“Excellent class, my kids LOVED it! Thank you!” –Renee Grau
Weekdays, 10am-11am through August 19
- Children’s Garden Porch
- Come and go
- $2 suggested donation
Weekly Walk-Ups are back this year and more creative than ever! Dates are June 6-August 19, 10am-Noon on the Children’s Garden Porch. It’s drop-in activities, come and go. $2 suggested donation per child. Each day of the week has it’s own theme: Make it Mondays, Tasty Tuesdays, Reading Wednesdays, Think Green Thursdays and Find It Fridays.
Wednesdays, July 6-August 3, Pre-activities, 8pm/Film, 9pm
SONIC Summer Movies
- Great Lawn & Bandshell
- Blankets on the north, lawn chairs to the south
- Food trucks change each week
July 20 — Hook
July 27 — Spiderman (2002 version)
August 3 — Raiders of the Lost Ark
A much-loved summer tradition is back thanks to our sponsor SONIC Drive-In! Join us each Wednesday on the Great Lawn for movies, activities, food and lots of fun. Thanks to SONIC these movies are completely FREE. Come early to get a great seat. Bring a picnic or enjoy a hamburger and fries from the Ice House, hot dog from J’s Ice Cube or from our line-up of food trucks.
Saturday, July 9, 10am – 2pm
Health and Wellness Expo
- Great Lawn
- All ages welcome
Join us as we kick off our health and wellness program at the Gardens, Myriad Life, that will allow you to stay fit and healthy all summer long. Learn all about this program as you enjoy healthy food tastings, try your hand at zumba, paddle boarding, or dancing, and learn about the benefits of practicing mindfulness.
Tuesdays, July 12, 19 & 26, 5-9pm
Picnics on the Great Lawn
Enjoy off-line time on the Great Lawn every Tuesday. Bring a big blanket, a picnic or a good book and feel relaxed and renewed after your evening slowing down outside.
Thursdays, July 14 to September 22, 5:45-6:45pm
Zumba in the Gardens
- Pavilion or Terrace Room depending on weather
- $5 members, $10 nonmembers
- No pre-registration required
Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. Our instructor is Ashley Johnson, a Zumba instructor at the YMCA and with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.
Tuesday, July 19, Run, 8pm & Ride, 9pm
#FullMoonOKC Bike Ride and Run
- Meet at the Band Shell
- Suggested donation of $5 per person
- Run coordinated by Ultramax Sports
- Bike Ride coordinated by Schlegel Bicycles
A favorite Gardens’ health and wellness activity for four years now, join us on full moon nights through October. Runners will do a 5K run, led by Ultramax Sports Oklahoma, through the scenic downtown area as the sun sets. Bring your bike and meet up a for a leisurely one hour ride. Downtown-area routes are specially planned by Schlegel Bicycles and announced on social media. Those who make their $5 suggested donation to the Gardens will be entered in a drawing for gift cards from Red Coyote Running & Fitness and Schlegel Bicycles. Don’t have a bike? Rent a Spokie for $5. The nearest Spokies center is at Reno & Ron Norick Blvd (Robinson). Other dates: Thursday, August 18, Run, 8pm & Ride, 9pm; Friday, September 16, Run, 8pm & Ride, 9pm and Sunday, October 16, Run, 7pm & Ride, 8pm.
Thursday, July 28, 8:30-10pm
Astronomy Nights In the Gardens
- Presented by Tinker Federal Credit Union
- Great Lawn, FREE
Back by popular demand, members of the OKC Astronomy Club and their telescopes will be returning to the Gardens for summer nights filled with star gazing. Come check out the moon, stars, and planets. Other dates: Thursday, August 25 and Thursday, September 22.
Saturday, July 30, 10am
Gardens Walking Tour
- South Lobby and Garden Grounds
- Free, Walkups Welcome!
- Every last Saturday of the month
Join us to expand your Oklahoma plant knowledge and get great ideas for your yard. Each month changes as the plants grow through the seasons; in July and September we’ll discuss plants for water conservation and in August we’ll highlight plants for color. Can’t make it for the guided tour? Pick up a self-guided handout in our South Lobby.