Events

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West shares the story of the American West in countless ways, including events, activities, programs, lectures, special exhibitions, and more throughout the year. Here’s what’s coming up.

Featured Events

Current Special Exhibitions


August 2016

Open 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

August 23: Lecture & book signing: Lynne Bama with Yellowstone Rising: Forty Years of Change in the First National Park, 5:15 p.m.

August 24: Buffalo Bill Art Show Opening Reception, 6 p.m. Free.

August 25: Lecture & book signing: Penny Wolin with Descendants of Light: American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry, 7 pm. Free.

September 2016

Open 8 a.m.–6 p.m. through September 15; 8 a.m.–5 p.m. starting September 16.

  • Daily: Raptor Experience programs through September 15: Relaxing with Raptors at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Starting September 16: 1 p.m.
  • Monday–Saturday: Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue & Dinner, 5:30 p.m. Reserve a seat in advance!

September 1: Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition, 12:15 p.m. Anna Chalfoun with Wyoming’s Wildlife amidst Human-induced Rapid Environmental Change. Free.

September 16: Center schedule changes to open daily 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Relaxing with Raptors schedule changes to 1 p.m. daily.

September 17: Coffee & Curators event for members with Beverly Perkins on Conservation, 10–11:30 a.m.

September 24: 40th Annual Patrons Ball fundraiser, 6 p.m. A black tie gala with fine dining, dancing, raffles, and silent auction. More info.

October 2016

Open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. daily.

Daily program: Relaxing with Raptors, 1 p.m.

October 1: Coffee & Curators event for members with Jeremy Johnston of our Buffalo Bill Museum, 10–11:30 a.m.

October 12: Buffalo Gals Luncheon, a delicious lunch with speaker Molly Moore, Ranger Reflections: What it’s really like to work in Yellowstone National Park, 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.

October 13: Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition, 12:15 p.m. Doug Smith with The Wolves of Yellowstone: The First Twenty Years. Free.

November 2016

Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily.

Daily program: Relaxing with Raptors, 1 p.m.

November 3: Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition, 12:15 p.m. Todd Guenther with Dinwoody Glacier Area Archaeology: 12,000 Years of Humans and Ice in Wyoming’s Highest Mountains. Free.

November 5: Coffee & Curators event for members with Karen McWhorter of our Whitney Western Art Museum, 10–11:30 a.m.

November 19–20: Members Double-Discount Days. Center of the West members receive a special 20 percent discount in our stores (at the Center, downtown, and online).