Holden Sigle, 3, of Edmond, tries to lasso a plastic cow’s head during the Chuck Wagon Gathering and Children’s Cowboy Festival in May at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. (Photo by Matt Strasen/The Oklahoman Archives.)
The Oklahoma City Zoo, Harn Homestead Museum, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and other city attractions have been voted Nickelodeon’s “Parents Pick” Award winners.
From May 19 to June 30, parents from all over the United States logged on to Nick’s Parent Connection Local Web site to vote for their city’s best family resources, from birthday party spots and museums to clothing stores and day camps. Parents voted on the best places for little kids, big kids, teens and families.
The zoo was named the best place for family bonding and best environ-friendly place for families.
For little kids, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman was voted best museum. Gymboree Play & Music was named “best artsy class.”
For big kids: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum was named best museum; Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, best artsy class; and Harn Homestead Museum, best day camp.
In the teen category, the Oklahoma Heritage Center was designated best museum; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, best artsy class; and Chesapeake Boathouse, best day camp.
“We are honored to receive top honors by parents of this Nickelodeon networking site. We offer such a fun and unique summer camp experience,” said Harn Homestead Executive Director Cher Golding in a news release.
“Our week-long program expands upon our territorial farming program that is taught during the school year. This program incorporates teachings about a different agricultural crop each day. These crops were essential to homestead living 100 years ago and the camp offers children fun lessons about growing up on a homestead or farm before Oklahoma became a state.”
To see the full lists, click here.