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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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Kids Take Over the Cowboy: Picturing the Past

Photographer Dorothea Lange captured images of Americans, including many Oklahomans, as they struggled through the Great Depression. Listen to stories about her life and work at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., create Depression-era toys including a rag doll and mini soapbox car, partake in a derby down the Museum hallway and sample food. Wrap up with a showing of Kit Kitteridge: An American Girl. Free for Museum members or with Museum admission. Available while supplies last.

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Drop-In Drawing: Leaders Downfall

On the second Sunday of the month, explore your creative side, practice different techniques and skills and be inspired by the artwork in the galleries and gardens. Borrow drawing materials from the Visitor Services desk in the Museum lobby (while supplies last) or bring your own! Gather with art lovers to enjoy an afternoon of drawing and learning with other artists. Free for Museum members or with Museum admission.

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Liichokoshkomo’ Spring Break Sneak Peek Week

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Let’s play! Come celebrate the debut of Liichokoshkomo,’ a place for children and families to learn and play right in the Museum’s backyard, during  a spring break sneak peek, March 14 – 20, 2020. Saturday, March 14 Taste of the West A day of food demonstrations with traditional foods from across the American West. Sample foods like hardtack, cornbread, fry bread and grape dumplings. Monday, March 16 Crafts at the Cowboy Children will become makers for the day by flexing…

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Spring Break Drop-in Activities

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Drop by and participate in family-friendly activities. Create a different make-and-take craft each day. No reservations required and activities are available while supplies last. Free with Museum admission. For more information, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/kids. March 16        Andy Warhol-Inspired Pop Art March 17        Western Landscape Art March 18        Spring Beadwork March 19        Hands-On Clay March 20        Andy Warhol-Inspired Pop Art

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Late Night at the Museum

Enjoy an evening of fun! Paint an Andy Warhol-inspired canvas and explore Prosperity Junction on a flashlight tour. Bring your pillows and blankets and curl up for a showing of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. Popcorn provided! An adult must accompany children. $35 per child for ages 4 and up, $20 per adult.  Register Here

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April 2020

Kids Take Over the Cowboy: Pop Art Prints

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Visit the temporary exhibition Warhol and the West, then join artist from ARTSPACE at Untitled in the Museum classrooms to create a Warhol-style silk screen print to take home. Enjoy storytime with stories written by Andy Warhol’s nephew. Finally, stay for a showing of The Muppet Movie.  Free for members or with Museum admission. Available while supplies last.

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May 2020

Kids Take Over the Cowboy: Liichokoshkomo’ – Let’s Play!

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Check out the Museum’s newly opened outdoor learning experience! Visit Native American dwellings, view Western vistas and explore the playground. Learn about ancient and contemporary Native American traditions, explore the role of trading posts in the West and play with traditional Native American toys. Enjoy storytime and stay for a showing of The Legend of Lobo. Free for members or with Museum admission. Available while supplies last.

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June 2020

Kids Take Over the Cowboy: Western Landscape Art

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The National Cowboy Museum is home to many works of art showcasing beautiful Western landscapes. Grab a paintbrush and create your own masterpiece. It could get a little messy, dress appropriately or bring an apron. Create a landscape pop-up card, enjoy storytime and stay for a showing of Homeward Bound. Free for members or with Museum admission. Available while supplies last.

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July 2020

Kids Take Over the Cowboy: Independence Day at Prosperity Junction

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Celebrate Independence Day in Prosperity Junction, the Museum’s Western frontier town. With a cake walk and a variety of other activities, there is something for all ages. Enjoy storytime and stay for a showing of An American Tail. Free for members or with Museum admission. Available while supplies last.

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