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:

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March 2015

Visit the Easter Bunny and Alice & Wonderland. Photos and face painting are FREE.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Outlets Shoppes at Oklahoma City
7624 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 787-3700
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On March 22, a portion of NW 23rd St between Western to Robinson will be reclaimed for a few hours for non-motorized activity. Everyone is invited to walk, bike, skate or board while they meet...

Cost: FREE

Where:
NW 23rd
between Western & Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK
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Jewish/Muslim Film Institute will screen several movies throughout the year aimed at bringing diversity and inspiring shared dialogue. The film "Arranged" centers on the two young...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Emanuel Synagogue
900 Northwest 47th St
Oklahoma City, OK  73118
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Sponsor: Jewish Muslim Film Institute
Telephone: 359-0369
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Learn some fun and easy recipes together every Sunday.  Ages 5-8, 2 - 3 p.m.; Ages 9-12, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Register weekly by Friday at 5 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Uptown Grocery Co.
1230 W Covell Rd
Edmond, OK  73003
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Telephone: 509-2700
Contact Name: Weskey Compton
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This world-class exhibit of the world's largest archaeological find is on display at the Chickasaw Cultural Center's Fine Art Galleries until May 6 featuring 101 ancient dugouts discovered...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Dr.
Sulphur, OK  73086
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Telephone: 580-622-7130
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As spring emerges, vital crops like squash, corn and beans take root. These crops are known collectively as the Three Sisters. The celebration will have a host of daily festivities and special...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial
Sulphur, OK
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Telephone: (580) 622-7130
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Artist teams will create chalk art compositions throughout the Plaza District on Friday, March 20. The public is invited to watch at the artists' works come into fruition. Then, Saturday from...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Plaza District Association
1618 N Gatewood Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73107
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Telephone: 367-9403
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Children will listen to stories, songs and rhymes, and then, afterwards, participate in a craft activity related to the story that was told for the day. Parents, grandparents, or caregivers are...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N. Mustang Rd.
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
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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 Downtown Library invites you to an evening of play. Sharing in playtimes is an excellent way to help children build social skills, promote learning and discover that the library is a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Library
300 Park Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Telephone: 231-8650
Contact Name: Vanessa Davis
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In a Calm Waters support group, children and parents learn tools to help them through their grief process such as self-care and support, coping with feelings, communication, and an opportunity to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Calm Waters Center for Children & Families
4334 NW Expressway, Suite 101
Oklahoma City, OK  73116
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Telephone: 841-4800
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This world-class exhibit of the world's largest archaeological find is on display at the Chickasaw Cultural Center's Fine Art Galleries until May 6 featuring 101 ancient dugouts discovered...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Dr.
Sulphur, OK  73086
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Telephone: 580-622-7130
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The 26th Annual Oklahoma Student Inventors Exposition is free and is open to private, parochial, public and home-school students in kindergarten to 12th grade. Students compete with their own...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rose State College Communication Center
6000 Trosper Rd
Midwest City, OK
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Telephone: 367-7385
Contact Name: Betty Wright
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Join a Oklahoma City Museum of Art guest artist  each month from 10 a.m. to noon for come-and-go, open-ended art making, geared towards children, ages 2-5, with a parent or caregiver....

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 236-3100
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Includes a story and hand-on art project built around a weekly theme. For children ages 3-5 with adult. January 6 Henri’s Scissors by Jeanette Winter January 13 Mouse Paint by...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 405-325-3272
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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This is a great, all-levels Vinyasa-style class led by Alexis Persico, who has a loyal following at the Gardens and This Land Yoga. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. We’ll...

Cost: Free for Myriad Botanical Gardens members, $10 for nonmembers

Where:
Myriad Botanical Gardens, Inside Crystal Bridge
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
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Sponsor: KINDA Healthy Snacks
Telephone: 445-7080
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The Mustang Public Library will host a Family LEGO Club. All ages are welcome. Parents are encouraged to participate. Club meetings will be held on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Registration...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N. Mustang Road
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 405-376-2226
Contact Name: Rebecca Fesler

