Children learn about volcanoes in the Draper Museum of Natural History

Children learn about volcanoes in the Draper Natural History Museum.

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.


Greater Yellowstone Raptor Experience

Don’t miss the amazing birds of our Greater Yellowstone Raptor Experience in the lower level of the Draper Natural History Museum or in the Hub. Here is the winter schedule:

  • Meet our birds daily at 1 p.m. This informal program features at least one of our avian ambassadors and their handlers. Take this opportunity to see the birds, ask questions, and learn more about raptors.

Family Fun Days

Fun and educational! And geared for families visiting the museums together. Click here to learn more. Dates are set for our summer Family Fun Days: June 27, July 18, and August 8, all from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and included in the regular cost of admission (so free to our members!)

Thank you to the R. Harold Burton Foundation for a grant supporting our Family Fun Days.

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

Field Trips in the Greater Yellowstone Region

Our natural history experts also take participants to the field for informal educational experiences. Past trips have included prowling for owls, watching for eagles, studying the predators of Yellowstone National Park, and even delving into geology and fossils.

For more information about future trips, e-mail Interpretive Specialist Emily Buckles, or call her at 307.578.4110.