Family activities at the Center of the West
At the Buffalo Bill Center of the West we know how to have fun with a variety of family programs! For more information on future family-friendly programs and activities, e-mail Emily Buckles or call her at 307-578-4110.
Family Fun Days
Plans for our summer family fun days are shaping up! Here are the dates, and more details are coming soon.
June 26: A Plains Indian themed event, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
July 17: Wyoming Geology Rocks! 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
August 18: Water in the West, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thanks to a grant from the R. Harold Burton Foundation, our Family Fun Days are included with regular admission.
Looking for some fun arts and crafts projects for the kids?
Special thanks to our summer 2014 Education Intern Leah for guiding this past summer’s art-in-garden activities. While those programs are over for this season, Leah compiled step-by-step instructions of the projects featured each week in a series of blog posts. Click the links below to share these activities with your family.
- Happy Trails to You: Western Music Arts and Crafts
- The West and You Arts and Crafts
- Western Arts and Crafts
- Wild Wonderland: Yellowstone Arts and Crafts
- Nature Arts and Crafts
- How the West Was Fun: Frontier Arts and Crafts
- Wild Things: Wildlife Animal Arts and Crafts
- Native American Arts and Crafts
- Cowboy’s Life is the Life for Me: Cowboy and Cowgirl Arts and Crafts
Take a look at some past activities:
We’ve had a ton of fun at our summer family fun days. Click here to visit our Family Fun Day photo album on Facebook.
At one Family Fun Day, we enjoyed family activities all about food! Attendees learned Dutch oven cooking basics from “Cookie” Ron Reed, took turns at the hand crank to make ice cream, learned the art of cake decorating, and planned out a menu for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. Some of our guests even shared their favorite family recipes: CLICK HERE to download our “Tasty Traditions Family Recipes” booklet
At another of our Family Fun Fridays, Where’s Stanley at the Museum? kids had a great time with an activity that combined elements of the well-known book series Where’s Waldo and Flat Stanley.
CLICK HERE to check out some of stories and pictures they created, and download an activity to do yourself!
For more information on our family programs, e-mail Emily Buckles or call 307-578-4110.
To find out about other upcoming events at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, click here.