720 Sheridan Avenue
Saturday, July 6
After a full-scale renovation and complete redesign, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Cody Firearms Museum celebrates its Grand Opening on Saturday, July 6 from 3–7 p.m. Join us for this event to see the absolutely complete, two-floor museum.
The renovated museum exhibits more firearms than were on display in the previous configuration, and features a more interpretive experience for all museum visitors. The new galleries include the evolution of the firearm, military history, western history, modern shooting sports, and embellished arms. The front of the museum is dedicated to an orientation experience for people unfamiliar or newer to firearms. There, they can learn basic principles, including safety. Throughout the museum, several educational simulators are available to enhance the visitor experience. And for collectors and enthusiasts, the museum design features technical and comprehensive displays of firearms, not only arranged historically, but also by manufacturer.
Grand Opening Schedule of Events
- 3 p.m. ♦ Former Special Forces Sergeant Dana Bowman parachutes from World War II C-47 airplane
- 3:15 p.m. ♦ Opening remarks
- 4 p.m. ♦ Ribbon cutting ceremony at the entrance to the new Cody Firearms Museum
- 4–7 p.m. ♦ Cody Firearms Museum open to the public FREE!
In the meantime, two of the galleries of the new museum are complete and open, and more is being completed every day!