The Buffalo Bill Center of the West shares the story of the American West in countless ways, including events, activities, programs, lectures, special exhibitions, and more throughout the year. Here’s what’s coming up.

Featured Events

Current Special Exhibitions:

September 2014:

Open daily 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Daily program:

  • Relaxing with Raptors, 1 p.m. each day. Meet some of the birds of our Draper Museum Raptor Experience and chat with their handlers.

September 20: Our 38th Annual Patrons Ball, featuring the dance music of the Denny Leroux Orchestra and fine dining by Bravo Catering and Chef Ryan Boehme. Click here to find out more.

September 25: Dr. Walter Fleming with a talk about American Indian wild west show performers who chose to remain in Europe after European tours, titled ‘Laying out ten to see a dead Indian’: Wild Westing and those who were left behind, 7 p.m. Free.

September 27: Smithsonian magazine’s “Museum Day Live!” The Buffalo Bill Center of the West allows Museum Day ticketholders free admission. Find out more.

October 2014:

Open daily 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

October 2: Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition: Mike Jimenez with Wolf Management from Endangered Species Act to State Management: What Lies Ahead?, 1215 p.m. Free.

October 4: Coffee & Curators, an event for members, 10 a.m. Join Chief Conservator Beverly Perkins with a program about Conservation in the United States. Free for members, but reservations required by calling 307-578-4008.

October 13: Draper Natural History Museum Lecture and Reception: David Quammen with The Next Big One: Emerging Viruses, Spillover, and the Threat of Pandemic, reception at 6:30 p.m., talk at 7:30 p.m. Free. Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

October 22: Buffalo Gals Luncheon, 11:45 a.m. Speaker Peter Hassrick presents Lost and Found: The Art of John Mix Stanley. $20 for Center of the West members and $30 for non-members. Space is limited; reserve by e-mail or calling 307-578-4008.

November 2014:

Open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

November 6: Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition: Dr. Craig Lee with Ice Patch Archaeology at the Crossroads of Culture and Climate Change in the Greater Yellowstone, 12:15 p.m. Free.

December 2014:

Open Thursday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Monday – Wednesday.

December 4: Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition: Kevin Hurley with How Do You Count Wild Sheep? Why Do Wild Sheep Count? 12:15 p.m. Free.

December 6: Holiday Open House, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free.