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The Arbor Day Art Contest is a traditional part of Edmond’s Arbor Week Celebration, in which Edmond fifth-grade students create artwork surrounding their interpretation of the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Historical Society & Museum
431 S Boulevard St
Edmond, OK  73034
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Telephone: 340-0078
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This world-class exhibit of the world's largest archaeological find is on display at the Chickasaw Cultural Center's Fine Art Galleries until May 6 featuring 101 ancient dugouts discovered...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Dr.
Sulphur, OK  73086
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Telephone: 580-622-7130
Website »

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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
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 »

More information

The Arbor Day Art Contest is a traditional part of Edmond’s Arbor Week Celebration, in which Edmond fifth-grade students create artwork surrounding their interpretation of the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Historical Society & Museum
431 S Boulevard St
Edmond, OK  73034
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Telephone: 340-0078
Website »

More information

This world-class exhibit of the world's largest archaeological find is on display at the Chickasaw Cultural Center's Fine Art Galleries until May 6 featuring 101 ancient dugouts discovered...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Dr.
Sulphur, OK  73086
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Telephone: 580-622-7130
Website »

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Teams from high schools across the country compete in a robotics competition designed to pair professionals and young people together to solve an engineering design problem. These teams have been...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Oklahoma FIRST
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This workshop, sponsored by the Oklahoma County Oklahoma Home and Community Education organization, will help gardeners garden smart nor harder by teaching skills that will help your garden thrive....

Cost: FREE

Where:
N.E. Regional Wellness Campus
2600 NE 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Sponsor: Oklahoma County Oklahoma Home and Community Education organization
Telephone: 713-1125
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 Arbor Day Art Contest is a traditional part of Edmond’s Arbor Week Celebration, in which Edmond fifth-grade students create artwork surrounding their interpretation of the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Historical Society & Museum
431 S Boulevard St
Edmond, OK  73034
View map »


Telephone: 340-0078
Website »

More information

This world-class exhibit of the world's largest archaeological find is on display at the Chickasaw Cultural Center's Fine Art Galleries until May 6 featuring 101 ancient dugouts discovered...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Dr.
Sulphur, OK  73086
View map »


Telephone: 580-622-7130
Website »

More information

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Teams from high schools across the country compete in a robotics competition designed to pair professionals and young people together to solve an engineering design problem. These teams have been...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Sponsor: Oklahoma FIRST
Website »

More information

Step back in time for a day of revels at the Medieval Fair.  Enjoy mirth and merriment with kings, queens, knights and fools as the kingdom comes alive. Held annually since 1977, this...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Reaves Park
2501 Jenkins Ave
Norman, OK
View map »


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 »

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The COBA Baby Cafe is a free drop-in or stay event that provides pregnant and breastfeeding mothers of color, a friendly and comfortable environment to learn about breastfeeding or to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Olivet Baptist Church
1201 NW 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK  73106
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Sponsor: Coalition of Oklahoma Breastfeeding Advocates
Telephone: 405 819 4904
Contact Name: Danielle Lugrand, CLC
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Norman's Best Easter Egg Hunt features pictures with the Easter Bunny (bring your own camera), inflatables, family activities and age-divided hunts for ages 8 & under. Activities, 5:30...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Andrew's Park
201 N Daws St
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 366-5472
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Gymboree Play and Music of Norman will screen Disney's Brave for the whole family to enjoy. Please call 307-8454 to reserve a spot as space is limited.  For more information, please...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Gymboree Play and Music of Norman
255 34th Avenue SW
Norman, OK  73072
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Telephone: 405-307-8454
Contact Name: Gymboree Play and Music of Norman

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In conjunction with this seasons first H&8th Night Market, HoopLAW! celebrates the grand opening of the OCU School of Law. The celebration will have table and lawn games, inflatable games, a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
OCU School of Law West Plaza
800 N Harvey Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Website »

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This world-class exhibit of the world's largest archaeological find is on display at the Chickasaw Cultural Center's Fine Art Galleries until May 6 featuring 101 ancient dugouts discovered...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Dr.
Sulphur, OK  73086
View map »


Telephone: 580-622-7130
Website »

More information

The Arbor Day Art Contest is a traditional part of Edmond’s Arbor Week Celebration, in which Edmond fifth-grade students create artwork surrounding their interpretation of the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Historical Society & Museum
431 S Boulevard St
Edmond, OK  73034
View map »


Telephone: 340-0078
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Teams from high schools across the country compete in a robotics competition designed to pair professionals and young people together to solve an engineering design problem. These teams have been...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Sponsor: Oklahoma FIRST
Website »

More information

Features over 15,000 eggs, inflatables, balloon twisting, drawings for bikes & other prizes, as well as, the Project Graduation Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Town Center
1201 N Mustang Rd
Mustang, OK
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Telephone: 376-3411
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Easter Seals Oklahoma, in partnership with Sooner Success, offers a workshop for children, ages 5 to 13 who have siblings with special needs. Activities are specifically designed for...

