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2023 Spring Break Activities in OKC

By National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

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Spring Break in Oklahoma City means the metro is abloom with family fun. If you’re sticking close to home this Spring Break, this list features family-friendly activities to keep your little ones occupied. From hikes and movies to story times and crafts and everything in between, we’ve got you covered. In addition to this list, you can find even more family fun at one of these FREE events or on our searchable calendar. Also, check out our guide to current museum exhibits.

This activities guide is generously sponsored by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The Cowboy invites families to explore the American West through drop-in activities, internationally renowned collections of Western art and artifacts, and interactive attractions like Liichokoshkomo’, the museum’s outdoor playspace, and Prosperity Junction, a replica turn-of-the-twentieth-century cattle town. Learn more at nationalcowboymuseum.org.


Don’t forget! If you need childcare through the break, please visit our list of Spring Break Camps.

(Editor’s Note: This is a working list last updated on March 6, 2023. Please check back often for updates.)

March 8-17

Oklahoma Youth Expo at State Fair Park (3001 General Pershing Blvd) features a youth livestock competition with students from around Oklahoma. Free to attend. See website for a complete schedule of events.

March 9-12

Future Voices: A Choreographic Showcase at The Susan E. Brackett Dance Center (6800 N Classen Ave) features a fast-paced, eclectic program of dance by aspiring choreographers. Experience an up-close look at the choreographic process and the dancers. $20. Thursday & Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. 

March 10

FREE 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk in the Norman Arts District (downtown Norman) features a monthly celebration of the arts in Norman. Enjoy art galleries, live entertainment and more. 6 – 9 p.m.

FREE LIVE! On the Pawza in the Plaza District (1700 block of NW 16th St) features a pet-themed event with artists, live music, special events, local shopping and more on the second Friday of the month. 6 – 10 p.m.

March 10-11

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at Lyric’s Plaza Theatre (1727 NW 16th St) features an hour-long version of Mark Twain’s novel. This tale of friendship against all odds is recreated for young audiences as two best friends demonstrate the power children have to change the world. $20 & up. Friday, 10 a.m.; Saturday, 2 & 5 p.m.

Oscar®-Nominated Short Films at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features screenings of nominated short films including live-action, documentaries and animation. Adults, $10; college students & teens (13-18), $8; kids, (12 & under), $6. See website for a complete schedule of showtimes.

March 10-12

OKC Parks presents A Raisin in the Sun at Civic Center CitySpace Theatre (201 N Walker Ave) features Hansberry’s award-winning drama centered on the hopes and aspirations of a struggling, working-class family living on the South Side of Chicago. Best suited for ages 13 & up. Contains profanity and adult content. $24 & up. See website for show times.

Jurassic Quest at State Fair Park (3101 Gordon Cooper Blvd) features an interactive adventure with realistic dinosaurs, dinosaur-themed rides and attractions, live dinosaur shows and interactive science and art activities. Adults, $24; kids, (2-12), $24-$39. Friday, noon-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

IndigiPopX at First Americans Museum (659 First Americans Blvd) features a Native pop culture festival. Learn about, experience and enjoy Native American pop culture with special guests, vendors, and special programming. $25 & up. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

March 11

FREE See You Saturdays at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr) features crafts, virtual and video exhibits and more. All ages welcome. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Stockyards City (S Agnew Ave) features a combination of Irish and Western Heritage with longhorns, equestrian clubs, civic organizations, classic cars, marching bands and more. 10 a.m.

FREE Holba’ Pisachi’ Native Film Festival at the Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial Rd) features First American visual art from across the country including documentaries and feature films, question-and-answer forums, discussion panels and meet-and-greet opportunities with filmmakers and cast members. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

DIY Skullarium Class at Skeletons Museum of Osteology (10301 S Sunnylane Rd) features a walk-through on how to make and care for your very own “Skullarium.” For ages 10 & up. Preregister, space is limited. $40-$85. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Te Ata (2016) film screening at Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr). Screen the film Te Ata (2016) and have a discussion with a speaker from the Chickasaw Cultural Center. Preregister. Free to attend. noon-2 p.m.

FREE Second Saturday at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features artist demos, collaborative activities and artmaking projects inspired by the art at the museum. 1 – 4 p.m.

Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie at McKnight Center for the Performing Arts (705 W University Ave, Stillwater) features an exciting musical about two children’s books – Acoustic Rooster and Indigo Blume – that tells a story about being scared, being brave, and believing in yourself. Best suited for ages 5 & up. $20 & up. 3 p.m.

FREE Bigfoot in Oklahoma at the Southern Oaks Library (6900 S Walker Ave) features Native Oklahoma Bigfoot Research Organization (NOBRO) as they share stories and purported evidence from volunteer researchers, as well as inviting participants of all ages to share their local Bigfoot encounters. Preregister. 3-4:30 p.m.

Saturday Night Show at Oklahoma Opry (2312 Exchange Ave) features local and regional talent performing a wide range of musical genres backed by the Opry Band. $20. 7 p.m.

