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SOLD OUT – Patrons Ball

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY, United States

This year's Patrons Ball is now sold out! Please see below for other ways you can support our fundraising efforts... September 23, 2023 6 – 11:30 p.m. This western formal, Patrons Ball, is one of the signature social events of the year in Wyoming, and a major fundraiser for the Buffalo Bill Center of the […]

Historic Cabin Crawl – Tours & Trails

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY, United States

Exclusive Tours & Trails Historic Cabin Crawl September 24, 2023 1 – 6 p.m. What better way to learn about the past than to hike through it? Exclusive Tours at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is teaming up with Hiking Buddy LLC to bring visitors into the beautiful vistas and historic trails of […]

Talk: Wolf-elk interactions

Coe Auditorium

Who's the Big Bad Wolf Afraid Of? Wolf-elk interactions across the wildland-urban interface GPS radio collars help researchers track where wolves go and how their movements affect other animals. Here, Kristin collars a juvenile wolf that possibly could have used a slightly higher dose of sedative. Photo by Mark Gocke, WGFD. By Kristin Barker, PhD […]

SOLD OUT! Haunted Tours & Tales

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY, United States

**THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT** But there are still tickets available for our October 27 Haunted Tours & Tales event, When Death Came Calling Demons, Dogs, and Death in the Diabolical West A Haunted Tours & Tales event from Exclusive Tours October 13, 2023 6–8 p.m. There's a chill in the air and shadows on […]

Talk: Bob Richard, Early Day Western Movies

Coe Auditorium

The "rider" from Rider of the Painted Horse. Early Day Western Movies, including a showing of The Rider of the Painted Horse Bob Richard & Robyn Cutter Thursday, October 19, 2023 Noon–1 p.m. Join us for the October presentation of 2023 in our "Local Lore with Bob Richard" series of free programs hosted by our […]

Members Preview – James Bama Exhibition

Photo Gallery

Members-Only Exhibition Preview James Bama (1926–2022), Anon D. Dewey (Soldier Wolf), 1991. Color photograph. P.243.02431 James Bama's Photographs: Portraits of the West Friday, October 20, 2023 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Center of the West members, please join us on Friday evening, October 20 starting at 5:30 p.m. for a special members-only preview of a new […]

Buffalo film screenings & reception

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY, United States

Documentary clip reels event A free event from Wyoming PBS October 24 5:30–7 p.m. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is pleased to host Wyoming PBS for a special screening event on October 24. See clips of the Ken Burns film The American Buffalo, and the full documentary Homecoming, followed by a Q & A and […]

Buffalo Gals Luncheon

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY, United States

Celebrating the Women of Heart Mountain By Aura Sunada Newlin Wednesday, October 25, 2023 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. Kuyper Dining Pavilion Join us for a delicious luncheon and presentation by Aura Sunada Newlin, Executive Director of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation (HMWF), who highlights stories of women who were incarcerated at Heart Mountain during World War […]

Hootin’ Howlin’ Halloween

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY, United States

A Family Fun Day Friday, October 27, 2023 2 - 4:30 p.m. Join us for our annual Halloween event at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West from 2–4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 27. Come dressed in your most thrilling Halloween attire and immerse yourself in the world of creepy crawlies! You'll find a hair-raising lineup […]

Haunted Tours & Tales

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY, United States

When Death Came Calling A Haunted Tours & Tales event from Exclusive Tours October 27, 2023 6–8 p.m. “Buffalo Bill—The Scout” sculpture (3.58) by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney silhouetted in a smokey sky. MS 301 Gabby Barrus Slide Collection. SL.301.10.423 Join Exclusive Tours staff on Friday, October 27 for an unforgettable evening where we turn out […]

Haunted Tours & Trivia Takeover

Cody Craft Brewing 1732 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY, United States

Haunted Tours & Trivia an Exclusive Tours Trivia Takeover with Cody Craft Brewing Exclusive Tours and Cody Craft Brewing team up for "Haunted Tours & Trivia" on Halloween. October 31, 2023 6:30 p.m. Get ready for a spine-tingling Halloween evening! Join us for a Haunted Tours & Trivia Takeover event October 31 at 6:30 p.m. […]

Talk: Origin of Public Lands

Coe Auditorium

The Origin of Public Lands Natural Rivals by John Clayton. Pegasus Books/Simon & Schuster By John Clayton November 2, 2023 Noon–1 p.m. Free Join us for our November Lunchtime Expedition, The Origin of Public Lands, presented by John Clayton. The in-person talk takes place in the Center’s Coe Auditorium, with a virtual option available. If […]

Sold Out! Curator’s Cut Exclusive Tour

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY, United States

Curator's Cut Exclusive Tour with the Plains Indian Museum Please note: This event is sold out. Plains Indian Museum Assistant Curator Hunter Old Elk shows a beaded pursed from the museum's collection. Friday, November 17, 2023 6–8 p.m. Join Plains Indian Museum Curator Gordon Ambrosino and Assistant Curator Hunter Old Elk November 17 at 6 […]

Closed for Thanksgiving

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY, United States

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 23. Please enjoy the holiday, and we will reopen on Friday, November 24 for our regulars hours, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The Center of the West is also closed for Christmas Day, December 25, and New Years Day, January 1.

