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

The U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show is bringing the best Arabian horses in the industry right to Tulsa’s doorstep. This prestigious event will offer Arabian,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74114
View map »


Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4580
Contact Name: Julian McPeak
Website »

More information

The Harvest Hustle 2014 Free Family 5K is a great opportunity to get the whole family moving. Before the run, take part in the interactive wellness expo that will run from 12:30-3pm. The run/walk...

Cost: Free

Where:
Joe B. Barnes Regional Park
8700 E. Reno
MIdwest City, OK  73110
View map »


Sponsor: The ONIE Project and MIDWEST CITY YMCA
Website »

More information

Offers an inside look at the campus and staff for lower and primary divisions. 2-4pm. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Casady School
9500 N Penn Ave
OKC, OK
View map »


Telephone: 749-3100
Website »

More information

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is offering complimentary admission to ALL teachers and their families through the month of October....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
View map »


Telephone: 325-4712
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show is bringing the best Arabian horses in the industry right to Tulsa’s doorstep. This prestigious event will offer Arabian,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74114
View map »


Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4580
Contact Name: Julian McPeak
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

Full Circle Bookstore “Tumbleweed Baby” author Anna Myers for a book signing. Myers is an Oklahoma author and her book tells a Dust Bowl story about a large, loving family....

Cost: Free

Where:
Full Circle Bookstore
1900 NW Expressway, Suite 135
Oklahoma City , OK  73118
View map »


Telephone: 842-2900
Website »

More information

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is offering complimentary admission to ALL teachers and their families through the month of October....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
View map »


Telephone: 325-4712
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show is bringing the best Arabian horses in the industry right to Tulsa’s doorstep. This prestigious event will offer Arabian,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74114
View map »


Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4580
Contact Name: Julian McPeak
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Telephone: 405-325-3272
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 first-ever Forum on Arts Education in Oklahoma will take place on Oct. 21, from 1-3pm at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman. Jeff Poulin, arts education coordinator for...

Cost: Free

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave.
Norman, OK  73019
View map »


Sponsor: Oklahoma Arts Council
Telephone: 405-521-2013
Contact Name: Molly O'Connor
Website »

More information

The Norman Arts Council is hosting a special Norman Art Walk in conjunction with the Oklahoma Arts Conference. This special event will feature everything normally hosted at Norman's 2nd Friday...

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Norman
Norman, OK


Website »

More information

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is offering complimentary admission to ALL teachers and their families through the month of October....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
View map »


Telephone: 325-4712
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show is bringing the best Arabian horses in the industry right to Tulsa’s doorstep. This prestigious event will offer Arabian,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74114
View map »


Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4580
Contact Name: Julian McPeak
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Telephone: 405-478-2250
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Telephone: 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

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is offering complimentary admission to ALL teachers and their families through the month of October....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
View map »


Telephone: 325-4712
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Pass It On Kids Consignment Sale at the Edmond Armory will offer fall and winter consignments. Sales benefit Lilyfield Christian Adoption & Foster Care. Thursday, 8am-8pm, Friday, 8am-6pm....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Armory
600 S Bryant
OKC, OK
View map »


Telephone: 216-5240
Website »

More information

The U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show is bringing the best Arabian horses in the industry right to Tulsa’s doorstep. This prestigious event will offer Arabian,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74114
View map »


Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4580
Contact Name: Julian McPeak
Website »

More information

The holiday season is right around the corner and will soon be time to start shopping for presents. Instead of store bought gifts, plan on making your own quick sew gifts. ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service
930 N. Portland
Oklahoma City , OK
View map »


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

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
View map »


Telephone: 405-340-7584
Website »

More information

Touchmark At Coffee Creek presents Oktoberfest on Oct. 23 from 4:30-7:30pm. Enjoy dancing and live music by The Rice Band. There will also be a dinner buffet with beer and wine and other...

Cost: Free

Where:
Touchmark At Coffee Creek Lobby
2801 Shortgrass Rd.
Edmond, OK
View map »


Sponsor: Touchmark At Coffee Creek
Telephone: 405-340-1975

More information

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is offering complimentary admission to ALL teachers and their families through the month of October....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
View map »


Telephone: 325-4712
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Buddha Mind Monastery
Telephone: 405-869-0501
Contact Name: Jian Hao Shifu
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show is bringing the best Arabian horses in the industry right to Tulsa’s doorstep. This prestigious event will offer Arabian,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74114
View map »


Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4580
Contact Name: Julian McPeak
Website »

More information

Pass It On Kids Consignment Sale at the Edmond Armory will offer fall and winter consignments. Sales benefit Lilyfield Christian Adoption & Foster Care. Thursday, 8am-8pm, Friday, 8am-6pm....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Armory
600 S Bryant
OKC, OK
View map »


Telephone: 216-5240
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

Norman is thrilled to present their second annual Downtown Norman Fall Fest for area families. Main Street is closed to create a fun environment for trick-or-treating, games, activities,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Norman
Main & Jones Street
Norman, OK
View map »


Telephone: 366-8095
Website »

More information

Cimarron Opera is proud to again partner with the Norman Arts Council for the Downtown Norman Fall Fest on Friday, Oct. 24. Cimarron Opera will perform Wolves & Witches, a short...

