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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

October 2018

Features food, fun, games, prizes, a petting zoo, Trash 2 Treasure and more.

Cost: Admission is free; game tickets and food for a small fee.

Where:
New Hope Christian Church
12323 S Pennsylvania
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: New Hope Christian Church
Telephone: 615-8997
Contact Name: Bradley Davidson
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During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators can visit the museum for FREE. Admission applies for family members.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Museum
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
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Residents in the Oklahoma City community and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to receive free dental services at Casady Dental Care on Monday, October 15. A choice of one free cleaning,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Casady Dental Care
9405 N Penn Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: Casady Dental Care, Casady Square Orthodontics and Quail Springs Dental Care
Telephone: 753-9090
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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 wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

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: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators can visit the museum for FREE. Admission applies for family members.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Museum
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
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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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Features fun activities for the whole family including story time, crafts, movies, Oklahoma Hall of Famers and special activities with community partners.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Hall of Fame
1400 Classen Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 235-4458
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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 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 a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

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: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Screen a different horror movie each Tuesday evening during the month of October. Refreshments will be available to all moviegoers. Contact the library at 732-4828 to find out title information.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest City Library
8143 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK
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Telephone: 732-4820
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During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators can visit the museum for FREE. Admission applies for family members.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Museum
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
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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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Features sensory themed 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 nature-themed story time every Wednesday. After story time, children will create a small craft to take home. Best suited for ages 2-5. Walkups welcome.

Cost: FREE, $2 suggested donation

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 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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Features fun activities for the whole family including story time, crafts, movies, Oklahoma Hall of Famers and special activities with community partners.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Hall of Fame
1400 Classen Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 235-4458
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

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: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Features a curated selection of movies in the Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater. See website for a complete list of movies. Popcorn provided. Museum admission is free to all guests on Wide...

Cost: FREE

Where:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 478-2250
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Features dinner for the family and classes and activities to feed your spirit. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Classes start at 6 or 6:30 p.m. Childcare is available for infants. For more...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
2717 West Hefner Road
Oklahoma City, OK  73120
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Telephone: 751-0755
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During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators can visit the museum for FREE. Admission applies for family members.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Museum
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
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Mom-ing is hard! You don’t have to walk this incredible, crazy and oftentimes overwhelming journey alone.  Enjoy fellowship, encouragement and inspiration as the group explores...

Cost: Free to attend; Optional Breakfast, $5

Where:
St. Luke's Edmond
900 N. Sooner Road
Edmond, OK  73034
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Sponsor: St. Luke's Edmond
Telephone: 285-2002
Contact Name: Taylor Easttom
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Features fun activities for the whole family including story time, crafts, movies, Oklahoma Hall of Famers and special activities with community partners.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Hall of Fame
1400 Classen Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 235-4458
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Features an activity time for kids ages 2 to 7 with a nature-themed story time. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 297-1429
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

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: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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This camp will engage kids in the science inquiry and engineering design processes using fun, hands-on activities with Ruff Ruffman and his friends. Preregister. For ages 12 & under.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northwest Library
5600 NW 122nd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: OETA Ready to Learn
Telephone: 606-3580
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Features story time, songs and a little bit of dancing hosted by representatives of the Moore library for kids ages 12 & under.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Boxcar
2100 N Eastern Ave
Moore, OK
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Telephone: 759-7295
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This camp will engage kids in the science inquiry and engineering design processes using fun, hands-on activities with Ruff Ruffman and his friends. Preregister. For ages 12 & under.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northwest Library
5600 NW 122nd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Sponsor: OETA Ready to Learn
Telephone: 606-3580
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Features trunk-or-treating, car show, carnival games, DJ and live music from Pineapple Stro, a costume contest and more. Event schedule: 6 - 9pm:  Trunk or Treat, live music, games...

Cost: Free to attend, donations welcome.

