Programs for Adults

Learning takes place in Museums when challenging programming is integrated with exhibitions, technology and research to encourage the natural curiosity within all people. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City strives to offer educational opportunities for all levels of learning in different mediums. Our goal is to encourage and instruct a broad audience,  to give them the tools and information to elevate their expectations and achieve their dreams.

Before enrolling please review the Registration and Cancellation Policy

Advance reservations are required for most activities. For more information email education@nationalcowboymuseum.org.

Art Moments

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works in the Museum’s temporary exhibitions or permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission. Saturdays and Sundays through the first weekend in September.

Art Moments

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works in the Museum’s temporary exhibitions or permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission. Saturdays and Sundays through the first weekend in September.

Wide Open Wednesdays

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free admission courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. Occurs every Wednesday from August 2 – November 15.

Western Movie Matinees

August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesdays, August 2 – November 15 1:00 p.m., Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater. Join us for these curated selections. Popcorn provided. Museum is admission-free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.   Click here for times and showings: https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/movies

Pourings on the Plaza

August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pourings on the Plaza offers guests a cash bar in the elegant covered area of the Western States Plaza. Visit the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, browse The Museum Store, and grab a bite at a food truck. Every Thursday in August, the Museum galleries and The Museum Store are open until 8:00 p.m. Admission after…

Read the West Book Club

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Read the West Book Club July 13, August 3, and August 24 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Dub and Mozelle Richardson Theater Read the West Book Club meets three times throughout July and August. Free to Museum members or with $5 Museum admission. Each publication is available in The Museum Store (15% discount for Museum members). Food…

Art Moments

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works in the Museum’s temporary exhibitions or permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission. Saturdays and Sundays through the first weekend in September.

Art Moments

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works in the Museum’s temporary exhibitions or permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission. Saturdays and Sundays through the first weekend in September.

Wide Open Wednesdays

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free admission courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. Occurs every Wednesday from August 2 – November 15.

Western Movie Matinees

August 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesdays, August 2 – November 15 1:00 p.m., Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater. Join us for these curated selections. Popcorn provided. Museum is admission-free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.   Click here for times and showings: https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/movies

Members’ Preview Reception

August 31 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Members’ Preview Reception 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Museum Galleries Museum members are invited to explore the Museum’s two newest exhibitions, We the People: A Portrait of Early Oklahoma and Life and Legacy: The Art of Jerome Tiger, during a special members-only evening. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, local craft beer, and receive a 25% discount off one…

Art Moments

September 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works in the Museum’s temporary exhibitions or permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission. Saturdays and Sundays through the first weekend in September.

Art Moments

September 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Enjoy a variety of 10-minute spotlight talks throughout the galleries to introduce different works in the Museum’s temporary exhibitions or permanent collection. Browse the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission. Saturdays and Sundays through the first weekend in September.

Wide Open Wednesdays

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free admission courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. Occurs every Wednesday from August 2 – November 15.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: It’s Relative: Genealogy and Collections Research

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Young girls, circa 1915. Henry M. Wantland, photographer. Stillwater, Oklahoma. 2000.005.3.0658b. Robert E. Cunningham Collection, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Noon – 1:00 p.m. S.B. “Burk” Burnett Board Room No matter their size or scope, collections only work as hard and as well as the research behind them. Join Kimberly Roblin,…

Western Movie Matinees

September 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesdays, August 2 – November 15 1:00 p.m., Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater. Join us for these curated selections. Popcorn provided. Museum is admission-free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.   Click here for times and showings: https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/movies

Wide Open Wednesdays

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free admission courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. Occurs every Wednesday from August 2 – November 15.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Living in the Legacy of Jerome Tiger

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Stickball, “Beginning to End.” Jerome Tiger (Muscogee/Seminole), 1966. The Arthur and Shifra Silberman Collection, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 1996.27.0984. Noon – 1:00 p.m. S.B. “Burk” Burnett Board Room The oldest daughter of three children, Dana Tiger, shares stories from life with the father who became an art world legend in five years. From…

Western Movie Matinees

September 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesdays, August 2 – November 15 1:00 p.m., Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater. Join us for these curated selections. Popcorn provided. Museum is admission-free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.   Click here for times and showings: https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/movies

Annie Oakley Society Luncheon

September 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
September 14, 2017 11:30 a.m. The Annie Oakley Society at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum was formed seven years ago to celebrate the past and present leadership roles that women play in Western heritage. The society celebrates the diversity of America’s heritage by honoring significant women who have achieved a remarkable first or…

Wide Open Wednesdays

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free admission courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. Occurs every Wednesday from August 2 – November 15.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Jerome Tiger: Sport, Spirit, Spokesman

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Travelers. Jerome Tiger (Muscogee/Seminole, 1964. The Arthur and Shifra Silberman Collection, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 1997.27.116. Noon – 1:00 p.m. S.B. “Burk” Burnett Board Room With little formal training, Jerome Tiger rose to prominence as a leading Native American painters. Embedded within his work was a reverence for his culture and its past….

