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Sensory-Friendly Fun With the OKC Thunder

Even if your family is the biggest Thunder fan on the block, catching the game at home has historically been the only good option for kids with sensory sensitivities.

Special Needs Guide

See our Special Needs Guide.

Inclusive OKC: Oklahoma City Zoo

The OKC Zoo is now only one of 12 zoos and aquariums certified “sensory inclusive” in the nation.

Equal Play: 5 OKC Playgrounds for All Abilities

Thankfully, more and more metro parks are making upgrades and adjustments to make them more inclusive to kids with disabilities.

Beyond the Basket: Easter celebrations that are more than just egg hunts

Oklahoma City offers tons of Easter events throughout the end of this month and beginning of April that are so much more than just carrying around a basket of treats.

Inclusive OKC: Western Sizzlin in Moore

Inclusive OKC‘s goal is to highlight the businesses that go above and beyond to make sure that everyone’s experience is exceptional.
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Special Needs & Free Events in OKC

February 2019

Features a performance by Rhythmically Speaking about Dorothy Ellis, aka Miss Blues who sang the blues in Texas and Oklahoma from the age of 6-82 years of age.  Her honors included the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ralph Ellison Library
2000 NE 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 424-1437
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Works of art or fiction can be submitted for a chance to win prizes. Fan art and fiction may be any medium and contain original characters, but must contain copyrighted characters as the main...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Public Library
6900 S Walker
Oklahoma City, OK  73139
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Sponsor: Metropolitan Library System, Atomik Pop! & Speeding Bullet Comics
Telephone: 923-9192
Contact Name: John Hilbert
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Local film instructors will host a 6-week Youth Film Workshop. The free workshop will provide high school students with basic understanding and tools on how to make a movie. Students will...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Capitol Hill Library
327 SW 27th St
Oklahoma City, AL
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Telephone: 634-6308
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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 party inspired by the book by Adam Rubin, Dragons Love Tacos. Activities include: dragon crafts, books and a taco bar. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Library
225 S Howard
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-5100
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NAMI Family-to-Family is a FREE, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. It is a designated evidence-based...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crossings Community Church Gym
14600 N Portland Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 408-0886
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Features a performance by Rhythmically Speaking about Dorothy Ellis, aka Miss Blues who sang the blues in Texas and Oklahoma from the age of 6-82 years of age.  Her honors included the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest City Library
8143 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK
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Telephone: 732-4828
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Works of art or fiction can be submitted for a chance to win prizes. Fan art and fiction may be any medium and contain original characters, but must contain copyrighted characters as the main...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Public Library
6900 S Walker
Oklahoma City, OK  73139
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Sponsor: Metropolitan Library System, Atomik Pop! & Speeding Bullet Comics
Telephone: 923-9192
Contact Name: John Hilbert
Website »

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Local film instructors will host a 6-week Youth Film Workshop. The free workshop will provide high school students with basic understanding and tools on how to make a movie. Students will...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Capitol Hill Library
327 SW 27th St
Oklahoma City, AL
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Telephone: 634-6308
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Features a 30-minute program geared for 3 & 4 year olds with stories, finger-plays, music and movement. Caregivers must be present and younger children are welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Piedmont Public Library
1129 Stout St NW
Piedmont, OK
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Telephone: 373-9018
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Young artists are invited to experience art through books and related art projects. The adventures include a story and hands-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 stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, and lots of fun. For kids ages 18 mos - 3 yrs, 10:40 a.m. For kids ages 3 - 5; 11:30 a.m.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mabel C Fry Public Library
1200 Lakeshore Drive
Yukon, OK
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Telephone: 354-8232
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Features a celebration of STEAM education. Attendees will learn about African American inventors, hear from African American STEAM professionals and take part in STEAM activities for all ages.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ralph Ellison Library
2000 NE 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Rose State College STEM Outreach & Oklahoma Black Museum and Performing Arts Center
Telephone: 401-7851

