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:


October 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.

Now through October 28: Your kids can help us design their dream playground! Have them draw their idea on this form and submit it by October 28. Click here to find out more.

October 18: Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame banquet, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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 307-578-4025.

October 28: Deadline for your children’s design for our new playground. Click here to find out more.

October 31: Hootin’ Howlin’ Halloween Family Fun Day, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Our 4th annual Halloween event combines education, fun, and treats. Listen to stories with our live raptors and learn about other “scary” critters of the night. And, we reveal the final playground design! Free for members; $10 per family for non-members.

November 2014:

Open daily 10 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.

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.

November 21: “A Muzeum” Race Family Fun Day, 3 – 7 p.m. The museum is a fun and different place at night when the visitors go home. So, dress in your jammies and come get a glimpse of nighttime at the museum. Learn about nocturnal animals and hear stories by the campfire. Enjoy a free family-friendly meal starting at 5 p.m.

December 2014:

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

Daily program: Relaxing with Raptors, 1 p.m. each day the Center is open. Meet some of the birds of our Draper Museum Raptor Experience and chat with their handlers.

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.