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Top 10 FREE things to do this month in OKC

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Oklahoma City is alive with fun, family entertainment around every corner and we’ve hand-picked the top 10 FREE events happening across the metro this month.  It’s easy to have fun all month long at any one of these family fun events. The best part is that all these fun things to do are completely FREE!

Here are our picks of the top 10 FREE things to do this month:


FREE Bedtime Buckaroos with The Cowboy (online) features a virtual bedtime storytime. Each week, there will be a new engaging Western story read by local authors, community leaders, traditional storytellers or museum staff. 7 p.m.


FREE Art Adventures at Home with Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (online) features a storytime and related craft activities with materials you likely have on hand. Recommended for ages 3-7, but kids of all ages are welcome. 10:30 a.m.


FREE Reading Wednesdays at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a nature-themed storytime, interactive song and small craft. Held in the visitor’s center during winter months. 10 a.m.


FREE Discovery Days with the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (online) features an exciting virtual storytime, followed by the creation of a simple craft inspired by the book. Then, participate in a show and tell. Discovery Days are family-friendly and recommended for ages 3-7. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Jan. 2 

FREE Fishing Days at OKC Ponds & Lakes (various locations). The City of Oklahoma City offers FREE fishing on the first Saturday of each month. No city permit is required, however, a State license is for anyone 16 and older.

Jan. 2-17

FREE Bethany StoryWalk at the Bethany Library (6700 NW 35th St, Bethany). Enjoy nature and Bethany’s walking trails as you read a story. The story changes every month so drop by to catch a different story.

Jan. 9

FREE Eagle Watch at Lake Thunderbird State Park (13101 Alameda Dr, Norman) features an information session and a tour of the park to see eagles in their winter home. Be sure to bring your binoculars and dress appropriately.  Space is limited, reservations are required. 12:45-4 p.m. Also held: Jan. 23. 

Jan. 10-16

FREE MLK Day Take Home Kit from the Ralph Ellison Library (2000 NE 23rd St). Learn more about Dr. King. Kits are first come, first serve. Library hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Jan. 18

FREE Martin Luther King Jr. Day Online Celebration features a silent march, bell ringing, holiday program, virtual parade and job fair on Zoom. Tune in for a silent march at 9 a.m., bell ringing at 11 a.m., holiday program at 12:15 p.m. and parade at 2 p.m.

Jan. 26

FREE Virtual Book Club with Science Museum Oklahoma (online) features a discussion about the book and an opportunity to hear from experts who explore the elements that could take the plot from science fiction to science fact. In January, the Virtual Book Club is discussing H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine. Explore the theories about the nature of our physical universe. 6 p.m.

Want more metro events? See our list of things to do with teens & tweens, things to do with toddlers & preschoolers or the hundreds of events on our searchable online calendar

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