The kids are out of school for an entire week or more, and parents all across the Oklahoma City metro area are trying to come up with entertaining activities for Spring Break, something other than video games to keep them occupied. Fortunately, there are multiple reasonably priced options from area museums, attractions and organizations. Sign the kids up as early as possible, though, because spots tend to fill up quite quickly. Here are a few ideas of events, activities and camps around OKC for the kids on Spring Break 2018.
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"Spring Break Escape" at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman holds "Spring Break Escape" each year, definitely a budget friendly option for parents. The 2018 version runs from March 19-23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Activities include crafts, auditorium shows, storytelling, scavenger hunts and more, and it's free with museum admission.
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The Oklahoma City Zoo offers day camps from March 19-23 that feature a variety of activities including tours, up-close animal visits, crafts and games for kids 4-11. Cost per child per is $25 (8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) or $45 (8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.). Register online or call (405) 425-0218.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder hosts youth basketball camps in March each year. They are typically held in Edmond or Tulsa and go from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to boys and girls ages 6-14, the camps focus on the fundamentals of basketball, along with an emphasis on key character lessons of teamwork, sportsmanship and respect. Pricing in past years starts around $65 for a one day camp. See 2018 dates and register at thunder.nba.com.
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Oklahoma Children's Theatre Spring Break Camp
The Oklahoma Children's Theatre has a Spring Break Camp each year for kids from 5 years and older. For 2018, there are two options, the first running from March 12-16 and the second from March 19-23. Cost is $160. The theatre camp gives kids the opportunity to participate in fun activities such as music, magic and more. In addition, the week ends with a big Friday theatrical performance. Registration is available online at oklahomachildrenstheatre.org.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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The Oklahoma City Museum of Art has Spring Break camps each year, and they are always very popular, running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday of Spring Break week. Cost is $160 for non-members, and age groups are 6-8 or 9-12. This year's camps focus on Dale Chihuly, and kids will play games and get creative as they learn. See camp details online at okcmoa.com.
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Spring Break Camps at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
Oklahoma Contemporary has Spring Break art classes March 12-16 and 19-23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are sections for several age groups (5-6, 7-9, 10-12) that in previous years cost $170 per section. Depending on the section, kids work with various art techniques including drawing, painting, clay and even animation. Registration is available online at oklahomacontemporary.org beginning Jan. 25. Before and after care is also available for an extra charge.
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With camp options at the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River, OKC RIVERSPORT offers kids a week of adventure that includes whitewater rafting, zip line, kayaking, dragon boating, stand up paddle boarding, canoeing and more. Camps are open to both boys and girls in grades 2-9. Registration options are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. See riversportokc.org or call (405) 552-4040.
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From March 19-23, Science Museum Oklahoma presents a number of camps where children enjoy the fun of science. Call (405) 602-3760 for more information. Running from 9 a.m. to noon or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and open to students in grades pre k through 6th, camps start at $100 per student for members and $125 per student for non-members.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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The Oklahoma City Parks department is offering both an art camp and an outdoor recreation camp in 2018, both from March 19-23. The first is for kids 6 to 12 and runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day; the latter is for kids 8 to 14 and goes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The art camp is $125 while the outdoor adventure camp, which includes rock climbing, scuba diving, setting up a campsite and more, is $159. Call (405) 297-2211 to register.