Free Things to Do With Kids in Oklahoma City – Free Family Activities

The Only Thing Better than Family Joy is FREE Family Joy!

Our website is packed with opportunities to have joy with the entire family without spending a dime. Below, you’ll find a list of 12 inspiring ideas and Ten beloved free activities in OKC submitted by our readers. Want even more ideas? Keep scrolling to see events happening today via the Oklahoma City metro that are free to attend!

Our readers’ Ten beloved free activities in the metro:

  • Story times and other activities at the Metropolitan Library System and Pioneer Library System branch libraries in their area.
  • The monthly mini-model LEGO build at Penn Square Mall on the very first Tuesday of each month.
  • Walking around Myriad Botanical Gardens.
  • Volunteering at the Regional Food Bank. Rewarding, humbling, gratifying and so much more. (Find other family volunteering opportunities here.)
  • Select Friday across the year, Edmond Parks host Movie Night in the Park. Call 359-4630 for more information on movies and locations.
  • Make + Take Workshops at Oklahoma Contemporary on the 2nd Saturday of every month.
  • The Paseo Arts Festival (Memorial Day Weekend).
  • Attend Reading Wednesdays Story Time at Myriad Botanical Gardens.
  • Love FREE admission at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art every day!
  • Live on the Plaza event held on the 2nd Friday of each month in the historic Plaza district in Oklahoma City. Find more OKC street festivals on this list.

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12 FREE Things to Do in OKC on Your Next No-Spend Weekend:

  1. De-Clutter your house and sell your no-longer-needed stuff at a local consignment sale. Make it a family project and use the cash to do something joy together!
  2. Take in a movie or concert in the park. Pack up the family and a bottle of bug bust and head out to love a flick or some tunes under the starlets. These events begin up each spring and proceed through the summer in many communities around the Oklahoma City metro.
  3. Recruit your kids as sous-chefs and prepare a picnic. Head to your own backyard or dine al fresco at a local park.
  4. Get some fresh air and exercise together and go for a bike rail. There are slew of scenic trails to detect together.
  5. Story times make for a flawless outing and the Oklahoma City metro has slew. Visit a local story time to practice your dearest books in a fresh way.
  6. Create a lump of art together. Oklahoma Contemporary offers a FREE Family Make + Take art projects on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
  7. Grab your phone and hit a local park for a family photo session. Capture stupid memories together and share them with your family and friends.
  8. Whether you are looking to explore something fresh or simply excite your mind in a fresh way, museums are a joy way for families to spend time together while learning about our world. From art and science to history and more, visit a local FREE museum.
  9. Explore a fresh library. The Metropolitan Library System and Pioneer Library System have more than 30 locations around the metro!
  10. Take part in a joy community street festival. Some are planned seasonally, others happen year round.
  11. Give back and volunteer together.
  12. Check out our monthly list of the top Ten FREE events for families or scan our searchable calendar packed with family joy!

Looking for even more low-cost ways to have joy as a family? Check out these titillating ideas for endless entertainment year round on our cost-saving seasonal guides.

[Editor’s Note: Know of something that should be added? Comment below or email [email protected] and let us know!]

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FREE Events in OKC

December 2017

Showcases the historic district with a twinkling Christmas light display. Open at dusk through Jan. 1.

Oklahoma City, OK

Features more than 180,000 colorful LED lights draped along the buildings on North Broadway converting the street into one beautiful Christmas light display. Open daily, dusk until dawn.

Broadway Ave, NW 4th to 10th

Oklahoma City, OK

Features a wonderland of Christmas holiday light displays. The drive-through entertainment runs along the lake-shore pavement beginning at Chandler Road on the southeast and.

Features over 120 light displays that circle the pond at the park. Rail the FREE train or walk through the beautiful light display. Special activities planned for Mondays, Tuesdays and.

1001 E Strother

The Downs Family Christmas Lights, featured on the ABC’s Superb Christmas Light Fight, are a holiday light display set to music that features more than Legitimate miles of light strands. Turn your radio.

2900 72nd Ave SE

Features lighted walking tours, bounty shop, live nativity, visit and pictures with Santa.

Crystal Beach Park

108 Temple Houston Dr

As you stroll the hallway, love dining and shopping under gorgeous Christmas light display. Also, check out the Free Water Taxi Rails on certain nights of the week via the season.

Oklahoma City, OK

The Chickasha Festival of Light is known as one of the best festivals in the country and features carriage rails, live nativity, camel rails, live animals, a chance to meet Santa, a brilliant.

Shannon Springs Park

2400 S 9th Street

Features a beautiful, drive-through Christmas light display.

