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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January 2015

Explore art in the museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, and enjoy a variety of hands-on art activities for the entire family.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 325-3270
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Real Science, Real Science, Real Fun at the Stillwater Public Library. Born to Do Science is a four-part series that gives kids a chance to meet face to face with scientists and learn what...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Stillwater Public Library
1107 S Duck
Stillwater, OK
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Contact Name: Monty Harper
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Tour the campus of The Catholic School of Saint Eugene at this open house and meet teachers, parents and students. Saint Eugene provides all day 3-year-old preschool to 8th grade, before...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Catholic School of Saint Eugene
2400 W Hefner Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 751-0067
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The 42-tree display consists of 300 strands, totaling more than 21,000-lights in nine different colors. Each color represents a disease that affects countless Oklahomans each year: AIDS,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
INTEGRIS Health Edmond
4801 Integris Pkwy
Edmond, OK  73034
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Sponsor: The Team Outdoor Lifestyle
Contact Name: Regina Pritchett and Jeff Davidson

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Linda Hiller's Natural Penomena is on exhibit at the Summer Wine Art Gallery Jan. 1 to Jan. 30. The Summer Wine Art Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Public...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Summer Wine Art Gallery
2928 B Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73113
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Telephone: 831-3279
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The Oklahoma City Zoo will be offering free admission every Monday from Dec 1- Feb 23.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden
2000 Remington Pl
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
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Telephone: 424-3344
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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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To celebrate 50 years of service, the library will host a come&go reception with refreshments and music from local artist Michael Fresonke.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bethany Library
3510 N Mueller Ave
Bethany, OK
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Telephone: 789-8363
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Dr. Paul Tobin, several therapists from his office and Edmond Public Schools (EPS) elementary counselors present information on the Significant Seven resiliency theory, how schools develop...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Public Schools Administrative Center
1001 West Danforth
Edmond, OK
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Sponsor: Edmond Public Schools

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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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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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The 42-tree display consists of 300 strands, totaling more than 21,000-lights in nine different colors. Each color represents a disease that affects countless Oklahomans each year: AIDS,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
INTEGRIS Health Edmond
4801 Integris Pkwy
Edmond, OK  73034
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Sponsor: The Team Outdoor Lifestyle
Contact Name: Regina Pritchett and Jeff Davidson

More information

Linda Hiller's Natural Penomena is on exhibit at the Summer Wine Art Gallery Jan. 1 to Jan. 30. The Summer Wine Art Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Public...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Summer Wine Art Gallery
2928 B Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73113
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Telephone: 831-3279
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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
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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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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, OH
View map »


Telephone: 841.4800
Website »

More information

The 42-tree display consists of 300 strands, totaling more than 21,000-lights in nine different colors. Each color represents a disease that affects countless Oklahomans each year: AIDS,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
INTEGRIS Health Edmond
4801 Integris Pkwy
Edmond, OK  73034
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Sponsor: The Team Outdoor Lifestyle
Contact Name: Regina Pritchett and Jeff Davidson

More information

Linda Hiller's Natural Penomena is on exhibit at the Summer Wine Art Gallery Jan. 1 to Jan. 30. The Summer Wine Art Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Public...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Summer Wine Art Gallery
2928 B Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73113
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Telephone: 831-3279
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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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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 42-tree display consists of 300 strands, totaling more than 21,000-lights in nine different colors. Each color represents a disease that affects countless Oklahomans each year: AIDS,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
INTEGRIS Health Edmond
4801 Integris Pkwy
Edmond, OK  73034
View map »


Sponsor: The Team Outdoor Lifestyle
Contact Name: Regina Pritchett and Jeff Davidson

More information

Linda Hiller's Natural Penomena is on exhibit at the Summer Wine Art Gallery Jan. 1 to Jan. 30. The Summer Wine Art Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Public...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Summer Wine Art Gallery
2928 B Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73113
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Telephone: 831-3279
Website »

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Healthy Snacks 4 Healthy Kids is a nutritional and healthy cooking demonstration class designed to give parents and children creative ideas on how to prepare fun and healthy snacks. This bilingual,...

Where:
Variety Health Center
500 SW 44th
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: INTEGRIS Community Wellness Hispanic Initiative and Variety Health Centers
Telephone: 951-2277

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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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WellPath Therapeutic Bodywork will celebrate their Grand Opening on Thursday, January 29th. Stop by between 5-8 p.m. for a complimentary 15-minute chair massage and free gift. There will also be...

Cost: FREE

Where:
WellPath Therapeutic Bodywork
2816 NW 57th St Ste 102
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
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Sponsor: WellPath Therapeutic Bodywork
Telephone: 405-286-2323
Website »

More information

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, OH
View map »


Telephone: 841.4800
Website »

More information

Linda Hiller's Natural Penomena is on exhibit at the Summer Wine Art Gallery Jan. 1 to Jan. 30. The Summer Wine Art Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Public...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Summer Wine Art Gallery
2928 B Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73113
View map »


Telephone: 831-3279
Website »

More information

The Myriad Gardens Fine Art Series presents Oklahoma City artist Matt Goad. Goad has been working professionally as a graphic designer and illustrator for over 20 years, and ventured into the realm...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crystal Bridge Conservatory
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
View map »


Telephone: 445-7080
Website »

More information

The 42-tree display consists of 300 strands, totaling more than 21,000-lights in nine different colors. Each color represents a disease that affects countless Oklahomans each year: AIDS,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
INTEGRIS Health Edmond
4801 Integris Pkwy
Edmond, OK  73034
View map »


Sponsor: The Team Outdoor Lifestyle
Contact Name: Regina Pritchett and Jeff Davidson

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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 Myriad Gardens Fine Art Series presents Oklahoma City artist Matt Goad. Goad has been working professionally as a graphic designer and illustrator for over 20 years, and ventured into the realm...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crystal Bridge Conservatory
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
View map »


Telephone: 445-7080
Website »

More information

The 42-tree display consists of 300 strands, totaling more than 21,000-lights in nine different colors. Each color represents a disease that affects countless Oklahomans each year: AIDS,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
INTEGRIS Health Edmond
4801 Integris Pkwy
Edmond, OK  73034
View map »


Sponsor: The Team Outdoor Lifestyle
Contact Name: Regina Pritchett and Jeff Davidson

More information

Linda Hiller's Natural Penomena is on exhibit at the Summer Wine Art Gallery Jan. 1 to Jan. 30. The Summer Wine Art Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Public...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Summer Wine Art Gallery
2928 B Paseo
Oklahoma City, OK  73113
View map »


Telephone: 831-3279
Website »

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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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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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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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The Great Backyard Bird Count is a partnership of the Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology which relies on volunteers to help record bird populations. For three days, volunteers count...

Cost: Free

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W. Memorial Rd
, OK  73142
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Telephone: 297-1429
Website »

More information

The Myriad Gardens Fine Art Series presents Oklahoma City artist Matt Goad. Goad has been working professionally as a graphic designer and illustrator for over 20 years, and ventured into the realm...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crystal Bridge Conservatory
301 W Reno
Oklahoma City, OK  73102
View map »


Telephone: 445-7080
Website »

More information

The 42-tree display consists of 300 strands, totaling more than 21,000-lights in nine different colors. Each color represents a disease that affects countless Oklahomans each year: AIDS,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
INTEGRIS Health Edmond
4801 Integris Pkwy
Edmond, OK  73034
View map »


Sponsor: The Team Outdoor Lifestyle
Contact Name: Regina Pritchett and Jeff Davidson

More information

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