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Local film instructors will host a 6-week Youth Film Workshop. The free workshop will provide high school students with basic understanding and tools on how to make a movie. Students will...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Capitol Hill Library
327 SW 27th St
Oklahoma City, AL
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Telephone: 634-6308
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Works of art or fiction can be submitted for a chance to win prizes. Fan art and fiction may be any medium and contain original characters, but must contain copyrighted characters as the main...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Public Library
6900 S Walker
Oklahoma City, OK  73139
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Sponsor: Metropolitan Library System, Atomik Pop! & Speeding Bullet Comics
Telephone: 923-9192
Contact Name: John Hilbert
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Features a nature-themed story time, interactive song and small craft. Best suited for ages 2-5. Walkups welcome.

Cost: FREE

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 themed sensory activity stations for children ages 2 - 6.

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 meal and small groups for age 2 to high school. Enter the north doors of the church. 

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
10600 N Council Road
Oklahoma City, OK  73162
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Sponsor: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Telephone: 721-0590
Contact Name: Risa Powell
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NAMI Family-to-Family is a FREE, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. It is a designated evidence-based...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman North High School
1800 Stubbeman Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 361-9667
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Local film instructors will host a 6-week Youth Film Workshop. The free workshop will provide high school students with basic understanding and tools on how to make a movie. Students will...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Capitol Hill Library
327 SW 27th St
Oklahoma City, AL
View map »


Telephone: 634-6308
Website »

More information

Works of art or fiction can be submitted for a chance to win prizes. Fan art and fiction may be any medium and contain original characters, but must contain copyrighted characters as the main...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Public Library
6900 S Walker
Oklahoma City, OK  73139
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Sponsor: Metropolitan Library System, Atomik Pop! & Speeding Bullet Comics
Telephone: 923-9192
Contact Name: John Hilbert
Website »

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Students can celebrate the Oklahoma’s 111th birthday and watch history come to life at the National Cowboy Museum with stage performances by Rodeo Opry, using an interactive program to teach...

Cost: FREE

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 478-2205 ext 241
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Learn about crime scene investigation with hands-on exploration and experimentation. Preregister. Best suited for ages 8 - 11.  

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 weight loss program that focuses on lifestyle changes that foster better health. This eight-week class meets once a week for one hour. The program is open to the public and is free of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
INTEGRIS Community Wellness
5100 N Brookline Ste 100
Oklahoma CIty, OK
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Telephone: 951-2277

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The classic musical, based on the story of Joseph from the Bible’s Book of Genesis, is loved by dreamers of all ages. In collaboration with the Oklahoma Autism Network, Heritage Hall will...

Cost: $10

Where:
Heritage Hall Middle School Howard Theatre
1800 NW 122nd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 743-3001
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Features a family friendly evening of ping pong. All experience levels welcome. Staff will be on hand offering tutorials of how to play. Best suited for ages 6 & up. Kids 6 & under...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Station at Central Park
700 S Broadway
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-5090
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Works of art or fiction can be submitted for a chance to win prizes. Fan art and fiction may be any medium and contain original characters, but must contain copyrighted characters as the main...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Public Library
6900 S Walker
Oklahoma City, OK  73139
View map »


Sponsor: Metropolitan Library System, Atomik Pop! & Speeding Bullet Comics
Telephone: 923-9192
Contact Name: John Hilbert
Website »

More information

Local film instructors will host a 6-week Youth Film Workshop. The free workshop will provide high school students with basic understanding and tools on how to make a movie. Students will...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Capitol Hill Library
327 SW 27th St
Oklahoma City, AL
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Telephone: 634-6308
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More than 700,000 books covering a wide variety of topics will be on sale including fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, biographies, medical, westerns, romance, children’s, encyclopedias and...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
State Fair Park Oklahoma Expo Hall
3212 Wichita Walk
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Friends of the Metropolitan Library System
Telephone: 606-3763
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Features a variety of activities such as rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence, and sensitivity to others. For ages birth to 3.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Piedmont Public Library
1129 Stout St NW
Piedmont, OK
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Telephone: 373-9018
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Learn the basics of the Argentine Tango and practice new skills during a dance social. Preregister, space is limited to 50. Participants must sign a waiver, and anyone under 18 must have...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Library
225 S Howard
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 793-5100
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The classic musical, based on the story of Joseph from the Bible’s Book of Genesis, is loved by dreamers of all ages. In collaboration with the Oklahoma Autism Network, Heritage Hall will...

