Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Draper Natural History Museum
Connecting You with Nature in Yellowstone Country
Begin your Yellowstone adventure with the Draper Natural History Museum, at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, in Cody, Wyoming. Since opening in June 2002, the Draper has garnered international acclaim for its innovative, informative, and inspiring exhibit experiences.
The Draper Natural History Museum is your premier scientific resource for Greater Yellowstone wildlife and ecology. Explore our web pages, our blogs Fieldnotes from the Edge of Yellowstone and Draper Museum Raptor Experience, and check out our DraperNHmuseum Channel on YouTube for general wildlife information, updates on conservation issues in and around Yellowstone National Park, and videos. You can also use our website to preview our extensive exhibits, programs, live raptors, scientific collections, and field research adventures!
You can even listen to a radio piece on our Raptor Initiative. Dr. Preston has discussed this important project on Wyoming Public Radio’s Open Spaces program: Click here to listen.
If you’re coming to Yellowstone, we hope you will include us in your travel plans—you will understand Yellowstone much better and be better prepared to get the most out of your Yellowstone adventure when you begin with a visit to the amazing Draper Natural History Museum!
By Dr. Charles R. Preston, curator
This book highlights Draper and the Greater Yellowstone region it interprets. Richly illustrated with beautiful, color photography.
Available in our Museum Store online or by calling 800-533-3838.
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Enjoy an overview of the Draper Natural History Museum narrated by Founding Curator Dr. Charles Preston. Stay tuned for update with additional footage.
Lunchtime Expeditions lectures on video
The Draper Natural History Museum hosts our Lunchtime Expeditions series of monthly, free public lectures on natural history subjects. Topics range from interesting and informative to controversial and “in the news.” We post videos of these lectures and will add more as time goes on. Visit our “Lectures and Films” page to watch.