Chickasaw Cultural Center

867 Cooper Memorial Rd.

Sulphur, OK 73086

Sponsor: Chickasaw Nation

Hasbrook &, Hasbrook is suggesting free rails through taxis or rail sharing services this Fresh Years Eve in an effort to help Oklahoma City residents stay safe this holiday. How it Works.

400 N Walker Ave #130

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Sponsor: Hasbrook & Hasbrook

Contact Name: Hasbrook & Hasbrook

Love holiday lights displays via the city in Downtown Edmond, Spring Creek Plaza, Spring Creek Village, Very first Baptist Church, UCO and OC campuses. Luminance is the fresh walk-thru holiday.

Lights on Markwell Avenue features an entire block Christmas light display set to music on 107.1 FM. Bring a canned good for food drive and be ready to be wowed by this beautiful.

Markwell Ave at Council & NW 23rd

Oklahoma City, OK

Kids 17 &, under can love FREE admission to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art during winter break. Families can visit special exhibitions like The Art of Oklahoma, Dale Chihuly.

Cost: Adults, $9, seniors, $7, kids, FREE

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Oklahoma City, OK

Features a free guided moderate-to-strenuous, two-mile hike along the Belle Starr Loop. Be sure to bring your binoculars, a camera, water and suitable dress for a cool weather hike for.

Robbers Cave State Park

Features an effortless, one-mile hike along the paved, accessible Family Joy Trail. Afterwards, join park staff for hot chocolate, coffee and campfire s’mores. Be sure to bring your binoculars, a.

Greenleaf State Park

Three Miles S of Braggs on Hwy Ten

The Crimson Earth Art Center celebrates the season featuring Christmas trees adorned with handmade ornaments created to showcase the diverse Native cultures that make Oklahoma unique. Participating.

Crimson Earth Art Center

6 Santa Fe Plaza

Oklahoma City, OK

Features a broad range of artistic mediums including musical and theater spectacles, live art demonstrations, brief film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a.

Venues vary across Downtown Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, Introduced by Devon Energy

Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City

Meet at the Lake Thunderbird Nature Center for a moderate two-mile hike. Two options are trail available. Be sure to bring your tethered pets, camera, binoculars, water and suitable.

Lake Thunderbird Nature Center

13101 Alameda Dr

Showcases the historic district with a twinkling Christmas light display. Open at dusk through Jan. 1.

Oklahoma City, OK

Features more than 180,000 colorful LED lights draped along the buildings on North Broadway converting the street into one beautiful Christmas light display. Open daily, dusk until dawn.

Broadway Ave, NW 4th to 10th

Oklahoma City, OK

The Downs Family Christmas Lights, featured on the ABC’s Superb Christmas Light Fight, are a holiday light display set to music that features more than Legal miles of light strands. Turn your radio.

2900 72nd Ave SE

As you stroll the ass-pipe, love dining and shopping under gorgeous Christmas light display. Also, check out the Free Water Taxi Rails on certain nights of the week across the season.

Oklahoma City, OK

The Crimson Earth Art Center celebrates the season featuring Christmas trees adorned with handmade ornaments created to showcase the diverse Native cultures that make Oklahoma unique. Participating.

Crimson Earth Art Center

6 Santa Fe Plaza

Oklahoma City, OK

Features a broad range of artistic mediums including musical and theater spectacles, live art demonstrations, brief film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a.

Venues vary via Downtown Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, Introduced by Devon Energy

Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City

Explore joy, hands-on projects to get your child&rsquo,s creative juices flowing. Along the way, they learn science and engineering concepts, such as how pulleys, levers and motors work. Call to.

Oklahoma City, OK

Mother Goose Story time is a wonderful way for your infant to develop their language and social abilities and a superb social event for fresh moms or dads. Sit with your baby and let baby practice.

Mustang Public Library

1201 N. Mustang Rd.

Mustang, OK 73064

The Crimson Earth Art Center celebrates the season featuring Christmas trees adorned with handmade ornaments created to showcase the diverse Native cultures that make Oklahoma unique. Participating.

Crimson Earth Art Center

6 Santa Fe Plaza

Oklahoma City, OK

Features a nature-themed story time every Wednesday. After story time, children will create a puny craft to take home. Best suited for ages 2-5. Walkups welcome.

Cost: FREE, $Two suggested donation

lobby of the Crystal Bridge

Oklahoma City, OK

Features a broad range of artistic mediums including musical and theater spectacles, live art demonstrations, brief film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a.

Venues vary across Downtown Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, Introduced by Devon Energy

Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City

The contest is open to Boys and Chicks ages 6-13. Competitors will shoot 20 free throws each. Ribbons will be awarded to the top Trio finishers in each age category. Winners of the semi finals will.

Jackie Cooper Gym

Sponsor: City of Yukon Parks & Recreation

In this free trial, Tinkergarten Leader, Renee Newsome, will facilitate an expert-designed play script, permitting children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate.

