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). Here is the schedule:

  • Hunters on the Wing program at 11:30 a.m. Learns about our six birds—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.
  • And join a few of our birds and their handlers for “Relaxing with Raptors” from 9 – 9:30 a.m. and again from 4 – 4:30 p.m. 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. – 3 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 Buffalo Bill Center of the West hosts regular lectures on interesting topics all about the American West. Click here to find out more.

Discovery Field Trips in the Greater Yellowstone Region

Our natural history experts also take middle-school-age participants to the field for fun and educational experiences. Here is the Discovery Field Trip schedule for summer 2014. Click the title of each below for more information, and click here for a rack card with the details.

These trips are $75 for non-members and $70 for members. For more information, e-mail Interpretive Specialist Emily Buckles, or call her at 307-578-4110.