Programs for Kids

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.

 

Saturdays for Kids: Holidays at the Museum

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Classrooms and Prosperity Junction Make a Western-inspired ornament to take home for the holidays. Create old-time favorites such as pine cone bird feeders as well as new projects for your family tree. Complete a scavenger hunt, meet Western historical figures, sample frontier food, and venture to the sarsaparilla bar. Learn about animals found on the…

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…

Winter Break Drop-In Activities

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
It is Winter Break across Oklahoma! Load up the family and come explore the Museum using a family-friendly Museum Quest to explore the galleries and Prosperity Junction, the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. Locate Howe and Dee, the Museum’s very own cowboy elves, and claim a special prize. Museum Quests are free with Museum admission and…

Winter Break Drop-In Activities

December 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
It is Winter Break across Oklahoma! Load up the family and come explore the Museum using a family-friendly Museum Quest to explore the galleries and Prosperity Junction, the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. Locate Howe and Dee, the Museum’s very own cowboy elves, and claim a special prize. Museum Quests are free with Museum admission and…

Winter Break Drop-In Activities

December 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
It is Winter Break across Oklahoma! Load up the family and come explore the Museum using a family-friendly Museum Quest to explore the galleries and Prosperity Junction, the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. Locate Howe and Dee, the Museum’s very own cowboy elves, and claim a special prize. Museum Quests are free with Museum admission and…

Winter Break Drop-In Activities

December 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
It is Winter Break across Oklahoma! Load up the family and come explore the Museum using a family-friendly Museum Quest to explore the galleries and Prosperity Junction, the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. Locate Howe and Dee, the Museum’s very own cowboy elves, and claim a special prize. Museum Quests are free with Museum admission and…

Winter Break Drop-In Activities

December 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
It is Winter Break across Oklahoma! Load up the family and come explore the Museum using a family-friendly Museum Quest to explore the galleries and Prosperity Junction, the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. Locate Howe and Dee, the Museum’s very own cowboy elves, and claim a special prize. Museum Quests are free with Museum admission and…

Winter Break Drop-In Activities

December 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
It is Winter Break across Oklahoma! Load up the family and come explore the Museum using a family-friendly Museum Quest to explore the galleries and Prosperity Junction, the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. Locate Howe and Dee, the Museum’s very own cowboy elves, and claim a special prize. Museum Quests are free with Museum admission and…

Winter Break Drop-In Activities

December 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
It is Winter Break across Oklahoma! Load up the family and come explore the Museum using a family-friendly Museum Quest to explore the galleries and Prosperity Junction, the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. Locate Howe and Dee, the Museum’s very own cowboy elves, and claim a special prize. Museum Quests are free with Museum admission and…

Winter Break Drop-In Activities

December 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
It is Winter Break across Oklahoma! Load up the family and come explore the Museum using a family-friendly Museum Quest to explore the galleries and Prosperity Junction, the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. Locate Howe and Dee, the Museum’s very own cowboy elves, and claim a special prize. Museum Quests are free with Museum admission and…

Winter Break Drop-In Activities

December 31 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
It is Winter Break across Oklahoma! Load up the family and come explore the Museum using a family-friendly Museum Quest to explore the galleries and Prosperity Junction, the Museum’s turn-of-the-century frontier town. Locate Howe and Dee, the Museum’s very own cowboy elves, and claim a special prize. Museum Quests are free with Museum admission and…

Saturdays for Kids: Beadwork

January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Following contact with Europeans, the use of beads as decoration among the Native American tribes exploded. Join us as we explore the art of beadwork and investigate design themes, and make your very own beadwork samples to take home. Available while supplies last. Free for children and accompanying adults. For more information, call (405) 478-2250…

Annual Chuck Wagon Festival

May 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
May 26 — 27, 2018 Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Join us for this two-day, fun-filled family weekend showcasing chuck wagon food samples, a petting zoo, artisan demonstrations, bandanna decorating, leather stamping with the Oklahoma Chisholm Trail Leather Guild, live music, rope making with Ward Family Trick…

Annual Chuck Wagon Festival

May 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
May 26 — 27, 2018 Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Join us for this two-day, fun-filled family weekend showcasing chuck wagon food samples, a petting zoo, artisan demonstrations, bandanna decorating, leather stamping with the Oklahoma Chisholm Trail Leather Guild, live music, rope making with Ward Family Trick…

Express Employment Professional’s 24th Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball

December 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Presented by Express Employment Professionals, the 24th annual yuletide dance features Michael Martin Murphey headlining an evening of entertainment for the entire family. An alcohol-free event with more than enough spirit coming from the combination of a bountiful home-cooked dinner buffet, traditional Western songs and dances dating back more than 100 years, and an unforgettable…