Spring Break in Oklahoma City means plenty of events and activities for families. If you’re not leaving the metro for a Spring Break vacation, this list features thrilling activities to keep your little ones occupied. From soothing story times to exciting parades 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’s newest outdoor attraction, Liichokoshkomo’. Liichokoshkomo’ (pronounced Lee-cho-kosh-ko-MO) is the museum’s brand new backyard playscape, where STEAM activities and kinesthetic play meet cultural diversity. The world-class educational setting opens this spring. 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 March 12, 2020. Due to a large number of event cancelations, please call ahead to verify the status of the following community events and activities. Please check back often for updates.)
March 12 – 14
The American Spirit Dance Company’s Broadway Revue at Oklahoma City University (2501 N Blackwelder Ave) showcases American dance from Hollywood to Broadway — through tap, jazz and musical theatre dance with new numbers ranging from a tribute to the armed services to a dance below the sea. $21. Thursday & Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.
CANCELED – FREE Spring Break Dance Party at the Norman Central Library (103 W Acres St, Norman) features a dance party with fun music and bubbles. This program is best for children and their grown-ups. 2 – 2:45 p.m.
FREE 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk in the Norman Arts District (downtown Norman) features a monthly celebration of the arts in Norman. 6 – 9 p.m.
POSTPONED – 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. 6 – 10 p.m.
March 13 & 14
Tulsa Irish Festival at Guthrie Green (111 Reconciliation Way, Tulsa) features a family-friendly festival celebrating the music, culture, art and food of the Irish. Free to attend. Friday, 3 – 9 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 9 p.m.
The Illusionists – Live from Broadway at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features the talents of seven illusionists. Best suited for ages 8 & up. $32 & up. Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.
March 13 & 14
Tulsa Irish Festival at Guthrie Green (111 E Brady St, Tulsa) features live bands, Irish foods, dancing and a kids’ zone. Free to attend. Friday, 3 – 9 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 9 p.m.
March 13 – 15
POSTPONED – Jurassic Quest at Bennett Event Center at State Fair Park (333 Gordon Cooper Blvd) features a dinosaur exhibit with a variety of interactive dino-themed experiences including science, crafts & coloring station. $25 & up. Friday, 3 – 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Cleveland County Craft Show at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds (615 E Robinson St, Norman) features home decorating, handmade, seasonal and specialty items presented by over 90 crafters. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
POSTPONED – Oklahoma Garden School at Devon Energy Auditorium (333 W Sheridan Ave) features a lineup of speakers that will explore landscape design that nurtures beauty and relaxation. Preregister. Members, $40; nonmembers, $70; students, $25. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Museum Playdate at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features playtime, complimentary coffee for caregivers, structured gallery activities and full day admission to explore the Museum after the program ends. Preregister. Members, $5; nonmembers, $12. 10 a.m. – noon.
CANCELED – FREE St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Stockyards City (Penn, Exchange & Agnew) features longhorns, equestrian clubs, civic organizations, classic cars, marching bands and more. Food trucks and shopping in the district add to the day’s festivities. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
FREE See You Saturdays at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr) features themed experiences and learning opportunities for families to enjoy together including crafts and guided tours. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day at the Gardens at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a performance by the Oklahoma Scottish Pipes and Drums, food trucks, vendors and more. FREE to attend; activities, $5. Noon – 4 p.m.
CANCELED – FREE Weather School at the Downtown Library (300 Park Ave). Learn about Oklahoma’s ever-changing weather with weather experts from the KFOR 4Warn Storm Team. For ages 10 & under. Preregister. 1 – 2 p.m.
Harlem Globetrotters at Chesapeake Energy (100 W Reno Ave) features amazing feats of basketball, humor and acts of goodwill on and off the court. $22 & up. 2 & 7 p.m.
CANCELED – FREE Touch A Truck at the Warr Acres Library (5901 NW 63rd St) features community vehicles as well as police officers, fire fighters, and sanitation workers. There will also be crafts and storytime inside the library. This is a come-&-go event. Best suited for ages 10 & under. 2 – 4 p.m.
CANCELED – FREE Wild Weather Education at the National Weather Service at the Downtown Library (300 Park Ave) features meteorologists from the National Weather Service as they explain the science behind Oklahoma’s wild weather. For ages 12 & up. Preregister. 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
CANCELED – University of Oklahoma Men’s Gymnastics vs Air Force at McCasland Field House (151 E Brooks St, Norman). Prices vary. 3 p.m. Also held: 3/21 vs California.
March 14 – 20
POSTPONED – Liichokoshkomo’ Spring Break Sneak Peak at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features a variety of activities including live entertainment, crafts, storytelling and food sampling. Each day will feature a different themed activity. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
March 14 – 22
POSTPONED – FREE Three Sisters Spring Celebration at the Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial Rd, Sulphur) features cultural demonstrators about 18th-century Chickasaw life in the living village, traditional games including stickball and archery, a series of family-friendly films and more. Exhibit center and theater admission applies. Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.
