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June 2021

Prix de West Art Moments

Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works by contemporary artists associated with the current Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale, as well as works by Prix de West artists in the Museum’s permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Art Moments focusing on Prix de West artists are held June 25, 26 and 27. Free to Museum members and Prix de West patrons, or with Museum…

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Western Explorers Summer Camp: Heart for the Arts

Perfect for the art-loving child! Young artists will explore the Museum’s galleries, create original artworks and showcase their masterpieces in a special exhibition on the last day of camp. Campers will learn about the Museum’s collection while honing their skills in print making, watercolors, clay and more. Museum educators will inspire your child to look closely, experiment with materials and try new techniques. Registration is closed, please email camps@nationalcowboymuseum.org. Western Explorers Summer Camp offers children ages 6 – 10 opportunities…

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July 2021

Kids Take Over the Cowboy – Fourth of July

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Celebrate our country’s birthday with The Cowboy! Enjoy patriotic crafts, find all the American flags at the Museum and guess the number of candies in a jar and win it! Play a game to win a dessert and enjoy storytime at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Free for members or with Museum admission. Activities available while supplies last.

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Western Explorers Summer Camp: Animal Adventures

Cougars, eagles, bears and more lurk within the gallery walls. Don’t be surprised at the many hiding in plain sight. Adventurers will sharpen their eyes and tune their ears as they explore wildlife in art. Create animal-themed crafts, identify pelts and tracks and play some wild games. Caution – they are closer than you think! Register by June 15. Register Here Download Consent Form Email  consent form back to camps@nationalcowboymuseum.org Western Explorers Summer Camp offers children ages 6 – 10…

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Western Explorers Summer Camp: Full STEAM Ahead

Campers stretch their imagination, build skills and explore science, technology, engineering, art and math through this exciting STEAM summer camp. Discover the geometry in art, explore circuitry and electrochemical cells, build a hovercraft and more! Register by June 22. Register Here Download Consent Form Email  consent form back to camps@nationalcowboymuseum.org Western Explorers Summer Camp offers children ages 6 – 10 opportunities to learn, play and create at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Led by Museum educators, each four-day,…

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Western Explorers Summer Camp: Into the West

Does your child love history? Campers spend a day in the life of the people that inhabit the West. Play traditional games and discover the cultural traditions and lifeways of indigenous peoples. Explore Liichokoshkomo and learn to build your own shelter. Try traditional agriculture and explore new food systems. Practice the skills of America’s first cowboy—the vaquero, in preparation for the National Day of the American Cowboy. Register by June 29. Register Here Download Consent Form Email  consent form back…

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Perked Up Playdate

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Meet up with friends on the third Tuesday of the month April through September within a safe community space at the all-new Friess Family playground. During these playdates, friendships will form, a community will develop, and conversations will take place while children engage with each other and explore the playground. Enjoy refreshments for both adults and littles. Kids also can take part in a craft activity, while supplies last. Free for members or with Museum admission.  

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National Day of the Cowboy

Join us in celebrating that classic Western icon, the cowboy at the Museum’s commemoration of National Day of the Cowboy! Honoring cowboy culture and pioneering heritage while embracing your inner-cowboy/girl. Dress up in your Western duds and enjoy a day of performances, family-friendly activities and crafts while exploring Prosperity Junction and Liichokoshkomo’. Activities are free for members or with Museum admission. Activities available while supplies last.

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August 2021

Kids Take Over the Cowboy – Cowboy Duds: Vaquero-Wear

Many of the cowboy traditions that you find in the American West had their origins in Mexico and the vaqueros that wrangled cattle there. These traditions eventually travelled north into what became the United States. Join us as we explore the unique items that these vaqueros wore. Make your own sombrero and spurs and stay for storytime at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Free for members or with Museum admission. Activities available while supplies last.

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Perked Up Playdate

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Meet up with friends on the third Tuesday of the month April through September within a safe community space at the all-new Friess Family playground. During these playdates, friendships will form, a community will develop, and conversations will take place while children engage with each other and explore the playground. Enjoy refreshments for both adults and littles. Kids also can take part in a craft activity, while supplies last. Free for members or with Museum admission.  

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September 2021

Kids Take Over the Cowboy – Mexican Independence

Join us in commemorating Mexico’s bicentennial, 200 years since it achieved independence from Spain. Celebrate by playing a traditional Mexican game, make a mini pinata and make your own Mexican flag while learning about its origins and symbols. Stay for storytime at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Free for members or with Museum admission. Activities available while supplies last.

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Perked Up Playdate

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Meet up with friends on the third Tuesday of the month April through September within a safe community space at the all-new Friess Family playground. During these playdates, friendships will form, a community will develop, and conversations will take place while children engage with each other and explore the playground. Enjoy refreshments for both adults and littles. Kids also can take part in a craft activity, while supplies last. Free for members or with Museum admission.  

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