Archive: Area of Interest: For Kids

Fall Break Activities New Activities Each Day

Drop by and participate in family friendly activities. Create a different make-and-take craft each day. Free for members or with Museum admission. Available while supplies last. After checking out Sombreros Texanas and the Bosses of the Plains, make your own cowboy hat to take... Read More

Cherokee Cultural Celebration

In partnership with the Cherokee Nation, the National Cowboy Museum presents a variety of activities related to 19th century Cherokee culture and lifestyle. Hands-on participation in Cherokee games; demonstrations in pottery making, basket weaving and finger weaving; and other activity... Read More

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Looking Through the Windows to the West

From 1991 – 1996, Wilson Hurley (1924 – 2008) devoted his life and artistic skill to creating five enormous triptychs that depict the grandeur of the American West landscape. Known collectively as the Windows to the West, these 15 canvases grace the walls of the National Cowboy Museum’s Sam... Read More

Perked Up Playdate

Meet up with friends on the third Tuesday of the month, April through September, within a safe community space at the Friess Family Playground. During these playdates, friendships will form, a community will develop and conversations will take place while children engage with each other and explore... Read More


On Tuesday, August 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., we are welcoming homeschool groups and families to join us for a very special day. We’re so excited to share our demonstrations of hands-on science in chemistry, electricity, physics, astronomy, botany, and maybe even an explosion or two!Peak your... Read More


Join us on August 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for some lively, bubbly fun at our first ever SMO BubbleFest! Experience the power behind these tiny, shiny wonders with oodles of bubble activities inside and out, including a multistory bubble waterfall and more. All bubble activities... Read More


Fall break will be here before you know it and we know just the place to send your young scientists! This October, we’re making music, exploring all things microscopic and becoming mad scientists. Early Explorers (pre-K and kindergarten), Explorers (grades 1-3) and Innovators (grades 4-6) will... Read More


Wildlife fans of all ages are invited to celebrate World Dog Day at the Oklahoma City Zoo on Friday, August 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. World Day Day events, sponsored locally by Bob Moore Subaru, aim to raise awareness and bring attention to the critically endangered African painted dogs. The OKC... Read More