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Educational Events in OKC

October 2018

Features the largest Arabian horse show in North America. For those wanting to learn more about the Arabian horse, Total Arabian Interaction and Learning (T.A.I.L.) Tours and Learning Stations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tulsa Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4500
Contact Name: Brenna Whitlock
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Features the largest Arabian horse show in North America. For those wanting to learn more about the Arabian horse, Total Arabian Interaction and Learning (T.A.I.L.) Tours and Learning Stations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tulsa Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4500
Contact Name: Brenna Whitlock
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Features a basic painting class. October's project theme is Glittery Beautiful You For ages 13 - 17. Preregister.

Cost: $12

Where:
The MAC at Mitch Park
2733 Marilyn Williams Dr
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 359-4630
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Features the largest Arabian horse show in North America. For those wanting to learn more about the Arabian horse, Total Arabian Interaction and Learning (T.A.I.L.) Tours and Learning Stations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tulsa Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4500
Contact Name: Brenna Whitlock
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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 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. July 10: "Ada Twist, Scientist" July 17:  "The Year of the...

Cost: FREE with general admission

Where:
Science Museum Oklahoma
2020 Remington Pl
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 602-6664
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Features stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, and lots of fun for kids ages 3 to kindergarten.

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 the largest Arabian horse show in North America. For those wanting to learn more about the Arabian horse, Total Arabian Interaction and Learning (T.A.I.L.) Tours and Learning Stations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tulsa Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4500
Contact Name: Brenna Whitlock
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Features come-&-go, hands-on science activities for kids ages 6 & under. No need to register. July & August themes are: July 4: Bird Feeders July 11:  Experimenting with...

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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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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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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Fortnite addict and a mother of a 9-year old and 13-year old, Rev. Junkin invites parents and grandparents to discuss how the Fortnight Battle Royale game has affected family life and our culture....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Westminster Presbyterian Church
4400 N Shartel Avenue
Oklahoma City , OK  73118
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Sponsor: Westminster presbyterian Church
Telephone: 524-2204 Ext:222
Contact Name: Michelle Junkin
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The Oklahoma Kids Count Conference highlights important issues concerning Oklahoma kids. This gathering assembles some of the brightest minds in child advocacy from around the state to share...

Cost: $99

Where:
Oklahoma State Capitol
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
Telephone: 236-5437
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Features the largest Arabian horse show in North America. For those wanting to learn more about the Arabian horse, Total Arabian Interaction and Learning (T.A.I.L.) Tours and Learning Stations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tulsa Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74112
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Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4500
Contact Name: Brenna Whitlock
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The workshop will provide insight into why opioid addiction has become such a problem in Oklahoma, define the major classification of mental health disorders and the impact of opioid abuse on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
OSU Extension Conference Center
2500 NE 63rd St
Oklahoma City, AL
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Telephone: 713-1125
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Features children's author David Shannon. He will be signing copies of his new book, Grow Up, David!

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Best of Books
1313 E Danforth Rd
Edmond, OK  73034
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Telephone: 340-9202
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The Oklahoma Kids Count Conference highlights important issues concerning Oklahoma kids. This gathering assembles some of the brightest minds in child advocacy from around the state to share...

Cost: $99

Where:
Oklahoma State Capitol
2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
Telephone: 236-5437
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Features the largest Arabian horse show in North America. For those wanting to learn more about the Arabian horse, Total Arabian Interaction and Learning (T.A.I.L.) Tours and Learning Stations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tulsa Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74112
View map »


Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4500
Contact Name: Brenna Whitlock
Website »

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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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There's a mystery in the museum that needs to be solved! The group will solve the crime using fingerprints, blood types and other clues. Attendees can also explore Science Live and...

Cost: Members, $18; nonmembers, $20

Where:
Science Museum Oklahoma
2020 Remington Pl
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 602-6664
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Features hands-on activities to learn to "read" the features of a human skull to determine: age, sex, physical trauma and/or illness. Activities include: 90-minute Forensics...

Cost: $35

Where:
Skeletons: Museum of Osteology
10301 S Sunnylane Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 814-0006
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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; kids (10 & under), free

Where:
Downtown Edmond
19 North Broadway
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 285-9700
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Features the largest Arabian horse show in North America. For those wanting to learn more about the Arabian horse, Total Arabian Interaction and Learning (T.A.I.L.) Tours and Learning Stations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tulsa Expo Square
4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK  74112
View map »


Sponsor: Arabian Horse Association
Telephone: 303-696-4500
Contact Name: Brenna Whitlock
Website »

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Features over 30 vendors offering crystals, artisan jewelry, tools, rough rock, fossils, gems, mineral specimens and home decor. See exhibits and demonstrations of lapidary skills, jewelry...

Cost: $6; kids (12 & under), free

Where:
State Fair Park - Modern Living Bldg
608 Kiamichi Place
Oklahoma City, OK  73107
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Sponsor: Oklahoma Mineral & Gem Society
Telephone: 719-8477
Contact Name: Doug Pollitt
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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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Sponsor: Allied Arts
Telephone: 478-2250
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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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Features story time and a book signing with children's author, Anita Schlaht.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Best of Books
1313 E Danforth Rd
Edmond, OK  73034
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Telephone: 340-9202
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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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Learn snake anatomy, how to recognize venomous snakes, how to care for a pet snake and why snakes are our friends. Larry Daniel from the Oklahoma Herpetological Society will bring live snakes....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bethany Library
7941 NW 23rd St
Bethany, OK
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Telephone: 789-8363
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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; kids (10 & under), free

Where:
Downtown Edmond
19 North Broadway
Edmond, OK
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Telephone: 285-9700
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