Spring Break Activities
March 20, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.
One event on March 19, 2024 at 1 p.m.
One event on March 20, 2024 at 1 p.m.
One event on March 21, 2024 at 1 p.m.
One event on March 22, 2024 at 1 p.m.
Spend afternoons during spring break at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. Events are planned every day from March 18 to 22 between 1 and 3 p.m. to keep kids learning and entertained during their school break. Each activity is based on some aspect of Will Rogers’ extraordinary life, ranging from his time as a cowboy to his love of aviation.
All children under 17 are admitted free during spring break thanks to a donation by Win and Kay Ingersoll. The only activity requiring registration is Friday’s Mid-Afternoon Frolic Talent Show.
Monday, March 18, activities include blacksmithing demonstrations, traditional dyeing, weave spinners, lacemakers and quilters, as well as a rare behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s vault and the tomb of Will Rogers.
Tuesday, March 19, will feature 19th-century activities with the museum’s Hands-On-Historians. Kids can participate in candle dipping, trick roping, corn grinding, butter churning and games. Also, Buckaroo Bart will give his Will Rogers presentation every hour.
Wednesday, March 20, is aviation day, which includes flight simulators, rockets, an exhibit about Stuart Roosa, an Air Evac helicopter, along with pilot and aviation enthusiasts from the FAA and the Civil Air Patrol. Stick around for our annual spring break paper airplane contest. The winner will receive an autographed copy of Buckaroo Bart’s children’s book about Will Rogers as well as a gift card for the gift shop!
Thursday, March 21, is all about movies. Studio B Artworks will be on hand to help students create their own movie posters. The day will also include special visits from Stormtroopers and superheroes from your favorite movies, as well as film professionals who will teach students more about the movie-making process.
The week will wrap up on Friday, March 22, with the Mid-Afternoon Frolic Talent Show, where kids can perform their talents on the stage of the Will Rogers Theatre and compete for prizes. To sign up for the talent show, visit willrogers.com/springbreak.