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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 20, 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
  • Features gently used items for babies, children and teens. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Where

    Yukon Shopping Hills View map
    1093 S Cornwell,
    Yukon, OK
  • 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 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.

    Where

    Science Museum Oklahoma View map
    2020 Remington Place,
    Oklahoma City, 73111, 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 David Payne’s Wild Weather Camp, a fun and interactive weather safety program developed by David Payne and the News 9 Weather Team for elementary students. Kids will learn about severe weather events and what to do in different scenarios. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the 45-minute presentation, then explore weather-related art in the Museum galleries. Admission is free for students and chaperones (one per seven students). Ask…

    Where

    National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum View map
    1700 NE 63rd St,
    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.

    Where

    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.

    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 a canine agility training course to help keep dogs fit and strengthen bones and joints. In addition to the physical aspects, agility courses exercise a dog’s mind, giving them an opportunity to learn and solve problems. Bring your pup – all sizes welcome. Also held Oct. 20.

    Where

    Myriad Gardens View map
    301 W Reno Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 73102, 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 samples from local restaurants as well as wine and beers. While you sample the fare, attendees can also enjoy the nearby murals, live jazz music, raffles and the historic venue. Participating Restaurants: Rococo, Republic Gastropub, Hideaway Pizza, Musashi’s Japanese Steakhouse, Pearl’s Oyster Bar, VZDs, Gold Leaf Nutrition, Sushi Neko, The Hutch on Avondale, Bin 73 and more. Benefits the beautification of Western Avenue.

    Where

    Will Rogers Theatre View map
    4322 N Western Ave,
    Oklahoma City, 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 a live stream concert Sean and Sara Watkins and special guests. A current (within 72 hours) negative COVID-19 test OR proof of vaccination will be required.

    Where

    Tower Theatre View map
    425 NW 23rd St,
    Oklahoma City, 73103, OK, US

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