Where:
Oklahoma Foundation of the Disabled
8421 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 842-3363
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Sample a pre-made culinary delight, and then make a pizza to bake at home. For ages 12 & up.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Warr Acres Library
5901 NW 63rd St
Warr Acres, OK
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Telephone: 721-2616
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During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators can visit the museum for FREE. Admission applies for family members.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Museum
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
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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 arts & crafts, classic car show, food, carnival rides, entertainment & activities.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Robbers Cave State Park
Wilburton, OK


Telephone: 918-465-3400
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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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Features fun activities for the whole family including story time, crafts, movies, Oklahoma Hall of Famers and special activities with community partners.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Hall of Fame
1400 Classen Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 235-4458
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Features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a...

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: 270-4848
Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City
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Features crafts, carnival games, snacks, story book princesses, super heroes, face painting, cake walk and a dump tank.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Bethany
NW 39th Expy and College Streets
Bethany, OK  73008
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Sponsor: Bethany Main Street Merchants
Telephone: 470-3747
Contact Name: Joe LeClair
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Features games for all ages with a mix of retro and modern games including video games and board games. This come-and-go event is open to all ages.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moore Library
225 S Howard
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 793-5100
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Features pizza, a spooky scavenger hunt, science activities and a haunted gingerbread house competition. For kids in grades 6th - 8th. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Village Library
10307 N. Penn Ave
The Village, OK
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Telephone: 755-0710
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Teens will use engineering, art and creativity to create their own spooky village. All supplies provided. Preregister. Best suited for students in grades 6-12.

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 live music, shopping, vendors, food trucks, face painting and children's activities. Lawn chairs welcome.

Cost: Free to enter

Where:
10 West Main Shopping Center Parking Lot
10 West Main street
Yukon, OK  73099
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Telephone: 823-2429
Contact Name: Miklyn McMahon
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Enjoy a FREE outdoor screening of CoCo. In addition to the movie, families can enjoy inflatables, face painting, music, arts & crafts and more. Activities begin at 6 p.m.; movie at...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lions Park
450 S Flood Ave
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 366-5472
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Features the rock bands Disciple & Decyfer Down   Get free tickets by registering at ...

Cost: FREE, registration required

Where:
Victory Church OKC
4300 North MacArthur Blvd.
Warr Acres, OK  73122
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Sponsor: Rise Above Ministries & Allied Productions
Telephone: 513-6615
Contact Name: Bobby Wallace
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During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators can visit the museum for FREE. Admission applies for family members.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Museum
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
View map »


Website »

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Features balloon rides, dusk glow shows, skydiving presentations, car show, inflatables and more. There is a $10 per car parking fee upon entering the facility. Friday, 5 - 10 p.m.; Saturday,...

Cost: Adults, $10; kids (16 & under), $5

Where:
6411 N Perkins Rd
Stillwater, OK
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Telephone: 385-4040
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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 fun, all-ages race through Bethany's 23rd street district. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Children's Center Rehabilitation Hospital's campaign for a new...

Cost: $25

Where:
Bethany's 23rd Street District
7600 NW 23rd St
Bethany, OK  73008
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Sponsor: City of Bethany
Telephone: 603-3521
Contact Name: Jessica Aycock
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The walk-in clinic will offer free flu shots for both children ages 6 mos & up and adults, while supplies last.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman Regional Moore Conference Center
700 S Telephone Rd
Moore, OK
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Features arts & crafts, classic car show, food, carnival rides, entertainment & activities.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Robbers Cave State Park
Wilburton, OK


Telephone: 918-465-3400
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Features a variety of construction vehicles for attendees to explore. There will be a quiet hour from 9-10 a.m for those who wish to see all the trucks up close without the noise. Benefits the...

Cost: FREE to attend

Where:
Dolese Bros. Co.
14th & Broadway
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 235-2311
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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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The Industry Flea is an open-air market featuring food trucks, live music and a variety of artisans and shops offering vintage clothing, furniture, art, locally-made food and more. **Event was...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Midtown Oklahoma City
399 NW 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 514-5205
Contact Name: Cleo Rajon
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Features award-winning authors from Oklahoma and across the country as well as panel discussions, storytelling, crafts, chef demonstrations and more. This is a dog-friendly event.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma City Boathouse District
732 Riversport Dr
Oklahoma City, OH
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The annual National Weather Festival highlights the many weather-related organizations and activities in central Oklahoma. Visitors can view the National Weather Center’s premier facilities...

