Adventure Days at the Cowboy is a month of self-directed activities with different themes each week including gardening, bugs, birds, Native American culture and concludes with a National Day of the Cowboy celebration Saturday, July 25. There will be instructor led crafts from 11:00 a.m. – Noon, and 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. All Adventure Days activities are free with Museum admission or membership, while supplies last.
This is also the perfect time to consider buying a family membership, which quickly pays for itself based on what a family would spend on a month of Adventure Days admission, with the added benefit of enjoying Museum for an entire year.
Adventure Days at The Cowboy scheduleJune 29 – July 5
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Explore the newly opened Liichokoshkomo’ and Museum gardens. Certified as a Wildlife Habitat the gardens are teeming with life! Help us beautify the gardens and attract pollinators by planting wildflowers seeds. Each child will receive a wildflower seed pack to take home and plant. Make easy plant markers, get creative and design your own plant, make leaf rubbings and complete a nature scavenger hunt.
July 6 – 12
Camp Bug Love
How much do you love bugs? Is it a lot or just a little? The West is home to many insects that fly, crawl and dig their way through life. Discover the variety of insects where we live! Visit Liichokoshkomo’, the Museum’s new children’s play-scape to enjoy self-guided camp activities or view our virtual instructor via your phone!
July 13 – 19
Bird is the word! This week’s edition of Adventure Days is all about out feathered friends. As a Certified Wildlife Habitat the Cowboy is an ideal place for ornithological ogling (bird watching)! Learn more about these winged wonders as you make a bird feeder, play Bird Bingo and compare different kinds of beaks.
July 20 – 24
Native at the Cowboy
Celebrate and explore the diverse indigenous cultures a Liichokoshkomo’s Intertribal Village. The village space offers an opportunity to explore the historical and contemporary diversity highlighted by seven distinctive tribes from Turtle Island: Ancient Puebloan, Hopi, Navajo, Chickasaw, Caddo, Pawnee and Kiowa. We invite families and supporters of the Cowboy to share the importance of our indigenous people, their culture, history, survival, villages and resiliency, through art, crafts, storytelling, music and dance.
National Day of the Cowboy
Join in a fun day at the Museum’s celebration of National Day of the Cowboy, honoring cowboy culture and pioneering heritage. Embrace your inner-cowboy/girl and dress up in your Western duds and enjoy crafts and activities. The first 300 kids receive a Sheriff’s badge. Decorate a pinwheel, design your own rodeo bib, create a pool noodle stick horse and more! Partake in jerky and hard tack samples while exploring Prosperity Junction and Liichokoshkomo’s Town Square. Enjoy entertainment from the Ward Family Trick Ropers, learn a rope trick or two and watch a Native cowboy and cowgirl dance exhibition by Blackbird Dance Troupe. There will even be a mustache contest! Cool off indoors with a screening of John Langmore’s Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait (2019, NR, suggested PG-13, seating limited). Following the movie, join Langmore for a book signing of his latest book Open Range: America’s Big-Outfit Cowboy. Activities are free with Museum admission and free for members. While supplies last.
For more information visit, nationalcowboymuseum.org/adventure-days-at-the-cowboy or call (405) 478-2250 ext. 241.
About the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City is America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture. Founded in 1955, the Museum collects, preserves and exhibits an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts while sponsoring
dynamic educational programs to stimulate interest in the enduring legacy of the American West. For more information, visit nationalcowboymuseum.org.