The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will host holiday activities for kids including crafts, scavenger hunts and more!

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is spreading holiday cheer during this special time of the year at the Kids Take Over the Cowboy: Holidays at the Museum event Saturday December 7, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

It’s beginning to look (and sound!) a lot like the Holidays. Come celebrate the season with Santa in Prosperity Junction, a turn-of-the-century frontier town, where youngsters will delight in making Western-inspired ornaments, pine cone birdfeeders, Christmas tree decorations and more at various ornament and craft stations. Also, be sure to sample frontier food with cowboy cornbread and a cup of sarsaparilla. While exploring the Museum be on the lookout for Howe and Dee the Cowboy Elves to earn your own special badge.

Kids will also love the scavenger hunt, where they will get to discover and interact with a cast of Western characters including Sacajawea, Teddy Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, Annie Oakley and many more! Kids will “interview” the characters to answer questions to complete their scavenger hunt sheet. They will also roam the galleries discovering art and history, while looking for answers or performing tasks related to a particular piece of art or object. Once they’ve answered all of the questions, each child will receive a letter stamp in their Scavenger Hunt sheet. When they have collected all of the letters, they can then unscramble them to reveal the mystery word and earn a prize!

Be sure to stop by and see Santa who in the lobby for those wanting to take their own photos and drop off your holiday wish lists! There will also be face painting and the Zoomobile will have several Western wildlife friends to come and meet. Available while supplies last, activities are free with Museum admission or Museum membership.

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