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June 2019

Summer Break Group Specials

Day Care / Day Camp Summer Break Specials Galleries and Classrooms A & B Visit the National Cowboy Museum for a fun, interactive experience with your children’s group. Group Rates start at $3.50 per child. Select one of the following programs or choose a self-directed tour. Wild in the West Monday-Friday Animal Tracks, ages 4 – 6 Best of the West, ages 7 – 12 "Wild in the West" engages children pre-K through second grade in tracking different animals in…

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July 2019

Kids Take Over The Cowboy – Daily Fun for Kids

There’s never a bad time to bring your kids to The Cowboy, but July is especially packed with activities that will keep your little ones busy for hours while keeping everyone in the cool indoors.   Kids-Only Secret Messages Exploring the Museum has never been more fun! Each kid gets a decoder spy glass which will allow them to “decode” secret messages next art and artifacts throughout the Museum.   Kid Food at the Grill There's an expanded kids menu…

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Weekly Story Time

Join us every Tuesday in July at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for a special story time in the Museum Store.

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Saturdays for Kids: FREE Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day on the frontier at the National Cowboy Museum. With a cake walk and a variety of other activities, there is certain to be something for guests of all ages. FREE for children and accompanying adults. Available while supplies last. This program is made possible, in part, with support from the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation.

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American Cowboy Warrior

Cowboys face whatever challenges come their way, and now kids can test their mettle against slightly more modern challenges at the National Cowboy Museum. As a part of our month-long Kids Take Over The Cowboy experience, kids will have the chance to work their way through an inflatable obstacle course. After burning off some energy, your family can cool down with FREE snow cones. Activities are free with Museum admission and free for members. While supplies last.

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Cowboy Road Trip

Along with the opening of our new exhibit Passport, we invite you to take a trip across the American West, all within the walls of the Museum. Each child will receive their very own passport, with the chance to collect stamps throughout the Museum and a prize as they leave. Bring Your Toy to The Cowboy Because you can’t leave home without your favorite toy, we’re inviting all children to bring their favorite stuffy or doll along for the ride.…

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National Day of the Cowboy

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Join in a fun day of cowboy-themed activities like rope making and bandanna decorating as the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum celebrates National Day of the Cowboy. Sample sarsaparilla and delicious jerky courtesy of G.O.A.T. Beef Jerky Company. Enjoy pony hop races in the Special Events Center. Cowboy Jim Garling will serenade visitors and Cowboy Mike will be on hand to discuss the life of a cow poke. Activities are free with Museum admission and free for members. While…

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August 2019

Saturdays for Kids: Create a Brand

10:00 a.m. - Noon Lincoln Hallway Ranchers use brands to show which cattle are theirs. Learn how to read a brand and then create your own design. Free for children and accompanying adults. Available while supplies last. This program is made possible, in part, with support from the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation.

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Neighborhood Block Party

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Neighborhood Block Party August 25 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Sam Noble Special Events Center Persimmon Hill, Park Estates North/Cashions, Wildewood, Wildewood Hills/Heights, Ravenswood Manor neighbors and the Millwood Academy School community are invited to mingle at the National Cowboy Museum. This event features complimentary hamburgers, chips, soft drinks and cookies. At 5:00 p.m., enjoy the film, Buck and the Preacher (1972). Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and Ruby Dee star in this adventure Western about a wagon master who becomes a…

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September 2019

Saturdays for Kids: Native American Games

10:00 a.m. - Noon Western State Plaza Many modern games have Native American roots. Test your skills as you play traditional games like Game of Grace, ring toss, and more. Free for children and accompanying adults. Available while supplies last. This program is made possible, in part, with support from the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation.

