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June 2022

Kids Take Over the Cowboy: Communication

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Communication today is quick and easy. In the Old West, it was not quite as simple but was no less important. Come learn some of the ways people in the Old West communicated with each other. Make a necklace with your name in Morse code. Write a letter. Send a message using a mirror. Enjoy storytime at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Free for members or with Museum admission. 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 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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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 Now Western Explorers Summer Camp offers children ages 6 – 10 opportunities…

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July 2022

Kids Take Over the Cowboy – Fourth of July Celebration

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Come celebrate our country’s birthday with the Cowboy! Enjoy patriotic crafts, find all the American flags at the Museum, guess the number of candies in a jar and win it! Play a game to win a dessert and enjoy storytime at 10:30 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: Full STEAM Ahead

Great for your family’s smallest scientists, campers will build an air-powered vehicle, get hands-on with circuitry and electricity, and continue to stretch their imaginations and build skills in science, technology, engineering, art and math as they conduct small experiments that teach big scientific principles. Register by June 14! Register Now 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: 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 Now Western Explorers Summer Camp offers children ages 6 – 10 opportunities to learn, play and create at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage…

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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. Register Now Western Explorers Summer Camp offers children ages 6 – 10 opportunities to learn, play and…

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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 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

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

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August 2022

Kids Take Over the Cowboy – Yellowstone

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Have you ever heard of a place called Yellowstone? It’s time to put on your adventure gear and set out to explore one of the world’s greatest natural parks! Make puppets of different types of wildlife that call Yellowstone home, follow a scavenger hunt to find those animals in the Museum and see some geysers in action! And since it is National Root Beer Float Day, enjoy a free one on us. Enjoy storytime at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Free…

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