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Editor’s Note: Due to COVID-19 precautions, some of the events and venues featured may have adjusted their hours, programming or safety protocols. Please check with each venue directly to verify. We encourage our readers to enjoy family fun responsibly. Get vaccinated if you are a candidate and when around others, wear a mask, avoid crowded indoor spaces, remain socially distant, wash your hands often and stay home if you or a member of your household is feeling ill. 

Find more information about the coronavirus pandemic in Oklahoma at oklahoma.gov/covid19. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine clinic locations, visit vaxokc.com.

  • Fri, Oct 15, 2021

  • Click here to see a list of current museum exhibits in the OKC Metro.                  
  • The folks at Hunter’s Home have created a fun and safe alternative to the historic home’s annual Ghost Stories event. Participants can hear bewitching tales, uncover mysteries of the antebellum property built in 1845, and see the site after dark through a Facebook version of the popular event for 2021. By joining the private Facebook group “Life at Hunter’s Home: Ghost Stories,” viewers can enjoy complete access to special, spooky…

    Where

    Facebook View map

    Park Hill, OK, US
  • Take the reins of the “Iron Horse." The program is a unique opportunity for railfans to live their dream of running a steam locomotive. On October 15 & 17 and 22 & 24, 2021, attendees can power down the tracks behind Leigh Valley Coal Company #126. No previous locomotive experience is required A qualified engineer will be in the cab at all times,  participants will enjoy a half hour operating…

    Where

    Oklahoma Railway Museum View map
    3400 NE Grand Blvd,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, OK, US
  • Features a new, immersive theatre performance inspired by the Mix-Tape experience. Produced in collaboration with 19th Century Hound. Directed by Ronn Burton.

    Where

    Factory Obscura View map
    25 NW 9th St,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features hayrides, food trucks, inflatables, great photo-ops, games, a maze and of course, pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Pumpkins are available for purchase. All proceeds go to Wings. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 - 6 p.m.

    Where

    Wings Special Needs Community View map
    13700 N Eastern Ave,
    Edmond, OK, US
  • In this scented case of mistaken identity and letter writing, two feuding perfume clerks have no idea that they are in love. This production is suitable for all audiences. Performances are at 8 p.m. Oct. 15, 21, 22, 23, and 3 p.m. Oct. 17, 24

    Where

    Reynolds Performing Arts Center View map
    560 Parrington Oval,
    Norman, 73019, OK, US
  • ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. In accordance with current CDC COVID-19 guidelines, masks are requested for all…

    Where

    Sooner Theatre View map
    101 E Main St,
    Norman, 73069, OK, US
  • Features arts & crafts, classic car show, food, carnival rides, entertainment & activities.

    Where

    Robbers Cave State Park View map
    4575 Northwest 1024th Ave,
    Wilburton, OK, US
  • Features live entertainment, Highland Game demonstrations, Celtic-themed vendors, traditional Scottish foods, a fire festival and a ceilidh (an informal social gathering with folk music, singing, dancing and storytelling). Attractions include clan tents, genealogy research, crofters’ village and Gaelic lessons & readings. Friday, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Where

    Joe B. Barnes Regional Park View map
    8700 E Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a new immersive experience with life-sized dinosaur fossils and animatronic models that demonstrate movement and sounds like prehistoric creatures. This interactive experience has 15 one-of-a-kind animatronic displays and 8 skeleton replicas. Learn how dinosaurs evolved over time and where they roamed as well as what the OKC Zoo is doing to fight the extinction of Oklahoma’s beloved lizard, the horny toad, also known as the Texas horned lizard. Dino…

    Where

    OKC Zoo View map
    2000 Remington Place,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, OK, US
  • Features an outdoor skating surface for both traditional quad skates as well as inline skates. Fall hours: Thursday & Friday, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday, 1-7 p.m. (weather permitting) Skates are available to rent, but personal skates are always welcome. Hours are subject to change due to weather conditions.

    Where

    Scissortail Park View map
    801 S Robinson Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73109, OK, US
  • Create make-and-take activities each day while supplies last. Oct. 11 - Pumpkin Treat Bag Oct. 12 - Matryoshka Dolls Oct. 13 - Landscape pop-up cards Oct. 14 - Deer dancer puppets Oct. 15 - Moving eyes portraits

    Where

    National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum View map
    1700 NE 63rd St.,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, OK, US
  • Features a fall-themed animal enrichment event. Zookeepers prepare fun food for the animals to enjoy. Watch as select OKC Zoo animals interact with and devour a plethora of pumpkins. These unique food items are provided to the animals as part of the Zoo’s ongoing animal enrichment program, which is designed to stimulate and encourage the animals’ natural behaviors, such as foraging. This activity is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.…

    Where

    Oklahoma City Zoo View map
    2101 NE 50th St,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a fall festival with special themed activities for families to enjoy together. Activities will vary each day. UPDATE - Due to construction, the Museum is currently closed for public events and will not be able to host Fall Y'all as planned this year. BUT no worries because we still have Fall Break covered for your family. Stop by the Museum Wednesday or Thursday from 10 am-5 pm or Friday…

    Where

    Oklahoma Hall of Fame View map
    1400 Classen Dr,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features spin art, mini-games, hand painting, candy and more.

