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 socially-distant, family-friendly activities to keep your little ones occupied. From hikes and movies to storytimes 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 see the ground-breaking exhibition, Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World. See nearly 200 extraordinary objects and take part in edcuational programming and hands-on activities that explore aspects of the daily life of the Spiro people. Learn more at www.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 Mar. 8, 2021. Please check back often for updates.)
FREE 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk in the Norman Arts District (downtown Norman) features a monthly celebration of the arts in Norman. In lieu of physical art walk events, organizers are presently broadcasting digital arts content on their Facebook page. 6 – 9 p.m.
FREE LIVE on the Plaza in the Plaza District (1700 block of NW 16th St) features artists, live music, special events, local shopping and more on the second Friday of the month. Masks required, social distancing encouraged. 6 – 10 p.m.
Night at the Museum at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features a late-night museum experience for all to enjoy. Tour the galleries and see their newest exhibition “Moving Vision.” Adults, $12; seniors (62 & up), $10; kids (17 & under), free. Until 8 p.m. Also held Mar. 19.
OU Baseball vs Arkansas State University at L. Dale Mitchel Park (401 Imhoff Rd, Norman). Sooner Baseball takes the field against the Red Wolves for a 3-game series. Prices vary. Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 2 p.m.
Junk Utopia Shawnee at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo (1700 W Independence St, Shawnee) features a wide variety of vendors specializing in all types of vintage and antique items and handmade items including reclaimed wood, metal and architectural salvage and more. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Garden Walk at Will Rogers Gardens (3400 NW 36th St) features a walk through the gardens to see what is blooming, growing or is dormant. Attendees can take home a hardy shamrock plant. $5. 10-11 a.m.
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.
A Little Taste of Stockyards City – Spring Edition (1305 S Agnew Ave) features live entertainment with a Celtic flair in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, a made-in-Oklahoma market, beer tastings and family activities such as a Cowboy Leprechaun coloring contest and photo opportunities with the Oklahoma County Mounted Patrol and the Marshals Posse. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
FREE Storytime at Full Circle Bookstore (1900 NW Expressway) features a morning storytime with occasional special guests. Best suited for ages 10 & under. Space is limited so guests can maintain social distancing. 10:15 a.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Scissortail Park (300 SW 7th St) features live entertainment, food trucks and bar service with green beer. Free to attend. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
FREE Second Saturday at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features an exploration of the fun and funky side of printmaking. Programs will include artist demos, collaborative activities and printmaking projects — including an art project inspired by Ruscha’s Chocolate Room. Free to attend but tickets are required. Noon – 4 p.m.
FREE OKC Dodgers High School Baseball Series at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 S Mickey Mantle Dr) features a series of baseball matchups between Oklahoma high schools from around the state. Masks required, social distancing encouraged. Free to attend. 2 & 5 p.m. Also held Mar. 15, 18 & 20. See website for game times.
OU Men’s Gymnastics vs Stanford at McCasland Field House (151 E Brooks St, Norman). $8-$10. 3 p.m.
Drop-In Drawing at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features a group art session in the galleries or gardens at the museum to practice different techniques and skills. Borrow drawing materials from the Visitor Services Desk in the museum lobby (while supplies last) or bring your own. Free with admission. 2-3 p.m.
Family Skate at SkateGalaxyOKC (580 NW 36th St). Admission includes basic skate rental and packages include pizza and drinks for up to 5 family members. $6-$29. 6-8 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, costume contest and more. Benefits The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. $30 & up. 1:30 – 4 p.m.
FREE Hike & Brew at Central State Park (7900 E 2nd St, Edmond) features an hour hike and a coffee of the week from a local artesian. Bring a hiking stick and something to hold your brew. For ages 10 & up. 8-9:30 a.m.
Ground Zero Rescue Dogs and Handlers at the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum (620 N Harvey Ave) features a demonstration of rescue dogs in action at the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum. The first 50 kids get a free stuffed rescue dog. Memorial Museum admission required. Adults, $15; kids (6-17), $12; kids (5 & under), free. 11 a.m. – noon.
Mar. 15 – 19
Spring Break Drop-in Activities at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features family-friendly activities inspired by the Museum’s exhibition Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World. Drop by and participate in family-friendly activities and create a different make-and-take craft each day such as twining, scratch art and weaving. Free with Museum admission. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Mar. 15 – 18
Spring Break at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features daily storytime in the Play Pavilion, nature crafts, Park Ranger hour, fitness classes for kids and laser tag on the lawn. The laser tag course will be open in the evenings too. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; laser tag, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. & 6-9 p.m.
FREE High Noon Hang Out at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) features a flock of hammocks under the shade trees at the park. Attendees are welcome to hang out to refresh and recharge. All ages are welcome and attendees can bring their own hammocks too. Noon-1 p.m.
