Free Oklahoma Family Fun Events This Week: Part 2

Finding fun activities to engage the whole family in the winter can be hard. Luckily, there are plenty of Oklahoma family fun events happening all throughout January to get your new year started right!

Every Friday for the month of January, ONIE will be highlighting different family fun events in all regions of the state! Find something nearby or take the long way and make a road trip out of it! 

Free Family Fun Events: January 13th – 19th

Central Oklahoma

Jan. 13th: Second Friday Film Night

Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm – movie plays at 7:00-9:00 pm

Age Group: All ages

Location: Edmond Fine Arts Institute

      27 E. Edwards

Event Type: Movie/film

Grab a blanket this Friday the 13th and come to 2nd FRIDAY FILM NIGHT. Enjoy the 80’s adventure classic – The Goonies! Doors open at 6:30 – movie plays at 7:00. Concession will be available.

Jan. 14th: See You Saturdays at Oklahoma Hall of Fame

This event occurs monthly, on the second Saturday of January, February, March, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Time: 9:00am – 2:00 pm

Age Group: All ages welcome

Location: Oklahoma Hall of Fame

    1400 Classen Dr,

         Oklahoma City, OK

Event Type: Art, history, crafts

Enjoy free family fun at the museum. Create a craft in their Makerspace, play games, explore exhibits, get your selfie in “Picture Yourself” and see new art and history exhibits. During the first hour, guests can take part in a sensory-friendly experience from 9-10 a.m. Lights will be lowered and music will be played softly. Plus, check out their Sensory Wall and Calming Room.

Jan. 8th – Jan. 14th: Make Your Own Snowman Take-Home Kit

Time: All day

Age Group: Kids, Teens

Located: Capitol Hill Library- 327 SW 27th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73109

Event Type: Arts & Crafts

Make your own snowman charm with pony beads! Kit will include instructions, beads, and other materials for crafting this charm to keep winter with you all year long!

Jan. 3rd – Jan 15th: Origami Dice Games

Time: All day

Age Group: All ages

Located: Almonte Library – 2914 SW 59th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73119

Event Type: Arts & Crafts

Visit Almonte’s creation station to make your own origami dice for some of the best dice games you can play anywhere, including a description of each game and instructions. 

Northeast Oklahoma

Jan. 14th: Family Bonfire

Time: 4:00 -7:00 pm

Age Group: All ages

Location: Herman and Kate Kaiser YMCA-5400 S Olympia Ave, Tulsa, OK 74107 

Event Type: Crafts/ outdoors

Join Gilcrease at the Herman and Kate Kaiser YMCA for an evening bonfire with art-making activities, performances, snacks and more in celebration of Pop Chalee’s Forest Scene. Gather around the campfire for stories about Pop Chalee and to learn more about Forest Scene.

Space is limited, and advanced registration is required. 

Please contact Laurel Benson at 918-596-2783 or laurel-benson@utulsa.edu if you have questions.

Jan. 19th: G.R.O.W. Mobile Library (Gather and Read on Wheels)

Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Age Group: All ages

Location: Williams Lodge at the Gathering Place – 2650 S John Williams Way E

Tulsa, OK 74114

Event Type: Reading/Fine arts

Gather and read with GROW (Gather and Read on Wheels) Mobile Library in partnership with Tulsa City-County Library! The GROW Mobile Library gives Gathering Place guests the opportunity to browse through hundreds of books and read together in the Park, or use their TCCL cards to check out books and take them home to read. Be on the lookout for the GROW Mobile Library near Williams Lodge every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Southeast Oklahoma

Tuesday – Sunday: Museum of the Red River

Time: Tues – Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-3pm, Closed Mondays & National Holidays

Age Group: All ages

Located: The Museum is located at 812 E. Lincoln Rd, on the South Highway 70/259 Bypass, in Idabel, Oklahoma

Event Type: Museums, History

A surprising gem of southeast Oklahoma, the Museum of the Red River in Idabel not only offers visitors free admission, but also an up-close-and-personal view of the museum’s reconstructed Acrocanthosaurus atokensis dinosaur, excavated only 12 miles from the museum. Escape the winter cold on a trip through the scenic southeast region by heading indoors for archaeological collections, American Indian artifacts and ethnographic art at this fascinating museum

Monday-Friday: Atoka Museum, Civil War Cemetery & Visitors Center

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm 

Age Group: All ages

Location: 2902 US-69, Atoka, OK 74525

Event Type: History, Museums

Back in 1959, the cemetery on the grounds of the Atoka Museum was declared the state’s first official Civil War Confederate cemetery – and today, you can visit it on your next family day out in Oklahoma, for a chance to really immerse yourselves in the rich history of the region.

Today, you can explore the cemetery, the museum, and a Visitor Center, bringing to life a piece of Oklahoma’s history which dramatically altered the course of its future.

Throughout the museum you have a unique look into the varied history of southeastern Oklahoma, from pre-historic bones, the Choctaw Trail of Tears and a stop on the Butterfield Stage Line, to homegrown talents like Reba McEntire, and the late legendary bull rider Lane Frost!

The exhibits feature actual historic artifacts, as well as re-created displays of what life would have been like during certain moments in history.

Western Oklahoma

Jan. 16th: Family Game Day

Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm

Age Group: All ages

Located: Lawton Public Library- 110 SW 4th St, Lawton, OK

Event Type: Games

Join us for an afternoon of friendly completion! Variety of board games available.

Jan. 17th: Early Reader’s Academy – Big Adventures

Time: 10:00 am – 10:30 am on Tuesdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Age group: Ages 3 – 6 & Caregivers

Located: Lawton Public Library- 110 SW 4th St, Lawton, OK

Event Type: Games, music

Adventures in early literacy through fingerplays, rhymes, stories, songs, & music. Thirty minutes of singing, talking, reading & moving.


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