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


September 2016

Open 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

  • Daily: Raptor Experience program Relaxing with Raptors at 1 p.m.
  • Monday–Saturday: Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue & Dinner, 5:30 p.m. Reserve a seat in advance!

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.

October 28: Family Fun Day: Hootin’ Howlin’ Halloween, 2–4 p.m.

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 18: Family Fun Day, 3–7 p.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).

December 2016

Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Thursday – Sunday.

Daily (each day the Center is open): Relaxing with Raptors, 1 p.m.

December 1: Draper Natural History Museum Lunchtime Expedition, 12:15 p.m. Chris Finley with What I Did on My Summer Vacation. Free.

December 3: Annual Holiday Open House, with Santa, entertainment, holiday decorations, and Christmas cookies. Free.