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Free, Fun Family Activities

The Only Thing Better than Family Fun is FREE Family Fun!

Our website is packed with things to do to have fun with the whole family without spending a dime. Below, you’ll find a list of inspiring ideas of the best free events happening this month, reader-favorite free activities and more free things to do with kids in OKC! Want even more ideas? Check out our searchable calendar filled with community events for families or keep scrolling to see events happening today throughout the Oklahoma City metro that are free to attend.

Editor’s note: Due to COVID-19 precautions, some of the following events and venues 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. When around others, wear a mask, 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  

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Check out these exciting ideas for endless entertainment year-round on our cost-saving seasonal guides with affordable fun under $5 for every season.

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All Free Events

  • Wed, Oct 27, 2021

  • Click here to see a list of current museum exhibits in the OKC Metro.                  
  • The annual National Weather Festival highlights the many weather-related organizations and activities in central Oklahoma. The event is virtual this year with children's activities, speakers and more. There may be some in-person events to catch during the week, check for updates on Facebook.


    Social media View map

    Norman, OK, US
  • 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…


    Facebook View map

    Park Hill, 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…


    OKC Zoo View map
    2000 Remington Place,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, OK, US
  • Features come-&-go, hands-on science activities that can be easily replicated with everyday items found at home. Early Explorers is perfect for young scientists with short attention spans. No need to preregister.


    Science Museum Oklahoma View map
    2020 Remington Place,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, OK, US
  • Features books on a variety of topics, featuring many rare and out-of-print titles. Visitors can shop for reproductions of historic posters, maps and photographs; LPs; microfilm; and collectibles. For family history researchers, there will be a number of genealogical publications for sale. The Research Center also will be offering several framed items for 50 percent off the regular retail price. Proceeds from the Book Sale will benefit the OHS Research…


    The Oklahoma History Center View map
    800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features storytime in the Great Hall. Staff will share natural history, science and animal-themed stories. Advance reservations are not required.


    Sam Noble Museum View map
    2401 Chautauqua Ave,
    Norman, 73072, 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.


    PAMBE Ghana Global Market View map
    2420 N. Robinson,
    Oklahoma City, 73103, OK, US
  • Features treats, drinks, giveaways, art, live music and more from participating businesses.


    Film Row View map
    California to NW 4th, Classen to Hudson Ave,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Features a fun, safe, and sweet night with trunk or treating. St. Luke’s is looking for volunteers for this year’s Trunk or Treating. Wear your favorite costume, decorate your vehicle, and fill your trunk with candy for all the Trunk or Treaters who will be roaming the parking lot. Awards will be given for “Best Trunk” and many others. To sign up, visit and register your vehicle.


    St. Luke's Edmond View map
    900 N. Sooner Rd.,
    Edmond, 73034, OK, US
  • Features seven nights of indoor trick-or-treating for kids of all ages. Guests can follow the Trick-or-Treat trail for candy and see marine life in the surrounding exhibits. Dress up in your best Halloween costume for a chance to win prizes. This year’s event will include protocols to ensure the health and safety of our guests, vendors, staff, and volunteers. Safety measures include nightly admission caps, mask requirements, and glove requirements…


    Oklahoma Aquarium View map
    300 Aquarium Dr,
    Jenks, OK, US
  • Features trunk or treating, candy and more. Costumes encouraged.


    CrossPointe Church View map
    2601 24th Ave SE,
    Norman, 73071, OK, US
  • Features the exciting rhythms and beautiful melodies of Brazil’s most famous songs, sambas, bossa novas, ballads, choro, fado, virtuoso instrumental tracks and more. The unique sound of the music of Brazil is a fusion of styles, from Portuguese and American jazz to Cuban and African rhythms.


    Armstrong Auditorium View map
    14400 S. Bryant Rd,
    Edmond, OK, US

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