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Playing at the Power and Prestige Children’s Gallery at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

This is a sponsored post for the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, however all opinions are my own.

OKC Mamas, it’s time to take a trip to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum! 

Their new exhibition, the Power and Prestige Children’s Gallery, brings to life the histories and cultures of the American Plains Indians.  This hands-on children’s area complements the Power and Prestige: Headdresses of the American Plains exhibition and is in the museum now through May 14, 2017. 

While visiting the children’s gallery, you can stop at a story station full of children’s books and if you are there at the right day and time, you may be entertained by Patrick “Red Bird”, a Native American storyteller.  Another activity in the Power and Prestige Children’s Gallery is a music space, where your children can create music (or at least make some noise) with the many instrument choices available.  So fun! 

Not to be missed before you leave the children’s gallery is a texture/touch learning center and several themed craft areas.  My daughter especially enjoyed making a pictograph, where she created a story using stamp symbols. 

After experiencing the children’s gallery, we moved into the Power and Prestige: Headdresses of the American Plains exhibition, with a children’s activity page that helped the kids engage with this exhibit.  Young and old alike stood in awe of the lovely and larger than life headdresses on display. 

Next on our agenda was a stroll through the on-site life-size western town called Prosperity Junction.  And of course, a family trip to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum is not complete without exploring the Children’s Cowboy Corral where your youngsters can try on cowboy clothes, ride on saddles, and let their imaginations work overtime as they make food around a campfire.   

Now’s the time for a family trip to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum as the Prestige Children’s Gallery enhances the already impressive museum, and creates a local experience that is sure to please. 

Remember, this special children’s gallery will be featured in the museum only through May 14, 2017.

When will we see YOU there?

 

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