Life and the OU Hispanic...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Oklahoma
300 W 3rd St
Norman, OK
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Features loads of candy and is open to the public. Come dressed in a non-scary costume. 6-7:30pm. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond First Baptist Church
1300 E 33rd
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 341-0253
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Tractors and Treats at First Southern Baptist Church is a thrilling Halloween event featuring an evening of costumes, prizes, games and candy. Don't miss this opportunity to have seasonal...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Southern Baptist Church
6400 S Sooner Rd
OKC, OK
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Telephone: 732-1300
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Features inflatables, games, food for sale & candy. No scary costumes, please. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 6:30-8:30pm. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Putnam City Baptist Church
11401 N Rockwell
OKC, OK
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Telephone: 773-6900
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The University of Oklahoma School of Art & Art History invites the public to the 9th annual Fuego Friday on Friday, Oct. 31. This year, Fuego Friday will once again spotlight the School...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oklahoma School of Art and Art History’s Ceramics Facility
401 E Congress St
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 325-2691

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As part of their Haunt the River festivities, Riversport Adventures (725 S Lincoln Blvd) will present a free screening of Hocus Pocus on Halloween night at 7:30pm. S'mores and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Boathouse District
725 S Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 552-4040
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The University of Oklahoma Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts welcomes guests to an evening of fun music with Kim Josephson & Friends.  This evening of festive music...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pitman Recital Hall
560 Parrington Oval
Norman, OK
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Bring your Halloween candy to  Kool Smiles dental office in Midwest City beginning October 29th through the end of business on November 5th. You don't have to be a current patient to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest City - Kool Smiles Office
1200 South Air Depot Rd.
Midwest City, OK  73110
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Telephone: 494-8082
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The Pumpkin Harvest Craft Festival in Yukon will feature more than 45 craft booths ranging from vintage handmade items, candles, jewelry, repurposed metal and wood crafts, home décor...

Cost: Free

Where:
Dale Robertson Center
1200 Lakeshore Dr. (Hwy 66 & Yukon Parkway)
Yukon, OK
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Telephone: 350-8937
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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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Saturdays for Kids at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a monthly museum celebration just for kids. This family-friendly event features a different interactive presentation...

Cost: Free with paid admission

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd
, OK  73111
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Telephone: 478-2250
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The annual National Weather Festival highlights the many weather-related organizations and activities in central Oklahoma. Visitors can view the National Weather Center’s premier facilities...

Cost: Free

Where:
National Weather Center
120 David L Boren Blvd
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 325-3095
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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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Meet children's author Mariana Llanos as she signs her new books "The Staircase on Pine Street," "The Wanting Monster" and...

Cost: Free to sign. Books for sale.

Where:
Full Circle Bookstore of OKC
1900 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK  73118
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Contact Name: Mariana Llanos
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Bring your Halloween candy to  Kool Smiles dental office in Midwest City beginning October 29th through the end of business on November 5th. You don't have to be a current patient to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest City - Kool Smiles Office
1200 South Air Depot Rd.
Midwest City, OK  73110
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Telephone: 494-8082
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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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Huun Huur Tu, a world-famous throating singing group, will be performing at a library near you this November. From a tiny Asian republic, Tuva (nestled between Siberia and Mongolia) Huun Huur...

Cost: Free

Where:
, OK


Telephone: 606-3833
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