Cost: $10

Where:
Heritage Hall Middle School Howard Theatre
1800 NW 122nd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 743-3001
Website »

More information

Works of art or fiction can be submitted for a chance to win prizes. Fan art and fiction may be any medium and contain original characters, but must contain copyrighted characters as the main...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Public Library
6900 S Walker
Oklahoma City, OK  73139
View map »


Sponsor: Metropolitan Library System, Atomik Pop! & Speeding Bullet Comics
Telephone: 923-9192
Contact Name: John Hilbert
Website »

More information

Local film instructors will host a 6-week Youth Film Workshop. The free workshop will provide high school students with basic understanding and tools on how to make a movie. Students will...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Capitol Hill Library
327 SW 27th St
Oklahoma City, AL
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Telephone: 634-6308
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Features a tour of two state parks to see eagles and loons in nature. Begin the tour by watching eagles from the refuge's webcam before taking off on the 25-person tour bus. Stops will be...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge & Tenkiller State Park
Vian, OK


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More than 700,000 books covering a wide variety of topics will be on sale including fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks, biographies, medical, westerns, romance, children’s, encyclopedias and...

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
State Fair Park Oklahoma Expo Hall
3212 Wichita Walk
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Friends of the Metropolitan Library System
Telephone: 606-3763
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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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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 themed story time and related activity.

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
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Kids ages 12 & up can use clues and solve puzzles to see if they can escape before the time runs out. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Library
300 Park Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 231-8650
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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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Learn some real forensic science and put your best investigative skills to work to discover who the killer is. Preregister. For ages 12 - 18 only. Costumes welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Library
10 S Boulevard
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 231-8650
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Explore the history of Africa American music and enjoy a performance by singing duo Adam and Kizzie. All ages welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bethany Library
7941 NW 23rd St
Bethany, OK
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Telephone: 789-8363
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Enjoy dancing and more. Pick up free tickets for daughters and daddies or other positive male role models at the Purcell Public Library.  Registration is required.  Space is limited...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Purcell Library
919 N 9th St
Purcell, OK
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Telephone: 527-5546
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Features a screening of Beauty and the Beast (2017), concessions and an appearance by Belle.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Station at Central Park
700 S Broadway Ave
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 793-5090
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Features a meet against the Wolverines.

Cost: $8-$10

Where:
McCasland Fieldhouse
151 E Brooks St
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 325-2424
Website »

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The classic musical, based on the story of Joseph from the Bible’s Book of Genesis, is loved by dreamers of all ages. In collaboration with the Oklahoma Autism Network, Heritage Hall will...

Cost: $10

Where:
Heritage Hall Middle School Howard Theatre
1800 NW 122nd St
Oklahoma City, OK
View map »


Telephone: 743-3001
Website »

More information

Works of art or fiction can be submitted for a chance to win prizes. Fan art and fiction may be any medium and contain original characters, but must contain copyrighted characters as the main...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southern Oaks Public Library
6900 S Walker
Oklahoma City, OK  73139
View map »


Sponsor: Metropolitan Library System, Atomik Pop! & Speeding Bullet Comics
Telephone: 923-9192
Contact Name: John Hilbert
Website »

More information

Local film instructors will host a 6-week Youth Film Workshop. The free workshop will provide high school students with basic understanding and tools on how to make a movie. Students will...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Capitol Hill Library
327 SW 27th St
Oklahoma City, AL
View map »


Telephone: 634-6308
Website »

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