Free Oklahoma Family Fun Events This Week: Part 4

We know it can be hard to find the motivation to get out and do something in the winter, especially as a family. Check out part 4 of our blog series about free family-friendly fun events happening this week in Oklahoma to kickstart your year with lots of family fun!

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 27th – February 2nd 

Central Oklahoma

Jan.28th: Free Kids Fishing Lessons 

Location: Edwards Park, Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Time: 1:00-3:30pm

Age Group: 5-15

Event Type: Outdoors

Students will be taught basic fishing skills including casting and knot tying. Hands-on instruction with actual fishing time. Rods, reels, and bait will be provided.

Jan. 31st: OKC Zoo Hosting Groundhog Day Celebration to Raise Awareness for Bears

Location: OKC Zoo

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Age Group: All ages

Event Type: Outdoors

The zoo doesn’t have a groundhog to make a prediction, so it’s using grizzly and black bears. The celebration also will raise awareness for the world’s bear species. Experts will share some fun facts and explain how the Oklahoma City Zoo contributes to bear conservation.

Northeast Oklahoma

Jan. 27th: Movie Night at Will Rogers Memorial Museum & Birthplace Ranch

Location:  1720 W Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, OK 74017

Time: 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Age Group: All ages

Event Type: Film & Crafts 

Join us for Movie Night and Horsing Around with Will at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. This month’s movie is Mr. Skitch. Horsing Around with Will from 6pm-7pm includes movie themed crafts, fun, socializing and snacks for the whole family. FREE admission and popcorn. Movie starts at 7pm. Stay for crafts, movie, or both!

Feb. 2nd: G.R.O.W. Mobile Library (Gather and Read on Wheels)

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

Tulsa, OK 74114

Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Age Group: All ages

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

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

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

Age Group: All ages

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

Location: 2902 US-69, Atoka, OK 74525

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm 

Age Group: All ages

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. 31st: Early Reader’s Academy – Big Adventures

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

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

Age group: Ages 3 – 6 & Caregivers

Event Type: Games, music

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

Jan. 31st: Teen Craft Night: Danish Heart Baskets

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

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00pm

Age group: 12-18

Event Type: Arts/Crafts

Make a Danish heart from felt & fill it with candy. A perfect gift for the one you love, including yourself! Space and supplies are limited.


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