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July 2020

Adventure Days at the Cowboy: Birdapalooza

June 29 – July 25 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Join Adventure Days at the National Cowboy Museum June 29 – July 25 and explore different themes and self-directed activities each week. Weekdays, take part in instructed crafts from 11:00 a.m. – Noon, and 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Month long activities will culminate in the National Day of the Cowboy Celebration. Free with general admission or to Museum members. All activities while supplies last. Bird is the word! This…

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Adventure Days at the Cowboy: Native at the Cowboy

June 29 – July 25 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Join Adventure Days at the National Cowboy Museum June 29 – July 25 and explore different themes and self-directed activities each week. Weekdays, take part in instructed crafts from 11:00 a.m. – Noon, and 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Month long activities will culminate in the National Day of the Cowboy Celebration. Free with general admission or to Museum members. All activities while supplies last. Celebrate and explore the diverse…

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Perked Up Playdate July

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Meet up with friends 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 are actively engaged in structured playtime. Enjoy iced refreshments for both adults and littles provided by EÔTÉ Coffee Company!

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National Day of the Cowboy

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Join in a fun day at the Museum’s celebration of National Day of the Cowboy, honoring cowboy culture and pioneering heritage. Embrace your inner-cowboy/girl and dress up in your Western duds and enjoy crafts and activities. The first 300 kids receive a Sheriff’s badge. Decorate a pinwheel, design your own rodeo bib, create a pool noodle stick horse and more! Partake in jerky and hard tack samples while exploring Prosperity Junction and Liichokoshkomo’s Town Square. Enjoy entertainment from the Ward…

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Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait

Cool off indoors with a screening of Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait, directed and produced by John Langmore and Bud Force (2019, NR, suggested PG-13, seating socially distanced). 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Following the film, join Langmore for a book signing of his latest book Open Range: America’s Big-Outfit Cowboy.

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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 and enjoy storytime. Free for members or with Museum admission. All activities available while supplies last.

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September 2020

Kids Take Over the Cowboy: Chuck Wagon Edition

This month, Kids Take Over the Cowboy is taking over the whole weekend in combination with our Annual Chuck Wagon Festival! Enjoy western themed activities, crafts and performances. Play western games, make cloth action figures, decorate a bandanna, join in the barrel racing, sample some western treats and much more. For more information, click here.

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Annual Chuck Wagon Festival

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, and enjoy storytime. Free for members or with Museum admission. All activities 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.

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