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If you are looking for things to do with your kids, you are in the right place! MetroFamily scours the OKC metro so you can find all of the best events for families all in one place. Find fun ways to spend time with the whole family, including can’t-miss events happening in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, Moore, Yukon and beyond on our searchable calendar.

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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.

  • Sun, Oct 24, 2021

  • Fall down the rabbit hole into the fantasy world first imagined by Lewis Carroll 150 years ago with Alice. This stylish production is an incredible spectacle of dance, theater, and puppetry, and features numerous students from the Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School. Friday & Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.

    Where

    Civic Center Music Hall View map
    201 N Walker Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • 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
  • Relive the golden age of steam railroading when the Oklahoma Railway Museum host Leigh Valley Coal Company #126, the beautifully restored 1930s-era coal-burning saddle tank steam locomotive affectionately known as “Sadie”. Ride in vintage 1920s & 30s passenger cars or on an open flatcar or caboose and enjoy the unique experience of hearing that engine chug down the track during the 40-minute excursion. Trains leave from our historic Oakwood Depot…

    Where

    Oklahoma Railway Museum View map
    3400 NE Grand Blvd,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, OK, US
  • Features a large contemporary craft show with nearly 800 booths of handmade, boutiques and gourmet food items including everything from jewelry and up-cycled furniture to clothing, home décor, handcrafted lotions & soaps and more. Vendors come from more than 20 states to sell their goods. Show times are Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Where

    OKC State Fair Park View map
    3001 General Pershing Blvd.,
    Oklahoma City, 73107, 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
  • 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 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
  • Trick-or-treaters can collect treats from 13 candy stations located along the Haunt the Zoo trail. Volunteers will distribute candy and tasty snacks through 8-foot “treat tubes” into trick-or-treat bags from a safe distance. Guests can also visit themed booths displaying an array of family-friendly decorations and elaborate props, perfect for capturing photo moments. Haunt the Zoo goers are invited to wear their Halloween costumes. Adults may wear costumes, too, but nothing…

    Where

    Oklahoma City Zoo View map
    2101 NE 50th St,
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • 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
  • 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
  • See inside some of Oklahoma City’s most beautiful historic homes. Tours will be held from noon to 5 p.m. each day. This self-guided walking tour allows attendees to visit several private residences. Visitors will be greeted by knowledgeable volunteers who can provide historical facts and wonderful stories about the Heritage Hills neighborhood. The tour may be completed on either Saturday or Sunday or both days for a more leisurely pace.…

    Where

    Heritage Hills View map

    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a non-competitive 5K run & walk for all fitness levels. Start and finish line banners will be hung at three parks in MWC, including Joe B. Barnes Regional Park. Complete the 5K at your own pace. Preregister.

    Where

    Joe B. Barnes Regional Park View map
    8700 E Reno Ave,
    Midwest City, OK, US
  • Features hands-on activities and interpretive stations for families with children visiting the museum. Whether exploring the monumental works in the exhibition or enjoying an art-making project in the Hall of The People, the frequently changing activities will inspire your family’s creativity and curiosity.

    Where

    First Americans Museum View map
    659 First Americans Boulevard,
    Oklahoma City, 73129, OK, US
  • Features various food, clothing, jewelry and cultural stalls from different regions of India, plus Bollywood style dances, classical temple dances, Folk dance, a fashion show, live music and traditional art shows. There will also be an artists zone with lots of activities for kids and adults to learn traditional crafts and art forms of India.  

    Where

    Myriad Gardens View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Choose from a generous collection of ceramic items and staff will help you every step of the way on the project you select. Bring snacks and your favorite beverages (BYOB&S).

    Where

    Unpluggits Paint & Play View map
    575 Enterprise Dr,
    Edmond, 73013, OK, US
  • USA Softball, the Oklahoma City Dodgers and OKC Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, will host a free PLAY BALL event for all children 18 and under at Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City. Participants will take part in a series of basic drills in order to further development of the game and promote awareness for the upcoming OKC Dodgers Rookie League. All participants will receive a free…

    Where

    Scissortail Park View map
    415 S Robinson Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73109, OK, US
  • Features nationally known German bands, authentic European foods, arts and crafters MarktHaus, carnival, and fun activities for the entire family.

    Where

    River West Festival Park View map
    2100 S. Jackson Ave.,
    Tulsa, 74107,
  • Admission includes basic skate rental. Family Night Package $29 Includes: Admission, Skate Rental, Pizza, & Drinks for up to 5 family members. Thursdays, 6 - 9 p.m.; Sundays, 6 - 8 p.m.

    Where

    Skate Galaxy OKC View map
    5800 NW 36th Street,
    Oklahoma City, 73122, OK
  • 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

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