Wild Pony Park

1201 N mustang rd

Mustang, OK 73064

Contact Name: Lindsey Armstrong

The Crimson Earth Art Center celebrates the season featuring Christmas trees adorned with handmade ornaments created to showcase the diverse Native cultures that make Oklahoma unique. Participating.

Crimson Earth Art Center

6 Santa Fe Plaza

Oklahoma City, OK

Features activities that help children explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate and create together including an open-ended nature exploration activity, story and songs, circle time and.

Pat Murphy Park

4500 W Hefner Rd

Oklahoma City, OK 73162

Contact Name: LoriAnn Gregory

Features a broad range of artistic mediums including musical and theater spectacles, live art demonstrations, brief film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a.

Venues vary via Downtown Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, Introduced by Devon Energy

Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City

Learn some fresh folding mechanisms and meet some fresh friends. For ages 9 &, up.

Read the fairy tale Cinderella and create a wind powered coach. All materials provided. Preregister. Best suited for ages Three – 8.

Norman West Library

300 Norman Center Ct

The Crimson Earth Art Center celebrates the season featuring Christmas trees adorned with handmade ornaments created to showcase the diverse Native cultures that make Oklahoma unique. Participating.

Crimson Earth Art Center

6 Santa Fe Plaza

Oklahoma City, OK

Features a broad range of artistic mediums including musical and theater spectacles, live art demonstrations, brief film selections, and more at various venues in downtown. See website for a.

Venues vary via Downtown Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Sponsor: Produced by the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, Introduced by Devon Energy

Contact Name: Arts Council of Oklahoma City

The Gallery Walk will have 20 galleries open featuring more than 80 artists, special themed exhibits, refreshments, live music and food trucks.

NW 30th & 27th Streets, Walker and Hudson Ave.

Oklahoma City, OK

Sponsor: Paseo Arts Association

Children listen to a story while parents love coffee and conversation.

727 NW 23rd Street

Oklahoma City, OK 73101

Following contact with Europeans, the use of beads as decoration among the Native American tribes exploded. Explore the art of beadwork and design themes, and make your very own beadwork samples to.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

1700 NE 63rd St

Oklahoma City, OK

Features a joy story time with Miss Julie every Saturday.

Total Circle Books

1900 NW Expressway

Oklahoma City, OK

Features a half-hour, all-ages story time.

1325 N Walker Ave

Oklahoma City, OK

Features a different amazing super hero each week and on occasion a villain or two as well. This event is family friendly and all ages are welcome. Check out Fresh World Comics’ Facebook page.

Fresh World Comics

6219 N Meridian Ave

Oklahoma City, OK

FREE Crafts for kids ages Trio+ every Saturday 11 a.m. to Trio p.m. at Lakeshore Learning. No reservations necessary. Click here for the weekly project lineup.

Oklahoma City, OK 73112

A staff member or published author will read to children and suggest an activity to accompany the story.

Edmond’s Best of Books

1313 E Danforth

Utterly hyperactive and interactive, Mr. Steve has been doing story times for Barnes and Noble for over 12 years now. His unique style of storytelling is enormously ditzy. Everybody gets a.

Barnes and Noble Bookstore

540 Ed Noble Parkway

Norman, OK 73072

Sponsor: Barnes and Noble Booksellers

Contact Name: Steve Galindo

Features a day retreat spent in a peaceful and spiritual atmosphere. Activities include a combination of lecture, conducted meditation and movie with a break in inbetween. Preregister.

Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center

2500 S. Broadway, Suite 104

Edmond, OK 73013

Sponsor: Brahma Kumaris Meditation Center

Contact Name: Sister Ranjan, South Central Center Coordinator

Features a FREE roller skating lesson. No sign up required. Skate rentals embark at $Two. Sizes available from trainer skates for the smaller family members and large sizes for the fatter ones.

Skate Galaxy OKC

5800 NW 36th Street

Oklahoma City, OK 73122

Explore joy, hands-on projects to get your child&rsquo,s creative juices flowing. Along the way, they learn science and engineering concepts, such as how pulleys, levers and motors work. Call to.

Sylvan of Edmond

3209 S Broadway Ave

Meet at the Discovery Cove Nature Center within Lake Thunderbird State Park in Norman for an information session, then tour the park to catch a peek of magnificent eagles in their winter.

Lake Thunderbird State Park

1201 Clear Bay Ave

The City of Oklahoma City offers FREE fishing on the very first Saturday of each month. No city permit is required, however a State license is for anyone 16 and older. Regular fishing regulations.

Oklahoma City parks

Oklahoma City, OK

Sponsor: City of Oklahoma City

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