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.

 

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,…

Saturdays for Kids: Wildlife Sculpture

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sculpt like a real Prix de West wildlife artist! Children will be taught the finer points of transforming a lump of clay into a wildlife sculpture in honor of the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale. Then take the opportunity to tour the Museum galleries and see how many wild animals your child…

National Day of the Cowboy

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Museum will celebrate the culture and pioneering spirit of the West on National Day of the Cowboy. This event, open to the public, includes activities for families to find their West at the Museum, such as learning to rope a steer, creating stick-horses, bandanna activities, and more. This year, the Museum highlights the historic…

Wide Open Wednesdays

August 2 @ 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: Stickball

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Considered one of the oldest sports in America, stickball has a long Native American tradition that continues through today. Join us as staff from the Cherokee Cultural Center facilitate stickball games on the Museum grounds. Designed for children ages 4 – 12. Participation in the games is encouraged. Free for children and accompanying adults. For…

Wide Open Wednesdays

August 9 @ 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

August 16 @ 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

August 23 @ 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

August 30 @ 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: Leather Braided Bracelet

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturdays for Kids: Leather Braided Bracelet 10:00 a.m. – Noon Classrooms Kids are invited to try their hand at one of the West’s most time-honored art forms: rawhide braiding. Whether saddle-inspired, hand-stamped, or stitched, cowhide leather has long been turned into braided bracelets – and now your child has a chance to make one of…

Wide Open Wednesdays

September 6 @ 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

September 13 @ 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

September 20 @ 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.