FREE Storybook Hour at Cuppies & Joe (727 NW 23rd St). Children listen to a story while parents enjoy coffee and conversation. 10 – 11 a.m.
POSTPONED – FREE SONIC Drive-In Family Day at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features complimentary museum admission, art activities, fun gallery experiences and more. Noon – 5 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.
CANCELED – FREE Critter Fest at Norman Central Library (103 W Acres St, Norman) features an amphibian, reptile and invertebrate exploration with the Oklahoma City Herpetological and Invertebrate Society. See snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, frogs, toads, salamanders and all kinds of bugs. All ages welcome. 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 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.
POSTPONED – Oklahoma City Blue vs Sioux Falls Skyforce at Cox Convention Center (1 Myriad Gardens). Prices vary. 7 p.m. Also held:3/18 vs Iowa.
March 16 – 18
CANCELED – Spring Break Pop-Ins at Myriad Botanical Gardens Children’s Garden Porch (301 W Reno Ave) features hands-on activities such as fruit and vegetable stamping, making weather wind sticks and seed planting. $3. 10 a.m. – noon.
March 16 – 20
POSTPONED – 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 exhibits. Free with Museum admission. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
CANCELED – Spring Break Activities at Sam Noble Museum (2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman) features crafts, demonstrations, musical performances and more, all free with paid museum admission. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
March 16 – 21
CANCELED – FREE Spring Thing! at Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr) features free museum admission, story time, movie, crafts and special planting activity. 10:30 a.m. – noon.
Spring Break Activities at SKELETONS: Museum Of Osteology (10301 S Sunnylane Rd) features special activities and live animals all week. Food trucks will be on site daily for lunch. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
CANCELED – Spring Break at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features a variety of activities for families of all ages to enjoy including chalk art, hula hooping, food trucks, boat rentals and an escape room. Activities vary daily. See website for daily schedule.
CANCELED – Little Sapling Series at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features songs, games and interactive fun to learn about nature and the gardens. Preregister. For ages 2 – 5. Members, $3; nonmembers, $4. 10 -11 a.m.
CANCELED – FREE Toddler Tuesday at Scissortail Park (655 S Robinson Ave) features storytelling and craft activity for young children. Best suited for 5 & under. 10 – 11 a.m.
CANCELED – St. Patrick’s Day Animal Enrichment Event at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St). Several zoo animals will receive festive enrichment items. Attendees can also learn about the zoo’s green practices and initiatives. Free with admission. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
SUSPENDED – FREE Art Adventures at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm Ave, Norman) features a story and hands-on art project built around a weekly theme. Best suited for children ages 3-5 with adult. 10:30 a.m.
Basic Kayaking at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond). Learn the basic of kayaking. Life jackets and kayaks provided. For ages 8 & up. Preregister. $6. 5:30 – 7 p.m.
CANCELED – FREE Lost Leprechaun Escape Room at the Almonte Library (2914 SW 59th St) features a themed escape room for families try to escape together. For ages 8 & up. Preregister. 6 – 7:45 p.m.
Tuesday Night Classics at Harkins Theatre (150 E Reno Ave) features a screening of Bull Durham. $5. 7 p.m.
All Night Skate at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St) features an all night stay at Skate Galaxy. Preregister. $20 in advance, $30 day of. 8 p.m. – 8 a.m.
CANCELED – 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.
CANCELED – FREE Touch, Learn, Create – Spring at the Southwest OKC Library (2201 SW 134th St) features themed sensory stations for kids ages 2 – 6. 10 – 11:30 a.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.
CANCELED – FREE Skeletons: Museum of Osteology Program at the Warr Acres Library (5901 NW 63rd St, Warr Acres). Learn about one of the key features to animal survival, locomotion. Participants will observe skeletal features that define a particular type of movement, and then name that movement. Best suited for kids in 1st – 5th grade. Preregister. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
POSTPONED – The Office! A Musical Parody at the Hudiburg Chevrolet Center (6000 S Prosper Blvd, Midwest City) features a parody of the hit TV show, with songs such as “Welcome to Scranton (The Electric City),” “That’s What She Said” and more. Best suited for ages 14 & up. $28 & up. 7:30 – 10 p.m.
March 18 – 20
Spring Break Skate Sessions at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St). $6 admission includes basic skate rental. 1 – 4 p.m.
CANCELED – FREE Jurassic Park New Employee Orientation Day at the Downtown Library (300 Park Ave) features a variety of Jurassic Park themed activities to celebrate the 30th annivesary of Michael Crichton’s book. 3 – 6 p.m.
CANCELED – FREE Story Time at The Boxcar (2100 N Eastern Ave, Moore) features story time, songs and a little bit of dancing hosted by representatives of the Moore library. Best suited for kids ages 12 & under. 2 – 3 p.m.
