Western Wednesdays – Home on the Range: Life as a Cowboy/Cowgirl of the West

Step into the boots of a cowboy or cowgirl for the day! Children will make and throw a lasso, design their ranch’s brand, round up balloons, and hear stories around a lifelike campfire. In addition, children will hear from living historian and award-winning author Lee Anderson about the responsibilities of working ranchers of the Old and New West. Through a gallery exploration, children will be able to apply what they’ve learned by seeing authentic Old West tools of the trade, including spurs, Stetson hats, saddles and ropes.

Activities recommended for children ages 6 to 14. Families are welcome to drop in between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Children can choose which activities they’d like to participate in, and the order in which to enjoy them. All activities are self-guided by the children’s accompanying adult(s).

$5 per person for adults and children ages six and older. Free for children 5 and under.

RSVP requested. Please email education@scottsdalemuseumwest.org with the number of guests attending.