Book a private, expert-led tour through one of your favorite museums — and let us tailor the experience to your unique interests. You’ll get to dive deeper and see objects that aren’t currently on exhibit. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime, hands-on museum experience.
If you have questions, or your preferred time isn’t listed in the online booking calendar, please contact Exclusive Tours Coordinator Kirsten Michael below. We’ll do our best to accommodate you! Tours start at $90 for a single individual, with discounts available for parties of 2 or more.
In addition to our daily Exclusive Tours (listed below), we also host occasional evening VIP events. Join one of the Center’s experts for an in-depth tour and then enjoy charcuterie and drinks. These events are $60 per person, $55 for Center members and require advanced registration. Here’s what’s coming up!
DECEMBER 15 or 17, 6–8 p.m. We know this special Christmas with Winchester Exclusive Tour will be very popular, so we’re doing it twice!
During this wintery evening tour, Cody Firearms Museum Curator Danny shares stories and rarely exhibited artifacts from the Firearms Museum collection, showcasing the winter wonderland that is “Christmas with Winchester.”
From gifted guns to festive firearms advertisements, Danny and guests stroll through time to explore how Winchester and other historic firearms manufacturers decked the halls with holiday traditions.
After the tour, enjoy charcuterie and desserts along with Winchester Christmas punch.
Go beyond the labels to discover why Yellowstone is one of the most beloved places on earth for people, plants, and animals. Get hands-on with the stories of bears, wolves, and other species that call this region home, while the science behind erupting geysers or growing mountains might just blow you away!
Explore how art continues to shape perspectives on the American West! Experience diverse histories, landscapes, wildlife, and cultures of the American West through artworks and artifacts. Discover “behind the art” stories about artists, their subjects and inspiration, as well as mysteries of our collections!
If you can’t choose just one of our extraordinary museums to explore, not to worry! You can choose several! You’ll have two hours to dip your toe into firearms and art history, or maybe walk through William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s life and legends before encountering Plains Indians cultures. Your interests, your experience!
LET’S TAKE A WALK and learn some history too! What better way to get some fresh Cody air AND discover something new than with an Outdoor SculpTOUR.
Join one of our Exclusive Tour Guides for an hour long outdoor walk around the museum with stops at the beautiful outdoor sculptures. Learn about the artists, the history, and the inspiration behind their amazing art.
THURSDAYS & SUNDAYS at 11 a.m.
Tickets for the new SculpTOUR are just $10/person and spots are limited.
In addition to our daily Exclusive Tours for all ages and groups, Exclusive Tours at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West also offers fun, interactive, after-hours VIP events for adults. Tickets to these events are limited and include charcuterie and adult beverages after the tour! Prices vary by event. Click the video above to learn more!
You get your very own highly trained and personal guide to bring you and your family/ spouse/ friends through the museum(s) of your choice and have your questions answered as they come up. We center tours on what the visitors want to focus on, be they a single specific topic or a general overview of many topics. These are not scripted tours; they’re conversations!
Tour participants also gain access to artifacts and stories not on display to the general public, and you get to take home limited-edition souvenir swag only available to Exclusive Tour participants.
We work with visitors and offer preferential booking options to fit their schedules. Depending on Exclusive Tours Guide availability, tours are offered seven days a week and can take place before, during, or after normal operating hours.
We can host groups of up to 10 people (occasional exceptions permitted) or groups as small as a single individual on Exclusive Tours.
Yes! Depending on the Exclusive Tour experience you book, there is a hands-on section. If you’ve ever wanted to put on the white, cotton gloves and look like a curator for a bit, this is your chance!
Tours start at $90 for a single individual to take a private tour, with discounts available for parties of 2 or more.
The sooner the better! The summer season books up extremely quickly for the Exclusive Tours team; though, we accept walk-in/same day bookings if there is an available Exclusive Tours Guide.
Vault access is NOT included in Exclusive Tours. The hands-on component mentioned above takes place in a restricted area (badge access required) off limits to the public, but it does not take place in the vaults.
If you want to donate or loan objects to the Center of the West, please e-mail [email protected] with information on and images of the objects. Please note, curators deal with an extremely high volume of these types of inquiries.