Western Movie Matinees

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesdays, August 2 – November 15 1:00 p.m., Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater. Join us for these curated selections. Popcorn provided. Museum is admission-free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.   Click here for times and showings: https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/movies

Wide Open Wednesdays

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free admission courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. Occurs every Wednesday from August 2 – November 15.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Henry M. Wantland’s Eye on Central Oklahoma’s Culture

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
9th and Main in Stillwater, circa 1908. Henry M. Wantland, photographer. 2000.005.4.058. Robert E. Cunningham Collection, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Noon – 1:00 p.m. S.B. “Burk” Burnett Board Room By examining Henry Wantland’s work, we see that he excels at capturing the people and imagery of a newly opened frontier…

Western Movie Matinees

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesdays, August 2 – November 15 1:00 p.m., Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater. Join us for these curated selections. Popcorn provided. Museum is admission-free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.   Click here for times and showings: https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/movies

Hidden History: Finding and Preserving Your Heritage [OLLI-OSU morning class]

September 28 @ 10:00 am - November 2 @ 12:00 pm
Worried about that box of photos in the attic? Or the stack of scrapbooks from your daughter in the back closet? How about all the pictures of your grandkids on your computer? In this six week course you will learn about Oklahomans through their photographs, explore better ways to store your memories, and preserve them…

Strong and Sassy Women in the West [OLLI-OSU afternoon class]

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - November 2 @ 3:30 pm
Western movies have primarily been a male dominated genre, but after World War II Hollywood supported many strong female roles. Previously the call girls, damsels in distress, or left behind to just be ‘lovely,’ women were portrayed as everything from the hard-nosed saloon owner, to an outlaw, or a cattle queen. This course examines the…

Forming Silver

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
October 3-6, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. In cooperation with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA), the Museum presents a workshop led by TCAA Emeritus member Mark Drain (tcowboyarts.org/members/mark-drain). The workshop consists of in-depth presentations and discussions addressing methods and practical solutions that add the third dimension to silverwork including forming, overlays, repousse, and…

Wide Open Wednesdays

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free admission courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. Occurs every Wednesday from August 2 – November 15.

Western Movie Matinees

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesdays, August 2 – November 15 1:00 p.m., Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater. Join us for these curated selections. Popcorn provided. Museum is admission-free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.   Click here for times and showings: https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/movies

Wide Open Wednesdays

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free admission courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. Occurs every Wednesday from August 2 – November 15.

Western Movie Matinees

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesdays, August 2 – November 15 1:00 p.m., Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater. Join us for these curated selections. Popcorn provided. Museum is admission-free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.   Click here for times and showings: https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/movies

Wide Open Wednesdays

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free admission courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. Occurs every Wednesday from August 2 – November 15.

Western Movie Matinees

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesdays, August 2 – November 15 1:00 p.m., Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater. Join us for these curated selections. Popcorn provided. Museum is admission-free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.   Click here for times and showings: https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/movies

Wide Open Wednesdays

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free admission courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. Occurs every Wednesday from August 2 – November 15.

Western Movie Matinees

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesdays, August 2 – November 15 1:00 p.m., Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater. Join us for these curated selections. Popcorn provided. Museum is admission-free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.   Click here for times and showings: https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/movies

Wide Open Wednesdays

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free admission courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. Occurs every Wednesday from August 2 – November 15.

Western Movie Matinees

November 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesdays, August 2 – November 15 1:00 p.m., Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater. Join us for these curated selections. Popcorn provided. Museum is admission-free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.   Click here for times and showings: https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/movies

Wide Open Wednesdays

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free admission courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. Occurs every Wednesday from August 2 – November 15.

Western Movie Matinees

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesdays, August 2 – November 15 1:00 p.m., Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater. Join us for these curated selections. Popcorn provided. Museum is admission-free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.   Click here for times and showings: https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/movies

Holiday Open House at The Museum Store

November 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Holiday Open House is a fun and festive opportunity to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Shop apparel and jewelry for men and women, toys and books for the wee ones, and truly unique home and kitchen items with a Western flair. Take advantage of free gift wrapping and enter a…

Wide Open Wednesdays

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free admission courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers. Occurs every Wednesday from August 2 – November 15.

Western Movie Matinees

November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesdays, August 2 – November 15 1:00 p.m., Dub & Mozelle Richardson Theater. Join us for these curated selections. Popcorn provided. Museum is admission-free to all on Wide Open Wednesdays courtesy of the Oklahoma Ford Dealers.   Click here for times and showings: https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/movies
John Wayne hosting the 1965 Western Heritage Awards at the Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City

A Date with the Duke – Holiday Edition

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Guests can whet their appetites with a cash bar and scrumptious buffet prepared by The Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City while watching a special film screening of 3 Godfathers (1948). Arguably one of John Wayne’s best roles, this poignant story of redemption takes place on Christmas Eve when three men rob a bank in Arizona…

Holiday Wine-Down

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Relax from the stresses of the holidays! Visit the Museum for a Holiday Wine-Down painting class under instruction from Wine & Palette. While here get a jump on holiday shopping in a festive environment at The Museum Store. $45; $40 for Museum members. All supplies provided, including light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Reservations required…

The Museum Store at the Holiday Pop-Up Shops

December 7 @ 10:00 am - December 10 @ 6:00 pm
Thursday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. The Museum Store is headed back to Midtown Oklahoma City for the Holiday Pop-Up Shops! Enjoy shopping local in a fun and festive atmosphere. From stocking stuffers to showstoppers, The Museum Store is here to help with your gift-giving needs. Admission is not required to shop. For…