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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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August 2020

Kids Take Over the Cowboy: Moving Day – Western Luggage

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The history of the West tells the stories of people’s movement. From nomadic Native American tribes, to explorers like Lewis and Clark, to settlers moving West in wagons, they all needed something to carry their belongings. Pack a wagon like a settler, assemble a no-sew leather pouch of your own, experiment with Native American travois, enjoy storytime and stay for a showing of Wild Country. Free for members or with Museum admission. Available while supplies last.

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September 2020

Kids Take Over the Cowboy: Cowboy Duds Tie-Dye Bandanna

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Do you like to dress like a cowboy? Wear your best hat and boots and come make a one-of-a-kind bandanna through a fun dying process, learn about the many ways you can use it and make a paper bag Western vest. Enjoy storytime and stay for a showing of Rango. Free for members or with Museum admission. Available while supplies last.

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October 2020

Kids Take Over the Cowboy: Día de los Muertos

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Día de los Muertos is a Mexican festival celebrated every year from October 31 - November 2 in commemoration of deceased friends and family members. Create a colorful sugar skull rock, a unique twist on a holiday tradition. Make tissue paper marigolds and papel picado, colorful symbols of the holiday. Enjoy storytime and stay for a showing of Coco. Free for members or with Museum admission. Available while supplies last.

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November 2020

Kids Take Over the Cowboy: Our Universe: Star Peoples of Skidi

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Walk through and discover constellations important to the Pawnee people. Map your own chart and listen to star stories. View the Pawnee lodge and identify directional points. Stay for a showing of Dreamkeeper. Free for members or with Museum admission. Available while supplies last.

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December 2020

Kids Take Over the Cowboy: Holidays at the Museum

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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 members or with Museum admission. Available while supplies last.

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