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.


Circle of Stories

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Third, Fourth, and Fifth Saturdays in February – April, 2017 “Circle of Stories” 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Kerr Gallery Organized by Patrick Redbird (Kiowa), join Native American storytellers in the Power and Prestige Children’s Gallery and discover powerful new stories at every session. Circle of Stories is held on the third and fourth Saturdays…

Saturdays for Kids: Culture Quest Scavenger Hunt

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Celebrate the conclusion of the Museum’s temporary spring exhibitions by taking part in the annual Culture Quest Scavenger Hunt! Children will create craft projects such as ledger art and paisley pop art as they learn about different aspects of Western history and culture. Upon completion, each child earns his or her very own badge! Designed…

Artful Tours for Fours & Fives

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Second Saturdays in February – May, 2017 “Artful Tours for Fours & Fives” 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Kerr Gallery Look, listen, and share ideas while exploring Native American stories and art. Movement, drawing, and other gallery activities provide everyone the chance to participate. Make a bead-and-bone necklace to take home. Other siblings are invited to…

Saturdays for Kids: Wagon Wheel Rag Rugs

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Help your child celebrate the ingenuity of the pioneer woman by creating their very own wagon wheel rag rug! While creating their own rug, children will learn about color, texture, design, and how making rugs out of rags was a practical way for pioneer women to reuse old clothes, keep a house warm, and decorate…

Western Explorers Summer Camp

June 19 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm
  June 19 – July 28, 2017 Western Explorers Summer Camp, June 19 – July 28, offers opportunities to learn, play, and create at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Led by experienced teachers, each week-long, small-group session features age-appropriate themes, crafts, games, art projects, snacks, and stories. Campers explore the Museum’s collections, exhibitions,…