Don't let January's cold weather keep you indoors this month! Oklahoma City is packed with opportunities for family fun. We know that with the expenses of Christmas, you might be strapped for cash going into the New Year. We've got you covered with this list of the top free things to do this month in OKC. From thrilling ongoing museum displays to exciting one-day events, this list has it all. For even more free fun, be sure to check out our list of free calendar events on the right side of this page.
Through Jan. 31
Lights of Awareness Display at INTEGRIS Health Edmond (4801 Integris Pkwy, Edmond) features a 42-tree display crafted with nine different colors, each color represents a disease that impacts countless Oklahomans each year.
Through Jan. 22
Small Towns Quiet Places Exhibit in the Lightwell Gallery at the OU School of Art and Art History (520 Parrington Oval, Norman) feature a series of photographs documenting small rural towns, mostly located in Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Free Mondays at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2000 Remington Pl ) offers free admission every Monday from Dec. 1- Feb. 23.
Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning (6300 N. May Ave) for kids ages 3+ every Saturday 11am to 3 pm. No reservations necessary.
Roller Skating Lessons at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St) every Saturday from 12-12:45pm.
Born to Do Science at the Stillwater Public Library (1107 S Duck, Stillwater) gives kids a chance to meet face to face with scientists and learn what they actually do. Sunday 2 pm.
Storybook Hour at Cuppies and Joe (727 NW 23rd St) brings families together for children listen to a story while parents enjoy coffee and conversation. 9-10am.
Diaper Dash Baby Crawl at Jackie Cooper Gym (1024 E. Main, Yukon). The fastest babies can test their speed. 10:30am-noon.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration sponsored by the Oklahoma City Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Coalition features a parade, silent march, bell ringing ceremony, job fair and more. The days’ festivities begin at 9am the Freedom Center at NE 23rd.
Kids Free Throw Contest at Jackie Cooper Gym (1024 E. Main, Yukon) for boys & girls ages 6-13. Winner will advance to the Yukon/Mustang Challenge.
Family Day at the Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art (555 Elm Ave, Norman) families can explore art in the museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions and enjoy a variety of hands-on art activities. 1-4pm.
Significant Seven Information Session at Edmond Public Schools Administrative Center (1001 West Danforth, Edmond) features information on the Significant Seven resiliency theory, how schools develop those skills and how parents can reinforce them at home. 6:30-8:30pm.