Oklahoma City has everything you need for the ultimate Spring Break vacation. Best of all, you don’t have to break the bank to do it. Here are 18 free activities and attractions you can enjoy this Spring Break. You won’t be disappointed with everything you can do as a family for free.
1. What child doesn’t dream of being a firefighter? Step inside a replica fire station and see antique fire trucks at the Oklahoma State Firefighter’s Museum and Memorial.
2. Be inspired by Oklahoma athletes and learn about sports history at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Museum.
3. The 45th Infantry Division Museum is dedicated to Oklahoma military history with a focus on World War II. It houses the country’s third largest collection of historic U.S. military firearms.
4. There was a time when people traveled by railroad. At the Oklahoma Railway Museum, you can see railroad equipment from that time including locomotives, passenger and motor cars. Open Thursday through Saturday.
5. Learn about famous Oklahomans at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum. For Spring Break there is free family fun with a Spring Thing theme March 12-16 and March 19-23.
6. National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum is the place to learn about the sport’s greatest athletes, coaches, and umpires.
7. The Red Earth Art Center, next door to the Skirvin Hotel, showcases traditional and contemporary American Indian art.
8. Take a tour of the Oklahoma State Capitol to see its art collection and Greco-Roman architecture. Take a self-guided tour or call ahead to schedule a guided one.
9. For outdoor murals, the Plaza District with the Plaza Walls Project makes for a great spot for an art walk. New to the Plaza District (March 2019) is an indoor gallery whose first gallery show “Graff Roots” honors the graffiti heritage of the Plaza Walls by featuring local graffiti artists.
10. Oklahoma Contemporary offers contemporary art exhibitions and art classes for children.
11. The Myriad Gardens is a free public downtown park with children’s play areas, scheduled children and family-friendly events, Yoga in the park, and more.
12. Martin Park Nature Center is a 144-acre nature reserve in NW OKC with maintained hiking trails, nature-themed playground and visitor center with live animals. On Saturdays, children ages 7-18 can volunteer in the Green Earth program.
13. Will Rogers Gardens is a city park and educational center offering family-friendly workshops and classes on gardening and horticulture.
14. For skateboarders, inline skaters, and BMX riders of all skill levels, the Mat Hoffman Action Sports Park offers both a bowl and street course.
15. Commonplace Books hosts a story hour for littles each Saturday morning.
16. Full Circle Bookstore hosts various events throughout the week including a Saturday morning story time and Sunday afternoon live music.
17. The Metropolitan Library offers a variety of themed, literature centered activities at each of their branches.
18. Enjoy a story and craft inside the Garden Classroom each Wednesday morning in the Myriad Gardens.
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