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Bring the kids to play and cozy up at The Cowboy with free Lattes, Cocoa

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

Stay inside and warm for a Perked-Up Playdate at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Tuesday February 18, 2020, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

The Perked-Up Playdate is one of the many new exciting happenings at The Cowboy for 2020 and will take place the third Tuesday of each month. The February 18 Playdate is slated to come alive amongst the backdrop of Prosperity Junction, a turn-of-the-century frontier town located inside the Museum, where youngsters will enjoy visiting the “saloon” serving hot cocoa for kids and lattes for adults. All of the latte and cocoa are sponsored by EÔTÉ Coffee Company, a small-batch, craft coffee roaster located in the heart of Oklahoma City. 

Participants of the February 18 Playdate will have the opportunity to try their hands at several activities including a virtual reality (VR) headset to experience the Museum’s Dorothea Lange exhibition in a new way, making a soapbox derby car, building indoor snowmen and participate in a special story time.

The next Perked-Up Playdate will take place March 17, 2020 during the debut of Liichokoshkomo’ (pronounced Lee-cho-kosh-ko-MO) a Chickasaw phrase for “Let’s play!,” a $15 million trailblazing outdoor expansion dedicated to providing playing and learning through STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) education right in the Museum’s backyard. Liichokoshkomo’ will open to the public during a Spring Break sneak peek, March 14 – 20, 2020. This will be the first Playdate where children can play and discover the new Friess Family Playground at the museum.

While registration isn’t required, pre-registration at nationalcowboymuseum.org/playdate and will enter your family for a chance to win door prizes and receive programming updates.

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.