Cost: $6

Where:
Easter Seals Oklahoma
701 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Sponsor: Easter Seals Oklahoma
Telephone: 405-239-2525
Contact Name: Samantha Pascoe
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Southern Hills United Methodist Church's Sensory Sensitive Easter Celebration will feature a story corner with Grandma Bunny, an egg hunt and traditional Easter crafts as well as a quiet...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Hills United Methodist Church
8200 Penn Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73159
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Telephone: 681-5515

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Teams of professional architects, contractors, engineers and designers will design and build structures made entirely of canned food within a 10’x 10’ x10’ space. The structures...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Penn Square Mall
1901 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK  73118
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Website »

More information

Step back in time for a day of revels at the Medieval Fair.  Enjoy mirth and merriment with kings, queens, knights and fools as the kingdom comes alive. Held annually since 1977, this...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Reaves Park
2501 Jenkins Ave
Norman, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

Extremely hyperactive and interactive, Mr. Steve has been doing story times for Barnes and Noble for over 12 years now. His unique style of storytelling is extremely silly. Everybody gets a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes and Noble Bookstore
540 Ed Noble Parkway
Norman, OK  73072
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Sponsor: Barnes and Noble Booksellers
Telephone: 405-579-8800
Contact Name: Steve Galindo

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Ready, Gazette, GO! is a free, family-friendly fitness festival to encourage Oklahoma City metro area residents to improve their health by creating new and better fitness and nutrition habits. The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Myriad Botanical Gardens
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Gazette, The Broadway Clinic and Optima Health and Wellness Center
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The Eggstravaganza at Connecting Point Presbyterian Church features an Easter egg hunt, bounce house, crafts, face painting, food and popcorn.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Connecting Point Presbyterian Church
14501 N Rockwell Ave
Oklahoma City, OK  73142
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Telephone: 509-9368
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FREE Crafts for kids ages 3+ every Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakeshore Learning. No reservations necessary.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning
6300 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
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The free fan appreciation event will feature appearances by former Dodgers players, including 1981 World Series MVP Ron Cey and Oklahoma City native Don Demeter. Both Cey and Demeter will be...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
2 S Mickey Mantle Dr
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Telephone: 218-1000
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The J.D. McCarty Center for children with developmental disabilities is hosting a free community carnival from 1-3 p.m. March 28 at the center at 2002 E. Robinson St. in Norman. The event will...

Cost: FREE

Where:
J.D. McCarty Center
2002 E. Robinson St.
Norman, OK  73071
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Telephone: 307-2800
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Learn about toads and frogs at the Martin Park Nature Center. Toads can't give you warts, but they can eat things that bug you, literally. Frogs and toads are beneficial for insect...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W. Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK  73142
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Sponsor: Martin Park Nature Center
Telephone: 297-1429
Contact Name: Emily Hiatt
Website »

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The Arbor Day Art Contest is a traditional part of Edmond’s Arbor Week Celebration, in which Edmond fifth-grade students create artwork surrounding their interpretation of the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Historical Society & Museum
431 S Boulevard St
Edmond, OK  73034
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Telephone: 340-0078
Website »

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Bass Pro will have FREE Easter activities and photos with the Easter Bunny on select days in March and April. Get your photo taken with the Easter bunny on March 28-29 & April 4-5 from...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bass Pro
200 Bass Pro Dr
Oklahoma City, OK  73104
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Telephone: 218-5200
Website »

More information

This world-class exhibit of the world's largest archaeological find is on display at the Chickasaw Cultural Center's Fine Art Galleries until May 6 featuring 101 ancient dugouts discovered...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial Dr.
Sulphur, OK  73086
View map »


Telephone: 580-622-7130
Website »

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