    Where

    Unpluggits View map
    575 Enterprise Dr Ste 110,
    Edmond, 73013, OK, US
  • Pumpkinville celebrates pumpkins, mums and everything fall. Families can explore a mini-village made out of pumpkins, gourds, haystacks, cornstalks and mums and enjoy hand-crafted games, activities, entertainment, unlimited rides on Mo’s Carousel and special treats. This year’s theme is the Wizard of Oz – “There’s no place like Pumpkinville.” Daily Activities 11 am Story Time Crafts, preregister, Monday-Friday at 1 pm Paint-A-Pumpkin $5, 10am-4pm Face Painting, Costs range $5-$8 Weekends…

    Where

    Myriad Botanical Gardens View map
    301 W Reno,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a seasonal fair trade shop offering unique gifts, including a wide selection of folk art from around the world and more. All merchandise are fair trade items, from almost every continent, made by artisans who are paid a living wage for their work. All proceeds benefit PAMBE Ghana's La'Angum Learning Center in northern Ghana.

    Where

    PAMBE Ghana Global Market View map
    2420 N. Robinson,
    Oklahoma City, 73103, OK, US
  • Howardena Pindell’s short video, Rope/Fire/Water, is a haunting distillation of historical data and statistics related to lynching and racist attacks. It opens with a personal memory from her childhood but proceeds without further personal comment as she reads — without inflecting her tone with sentiment — short excerpts from historical text. The bibliographical citations simply read out before each excerpt places an emphasis on historical fact. In reciting this history, the…

    Where

    Oklahoma Contemporary View map
    11 NW 11th St,
    Oklahoma City, 73103, OK, US
  • Features local vendors throughout the park as well as bar service, food trucks, live music and more. Shoppers are asked to please observe the 6-foot social distance recommendations and bring their own masks to wear while participating.

    Where

    Scissortail Park View map
    801 S Robinson Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73109, OK, US
  • Features treats, drinks, giveaways, art, live music and more from participating businesses.

    Where

    Film Row View map
    California to NW 4th, Classen to Hudson Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • To honor their own loss of a child and bring healing to others, several Oklahoma artists are showcasing their work at a new show. You & Me: The Art of Grief and Joy After Loss will feature works by seven women who have been impacted personally by miscarriage or infant loss. The free event will be held at The Social Club in coordination with the Arts District’s 3rd Fridays event and…

    Where

    The Social Club View map
    913 W. Main Street, Suite 100
    Oklahoma City, 73106, OK
  • Investigate human skulls from real criminal cases to solve the mystery and become an honorary detective. Masks are required for all museum guests and staff throughout their visit.  Also held: Oct. 15, 22 & 29, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.

    Where

    SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology View map
    10301 S Sunnylane Rd,
    Oklahoma City, 73160, OK, US
  • Features a Zumba class that combines Latin and international music with a fun and effective workout system. Instructors provided by YMCA.

    Where

    Myriad Gardens' Devon Lawn View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Features pop-up shops as well as live music and food trucks. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase.

    Where

    Wheeler District View map
    1701 S Western Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73109, OK, US
  • Features live, local music from Oklahoma singer-songwriters in the open-air pavilion. Bring a blanket and pick up a to-go picnic from any of the surrounding restaurants.  There is a playground and coffee shop nearby as well as shopping.

    Where

    The Water Stage at Chisholm Creek View map
    13230 Pawnee Drive,
    Oklahoma City, 73114, OK, US
  • Enjoy classic covers plus originals from the band.

    Where

    Belle Isle Restaurant and Brewery View map
    1900 Northwest Expressway,
    Oklahoma City, 73118, OK, US
  • Features evening tours at the historic home with a brief introduction in the carriage house followed by an after-hours tour of the mansion. See the home in its nighttime splendor, learn the history of the home and its former occupants, and discover why some say they are still roaming the halls. The tour will give time for guests to explore the historic home on their own. Tours will be limited…

    Where

    Henry Overholser Mansion View map
    405 NW 15th St,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features an outdoor screening of family-friendly movies. Activities begin at 7 p.m. The movie will begin at sundown. 2021 Movie line-up: Oct. 15 - Hocus Pocus Admission is FREE. Masks required.

    Where

    Lions Park View map
    450 S Flood Ave,
    Norman, OK, US
  • Features a decorated boat, haunted tunes, light snacks and cash bar on board. This cruise begins boarding at the Exchange Landing at 7:45 p.m.

    Where

    Oklahoma River Cruises Exchange Landing View map
    1503 Exchange Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73108, OK

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