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

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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The class, instructed by Morgan Collier with Mommies With Muscles, is designed to help women build muscle and endurance by doing circuit training that includes body-weight exercises, lifting...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Putnam City Baptist Church
11401 North Rockwell Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: (580) 606-0957.
Contact Name: Morgan Collier
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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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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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Celebrate Dr. Seuss' 111th birthday and "Green Eggs & Ham" 55th birthday by eating green eggs & ham. There will also be a story time, crafts and other fun activities. ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
SOKC Public Library
2201 SW 134th
, OK
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Telephone: 979-2200
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Maker Mondays are an evening of artistic expression.  The library provides the supplies and you provide the creativity. A different art or craft project is featured each month. Create a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Library
300 Park Ave
Oklahoma City , OK  73104
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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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Snuggle up in your PJs. Bring along a blankie and pillow to cozy up with a good rhyme and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. A librarian will read some favorite titles and polish things off with a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Almonte Library
2914 SW 59th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 606-3575
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Free on the first Monday of each month. Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 325-4712
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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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Celebrate IHOP's 10th Annual National Pancake Day with a FREE short stack of pancakes. Guests will be encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to Children’s Hospital Foundation,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Participating IHOP locations
, OK


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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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Build a new model every month. Held the first Tuesday of the month. Quantities are limited. For ages 6-14.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Penn Square Mall's Lego Store
1901 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 405-840-9993
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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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On the first and third Tuesday of each month the Midwest City Library hosts Tinkering Tuesdays. Kids   build and learn with hands-on, science theme experiments and takeaways. Parents...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest City Library
8143 E Reno Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 732-4828
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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
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Telephone: 841.4800
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
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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

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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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 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

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

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 Gallery Walk will have 20 galleries open featuring 75 artists, guest artists’ exhibits, refreshments, live music and food trucks. The Paseo Arts District is located between NW 30th...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Paseo District
Oklahoma City, OK


Sponsor: Paseo Arts Association
Telephone: 525-2688
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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The Kids' trout Fish Out is a fishing derby for young anglers. Kids can win awards for largest and smallest fish. Adults must be accompanied by a child.  Hungry fisherman can dine a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dale Robertson Center Pond
1200 Lakeshore Dr
Yukon, OK
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Telephone: 350-8937
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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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This workshop will offer a demonstration of the steps needed to decorate Styrofoam eggs, using ribbon and straight pins. These ornaments are perfect for home decorating or as a holiday gift....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Library
6900 S Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 631-4468
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Corn husk dolls have been around for centuries. Early settlers adopted the Native American tradition of making little dolls from materials at hand, including husks. They are simple to make and...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 478-2250, Ext. 277
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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: 405-579-8800
Contact Name: Steve Galindo

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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 2nd annual Penn Square Mall Severe Weather Awareness Expo shares how to keep safe before and after severe weather hits. The Expo features an afternoon of family fun, weather...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Penn Square Mall
1901 NW Expressway
Suite 1889
OKC, OK  73118
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Sponsor: Penn Square Mall
Telephone: 405-841-2696
Contact Name: Krystal Conner
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The COBA Baby Café is a free drop-in or stay event that provides pregnant and breastfeeding mothers a friendly and comfortable environment to learn more about breastfeeding. When you...

Cost: Free

Where:
Springlake Campus ( room J)
Metro Technology Center
1900 Springlake Drive
OKC, OK  73111
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Sponsor: Coalition of Oklahoma Breastfeeding Advocates
Contact Name: Danielle Lugrand, CLC
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Participants will work with artist Linda Dixon using paint and paper, and mixed media techniques to create individual works of art inspired by the whimsical birds in Oklahoma artist Michi...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
1900 W. MacArthur St
Shawnee, OK
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Telephone: 878-5300
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It's on like Donkey Kong. Kick off Teen Tech Month by toying with a GameCube and munching on some snacks. Connect with other gamers and discuss your favorite vintage consoles.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Library
10 S Boulevard St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 341-9282
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The Rhythm of the World: Dance and Music from Around the Globe seeks the promotion of cultural diversity through arts in our community by featuring local talent and their art in an annual...

Cost: $10 per person, 5 and under are FREE

Where:
Main Auditorium-Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College
3701 I-35 South Service Road
Moore, OK  73160
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Telephone: (405) 820-0797
Contact Name: Marjan Esáa
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 »

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