March 11-19

Spring Break Activities at RIVERSPORT Adventures (800 Riversport Dr) features kayaking, paddle boarding, Nordic Adventures and more. Prices vary. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

March 12

Round Barn Rendezvous at the Arcadia Round Barn (107 E Hwy 66, Arcadia) features a free live concert with jam sessions from a variety of musical genres. Free to attend, donations welcome. Noon-4 p.m.

Run Lucky 5K and Mission Mile Fun Run at Fassler Hall (421 NW 10th St) features a 5K and fun run with bagpipes, green beer, a costume contest and more. Benefits AutismOklahoma. $30 & up. 2-4 p.m.

March 13-16

FREE Incredible Inventions and Crazy Contraptions Spring Break Camp at the Northwest Library (5600 NW 122nd St) features a 4-day camp with Snapology. Learn about the motion sensor and how it is used in programming robotics. For ages 7-12. Preregister. 2-3 p.m.

March 13-17

Spring Break Activities at OKC National Memorial Museum (620 N Harvey Ave) features daily activities and extended hours. Activities include rescue dog demonstrations, STEM experiences, junior ranger programming and more. Free with admission. See website for schedule and times.

Spring Break Drop-in Activities at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features family-friendly activities inspired by the exhibitions on display. Drop by and create a different make-and-take craft each day such as fingerprint art, scratch art and more. Free with admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Spring Break Pop-ins at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features hands-on activities and come-and-go experiences including stories, crafts and other adventures suited to each day’s theme. Activities vary daily. Free to attend, donations welcome. 10 a.m. – noon.

Spring Break Animal Enrichments at the OKC Zoo (2000 Remington Pl) features spring enrichment activities for zoo animals. Watch the zoo’s animals interact with enrichment activities prepared for them by their caretakers. Free with admission. See website for schedule.

FREE Spring Break Fun at Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch (1720 West Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore) features special activities daily. 1-3 p.m.

FREE Spring Break STEAM Activities at the Downtown Library (300 Park Ave) features creative and engaging programs designed to introduce concepts and develop skills related to science, technology, engineering, art, and math. For ages 7-12. 3:30 & 6:30 p.m.

March 13-18

FREE Spring Break Activities at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features a variety of activities including an outdoor preparedness class, Jr. Ranger scavenger hunt, birding activities and more. Times and park locations vary, see website for schedule.

March 14

FREE National Learn about Butterflies Day at the Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial Rd) features a selection of butterfly-themed activities and cultural demonstrations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

FREE Pi Day Activity at Best of Books (1313 Danforth Rd, Edmond) features a themed STEM activity. Activities are geared toward elementary-age children. Preregister is encouraged. 2 p.m.

March 14-18

FREE Three Sisters Spring Celebration at the Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial Rd) features a celebration of the emergence of spring and the planting of essential crops through Chickasaw culture, language, demonstrations and various activities. Free to attend. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

March 14-19

FREE Family Discovery Week at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features family-friendly activities, special guests and art. Visit a Metropolitan Library location March 2-15 to get a free admission pass for each adult 18 and over while supplies last—kids 17 and under are always free. Wednesday & Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

March 15-17

FREE Spring Thing! at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr) features Spring-themed activities, crafts and more for the family to enjoy. The first 100 guests who attend will get a special gift. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., plus Thursday, 5-8 p.m. p.m.

March 15 & 8

FREE Metro Grows – Raising Your Own Backyard Chickens at Metro Libraries (various locations). Learn the basics of caring for these fun and friendly pets with local backyard chicken expert Sara Braden. A few local hens will join this outdoor class. March 15 – Ralph Ellison, 11 a.m.-noon; March 18 – Belle Isle, 10-11 a.m.

FREE Metro Grows – Spring Gardening at Metro Libraries (various locations). Learn about how to start a garden of any size, the correct tools to use, proper soil testing and how to plant seeds and harvest. March 15 – Downtown Library, 11 a.m.-noon; March 18 – Village Library, 10-11 a.m.

March 16

FREE Spring Break Art Activity at Best of Books (1313 Danforth Rd, Edmond) features a follow-along art lesson for kids. Activities are geared for elementary-age children. Preregister is encouraged. 2 p.m.

March 17

sham-ROCK the Gardens: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Myriad Botanical Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with delicious eats from Irish food vendors and music by some of Oklahoma’s best Irish bands. Free to attend. 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

March 18

FREE PLS STEAM Fest at the Moore Public Library (225 S Howard Ave, Moore) features various stations and materials including the PLS Maker Mobile and STEAM kits focused on planetarium exploration, Arduino, microscopes, Lego brick challenges, 3D printers, wood burners and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

FREE Community Project: Plastic Bag Sleeping Mats at the Almonte Library (2914 SW 59th St) features an instructional class to learn how to make sleeping mats for people experiencing homelessness. Following the class, participants can visit the library at any time to help reach a community goal. Best suited for teens & adults. 1-2 p.m.

FREE Heard on Hurd Street Fest in Edmond (1st & Hurd, Broadway Ave, Edmond) features local food, unique shopping and live music. 6-10 p.m.

March 19

AT&T Sundays at First Americans Museum (659 First Americans Blvd). Kids ages 4-12 receive free admission to the museum galleries on the third Sunday of the month. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.



For even more inspiring ideas for family fun this Spring Break, check out our go-to guide for Spring Break fun in OKC.

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