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.

 

National Day of the Cowboy

July 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Come join in the fun on National Day of the Cowboy! Begin with a larger-than-life performance of Pecos Bill and the Ghost Stampede by Oklahoma Children’s Theatre. Young Missy Cougar-Wildcat has always wished she could live an adventure as big as her home state, and when the roughest, rowdiest cowboy of all enters her world,…

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

Saturdays for Kids: School Yard Games

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Get geared up for the new school year by joining us for schoolyard games 1890s style. Visit Prosperity Junction, our turn-of-the-century frontier town, for some exciting games, back-to-school activities, and more. Free for children and accompanying adults. This program is made possible with support from the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation.

Saturdays for Kids: Blacksmithing and Metalwork

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blacksmithing was an essential skill on the frontier and at the ranch. Join us for blacksmithing demonstrations and then create your very own metal foil drawing. Available while supplies last. Free for children and accompanying adults. This program is made possible with support from the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation.

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…