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Educational Events in OKC

October 2017

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: 325-3272
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Features used books from a variety of genres available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Norman Public Library. Friday, 6 - 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.

Cost: Entry is free.

Where:
Norman Public Library Central
225 N Webster Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 701-2600
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Features a basic social painting class for ages 13 - 17.

Cost: $12

Where:
Mitch Park MAC
2733 Marilyn Williams Dr.
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 359-4630
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Features story time with the rainbow spotted mascot, Spoticus and a costume parade. Best suited for age 5 & under.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Library
300 Park Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 231-8650
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Young artists are invited to experience art through books and related art projects. The adventures include a story and hand-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 a story and corresponding hands-on science activity in various locations throughout the museum. Look for signs in the lobby for each month's location. Best suited for kids ages 6...

Cost: FREE with general admission

Where:
Science Museum Oklahoma
2100 NE 52nd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 602-6664
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This Open House event is free to the public and will feature a brief introduction to CASA’s work in the community as well as some testimonials and a Q&A with a longtime CASA volunteer as...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma County Juvenile Center
5905 N Classen Court
Suite 302
Oklahoma City, OK  73118
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Sponsor: CASA of Oklahoma County
Telephone: 713-6456
Contact Name: BC Phillips
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Explore the science behind some of the exciting changes that unfold during Autumn. Preregister. For ages 5 - 12.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edmond Library
10 S Boulevard
Edmond, OK
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Sponsor: Edmond Library & Edmond Parks & Recreation
Telephone: 341-9282
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Prospective parents can see the campus and learn more about the school's programs.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Academy of Classical Christian Studies
1120 E Hefner Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 850-0633
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Meet teachers and faculty and learn more about the school's curriculum.  RSVP required. Please visit the Admission page at www.heritagehall.com or email admission@heritagehall.com.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Heritage Hall Upper School
1800 NW 122nd Street
OKC, OK
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Sponsor: Heritage Hall Admission
Telephone: 749-3001
Contact Name: Elizabeth Gillum
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The Oklahoma Ford Dealers host Wide-Open Wednesdays at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum offering FREE admission to the public.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 478-2250
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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 come-&-go, hands-on science activities for kids ages 6 & under. No need to register.

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Science Museum Oklahoma
2020 Remington Place
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 602-6664
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A children's librarian from the Metropolitan Library System will share stories, music, rhymes, puppet plays, crafts and snacks, to create excitement about reading. Best suited for ages 5...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Whole Foods Cafe
6001 N Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 879-3500
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The Fountains at Canterbury will showcase their new Thrive Dining program at a special series of complimentary luncheons open to the public. Luncheon guests will sample selections of Chef Salad...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Fountains of Canterbury
1402 NW 122nd Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73114
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Sponsor: The Fountains at Canterbury
Telephone: 405-751-3600
Contact Name: Becky Strong
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Enjoy spooky stories around a "campfire." For ages 12 & up.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northwest Library
5600 NW 122nd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 606-3580
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Enjoy some friendly haunted fun as you learn about the history of Edmond and take a tour of the Downtown Area where many founding fathers of the city lived and worked. Tour guides dressed in late...

Cost: $7

Where:
Downtown
Edmond, OK


Telephone: 715-1889
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Kids practice following directions, measuring ingredients and putting together a delicious pie to take home and bake. Preregister, space is limited. Best suited for kids ages 5 - 12.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Village Library
10307 N Penn
The Village, OK
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Telephone: 755-0710
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Kick off Halloween with fantasy and imaginative, kid-friendly activities in the Museum’s engaging and interactive Prosperity Junction. Families can sample sarsaparilla in the Silver...

Cost: $5, free to Museum members

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St.
, OK  73111
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Telephone: 478-2250
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Features a weekly morning story time with occasional special guests. For ages 10 & under. Check out their calendar for a list of special guests.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Bookstore
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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Telephone: 551-1715
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This extended offering of Drop-In Art celebrates the opening of Master Strokes: Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Golden Age.  This art-making session is open to all ages and skill levels.

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 236-3100
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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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Scorpions are mysterious nocturnal animals that have captured human imagination for centuries. Learn about these ancient arachnids—the scary and the fun—and find out how these...

Cost: Free

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W. Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK  73142
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Sponsor: Martin Park Nature Center
Telephone: 297-1429
Contact Name: Emily Hiatt
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Enjoy some friendly haunted fun as you learn about the history of Edmond and take a tour of the Downtown Area where many founding fathers of the city lived and worked. Tour guides dressed in late...

Cost: $7

Where:
Downtown
Edmond, OK


Telephone: 715-1889
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