Free Kids Activities and Events in the OKC Metro

 

The Only Thing Better than Family Fun is FREE Family Fun!

Our website is packed with opportunities to have fun with the whole family without spending a dime. Below, you'll find a list of 12 inspiring ideas and 10 favorite free activities in OKC submitted by our readers. Want even more ideas? Keep scrolling to see events happening today throughout the Oklahoma City metro that are free to attend!

Our readers' 10 favorite free activities in the metro:

Looking for more free fun and family discounts?

12 FREE Things to Do in OKC on Your Next No-Spend Weekend:

  1. De-Clutter your house and sell your no-longer-needed stuff at a local consignment sale. Make it a family project and use the cash to do something fun together!
  2. Take in a movie or concert in the park. Pack up the family and a bottle of bug spray and head out to enjoy a flick or some tunes under the stars. These events start up each spring and continue through the summer in many communities around the Oklahoma City metro.
  3. Recruit your kids as sous-chefs and prepare a picnic. Head to your own backyard or dine al fresco at a local park.
  4. Get some fresh air and exercise together and go for a bike ride. There are plenty of scenic trails to discover together.
  5. Story times make for a perfect outing and the Oklahoma City metro has plenty. Visit a local story time to experience your favorite books in a new way.
  6. Create a piece of art together. Oklahoma Contemporary offers a FREE Family Make + Take art projects on the second Saturday of each month.
  7. Grab your phone and hit a local park for a family photo session. Capture silly memories together and share them with your family and friends.
  8. Whether you are looking to explore something new or simply excite your mind in a new way, museums are a fun way for families to spend time together while learning about our world. From art and science to history and more, visit a local FREE museum.
  9. Explore a new library. The Metropolitan Library System and Pioneer Library System have more than 30 locations around the metro!
  10. Take part in a fun community street festival. Some are planned seasonally; others happen year round.
  11.  Give back and volunteer together.
  12. Check out our monthly list of the top 10 FREE events for families or scan our searchable calendar filled with family fun!

Looking for even more low-cost ways to have fun as a family? Check out these exciting ideas for endless entertainment year round on our cost-saving seasonal guides.

[Editor's Note: Know of something that should be added? Comment below or email hannah@metrofamilymagazine.com and let us know!]

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  • Pass It On Kids Consignment Sale

    2018.03.02

    Features quality, gently-used kids’ & maternity clothes, toys, furniture and baby items. Items will be half price on Saturday. A...

  • Redbud Classic

    2018.04.07

    Participates can choose from a 10/33/50 mile Bike Tour, a 10k, a 5k, 5K wheelchair event, two-mile walk & stroller derby and a kids fun run....


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FREE Events in OKC

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Features a parade, silent march, bell ringing, job fair and more. The Celebration's signature event, the parade begins at 2 p.m. and proceeds down on Broadway Ave, EK Gaylord and Main...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Various locations
Oklahoma City, OK


Sponsor: Oklahoma City Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Coalition
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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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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

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: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Young artists are invited to experience art through books and related art projects. The adventures include a story and hand-on art project built around a weekly theme. For children ages 3-5 with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 325-3272
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

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: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Features a nature-themed story time every Wednesday. After story time, children will create a small craft to take home. Best suited for ages 2-5. Walkups welcome.

Cost: FREE, $2 suggested donation

Where:
lobby of the Crystal Bridge
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 445-7080
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Mother Goose Story time is a wonderful way for your infant to develop their language and social skills and a great social event for new moms or dads. Sit with your baby and let baby experience...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Public Library
1201 N. Mustang Rd.
Mustang, OK  73064
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Telephone: 376-2226
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

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: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Features an action-packed and often hilarious evening of minute-long challenges and games. Practice your team-building, use your problem-solving skills and complete your challenges in a minute or...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Library
10 S Boulevard
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 341-9282
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

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: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Students will practice coding through an iPad app. They will then get to write code and program a Code-a-pillar, Ozobot, and Sphero. Preregister. For kids in grades 2nd - 5th.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northwest Library
5600 NW 122nd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 606-3580
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Features themed games, fun crafts and more. This event is come-&-go event. No registration required.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mustang Library
1201 N Mustang Rd
Mustang, OK
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Telephone: 376-2226
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Learn how to make snacking part of a healthy diet with Brenda Hill from the OSU Extension. Get hands-on practice making healthy snacks as Brenda demonstrates recipes and explains how to make smart...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southwest OKC Library
2201 SW 134th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 979-2200
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

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: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Learn the skills needed for trout fishing with experts from the Fish Hatchery. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Putnam City High School Gym
5300 NW 50th
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 297-1426
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Children listen to a story while parents enjoy coffee and conversation. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Cuppies & Joe
727 NW 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73101
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Telephone: 528-2122
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Features a fun story time with Miss Julie every Saturday.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Books
1900 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 842-2900
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Features a half-hour, all-ages story time.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Commonplace Books
1325 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Features a different amazing super hero each week and on occasion a villain or two as well. This event is family friendly and all ages are welcome. Check out New World Comics' Facebook page...

Cost: FREE

Where:
New World Comics
6219 N Meridian Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 721-7634
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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. Click here for the weekly project lineup.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning
6300 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
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Telephone: 858-8778
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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: 579-8800
Contact Name: Steve Galindo

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Features 10 new exhibits as well as interactive and digital displays that tell the story of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. The first 100 people will receive a special gift.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center
1899 Gordon Cooper Dr
Shawnee, OK
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Telephone: 878-5830
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A staff member or published author will read to children and offer an activity to accompany the story.

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 a FREE roller skating lesson. No sign up required. Skate rentals start at $2. Sizes available from trainer skates for the smaller family members and large sizes for the bigger ones....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skate Galaxy OKC
5800 NW 36th Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73122
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Telephone: 602-2758
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Meet at the Discovery Cove Nature Center within Lake Thunderbird State Park in Norman for an information session, then tour the park to catch a glimpse of magnificent eagles in their winter...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lake Thunderbird State Park
1201 Clear Bay Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 321-4633

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