CANCELED – Third Thursdays at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features art activities, live music, food and beverages and access to the Roof Terrace, weather permitting. March’s theme is Murder Mystery Night. Families can interview suspects, follow the clues and figure out whodunnit. Best suited for older children. $12; members, free. 5 – 9 p.m.
POSTPONED – FREE Thursday Night Late at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features a variety of programs, performances and activities inspired by the art on view at the museum and in Campbell Art Park. 5 – 9 p.m.
CANCELED – FREE Escape the Library at the Warr Acres Library (5901 NW 63rd St, Warr Acres). Kids ages 12 – 18 can be a student sleuth. Investigate and find the clues to solve the mystery before it’s too late. Preregister. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
March 19 – 21
Norman Swap Meet at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds (615 E Robinson Ave, Norman) street rods, sports cars, Model A’s, race cars, hot rods, aircraft, imports, boats, tools, parts, buggies, kit cars, scooters, Model T’s, motorcycles and memorabilia. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
FREE Fire Building & Camp Fire Cooking at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond). Learn how to build a fire and some basic dishes. All supplies provided. For ages 8 & up. Preregister. Also held: April 2. 5:30 – 7 p.m.
CANCELED – FREE Sidewalk Astronomy at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features free public viewings of astronomical objects via club member telescopes, as well as brief tutorials on astronomy as a hobby. Sundown – 10 p.m., weather permitting.
March 20 & 21
POSTPONED – Jersey Boys and Girls at Civic Center Music Hall (201 N Walker Ave) features a musical extravaganza honoring many iconic artists. $19 & up. 8 p.m.
March 20 – 22
Momentum OKC at The Womb (25 NW 9th St) features Oklahoma artists ages 30 years and younger, working in diverse media including 2D & 3D art, film, performance and more. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. See website for schedule of events.
Fishing 101 at Mitch Park Pond (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features an introduction to pond fishing including how to set up tackle, bait a hook and more. Preregister. $15. For ages 8 & up. 8:30 – 11 a.m.
FREE Family Kite Flite Day at Spiro Mounds (18154 First St, Spiro) features professional kiters and guided tours of the site. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE Storybook Hour at Cuppies & Joe (727 NW 23rd St). Children listen to a story while parents enjoy coffee and conversation. 10 – 11 a.m.
CANCELED – FREE Oklahoma Farm-to-Table Family Festival at Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr) features hands-on activities for all ages that explore the rich agricultural heritage of America from colonial times to modern-day innovations. All ages welcome. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
CANCELED -FREE Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Celebration at the Southwest Oklahoma City Library (2201 SW 134th St) features rides on OU’s trolley, face painting, story time and other themed activities. Dress up is encouraged. 10:30 a.m. – noon.
POSTPONED – FREE Daffodil Dash 1K at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features a themed walk celebrating the blooming of 40,000 new daffodils in the park. as well as a costume contest, sack races, pinwheel decorating, hat decorating, flower sales, face painters, flower balloon artists, lawn games, music, food trucks and more. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
CANCELED – Drop-In Art at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr). Create works of art as a family inspired by the Museum’s collection, exhibitions and special occasions. All ages welcome, no registration required. Free with admission. 11 a.m – 4 p.m.
POSTPONED – Festival of Freaks at State Fair Park’s Hobbies, Arts and Crafts Building (3001 General Pershing Blvd) features paranormal investigators, monsters, magicians and more. There will be local vendors offering strange and mysterious wares, monstrous creatures, fortune tellers and unique dancers. Cosplay welcome as long as its family friendly. $5, kids (3 & under), free. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
CANCELED – FREE National Dog & Puppy Day at Myriad Garden’s Dog Park (301 W Reno Ave) features pet vendors, music from Mutt Radio and more. Local dog rescues organizations will be in attendance. Donations of dog toys, food, and/or beds will be accepted. Benefits Midtown Vet’s “I Am Not Alone” project. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
CANCELED – FREE Extreme Animals Program at the Warr Acres Library (5901 NW 63rd St, Warr Acres). Travel the world with Extreme Animals and learn about different creatures and their habitats. Best suited for ages 10 & under. Space is limited. First come, first served. 2 & 3:30 p.m.
CANCELED – FREE Irish Dance Performance at the Bethay Library (6700 NW 35th St). Learn about Irish culture and tradition through the inventiveness and creativeness of Irish Dance. Jean Hill’s Irish Dancers will provide a lively, toe-tapping performance wearing colorful, traditional costumes. All ages welcome. 2 – 3 p.m.
POSTPONED – FREE Heard on Hurd Street Fest in Edmond (Broadway between 1st & Hurd, Edmond) features local food, unique shopping and live music. 6 – 10 p.m.
March 21 & 22
POSTPONED – FREE Game Zone at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features lawn games such as bocce ball, volleyball, crossnet, cornhole and more. A small refundable deposit is required to check out the games. 1 – 4 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.