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

July 2014

Open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Regular summer programs:

July 21 – 25: Artist-in-residence in the Whitney Western Art Museum: John Giarrizzo demonstrates his work and talks with visitors in the gallery each day.

July 22: The second of three programs on wildlife: Cinematographer Bob Landis with the story of the wolf in Yellowstone. Reception with light hor d’oeuvres and cash bar at 6:30 p.m. with program at 7:30 p.m. Additional dates in series: July 18, July 30. Attend one, two, or all three.

July 24: Whitney Western Art Museum Lunchtime Lecture: Artist John Giarrizzo with An Artist/Teacher at Work: Reflections on a Residency at the Whitney, 12:15 p.m. Free.

July 30: The third of three programs on wildlife: Michael Leach with Grizzlies on My Mind. Reception with light hor d’oeuvres and cash bar at 6:30 p.m. with program at 7:30 p.m. Additional dates in series: July 18, July 22. Attend one, two, or all three.

August 2014

Open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Regular summer programs:

August 2: Coffee & Curators, an event for members. Join Mindy Besaw for Frederic Remington and Charles Russell: A Lasting Legacy in the Whitney Western Art Museum, 10 a.m. Free, but space is limited so reserve yours today!

August 4 – 5: Discovery Field Trip: Paddling through Time. For students entering grades 7, 8, and 9 in the fall. Click here for registration and fee information.

August 7: Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition: Dr. Mark Elbroch with The Secret Social Lives of Mountain Lions, 12:15 p.m. Free.

August 7 – 9: Buffalo Bill Invitational Shootout.

August 14, 21, 28: Members “Treating Your Treasures” Workshop Series: Sticky Situation! Adhesives Workshop in the Conservation Lab, 2 – 4 p.m. August 14: Porcelain and Glass.  August 21: Wood, Plastic, Leather, and Ceramics; August 28: Paper and Textiles. Register early as space is limited, $100 for all three workshops.

September 2014:

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: Martin Grenier with The Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Nongame Management, 12:15 p.m. Free.

September 20: 38th Annual Patrons Ball. Click here to find out more.