FREE Off-Road Mountain Biking at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features a guided trail ride with the Oklahoma Fliers. Participants will go through a small safety course beforehand. For ages 8 & up. Preregister. 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Tuesday Night Classics at Harkins Theatre (150 E Reno Ave) features a screening of Shawshank Redemption. $5. 7 p.m.
Mar. 16 & 17
Covered Wagon Visit at the Rodkey House (410 S Littler Ave, Edmond) features an authentic wagon from the 1889 Land Run. A staff person will be on hand to share information and assist with taking photographs. The Rodkey House from 1901 will also be available to tour during this time. $2 suggested donation. 2-4 p.m.
Mar. 16 – 20
FREE Spring Break at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr) features free admission, interactive exhibits and games in the courtyard (weather permitting). Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
FREE Reading Wednesday at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a nature-themed storytime, interactive song and small craft. Walkups welcome. Masks required for parents. 10-10:30 a.m.
Early Explorers at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl) features come-&-go, hands-on science activities for kids ages 5 & under in KidSpace or the gardens, weather permitting. Free with admission. 10 – 11 a.m.
Storytime at the Sam at Sam Noble Museum (2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman) features storytime in the Great Hall. Staff will share natural history, science and animal-themed stories. Storytime is free with admission to the 10:30 a.m. timeslot. Advanced tickets required. 11:15 a.m.
FREE St. Patrick’s Day Story & Craft with the Edmond Library (online) features a story and craft time via Zoom. Attendees are encouraged to wear green in the spirit of the occasion. Preregister. Pickup craft kit via curbside. 3-4:30 p.m.
3D Archery at The MAC at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond). Learn how to shoot a compound safely at 3D targets from varying heights and distances. For ages 8 & up. Preregister. All equipment provided. $8. 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Outdoor Photography at The MAC at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond). Learn basic outdoor photography skills. Some cameras will be provided, but if you have your own, instructors can help you learn to use it. Preregister. $6. 5:30-7 p.m.
All Night Skate at SkateGalaxyOKC (5800 NW 36th St) features an all-night stay at Skate Galaxy. Preregister. $25 in advance, $50 day of. 8 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Mar. 17 – 19
Spring Break Pop-ins at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features hands-on activities such as planting clover seeds on St. Patrick’s Day, creating bird nesting bundles on Thursday and making weather wind sticks on Friday. $3 per child. 10 a.m. – noon.
Spring Break Day Skate at SkateGalaxyOKC (5800 NW 36th St). Admission includes skate rental. $6. 1-4 p.m.
Toddler Open Gym at Metro Gymnastics (7420 Broadway Ext) features open playtime in the gym for kids age 4 & under with a caregiver. Reservations are not required but encouraged. Masks are mandatory for ages 11 and up and temperatures will be checked at the door before entering. For ages 4 & under. $6-$7. 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Spring Animal Enrichment Event at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2000 Remington Pl) features enrichment activities prepared for Zoo animals by their caretakers. Watch as certain animals put their trunks, snouts, beaks and noses to the test to discover uniquely scented items and treats. Free with admission. Adults, $12; kids (3-11), $9; kids (2 & under), free. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Forensic Osteology Virtual Class with the Museum of Osteology (online). Students will learn what information specialists can learn from human osteological remains and careers related to forensic science. Please note that the information covered in the class does include information on real homicides and images of human bones. Parental discretion is advised. Recommended for kids in 6th grade & up. $10. 11 a.m. – noon.
Vernal Equinox Walk at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center (18154 1st St, Spiro) features guided tours of Oklahoma’s only prehistoric Native American archaeological site open to the public. Archaeologist Dennis Peterson discusses the powerful Caddoans who created the mounds between 900-1450 A.D., how they became a very important leadership group and why some of the 12 mounds line up to solstice and equinox sunsets. Masks and social distancing required. Only 10 people in the building at a time. Adults, $12; kids, $7. Tours are held at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
OU Baseball vs University of Houston at L. Dale Mitchel Park (401 Imhoff Rd, Norman). Sooner Baseball takes the field against the Cougars for a 3-game series. Prices vary. Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30 p.m.
Paint the Wild with the OKC Zoo (virtual event). Learn how to paint a portrait of the Zoo’s popular fishing cat, Puddles, from the comfort of home. Registration includes an art kit with a canvas and paint (brushes can be added for a fee) plus a video tutorial delivered straight to your inbox. $30-$45.
Red Dirt Film Festival at Cimarron Hotel & Suites (315 N Husband St, Stillwater) features feature-length movies and short films from filmmakers from around the world. The weekend also includes special guest appearances, panels, contests and parties. $5 & up. See website for a complete schedule of events.
For even more inspiring ideas for family fun this Spring Break, check out our go-to guide for Spring Break fun in OKC.