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 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 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 3, 2022. 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. Enjoy art galleries, live entertainment and more. 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. 6 – 10 p.m.
OU Baseball vs UTSA at L. Dale Mitchell Park (401 Imhoff Rd, Norman). Sooner Baseball takes the field against the Roadrunners at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Prices vary. Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at St. Luke’s United Methodist – Poteet Theatre (222 NW 15th St). Adults, $25; kids, $10 Kids; seniors (55 & up), $20. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
March 11-13 &17-20
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, interactive science and art activities. All ages welcome. Adults, $24; kids, 2-12), $24-$38. See website for schedule.
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.
Geekapalooza: A STEAM Festival for Kids at Camp Trivera (2508 NE 50th St) features hands-on expo booths hosted by local organizations and short interactive ongoing workshops about subjects such as robotics, the science of flight, coding and geoscience. There will be robotics demonstrations, musical performers and hands-on fun. All ages welcome. In advance: adults, $5; kids, $8. Day of: adults, $5; kids $10. 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. 10:15 a.m.
Curiousiday: Narwhal Carnival at Sam Noble Museum (2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman) features activities that explore the legends behind this arctic mammal as well as other famous cryptids. Free with admission. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
FREE Second Saturday at Oklahoma Contemporary (11 NW 11th St) features artist demos, collaborative activities and printmaking projects inspired by the sculpture garden at the museum. 1 – 4 p.m.
FREE National K9 Veterans Day Celebration at Fred Quinn Happy Tails Dog Park (8517 E Reno Ave, Midwest City) features a ceremony, community booths, K9 demonstrations, dog trainers and pet adoptions. 1-5 p.m.
FREE Oklahoma’s Original Cowgirl: The Wild Adventures of Lucille Mulhall at the Northwest Library (5600 NW 122nd St) features a LIVE performance by a costumed actor from the Oklahoma History Center. Attendees can make themselves a bolo and a “dress Stetson” hat, and try their hand at lassoing a few steer. Preregister, space is limited. 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
FREE Future of Sound Fest at Factory Obscura (25 NW 9th St) features an outdoor festival of local art & music celebrating the return of Spring. Enjoy live bands and two poets, then get creative with art activity stations, including giant paper flowers and spin art with Factory Obscura artist Matt Lavoie. 3-9 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. Free to attend; tickets required. See website for game times.
OU Men’s Gymnastics vs Ohio State at McCasland Field House (151 E Brooks St, Norman) features a meet against the Buckeyes. $8-$10. 6 p.m.
BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Expo at Oklahoma City Convention Center (100 Mick Cornett Dr) features hands-on LEGO attractions and activities including guest speakers in the LEGO theater and vendors selling the latest LEGO sets, mini-figures and accessories. $14.99 & up; kids (2 & under), free; $18 at the door. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. & 1-4 p.m.
Repticon Oklahoma City Reptile & Exotic Animal Show at State Fair Park (3100 General Pershing Blvd) features reptile pet vendors offering supplies, feeders, cages and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and raffles. Adults, $11; kids (5-12), $5; kids (4 and under), free. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Spring Break Activities at RIVERSPORT Adventures (800 Riversport Dr) features kayaking, paddle boarding, the new Nordic Adventures and more. Prices vary. 11 a.m.-6 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 AutismOklahoma. $30 & up. 1:30 – 4 p.m.
March 14 – 18
Spring Break Pop-ins at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features hands-on activities such as planting clover seeds, creating paper tulips and a scavenger hunt. Activities vary daily. Free, donations welcome. 10 a.m. – noon.
FREE Spring Break Fun at Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch (1720 West Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore) features special activities daily such as a kid tractor pull, Aviation Day and more. 1-3 p.m.
Tuesday Night Classics at Harkins Theatre (150 E Reno Ave) features a screening of Shawshank Redemption. $5. 7 p.m.
OU Baseball vs Air Force at L. Dale Mitchell Park (401 Imhoff Rd, Norman). Sooner Baseball takes the field against the Falcons at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Prices vary. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 2 p.m.
FREE Spring Break Leave No Trace! at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd). Learn more about how you can enjoy your favorite parks while taking care of them for the next generations. Activities will be on a come-and-go basis and help families learn about the 7 principles of Leave No Trace. All ages welcome. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
FREE Reading Wednesday at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a nature-themed storytime, interactive song and small craft. Walkups welcome. 10-11 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.
Treeclimbing at Will Rogers Gardens (3400 NW 36th St). Learn how to harness up and climb safely. For ages 6-12. Preregister, space is limited. $10. 9:30-11 a.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. For ages 4 & under. $8. 9:30-11:30 a.m.
sham-ROCK the Gardens: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Myriad Botanical Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features live entertainment, face painters, dance demonstrations, crafts and more. Free to attend. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
OU Baseball vs New Orleans at L. Dale Mitchell Park (401 Imhoff Rd, Norman). Sooner Baseball takes the field against the Privateers at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Prices vary. Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
FREE Family Nature Hike at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd) features a gentle morning wildlife hike. Park staff will answer questions about wildlife and nature. Preregister. A parent or guardian must attend and hike with child. 9-10 a.m.
FREE Grow Your Own Food Series at Mollie Spencer Farm (1001 Garth Brooks Blvd, Yukon) features gardening experts discussing maintaining a garden and growing your own food in the Oklahoma climate. Preregister. 9-10:30 a.m.
FREE Family Kite Flite Day at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center (18154 1st St, Spiro) features professional kiters, tours and activities for kids. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Farewell Winter! Welcome Spring! at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features storytime, a demonstration, nature hike, science experiment and suncatchers craft. Preregister. Member, $7; nonmember,$10. 10-11 a.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 Oklahoma Farm-to-Table Family Festival at Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr) explores historic and modern farm life, as well as how food gets to our tables. Families will experience perspectives from Colonial America to modern-day with hands-on activities for visitors of all ages. This event will be held predominately outdoors and admission is free to the public. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Chuck Wagon Gathering at the Chisholm Trail Museum (605 Zellers Ave, Kingfisher) features a variety of wagons, live music, cooking demonstrations, gunfights, Wild West Show performers, Medicine Man shows, Annie Oakley performances, and more. Adults, $5; kids (12 & under), free. 10 a.m.-3 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. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
FREE Spring Break Beach Party at the Warr Acres Library (5901 NW 63rd St, Warr Acres) features frisbees, bubbles, sandcastle building, paper airplanes, seashell hunts, beach music and more. Preregister. 2-4 p.m.
Beginner’s Archery Class at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd). Learn some of the dos and don’ts of the sport including how to use a bow and arrow safely and practice shooting targets to get comfortable. For ages 10 & up. Preregister. $5. 2:30-4 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.
OU Men’s Gymnastics vs California at McCasland Field House (151 E Brooks St, Norman) features a meet against the Bears. $8-$10. 6 p.m.
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. Adults, $12; kids, $7. Tours are held at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Spring Seed-A-Thon at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features an outdoor, come-and-go workshop that provides all of the needed materials along with hands-on learning for successfully starting seeds. Adults, $2; kids, free. Noon-3 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.