Winter Break Camps & Activities
December means tons of holiday fun, but it also means altered classroom schedules for students. When children are out of school for Christmas and winter holiday breaks, it's important to keep them busy. Oklahoma City features an assortment of winter break activities and mini camps to keep kids occupied. Take your pick from any of these activities based on the current interests of your child, or let them choose a brand new hobby!
This is a working list, check back often for updates. (Last updated: Nov. 14, 2017)
Nov. 24 - Jan. 1
Tours of the Historic Parlor Car at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl). Normally closed to the public to maintain its preservation, the Pullman parlor car is decorated for the holidays and open for tours through Jan. 1. FREE with admission. Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Santa Delivers at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St). Santa will stop by the Zoo to deliver treats to animals in the Children’s Zoo Barnyard area. Families can enjoy free hot chocolate and doughnuts (while supplies last) and have the chance to meet Santa afterward in the Canopy Restaurant. Bring your cameras. FREE with admission. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
FREE Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt at the Almonte Library (2914 SW 59th St) features a scavenger hunt with the Gingerbread Man to explore the library's shelves full of interesting characters and a tasty gingerbread craft. Best suited for ages 3 & up. 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 2 – 3, Dec. 9 – 10, Dec. 16 - 24, Dec. 26 - Jan. 1
LifeShare WinterFest at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 S Mickey Mantle Dr) features two gigantic snow tubing slopes, one for thriller seekers and one for those wanting a moderate thrill, and Santa’s workshop with a children’s train and sparkling holiday décor. Sessions are 90 minutes long and riders must be 48” tall. Riders, $14; non-riders, $3. Noon - 8 p.m.
Drop-in Art: Mixed Media Holiday Card Making at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr). Create works of holiday cards as a family. All ages welcome. No advanced registration required. Free with admission. 1 – 4 p.m.
FREE Kids' Holiday Shoppe at the Southern Oaks Library (6900 S Walker Ave). Kids ages 12 & under can choose two small gifts for family members with the help of library staff and volunteers. Registration is required to sign up for a specific time slot. 3 - 5 p.m.
Dec. 18 - 22
December Drop-ins at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a story time every 30 minutes, holiday ornament or gift making and interactive educational activities. Best suited for ages 2 – 5. 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Dec. 18 - 21
Holiday Magic 2017 Winter Break Camp at NW Optimist Performing Arts Center & Taylor Park (3301 NW Grand Blvd & 1113 SW 70th St) features crafts and festive song & choreography routines to perform for family and friends. For ages 6 - 17. $100. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 297-2591, www.okc.gov/parksignup
Dec. 18 - 22
Week-long Winter Break Theatre Camps at the Oklahoma Children's Theatre (2501 N Blackwelder Ave) offers kids a look into theater and musical theater. For kids ages 5 - 7 and 8 - 13. $160. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 606-7003, www.oklahomachildrenstheatre.org
Dec 18 – 22 & 27 – 29 & Jan. 2 - 3
Safari Day Camps at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2000 Remington Pl) welcomes ages 4-11 to learn more about their favorite animals. Snacks provided, but campers should bring their own lunch. Half day, $25, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; full day, $45, 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. 424-3344, www.okczoo.org/camps
Tiny Tuesdays at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features a come-&-go, open-ended Snowflake hand-print art making experience geared for kids ages 5 & under and a care giver. Dress for a mess! No advance registration is required. 10 a.m. - noon.
Dec. 20 - 22 & 27 - 29
Winter Break Day Skate at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St) features special skating hours during winter break. $6. 1 - 4 p.m.
Dec. 20 - 22, 27 - 28 & Jan. 2 -3
Kids Art Camps at Artsy Rose Academy ( 7739 W Hefner Rd) features all kinds of art fun, such as painting with watercolors & oil pastels, working with air dry clay and creating recycled art projects. For ages 4 - 15. Please bring a sack lunch, snack and refillable water bottle. Before and after care provided for an additional cost. $45 per day. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
FREE Third Thursdays at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum (1400 Classen Dr) features a Holiday Fun themed story and coordinating craft time as well as FREE museum admission. 10 a.m.
Dec 21 - 22 & 28 - 29
Winter Break Camp at techJOYnt (8328 Glade Ave, OKC or 180 W 15th St, Edmond) features a two-day exploration of engineering design. Students build and program robots and design and create games. For ages 6 - 17. $240. Morning session, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 345-5010, www.techjoynt.com
Dec. 21 - 22 & 27 - 29
Winter Break Camps at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl) features a two-day camp exploring the a variety of scientific principles. For age 4 - 6th grade. Members, $45 - $135; nonmembers, $50 - $150. 9 a.m. - noon & 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 602-3760, www.sciencemuseumok.org
Dec. 26 - 29
Winter Break Camps at SoccerCity (4520 Old Farm Rd) offers kids ages 4 - 15 a chance to enhance their soccer skills. $95. 9 a.m. - noon or 1 - 4 p.m. 748-3888, www.soccercityokcity.com
Dec. 27 - 29
Winter Break Theatre Day Camps at the Oklahoma Children's Theatre (2501 N Blackwelder Ave) offers kids a look into theater and musical theater. For kids ages 5 - 7 and 8 - 12. $40 per day. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 606-7003, www.oklahomachildrenstheatre.org
Dec. 26 – 31
FREE Admission for Kids at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr). Kids 17 & under can enjoy FREE admission to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art during winter break. Adults, $9; seniors, $7. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. - midnight.
FREE Rockin’ Noon Year’s Eve Party at the Moore Library (225 S Howard Ave, Moore) features games, crafts, music and more to celebrate the last noon of 2016. 11 a.m. - noon
Drop-in Art: Tile Art at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features guest artist, guided art making. Create works of art as a family inspired by the Museum's collection, exhibitions and special occasions. All ages welcome. No advanced registration required. Free with admission. 1 – 4 p.m.