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Norman
, OK

More information

Friday October 24 from 6:00 - 8:30pm Church of the Servant will be transformed into a carnival midway for our annual Fall Festival. People from across the community come to take part in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Church of the Servant
14343 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK  73142
View map »


Sponsor: n/a
Contact Name: Erin Page
Website »

More information

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is offering complimentary admission to ALL teachers and their families through the month of October....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
View map »


Telephone: 325-4712
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Buddha Mind Monastery
Telephone: 405-869-0501
Contact Name: Jian Hao Shifu
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show is bringing the best Arabian horses in the industry right to Tulsa’s doorstep. This prestigious event will offer Arabian,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74114
View map »


Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4580
Contact Name: Julian McPeak
Website »

More information

Pass It On Kids Consignment Sale at the Edmond Armory will offer fall and winter consignments. Sales benefit Lilyfield Christian Adoption & Foster Care. Thursday, 8am-8pm, Friday, 8am-6pm....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Armory
600 S Bryant
OKC, OK
View map »


Telephone: 216-5240
Website »

More information

Features 40+ tables of collectables for sale or trade including, but not limited to, Hot Wheels. Also includes raffles, bid sales, pizza, downhill races and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Crown Center
13300 S Western
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

Annual Family Aviation Open House and Festival. Free parking; Free access to ramp Visit aircraft; Visit Sooner Flight Academy PleaseTouch Aviation Hangar Great fun for all ages!...

Cost: FREE

Where:
OU Norman Westheimer Airport
1700 Lexington
Norman, OK  73069
View map »


Sponsor: The University of Oklahoma
Telephone: 405-325-7231
Contact Name: Ken Carson
Website »

More information

Canadian River Vineyards and Winery is hosting their annual free wine festival. The winery will have a wine stomp with a Lucille Ball dress up contest along with music, food, vendors,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Canadian River Vineyards and Winery
7050 Slaughterville Rd
Slaughterville, OK  73051
View map »


Sponsor: Canadian River Vineyards and Winery
Telephone: 405-872-5565
Contact Name: Susan Boehrer
Website »

More information

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reunion and Halloween Party at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center brings together patients from the last 15 years to reflect on birth, life and health. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center
Concourse Level, Rooms J, K and L
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 629-3204

More information

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
View map »


Telephone: 405-755-0676
Website »

More information

Council Road Baptist Church is hosting a Fall Festival for the whole family. This event will feature horse-drawn wagon rides, inflatables and delicious food from local food trucks. Admission is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Council Road Baptist Church
2900 North Council Road
Bethany, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

Each Saturday, 10:15am.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Books
1900 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 405-842-2900
Website »

More information

  Ages 3+

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning Store
6300 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
View map »


Telephone: 405-858-8778
Website »

More information

Saturdays 11-11:30am.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond's Best of Books
1313 E Danforth
Edmond, OK
View map »


Telephone: 405-340-9202
Website »

More information

Archeology Day  Ever want to meet a real archeologist and ask him/her questions? Now you can! Bison Archeology and Moore Norman Technology Center are teaming up to host a family...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Norman Technology Center - South Penn Campus
13301 South Pennsylvania Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73170
View map »


Sponsor: Bison Archeological Consulting Services, Inc.
Telephone: (405) 329-5425
Contact Name: Lita Briscoe
Website »

More information

FREE learn to skate lesson.

Cost: FREE, $2 skate rental (if needed)

Where:
Skate Galaxy
5800 NW 36th St
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 405-605-2758
Website »

More information

Features a Halloween festival, including a dog costume contest, kids costume contest, carnival area with games, clowns, magicians & candy. 1-6pm. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Yukon Community Center
2200 S Holly
Yukon, OK
View map »


Telephone: 354-8442
Website »

More information

The Downtown Edmond Business Association will host their first old-fashioned themed Fall Festival at Festival Marketplace in downtown Edmond on Oct. 25 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The event, which is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Festival Marketplace in Downtown Edmond
30 W. First St.
Edmond, OK  73003
View map »


Telephone: 405 249 9391
Contact Name: Elena Listen
Website »

More information

Features a family fun trick-or-treating as well as games, music, candy & more. 4-7pm.    

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Community Center & Library
301 S Howard
Moore, OK
View map »


Telephone: 793-4332
Website »

More information

Features activities, games & candy. 6-8pm. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
3901 S Sunnylane
Del City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 741-1443
Website »

More information

Join us for an evening of hayrides, carnival style games, graveyard tales, and refreshments!  We will have something for the whole family. Feel free to wear costumes, keeping in mind this is a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Dwight Mission Camp and Conference Center
100995 S 4590 Rd
Vian, OK  74962
View map »


Sponsor: Dwight Mission Camp and Conference Center
Telephone: 918-775-2018
Contact Name: Jesse or Keri Thompson
Website »

More information

The Oklahoma City Halloween Parade, “A Celebration of the Arts & Creativity,” will take place at 7 p.m. on Oct. 25 in Automobile Alley.  Marching bands, unique automobiles,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Automobile Alley
Oklahoma City, OK


Website »

More information

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is offering complimentary admission to ALL teachers and their families through the month of October....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
View map »


Telephone: 325-4712
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Subscribe to MetroFamily's mailing list for updates on FREE family events and activities (delivered to your inbox weekly)!

* indicates required
Select which emails you want to receive (you MUST select at least one!)

Learn more here.
Metro Family Weeked Picks Newsletter