The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s 2017 Centennial year continues with a “Back to the Future” Family Fun Day on Friday, March 17 from 3–7 p.m. The event offers family-friendly activities, hands-on projects, and the fun of family time together as participants help celebrate the museum’s 100th birthday.
“As we look back at our history and imagine our future, activities throughout the Center will transport us through time and engage our imaginations,” says Interpretive Specialist Emily Buckles. “For one activity, participants will write a letter to their future selves—it’s always fun to imagine how we may change or stay the same five or ten years down the road!” she adds.
Attendees can also participate in a program about the past and future of firearms, and kids can play traditional games and work with volunteer printer Mike Parker to print a bookmark to take home.
Family Fun Days are free for Center of the West member families, and just $10 for non-member families. A complimentary dinner—available only to the first 200 people who wish to eat—is served from 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Family Fun Days are supported in part by a grant from the R. Harold Burton Foundation. For more information, contact Interpretive Specialist Emily Buckles at [email protected] or 307-578-4110. Stay up-to-date on family activities through the Center’s Kids Programs Facebook page.
In April, the Center of the West celebrates Earth Day with a recycled vehicle race that kids and adults alike can enter. For details on how to do so, visit centerofthewest.org/recycled-vehicle-race. For information on all Center of the West programs and events, go to centerofthewest.org/calendar.
Since 1917, the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, has devoted itself to sharing the story of the authentic American West. The Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For additional information, visit centerofthewest.org or the Center’s Facebook page.