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Experiences

Activities that put the Wild in Wild West

Find the perfect family-friendly activity to round out your adventure through Cody and Yellowstone. Many of these activities happen during the day, so you can dip out of your favorite museum gallery and expand your Center experience.

Exclusive Tour in the Plains Indian Museum

Exclusive Tours

DAILY | CALL FOR SCHEDULING + PRICING | 307.254.7073

Book an exclusive, private tour of any of our fives museums. Or customize a hybrid tour to your specific interests. A top-tier content expert shares stories while offering special access to artifacts not on exhibit. Learn more

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Live Raptor Experience

Daily | 1 PM | Braun Garden | Free with Admission

Meet the live raptors of the Draper Museum Raptor Experience: a bald and a golden eagle, a turkey vulture, a peregrine falcon, a red-tailed hawk, owls, and other live birds of prey. A must-see, family friendly experience. Learn more

Rich, chopping wood for chuckwagon cooking

Chuckwagon Dinners

Summer Tues & Sat | 6 PM | RESERVATIONS REQUIRED | 307.899.2027

Exclusively available in the summer, 2 Mules Chuckwagon offers a special dining experience. Watch some Dutch-oven cooking and enjoy steak, trail beans, salad, sourdough biscuits, and cobbler—all on our beautiful grounds. June–August. Learn More,

Summer Experiences for Kids!

Buffalo Bill Center of the West educational programs get kids out in nature

Register the kids for these workshops in advance at tickets.centerofthewest.org.

ART IN NATURE

Ages 12–15: Develop close observation skills using photography, paint, and sketching. Led by world renowned nature-photographer and nature journalist Kathy Lichtendahl, young artists find a whole new perspective with nature as their classroom.

JUNE 13–15, 8:30 AM–1 PM
$60 PER STUDENT | $50 FOR CENTER MEMBERS

MuseSTEM

Ages 8–12: Students will be challenged each day to solve problems and complete tasks. Each challenge will be hands-on and minds-on and students will have fun while engaging in summertime Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

JUNE 20–23, 8:30 AM–1 PM
$60 PER STUDENT | $50 FOR CENTER MEMBERS

THINGS WITH WINGS

Ages 6–9: The natural world is filled with things that fly—bats, bugs, birds. During this fun and adventurous week, we will study the mechanics of flight and decide both what makes animals the same, and what makes them different from each other.

JULY 27–30, 8:30 AM–1 PM
$60 PER STUDENT | $50 FOR CENTER MEMBERS

SENSORY ADVENTURE WITH TOUCH

Ages 4–5: Focusing on our sense of touch, we will explore the natural world around us. With active play and games, students start to appreciate the textures inside and outside the museum.

JULY 8, 10–11:30 AM
$12 PER STUDENT | $8 FOR CENTER MEMBERS

SENSORY ADVENTURE WITH SOUND

Kids 4–5: Focusing on our sense of hearing, we will explore the natural world around us. With active play and games, students start to appreciate the sounds of nature all around them.

JULY 15, 10–11:30 AM
$12 PER STUDENT | $8 FOR CENTER MEMBERS

SENSORY ADVENTURE WITH SMELL & SIGHT

Kids 4–5: Focusing on our senses of smell and sight, we will explore the natural world around us. With active play and games, students start to appreciate the smells and colors all around.

JULY 29, 10–11:30 AM
$12 PER STUDENT | $8 FOR CENTER MEMBERS

COLORFUL CREATIONS

Ages 10–12: Instructor Sarah Shearer leads an art journey using a variety of materials through a variety of projects—focused on the building blocks of art and design.

JULY 25–29, 1–2:30 PM
$40 PER STUDENT | $35 FOR CENTER MEMBERS

LITTLE ASPIRING ARTISTS

Ages 4–5: This preschool class is designed to engage and inspire young minds with art—outside. Activities foster creativity with color, shapes, and textures, and include active play.

JULY 18, 20, & 22 10–11:30 AM
$35 PER STUDENT | $30 FOR CENTER MEMBERS

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