Scheduling a Visit
The National Cowboy Museum & Western Heritage Museum offers
many educational field trip opportunities. Programs are based
on grade level and offer students the chance to explore various
images and artifacts that are unique to the American West. Hands-on
activities have been incorporated into educational programs for
elementary school children, while junior and high school students
enjoy a guided tour of the Museum.
Reservations are required for all group visits. Arrange your
visit by calling the Assistant Educator, Monday-Friday at (405)
478-2250, Ext. 264, at least two weeks in advance of the desired
date. All visits are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.
Spring is the busiest time for field trips to the Museum; it is
recommended that teachers schedule as early as possible to ensure
a desired date and time. Every effort will be made to accommodate
Educational programs for elementary students are offered Monday
through Friday. Guided tours for all ages are available, Monday
through Saturday, from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Self-guided
tours are available 7 days a week with a confirmed reservation.
Group Size and Chaperone Requirements
A minimum of 15 students is required for all
group visits. The group leader is responsible for the entire amount
due at the time of check-in; group members may not pay individually.
Large parties paying individually do not qualify for discounted
group pricing. Payment may be made with cash, check, credit card
or purchase order. Coupons cannot be used with the group rate. One
chaperone for every seven students is admitted free of charge. Additional
adults over and above this ratio will be charged admission.
|Pre-K to 6th
|7th to 12th
The Lunch Pavilion is available for those
groups bringing a sack lunch. A reservation for this space is required
when scheduling your visit. Groups without a reservation are not
guaranteed a space to eat. Lunches must be unloaded at the time
of arrival and placed on the provided lunch carts. Due to the number
students that visit the Museum, it is recommended that lunch periods
be limited to 30 minutes per group. There are no vending machines in the Lunch Pavilion. Any food or drink must be provided by the group.
Museum Etiquette Rules/Chaperone Responsibilities
We strive to provide a valuable, educational and fun experience
at the National Cowboy Museum. In order to do so, we ask that
teachers share the following rules with students and chaperones
prior to their visit. Upon arrival, a staff member or volunteer
will greet the group to review the rules. Teachers and chaperones
in the group are responsible for following and upholding these
Students gain more from their visit when adequately supervised.
To ensure the safety of the group, as well as other Museum visitors,
we require that teachers and chaperones be with students at all
times. Students left unsupervised will be brought to the front
entrance by a Security Officer and asked to wait until their adult
leader returns. Please be aware that unruly groups will be asked
to leave the Museum and no refunds will be given.
- Backpacks, purses and other parcels larger than 15" x
10" x 9" will not be allowed in the galleries. These
items will need to be left on the bus or at the Admissions Desk.
- Do not touch the art or artifacts in the Museum. Repeated
touching leaves a build-up of oil and dirt that will damage
- Do not run in the Museum or in the gardens.
- Climbing on statues is not permitted in any of the galleries
or on Museum grounds.
- Eating and drinking is allowed only in the Lunch Pavilion.
Leave lunch items on the provided cart until the designated
lunchtime. Gum is not allowed in the Museum.
- Sketching materials, such as pens, pencils or tablets must
be approved prior to visit. Scavenger hunts are not permitted
in the galleries at any time.
- Turn off or silence and refrain from using cell phones during
Canceling your Visit
If you must cancel a tour, please leave a
voice-mail message with the Assistant Educator at (405) 478-2250,
Ext. 264 within 48 hours of your scheduled visit. A cancellation
fee of $30 will be billed to the business office of those groups
failing to make a cancellation. (This does not apply to weather
Please review and print the Field Trip Info Pack to prepare for your visit.