Event Series Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY, United States

Holiday Open House at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West December 2–3, 2023 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West's Holiday Open House is an annual tradition in Cody! The event offers two free days to explore the Center's five spacious museums, beautiful holiday decorations, complimentary hot cocoa and candy canes, […]

Talk: Birds and Pathogens

Coe Auditorium

It Is Not Only Fine Feathers That Make Fine Birds By Eric C. Atkinson December 7, 2023 Noon–1 p.m. Free Join us for our December Lunchtime Expedition, It Is Not Only Fine Feathers That Make Fine Birds, presented by Eric C. Atkinson. The in-person talk takes place in the Center’s Coe Auditorium, with a virtual […]

Virtual Family Trivia Night

Online

Online December 14, 2023 6:30–8 p.m. Calling all trivia enthusiasts! We invite each and every one of you for a night of virtual family fun like no other. Join us virtually at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West on the December 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m. for a Virtual Family Trivia Night that promises […]

Winter Traditions – Tours & Toddies

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY, United States

Exclusive Tours & Toddies Event Western Winter Traditions December 15, 2023 6–8 p.m. W.H.D. Koerner (1878-1938). Christmas drawing. Gift of Ruth Koerner Oliver and W.H.D. Koerner III. 29.78 Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the history is so delightful…. Join Exclusive Tours on December 15 at 6 p.m. for an enchanting journey into the […]

Talk: The History of Pahaska Tepee

Coe Auditorium

The History of Pahaska Tepee A free talk by Bob Richard Thursday, December 21, 2023 Noon–1 p.m. Join us for the December presentation of 2023 in our "Local Lore with Bob Richard" series of free talks hosted by our McCracken Research Library. For this talk Bob shares stories and photographs from throughout the history of […]

Christmas Eve hours

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY, United States

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is open special hours of 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24. The Center will close at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 24. Please note that we are also closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day, which this year fall on Mondays, a day […]

Cody Culture Club: Big Horn Basin’s Medical History

Cody Regional Health 707 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, United States

Rx for Curiosity: Exploring Big Horn Basin’s Medical History With Brian Beauvais, Tom Fitzsimmons, & Patricia (Pat) Briggs At Cody Regional Health – Pitchfork Room 707 Sheridan Avenue January 11, 2024 5:30–7:30 p.m. Join us on select Thursdays January through April for Cody Culture Club. Appetizers and cash bar at every program. If you love […]

Cocktail Chronicles: Virtual Tour & Toddies

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY, United States

Virtual Exclusive Tours & Toddies Cocktail Chronicles January 12, 2023 6–8 p.m. Join Exclusive Tours on January 12 at 6 p.m. for our first ever Virtual Exclusive Tours: Cocktail Chronicles. While the wind and snow bluster and blow, you don’t have to worry about leaving the warmth of your home to explore history! From coast […]

Talk: Switchback Ranch Flight Operations

Coe Auditorium

The Toughest Flying in the Lower 48 A History of Aircraft Flight Operations Support for the Switchback Ranch, Sunlight Basin A free "Local Lore" talk Thursday, January 18, 2024 Noon–1 p.m. Join us for the first presentation of 2024 in our "Local Lore with Bob Richard" series of free talks hosted by our McCracken Research […]

Family Fun Day: Winterfest

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY, United States

Winterfest Family Fun Day January 19, 2024 3–7 p.m. Join us for our Winterfest Family Fun Day on January 19 and awaken from your winter slump! Shake off the winter chill and unleash your creativity with crafts, witness the wonders of our live birds, take goofy photos with the family, explore how animals survive the […]

Lecture: Corvids, conifers, & the pinyon jay

Coe Auditorium

Corvids and Conifers: The unusual case of the pinyon jay Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus). Photo by Amy Phillips. By Corey Anco February 1, 2024 Noon–1 p.m. Free Join us for our first Lunchtime Expedition of 2024, Corvids and Conifers: The unusual case of the pinyon jay, presented by our own Draper Museum Curator Corey Anco. […]

Wild Winter Photography Presentation

Coe Auditorium

A Park County Travel Council event at the Center of the West Thursday, February 8, 2024 4 p.m. The Park County Travel Council is excited to welcome our community to join us* for their free nature and wildlife photography presentation in the Coe Auditorium at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Stephen Matera and […]

Cody Culture Club: Ungulate Migrations

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY, United States

Ungulate Migrations of the Intermountain West With Dr. Kristin Barker At Buffalo Bill Center of the West 720 Sheridan Avenue February 15, 2024 5:30–7:30 p.m. Join us on select Thursdays January through April for Cody Culture Club. Appetizers and cash bar at every program. If you love Cody, you're part of the Club! Tickets for […]

Stroller Tour – Buffalo Bill Museum

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY, United States

Stroller Tour of our Buffalo Bill Museum Friday, February 16, 2024 9–10 a.m. Join other new parents for a culturally enriching experience to share with your child. Expect a healthy mix of adult conversation, noisy babies, museum insights, and a hands-on start to your little ones’ love for art and history. Strollers, baby carriers, older […]

***SOLD OUT!*** Deluxe Tours & Toddies: Firearms in Pop Culture

Buffalo Bill Center of the West 720 Sheridan Avenue, Cody, WY, United States

Deluxe Tours & Toddies Event Firearms in Pop Culture with Craig Johnson & Paul Brock February 23, 2024 6–9 p.m. Join Exclusive Tours on February 23 at 6 p.m. for a Deluxe Tours & Toddies event, featuring Craig Johnson, author of the Longmire series of books, and Paul Brock, owner and operator of Cody Firearms […]

Wreath-laying ceremony

Wreath-laying Ceremony for Buffalo Bill's birthday By the Cody High School FFA February 26, 2024 11 a.m. February 26 is the 178th birthday of our namesake William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody! In honor of the event, the Cody High School FFA chapter hosts its annual wreath-laying ceremony at Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s sculpture Buffalo Bill—The Scout […]