Cost: FREE

Where:
National Weather Center
120 David L Boren Blvd
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 325-3095
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Learn about these ancient arachnids—the scary and the fun—and find out how these secretive and mysterious animals make their way through the environment. Hosted by Dr. Gaffin of the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 297-1429
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Features cultural demonstrations, traditional games, storytelling, a pumpkin patch, archery tag, food arbors, stomp dance demonstrations and more. Admission required for the exhibit center.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chickasaw Cultural Center
867 Cooper Memorial
Sulphur, OK
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Telephone: 580-622-7130
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Learn more about the past and historic artifacts. There will be professional archeologists and knowledgeable avocationalists available to help explain, display and demonstrate the tools of...

Cost: Free with admission.

Where:
Spiro Mounds
18154 First Street
Spiro, OK  74959
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Sponsor: Spiro Mounds
Telephone: (918) 962-2062
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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 fun activities for the whole family including story time, crafts, movies, Oklahoma Hall of Famers and special activities with community partners.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oklahoma Hall of Fame
1400 Classen Dr
Oklahoma City, OK
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Telephone: 235-4458
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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 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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Features food trucks, live music, pet caricatures, pet-related pop-up shops, a pumpkin patch and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Porches & Pastures
201 Matthews Lane
Eufaula, OK  74432
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Sponsor: Porches & Pastures
Telephone: 918.470.5122
Contact Name: Stephanie Fine
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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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FREE Crafts for kids ages 3+ every Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakeshore Learning. No reservations necessary. Click here for the weekly project lineup.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning
6300 N. May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK  73112
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Telephone: 858-8778
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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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Embellish a sugar skull with glitter, feathers, a hat and more.  Preregister. All supplies provided.  For ages 12 & up.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bethany Library
7941 NW 23rd St
Bethany, OK
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Telephone: 789-8363
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Features an afternoon of reading, play and book-related giveaways, while supplies last.

Cost: Free to attend.

Where:
Various locations
Oklahoma City Metro, OK


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Midtown merchants will be providing specials, discounts, in-store activities and promotions, and giveaways.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midtown
Oklahoma City, OK


Sponsor: Downtown OKC
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Learn how to create treat bags using Duct tape. All materials provided. Preregister. For ages 8 - 14.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norman West Library
300 Norman Center Ct
Norman, OK
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Telephone: 701-2644
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Features a family-friendly Halloween carnival with games, treats and food. This year’s theme will be “The Wizard of Oz." All ages welcome. Costumes encouraged.

Cost: Free

Where:
Oklahoma Territorial Museum
406 E. Oklahoma Ave.
Guthrie, OK  73044
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Sponsor: Friend of the Museum
Telephone: 282-1889
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Features an outdoor concert by the Norman Philharmonic with special guests Boyd Street Brass Band. Together, the two groups will perform American classics like "God Bless America,"...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Legacy Park
1898 Legacy Park Dr
Norman , OK
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Telephone: 928-4161
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Features carnival games, food, prizes, candy, cupcake walk and face painting. Fall treats will be on sale.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crown Heights Nazarene Church
920 N.W. 46th St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73118
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Telephone: 554-1903
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Learn how to make healthy alternatives to some of your classic fall favorites.

Cost: FREE

Where:
11120 SE 29th St.
Oklahoma City, OK  73130
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Sponsor: A Table in the Wilderness
Contact Name: Laurel

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Discover the mysterious side the University of Oklahoma from tales and firsthand accounts of past and present students and staff. Preregister.

Cost: FREE

Where:
OU Campus
660 Parrington Oval
Norman, OK
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During the month of October, all pre-K through 12th grade educators can visit the museum for FREE. Admission applies for family members.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sam Noble Museum
2401 Chautauqua Ave
Norman, OK
View map »


Website »

More information

Features balloon rides, dusk glow shows, skydiving presentations, car show, inflatables and more. There is a $10 per car parking fee upon entering the facility. Friday, 5 - 10 p.m.; Saturday,...

Cost: Adults, $10; kids (16 & under), $5

Where:
6411 N Perkins Rd
Stillwater, OK
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Telephone: 385-4040
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