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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.

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

MAY 27–SEP 2, 10 AM & 3 PM | SEP 3–NOV 30, 1 PM | 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 March–November. Learn more

SUMMER MON, TUE, THU, & FRI | 6 PM RESERVATIONS REQUIRED | 307.899.2027

From June–August, 2 Mules Chuckwagon offers a special dining experience on our beautiful grounds. Watch some Dutch-oven cooking and enjoy steak, trail beans, salad, sourdough biscuits, and cobbler. Learn more

Indoor and outdoor venue rentals for groups large or small

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West offers a variety of event spaces tailored to your needs, whether you’re planning a reception, meeting, conference, wedding, or office party. For menus and customized event options, e-mail Events or call 307-578-4000. Learn more

Experiences for Youth: Summer Workshops!

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West has all kinds of awesome summer workshops and activities for youth. Keep them learning—while also having fun—when they’re out of school! Check out what’s coming up in Summer 2024 below and then register the kids today!

More info: Luke Deurmier, [email protected] or 307-578-4005.
Summer programs are made possible through a generous grant from the R. Harold Burton Foundation.

MuseSTEM
June 17–20, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
For currently enrolled 3rd–5th graders.
$50/student. $40/member.

Solve problems & complete activities designed to help you learn about the museum using STEM.

Nature’s Canvas
July 8–11, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
For currently enrolled 3rd–5th graders.
$50/student. $40/member.

Learn to observe, sketch, and document the beauty of the great outdoors under the guise of nature journaling.

Scat & Tracks
July 16–18, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
For currently enrolled K–2nd graders.
$50/student. $40/member.

Our “poopologists” take these kids on an interesting journey of animals and their scat and tracks!

Colorful Creations
July 22–25, 1–2:30 p.m.
For currently enrolled 3rd–5th graders.
$40/student. $35/member.

A creative and fun art journey that focuses on the building blocks of art and design. (The session for younger kids is sold out.)

Birds, Bats, & Bugs
July 30–August 1, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
For currently enrolled K–2nd graders.
$50/student. $40/member.

Kids spread their wings while learning about the habitats, behaviors, and importance of birds, bats, and bugs in the ecosystem.

Summer Experiences for Preschoolers!

Sensory Adventures: Smell & Sight
July 12, 10–11:30 a.m.
For ages 4 & 5.
$10 per session.

Focusing on smell and sight, we explore the natural world around us and gain an appreciation for plants, animals, and habitats.

Sensory Adventures: Sound
July 19, 10–11:30 a.m.
For ages 4 & 5.
$10 per session.

Focusing on the sense of sound, we explore the natural world around us and gain an appreciation for plants, animals, and habitats.

Sensory Adventures: Touch
July 26, 10–11:30 a.m.
For ages 4 & 5.
$10 per session.

Focusing on the sense of touch, we explore the natural world around us and gain an appreciation for plants, animals, and habitats.

Little Aspiring Artists
July 16–18, 10–11:30 a.m.
For ages 4 & 5.
$30/student. $25/member.

Designed to engage & inspire young minds with art in an outdoor setting, these activities will foster creativity through color, shapes, and textures.

Have you missed a talk from one of our lecture series?

Our two popular lecture series, the Draper Natural History Museum’s Lunchtime Expeditions series and the Local Lore with Bob Richard series, post videos of their talks on YouTube! Click the buttons below to view them online.

Plan your trip out west!
Create a Cody + Yellowstone vacation you’ll never forget.
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