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Kids Summer Workshops

Enjoy safe + exciting summer 2021 workshops!

Summer workshops explore art, science, and natural history, and include activities like hiking, and kite flying. Advanced registration is required for these workshops, and can be completed online. In many cases, scholarships are available. Spots fill up fast — reserve today!

What's the Word, Bird?

JUNE 15 – 16, 9–11a | AGES 6-9 | $25 | $20 FOR MEMBERS
Birds make all kinds of noise, especially in the early summer. Let’s learn about their songs and behaviors as we explore different bird habitats around Cody. Games, activities, and bird identification are all a part of this fun start to summer.

MuseSTEM Camp

JUNE 22-25, 9a – 12p | AGES 8-11 | $50 | $40 FOR MEMBERS
At this multiple-day workshop, we will challenge students to solve problems and complete tasks. Each challenge is hands-on and minds-on! Students will have fun while engaging in summertime Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Horsin’ Around | Fishing & Horseback

JUNE 29–30, 9a – 3p | AGES 8-11 | $95 | $85 FOR MEMBERS
A two-day workshop for kids ages 8 to 11. Let’s start the summer off right by enjoying some awesome Wyoming outdoor adventures. We’ll spend one day fishing and another day on horseback. Does it get any better than this?

Kite Day

JULY 7, 10a-1p | AGES 6-12 | $25 | $20 FOR MEMBERS
Wyoming is the perfect place for kites—wide open spaces and lots of wind! Join us for a one-day workshop to make and fly kites. All activities will be outdoors.

I Am Batty About Bats

JULY 22, 9-10:30a | AGES 6-8 | $20 | $15 FOR MEMBERS
Bats are weird, quiet, and creepy, right? …or are they?! Let’s dive into the world of bats and explore their behaviors and adaptations. Join us for a morning of bat science and learn to love these wacky critters.

Build-a-Bat-Box

JULY 23, 9a-1p | AGES 9-12 | $40 | $35 FOR MEMBERS
Bats help our world in so many ways, so we are going to spend some time helping them! Learn all about bats and what they need to survive in Wyoming. Each student will take home a bat box at the end of this hands-on workshop.

Little Aspiring Outdoor Artists

JULY 26, 28, 30, 9-10:30a | AGES 4-5 | $35 | $30 FOR MEMBERS
This pre-school class is designed to engage young minds with art…outside! The activities foster creativity with color, shapes, and textures. Active play is incorporated into every lesson.

Art Outside Kids 6-9

AUGUST 2–6, 9-10:30a | AGES 6-9 | $40 | $35 FOR MEMBERS
Instructor Sarah Shearer leads students in a creative art journey in the great outdoors. From plein-air landscapes to Andy Goldsworth sculptures, the outdoors is a canvas just waiting to be painted on!

Art Outside Kids 10-12

AUGUST 2–6, 1-2:30p | AGES 10-12 | $40 | $35 FOR MEMBERS
Instructor Sarah Shearer leads students in a creative art journey in the great outdoors. From plein-air landscapes to Andy Goldsworth sculptures, the outdoors is a canvas just waiting to be painted on!

Sensory Adventure

AUGUST 12 & 18, 9:30-11a | AGES 4-5 | $10 | $5 FOR MEMBERS
We will use ALL of our senses as we explore the natural world around us. With active play and lots of games, students will start to appreciate the plants, insects, and habitats around them!

Family Bat Walks

JULY 22 or 23, 8:15-9:15p | FREE
This one’s for the whole family! Join Biologist Katy Goodwin on July 22 or 23 to learn more about these amazing nighttime mammals, watch them feed, and listen to their sounds. This experience is free, but we ask participants to register in advance.
Emily Buckles

Have questions? Call Emily!

For more information on summer programming and available scholarships, contact Emily Buckles at [email protected] or 307-578-4110. The Center of the West’s summer educational programs are made possible through a generous grant from the R. Harold Burton Foundation.