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.

Summer Programs 2015

Click here for our 2015 summer flyer to find out what exciting educational programs are coming up! From student courses, to family workshops, to trips just for the grown-ups, you’ll find information on dates, times, and cost.

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.

Draper Museum Raptor Experience

Don’t miss the amazing birds of our Draper Museum Raptor Experience in the Braun Garden for the informal “Relaxing with Raptors” from 9 – 9:30 a.m. and 4 – 4:30 p.m. And don’t miss the full program Superheroes of Nature! at 11:30 a.m. every day.

web thumbnailSchool Field Trips, Resources, and Outreach

Interested in scheduling a field trip? Borrowing an outreach trunk? Learning about our MILES program? Check out all of our school offerings in our 2015-2016 Educational Opportunities Guide.

You can also click on School Programs to get more details and to register for a field trip, museum adventure, or outreach trunk.

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? Watch this video to learn more about our partnership with Skype in the classroom!

Click here to find out more about individual 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.