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

July 2015:

Open daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Recurring Programs:

August 2015:

Open daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Recurring Programs:

August 1: Coffee & Curators Event for Members: Refreshments and a talk and demonstration by Chief Conservator Beverly Perkins, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Free to members but reservations required.

August 6: Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition, 12:15 p.m. Susan Patla with The State of the Trumpeter Swan: Evaluating Twenty-plus Years of Monitoring Data in Western Wyoming. Free.

August 6 – 8: Buffalo Bill Invitational Shootout, co-sponsored by the Cody Shooting Complex, fuses firearms history and the present-day shooting sports. Find out more.

August 10: Lecture, Becky Munden with Only in America, the story of her life with her late husband Bob as exhibition shooters, noon. Free.

August 10 – 12: H-2-Oh! Discovery Field Trip for students ages 11 – 15. Learn about aquatic ecology and management issues. Departs Center at 8:30 a.m. August 10 and returns August 12 at 4:30 p.m. $70 members; $80 non-members; advance registration required.

August 14: Paddle Boarding and Stargazing Workshop, 8 – 10:30 p.m. Learn to paddle board or kayak and stargaze with Pete Idema. $35 per participant includes boat rental ($15 if you bring your own boat); advanced registration required.

August 15 – 31: Relaxing with Raptors, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in our Braun Garden. Meet some of the birds of our Draper Museum Raptor Experience and chat with their handlers.

August 18: Family Fun Day: Water of the West, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Learn all about water in Wyoming and the western United States through fun games, activities, and crafts. Included in regular admission.

August 29: The Science and Art of Matching the Hatch Workshop, 8 a.m. – noon. Join fisheries biologists Jason Burckhardt and Tommy Thompson on a thoughtful investigation of the aquatic insects of Wyoming’s streams. $35 members; $40 non-members.