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Cherokee Cultural Celebration

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. In partnership with the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the National Cowboy Museum presents a Cherokee Cultural Celebration. Students will experience a variety of activities related to 19th century Cherokee culture and lifestyle. Hands-on participation in Cherokee games such as blow gun shooting, stickball playing, marbles, and chunkey will be presented. Demonstrations in pottery making, basket weaving, and finger weaving will show the unique Cherokee lifestyle of this time period. Other activity stations will…

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October 2019

Saturdays for Kids: Little Buckaroos Round-up

Saturdays for Kids: Little Buckaroos Round-Up/ Sábados para Niños: Pequeño Redondo de Vaqueros 10:00 a.m. – Noon Western States Plaza Do you have what it takes to be a cowboy or cowgirl? A caballero o vaquero? Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month and discover the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the heritage and culture of the west. Test your skills at the Little Buckaroos Round-Up. Put on your favorite cowboy gear and join us for stick horse barrel races,…

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Turn the Town Upside Down!

10:00 a.m. – Noon Prosperity Junction Fun and fantasy abound when the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum welcomes friends to the transformed Prosperity Junction Western town! Begin Halloween with imaginative, kid-friendly activities. Families can sample sarsaparilla in the Silver Dollar Saloon, create a spooky woven matt, make a lantern, color a trick-or-treat bag and more. Come in costume! You may see your favorite creatures and characters turn the town upside down! $5 per person; free for Museum members. No…

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Wild Weather Camp

The Museum hosts David Payne’s Wild Weather Camp, a fun and interactive weather safety program developed by David Payne and the News 9 Weather Team for elementary students. Kids will learn about severe weather events and what to do in different scenarios. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the 45-minute presentation, then explore weather-related art in the Museum galleries. Admission is free for students and chaperones (one per seven students). Ask about a bus travel reimbursement. Space is limited…

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November 2019

Saturdays for Kids: Create a Tipi

10:00 a.m. – Noon Lincoln Hallway The home of many Plains Indians, the tipi was sturdy and portable. Make your own and personalize it with symbols that are meaningful to you. Free for children and accompanying adults. Available while supplies last.  This program is made possible, in part, with support from the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation.

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Oklahoma Heritage Concert

Celebrate Oklahoma’s 112th birthday and watch history come to life at the National Cowboy Museum with stage performances by Rodeo Opry, using an interactive program to teach Oklahoma history, music and culture. This educational music experience takes participants through trials and triumphs, including Native American heritage, the Dust Bowl, state symbols and famous Oklahomans. Follow up the concert with self-exploration of Museum galleries. Free admission to the program and Museum for students and chaperones (one per seven students). Concert runs…

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December 2019

Saturdays for Kids: Holidays at the Museum

10:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m. Various Locations Celebrate the holidays in Prosperity Junction, a turn-of-the-century frontier town. Make Western inspired ornaments, pine cone birdfeeders, decorations, meet historical Western figures, sample frontier food, or mosey up to the sarsaparilla bar before dropping off your holiday wish list with Santa! Find Howe and Dee the Cowboy Elves to earn your own special badge. Free for children and accompanying adults. Available while supplies last. This program is made possible, in part, with support from…

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February 2020

Oklahoma Heritage Concert – The Dirty Thirties

Watch Oklahoma history come to life at the National Cowboy Museum with stage performances by Rodeo Opry. This interactive program teaches Oklahoma history, music and culture with an emphasis on Woody Guthrie, the Dust Bowl, and the 1930s and the special exhibition, Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing. Follow up the concert with self-exploration of Museum galleries. Free admission to the program and Museum for students and chaperones (one per seven students). Concert runs one hour. Suitable for older elementary through…

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March 2020

Weatherschool

NewsChannel 4 and the National Cowboy Museum are teaming up to present Weatherschool, a great way for kids to learn about Oklahoma’s ever-changing weather in a lively format with the KFOR 4Warn Storm Team. Following Weatherschool, explore the Museum’s exhibitions to discover the role of weather in the West. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the 45-minute presentation, then explore weather-related art in the Museum galleries. Admission is free for students and chaperones (one per seven students). Ask about…

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May 2020

Living History Performance – York, Explorer

York: Explorer is the story of the enslaved man who traveled west with the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1803. As a Corps of Discovery member, York found his spirit of freedom and was an important team member. That new spirit nearly killed him when he returned to “civilization” at the expedition’s conclusion. York was never permitted to tell his story, but the expedition journals, William Clark’s letters and other accounts provide a sketch of the man and his importance…

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