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. 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:

September 2014

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Opening Reception: 4-5:30 pm, Sept. 4, Donna Nigh Gallery, 3rd and 4th Floor, Nigh University Center This exhibit highlights the outcomes of freshman through senior level course work created...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Nigh University Center
100 N University Dr.
Edmond, OK  73034
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Sponsor: Department of Design
Telephone: 974-3860
Contact Name: Jordan Domanski
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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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Opening Reception: 4-5:30 pm, Sept. 4, Donna Nigh Gallery, 3rd and 4th Floor, Nigh University Center This exhibit highlights the outcomes of freshman through senior level course work created...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Nigh University Center
100 N University Dr.
Edmond, OK  73034
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Sponsor: Department of Design
Telephone: 974-3860
Contact Name: Jordan Domanski
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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 an abstract expressionist art discussion presented by Susan Baley, FJJMA Director of Education. Bring lunch; dessert & drinks are provided. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm
Norman, OK
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Telephone: (405) 325-3272
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Opening Reception: 4-5:30 pm, Sept. 4, Donna Nigh Gallery, 3rd and 4th Floor, Nigh University Center This exhibit highlights the outcomes of freshman through senior level course work created...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Nigh University Center
100 N University Dr.
Edmond, OK  73034
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Sponsor: Department of Design
Telephone: 974-3860
Contact Name: Jordan Domanski
Website »

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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
Website »

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Opening Reception: 4-5:30 pm, Sept. 4, Donna Nigh Gallery, 3rd and 4th Floor, Nigh University Center This exhibit highlights the outcomes of freshman through senior level course work created...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Nigh University Center
100 N University Dr.
Edmond, OK  73034
View map »


Sponsor: Department of Design
Telephone: 974-3860
Contact Name: Jordan Domanski
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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Features open house events at local shops, extended shopping hours, live music, street artists and performers, kids' activities, food, discounts, giveaways and more. Held every third...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic Automobile Alley
Broadway
Oklahoma City, OK
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Opening Reception: 4-5:30 pm, Sept. 4, Donna Nigh Gallery, 3rd and 4th Floor, Nigh University Center This exhibit highlights the outcomes of freshman through senior level course work created...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Nigh University Center
100 N University Dr.
Edmond, OK  73034
View map »


Sponsor: Department of Design
Telephone: 974-3860
Contact Name: Jordan Domanski
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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Features film screenings, live music, art exhibitions & food trucks.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Film Row
Sheridan between Dewey & Shartel
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-235-3500
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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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Do you utilize baby slings or carriers? Want to connect with other parents in the "babywearing" movement or get reassurance you are positioning baby correctly? This is a time for...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Babies R Us
1731 E Belle Isle Blvc
OKC, OK  73118
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Sponsor: Babies R Us & Babywearing Doula
Telephone: 405-285-8280
Contact Name: Piper Nard
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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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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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  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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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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Old Town Moore Big Wheel Nationals Saturday September 20th, 2014 Moore Community Center  Check-In Begins at 4:30pm Check-In Closes at 5:30pm Races Begin at 6:00pm with Awards...

Cost: FREE - Food Vendors (Cost)

Where:
Moore Community Center
301 S Howard Ave.
Moore, OK  73160
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Sponsor: Old Town Association/ City of Moore Parks and Recreation Department
Telephone: 405-793-4332
Contact Name: Teresa Smith
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