Events

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:


Current Hours: Open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily

August 2014

Open daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Regular summer programs:

August 20: Scout’s Miniature Show & Wall Sale and Opening Reception for the Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, 6 p.m. Free. Unveils the 33rd annual Buffalo Bill Art Show, featuring 110 of the nation’s leading western painters and sculptors. The exhibition remains on view through September 20, when the art is sold in a lively auction.

August 28: Whitney Western Art Museum Lunchtime Lecture: Mindy Besaw with Today’s West: Contemporary Art from the Whitney Western Art Museum, 12:15 p.m. Free.

September 2014:

Open daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. through September 15; hours change to 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. September 16.

Daily guided tours continue through September 14: Wildlife in the West at 10:30 a.m. People of the West at 1 p.m. Yellowstone Past and Present at 2:30 p.m.

September 4: Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition: Speaker to be announced, 12:15 p.m. Free.

September 15 – 21: Rendezvous Royale, Cody’s annual week-long celebration of the arts, including Cody High Style, Boot Scootin’ Boogie, Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale, and Patrons Ball.

September 16: Hours change to open daily 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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.

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.