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Studies show that kids engaged in sports, the arts, leadership organizations and more improve their social, creative, academic, organizational and goal-setting skills. Whether your kids are into baseball, soccer, swimming, basketball, dance, art or STEM, you’re sure to find extracurricular fun in our After School Activities Guide which covers programs in Oklahoma City, Norman, Edmond, Moore, Yukon and beyond.

 

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    Petting Zoos and Zoo-2-U programs promise a tactile, hands-on, interactive experience with exciting and exotic creatures including lemurs, sloths, otters, kangaroos, crocodiles, tarantulas, kinkajous and more. Petting Zoos are also an amazingly effective tool to discuss and explain the important…

  • FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a youth-serving non-profit advancing STEM education for students ages 4-18. FIRST® inspires young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting mentor-based, research and robotics programs…

  • Find out how you can become a computer programmer, a doctor, a business mogul or a builder of great things in one of the Francis Tuttle Technology Center STEM Academies. High school sophomores, juniors and seniors spend half the school…

  • iCode is a family-friendly computer science educational facility for kids in grades K-12. As a technology and coding school, they equip children with the tools for success in today’s information-driven world. Immersing kids in real-world problems enhances their understanding of…

  • Oklahoma Contemporary’s weeklong, school-break camps, held at their new downtown campus, provide fun and challenging studio experiences for 5–12-year-olds. From painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics to performance, costume design, robotics and animation, experienced art educators facilitate camps inspired by contemporary…

  • The Oklahoma Hall of Fame tells Oklahoma's story through its people. As the official museum of free family fun, they look forward to seeing you at the museum and engaging in their interactive cultural programming such as Free Family Fun…

  • Full STEAM ahead! Science Museum Oklahoma offers hands-on science education every day, but the museum really gears up when school is out! STEAM camps for kids in pre-K to 6th grade are offered throughout the year. Whether your child enjoys…

  • The STEAM Engine provides STEM and Arts enrichment to 3rd-8th grade students at community partner sites across the metro. In our after-school clubs and summer day camps, participants increase awareness about STEM concepts and careers, build confidence through mentoring relationships…

  • The Edmond Fine Arts Institutes’ programs feature visual and performing art classes in a variety of art mediums for all ages and levels of ability. The curriculum includes beginning to advanced classes in drawing, painting, jewelry design, clay, pottery, sculpture,…

  • El Sistema Oklahoma is an after-school program serving more than 200 underserved public school children in the heart of Oklahoma City. The mission of El Sistema Oklahoma is to assist the community by engaging children within an ensemble-based music program…

  • Loveworks Afterschool Leadership is an in-person program designed to help students in grades 4-8 make positive life choices, discover career paths and set them on a trajectory for personal success. The program is designed to help students improve their social,…

  • The center’s Pre-Engineering, college preparatory program is offered to students interested in engineering careers from Norman, Norman North, Moore, Westmoore and Southmoore high schools. Students apply the theories and principles of science and mathematics to research and develop economical solutions…

  • SAIL into learning each month with an arts-integrated subscription box, filled to the brim with activities and the materials you need to do them! Perfect for all elementary-aged students, PK-5th grades, the Simply Arts Integrated Learning (SAIL) box provides four guided…

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    Bring the sea to your screen with FREE virtual field trips for K-12 students. Each virtual trip includes a pre-recorded video and accompanying activities designed to meet Oklahoma academic science standards and get students excited about marine life and conservation.…

  • Check out the OKC Zoo’s School’s Out Day Camps: Zoology in Action held March 15-19. From testing the waters to examining animal behaviors and rearing exotic plants, zoos move full STEAM ahead while caring for wild animals and wild places.…

  • This 4-H Club works with students in junior high and high school from Oklahoma County and surrounding counties to participate in two robot competitions in the fall (BEST competition, bestinc.org) and spring (FIRST competition, firstinspires.org). Participants learn robotics, teamwork, marketing,…

  • Students in kindergarten through 8th grade can purchase a virtual STEAM box filled with science, art and engineering projects focused on engineering, architecture and technology disciplines. The materials are shipped to your door and instructions are delivered live online. Individuals…