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.

 

Share the Love!

February 1 @ 10:00 am - February 14 @ 5:00 pm
One day to celebrate love is not enough! Visit the Museum any time from February 1 – 14 and show your love for your favorite piece of art or artifact. Pick up a heart at Visitor Services, leave it by your selection, and share on social media using #MyWest and #HeartsForArt. While visiting, pick up…

Saturdays for Kids: Storybook Read-in and Gallery Hunt

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Explore the Museum’s galleries and hear fantastic tales from exciting children’s books throughout. This Gallery Hunt & Find leads you across the Museum and helps you find the secret location for storybook readings at 10:30, 11:00, and 11:30 a.m. Free for children and accompanying adults. For more information, email education@nationalcowboymusuem.org.

Saturdays for Kids: Parfleche Bags

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Many Plains Indian tribes were nomadic – traveling the Great Plains on horseback and on foot. A common item used for packing was the parfleche bag. Made from rawhide, these durable storage bags protected a variety of items. Create your own parfleche bag and then use a special Gallery Hunt & Find to locate different…

Spring Break Drop-in Activities: Do You See What I See?

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
March 19 – 23 Spring Break Drop-in Activities 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Various Museum Locations It is Spring Break across the Oklahoma City Metro area! Drop by and participate in family friendly activities inspired by the Museum’s exhibits.   March 19 Do You See What I See? Art does not have to look like…

Spring Break Drop-in Activities: Beadwork

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
March 19 – 23 Spring Break Drop-in Activities 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Various Museum Locations It is Spring Break across the Oklahoma City Metro area! Drop by and participate in family friendly activities inspired by the Museum’s exhibits.   March 19 Do You See What I See? Art does not have to look like…

Spring Break Drop-in Activities: River Rafts

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
March 19 – 23 Spring Break Drop-in Activities 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Various Museum Locations It is Spring Break across the Oklahoma City Metro area! Drop by and participate in family friendly activities inspired by the Museum’s exhibits.   March 19 Do You See What I See? Art does not have to look like…

Spring Break Drop-in Activities: Cowboy Challenge

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
March 19 – 23 Spring Break Drop-in Activities 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Various Museum Locations It is Spring Break across the Oklahoma City Metro area! Drop by and participate in family friendly activities inspired by the Museum’s exhibits.   March 19 Do You See What I See? Art does not have to look like…

Spring Break Drop-in Activities: Trailblazers Trek Hunt & Find

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
March 19 – 23 Spring Break Drop-in Activities 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Various Museum Locations It is Spring Break across the Oklahoma City Metro area! Drop by and participate in family friendly activities inspired by the Museum’s exhibits.   March 19 Do You See What I See? Art does not have to look like…

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…

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…

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,…

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…