Learn through Programs and Education

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s educational programs help our visitors learn in an enjoyable and educational atmosphere and so acquire a deeper understanding of the American West.

Children learn about volcanoes in the Draper Museum of Natural History

Children learn about volcanoes in the Draper Natural History Museum.

Draper Museum Raptor Experience

Don’t miss the amazing birds of our Draper Museum Raptor Experience in the Braun Garden (in the Hub in case of inclement weather) for “Relaxing with Raptors” at 1 p.m. each day. See some or all of our birds and ask questions of their handlers.

Our birds are: Teasdale the great horned owl, Isham the red-tailed hawk, Salem the American kestrel, Hayabusa the peregrine falcon, Suli the turkey vulture, and Kateri the golden eagle.

Family Fun Days

Fun and educational! And geared for families visiting the museums together. Click here to learn more. The schedule in brief: June 26 is Celebrating Native People, July 17 is Geology Rocks!, and August 18 is Water of the West, all are from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Our summer Family Fun Days are included in regular admission and free for members.

Skype in the classroom

Do you have a class of students who would love to find out more about mountain men and fur trappers? About Plains Indian culture and tipis? About the adaptations of animals to their environment? Then click here to find out more about our Skype in the classroom lessons.


The Buffalo Bill Center of the West hosts regular lectures on interesting topics all about the American West. Click here to find out more.

For more information, e-mail Interpretive Specialist Emily Buckles, or call her at 307-578-4110.