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.

 

Annual Chuck Wagon Festival

May 26 @ 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…

Western Explorers Summer Camp Preview Day

May 26 @ 10:00 am - May 27 @ 4:00 pm
Register on the spot for sessions from 8:30 a.m. – Noon and 1:00 – 4:30 p.m., especially designed for 8 – 15 year olds. Museum members enjoy discounted rates. To register, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org/summercamp. For more information, call (405) 478-2250 ext. 264 or camps@nationalcowboymuseum.org.

Book Signing with John R. Erickson

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join The Museum Store at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for special performances and book signing events featuring John R. Erickson, author of the Hank the Cowdog book series! Book signing is free with admission to the Annual Chuck Wagon Festival. John R. Erickson has written and published 75 books and more than 600 articles, and…

Annual Chuck Wagon Festival

May 27 @ 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…

Bank of America Museums on Us

June 2 @ 10:00 am - June 3 @ 5:00 pm
The Museum welcomes Bank of America customers taking advantage of Museums on Us the first full weekend of every month. Any ATM, credit, or check card from Bank of America provides free general admission for the cardholder. For details visit about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/global-impact/arts-and-culture.html

Saturdays for Kids: Spinning and Weaving

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Considered an essential skill of the past, spinning and weaving helped clothe the pioneer. From early homespun to rugs, weaving produces the material for everyday life. See spinning and weaving demonstrations and then try your hand at a project of your own. Available while supplies last. For more information, call (405) 478-2250 ext. 250 or…

Art & Food Trucks

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hungry for local cuisine and a look at the 2018 Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale? Enjoy a variety of food trucks, The Museum Store’s Trunk Show, and special Prix de West-themed Art Moments, 10-minute spotlight talks offered by Museum docents aimed at introducing different works, including the 2018 Prix de West winners….

Art Moments Dads will Love

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Happy Father’s Day! Browse the galleries for a variety of 10-minute talks spotlighting various works in the Museum’s temporary exhibitions or permanent collection that dads will enjoy. Tour the galleries and hold casual conversations with Museum docents. Free to dads and Museum members, or with Museum admission.

Western Explorers Summer Camp

June 18 @ 8:00 am - July 27 @ 5:00 pm
  June 18 – July 27, 2018 For children ages 8 – 15 Western Explorers Summer Camp, June 18 – July 27, offers opportunities to learn, play, and create at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for children ages 8 – 15. Led by experienced teachers, each week-long, small-group session features age-appropriate themes, crafts,…

Bank of America Museums on Us

July 7 @ 10:00 am - July 8 @ 5:00 pm
The Museum welcomes Bank of America customers taking advantage of Museums on Us the first full weekend of every month. Any ATM, credit, or check card from Bank of America provides free general admission for the cardholder. For details visit about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/global-impact/arts-and-culture.html

Bank of America Museums on Us

August 4 @ 10:00 am - August 5 @ 5:00 pm
The Museum welcomes Bank of America customers taking advantage of Museums on Us the first full weekend of every month. Any ATM, credit, or check card from Bank of America provides free general admission for the cardholder. For details visit about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/global-impact/arts-and-culture.html

Express Employment Professional’s 24th Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball

December 14 @ 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…