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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 oklahoma.gov/covid19.  

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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.

    Where

    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…

    Where

    Facebook View map

    Park Hill, OK, US
  • Features Trauma-Sensitive Yoga classes for those over 13 years of age and female-identifying. Each Trauma-Sensitive Yoga class will be led by Heather Warfield, LMFT, Calm Waters’ Clinical Director, and who has been trained in the Trauma Center’s Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, (TCTSY). All abilities are welcome and movement options will be provided throughout the session.

    Where

    Calm Waters Center View map
    501 N. Walker, Suite 140,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Classes led by YMCA instructors.  are open to all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. Meet at the Devon Lawn. Bring a mat and water. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. & Saturday, 9 a.m. Want to receive email alerts when the yoga class moves indoors due to weather? Signup for Yogi-Mail. Email info@myriadgardens.org and put YOGA EMAILS in the subject line. Important dates:  Botanical Balance FREE Yoga is will…

    Where

    Myriad Gardens View map
    301 W 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
  • Introduce your little learner to science concepts through doing, discovering and making. Each stand-alone program explores a different theme and features stories, games, songs, crafts and museum exploration. Preregister. Theme schedule: Sept. 14 - Birds Sept. 28 - Nature Art Oct. 12 - Fall Oct. 26 - I'm a Scientist Nov. 9 - Wet and Wild Nov. 30 - Grossology

    Where

    Sam Noble Museum View map
    2401 Chautauqua Ave,
    Norman, 73072, OK, US
  • Features a story and corresponding hands-on science activity in various locations throughout the museum. Storytime Science moves to a new location for each story — check with a team member or at the Guest Relations Booth for directions. 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays. To align with revised CDC guidelines, the museum strongly recommends all guests wear masks while in the museum. They require that unvaccinated guests ages 13+ wear…

    Where

    Science Museum Oklahoma View map
    2020 Remington Pl,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US
  • Due to the continuing COVID-19 situation, the weekly preschool storytime is currently meeting online. Just like the in-person program, Art Adventures at Home includes a book and related art activity using materials you are likely to have on hand. Recommended for ages 3-8, but kids of all ages are welcome. For more information about how to register for this virtual program, please contact museumtours@ou.edu. Space is limited.

    Where

    Zoom View map

    Norman, 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
  • Features free nature-themed storytime and crafts each Tuesday and Thursday at the Play Pavilion.

    Where

    Scissortail Park Playground and Play Pavilion View map
    655 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
  • 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…

    Where

    Oklahoma Aquarium View map
    300 Aquarium Dr,
    Jenks, OK, US
  • Special presentations of classic films are brought back to the big screen every Tuesday at 7 p.m. for only $5. Click here for a full lineup of movies.

    Where

    Harkins Theatre View map
    150 E Reno,
    Oklahoma City, OK, US

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