Spring Break in Central Oklahoma Frontier Country
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – Situated at the crossroads of I-35 and I-40, the 12 central counties of Oklahoma, known as Frontier Country, offers an abundance of events, attractions and destinations to entertain the whole family this spring.
Take the kids to the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman where they can celebrate spring break, March 19-23. Activities begin each day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and you will want to visit their website at SAMNOBLEMUSEUM.OU.EDU to view their daily schedules. The museum will have make-and-take activities to keep you busy while school is out! It is located at 2401 Chautauqua Ave., Norman.
Head over to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum for two FREE weeks of family fun activities that starts on Tuesday, March 13th at 10:30 a.m., and runs Tuesday-Saturday each week. The activities include: Luau Day, Wacky Weather Day with David Payne’s Wild Weather Camp, Dance Day with OKC Ballet, Dog Day with Central OK Humane Society,Green Thumb Day with Kam’s Kookery, Cowboy Day, Hoops Day with the Rolling Thumber Book Bus and Rumble, Super Hero Day with OKCPOP, Favorite Farmers Day and Space Day with Stafford Air Space Museum. Check out their website for full details and exact dates at oklahomahof.com.
Looking for something different to do? Then head to Shawnee to see the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Eagle Aviary home to over a dozen bald eagles and several other bird species. The aviary provides a permanent home for eagles (and other birds) that have sustained injuries serious enough that they cannot live in the wild. Visitors will learn about the spiritual and cultural significance of these majestic animals and have an opportunity to view them up close. Tours are available by appointment only and must be made two weeks in advance. The aviary is located at 41910 Hardesty Road and their phone number is 405.275.3121.
As temperatures outside are on the rise, head to the OKC Outlets at 7624 W. Reno Avenue in Oklahoma City for deals on clothes for the kiddos, cute dresses, athletic wear, comfy sandals, stylish accessories, new fragrances and more. Get your family’s wardrobe ready for warmer weather!
Enjoy live music, food trucks and pop up shops at Heard on Hurd in downtown Edmond between Main and Hurd Street. The first free event of the season starts on Saturday, March 17 and runs from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The “Go Green” theme is in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.
For more information on these events or to request literature on Central Oklahoma Frontier Country, get coupons and see a full calendar of events, including spring break activities, visit oktourism.com or call 405-232-6552.