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.

 

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.

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.

Saturdays for Kids: Dia de los Muertos

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Give kids the time of their life by celebrating “Day of the Dead!” While the most familiar symbol of this Mexican holiday may be the calacas y calaveras (skeletons and skulls) that appear everywhere from sugar skulls to parade masks during the holiday, they are almost always portrayed enjoying life, often in fancy clothes. Participants…

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.

Fall Break Drop-In Activities

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
It is Fall Break for Oklahoma City Metro area schools! Drop by and participate in family friendly activities inspired by the Museum’s exhibitions. Create make-and-take activities each day while supplies last.   October 16 Fall Break for Kids: Kids West Quest 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. What did children across the West do every day?…

Fall Break Drop-In Activities

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
It is Fall Break for Oklahoma City Metro area schools! Drop by and participate in family friendly activities inspired by the Museum’s exhibitions. Create make-and-take activities each day while supplies last.   October 16 Fall Break for Kids: Kids West Quest 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. What did children across the West do every day?…

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.

Fall Break Drop-In Activities

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
It is Fall Break for Oklahoma City Metro area schools! Drop by and participate in family friendly activities inspired by the Museum’s exhibitions. Create make-and-take activities each day while supplies last.   October 16 Fall Break for Kids: Kids West Quest 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. What did children across the West do every day?…

Fall Break Drop-In Activities

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
It is Fall Break for Oklahoma City Metro area schools! Drop by and participate in family friendly activities inspired by the Museum’s exhibitions. Create make-and-take activities each day while supplies last.   October 16 Fall Break for Kids: Kids West Quest 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. What did children across the West do every day?…

Fall Break Drop-In Activities

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
It is Fall Break for Oklahoma City Metro area schools! Drop by and participate in family friendly activities inspired by the Museum’s exhibitions. Create make-and-take activities each day while supplies last.   October 16 Fall Break for Kids: Kids West Quest 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. What did children across the West do every day?…

Turn the Town Upside Down!

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Prosperity Junction Fun and fantasy abound when the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and Oklahoma Children’s Theatre welcome all their friends to the transformed Prosperity Junction Western town on October 21 and 28! Begin Halloween with imaginative, kid-friendly activities. Families can sample sarsaparilla in the Silver Dollar Saloon, create a lantern, decorate pumpkins, made…

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.

Turn the Town Upside Down!

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Prosperity Junction Fun and fantasy abound when the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and Oklahoma Children’s Theatre welcome all their friends to the transformed Prosperity Junction Western town on October 21 and 28! Begin Halloween with imaginative, kid-friendly activities. Families can sample sarsaparilla in the Silver Dollar Saloon, create a lantern, decorate pumpkins, made…

Wayne Cantwell, The Flyin’ Fiddler

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Enjoy mood music while perusing the galleries! Wayne Cantwell, The Flyin’ Fiddler, strolls the galleries in period 19th-century clothing playing traditional American old-time music. Free to Museum members or with Museum admission.

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.

Saturdays for Kids: Big, Bright, and Bold — Painting as Storytelling

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
In honor of Native American History Month, celebrated artist J. NiCole Hatfield (Nahmi-A-Piah, Comanche/Kiowa) demonstrates her acrylic painting technique. A native Oklahoman, Hatfield combines both traditional and contemporary aspects of Native American art in her work. Do not miss the opportunity for your child to participate in this very unique workshop! Designed for children ages…

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.

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.

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 24 @ 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 25 @ 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…