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

July 2016

Open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.


July 23: Lecture & Book Signing by Bob Mallard: 25 Best Towns to Fly Fish for Trout, 11 a.m.

*July 24: No raptor programs on Sunday, July 24.

July 26: Lecture & reception: Joe Riis with Photographing Greater Yellowstone’s Migratory Elk, 6:15 p.m.

July 27: “Floating through Time” Field Trip (ages 11 – 15), 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Explore the great outdoor geology classroom while rafting down the Shoshone River.

July 28: Lecture & Book Signing by Kirk R. Johnson and Will Clyde: Ancient Wyoming, 1215 p.m.

July 29: Members Day Trip to the Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming. $125/individual, $225/couple. Advanced registration required.

August 2016

Open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

August 3 – 5: “Teton Adventure” Discovery Field Trip (ages 11 – 15). A three-day exploration of the shores and islands of Jackson Lake and the geology of the Teton Mountain Range.

August 9: “Clay-O-Rama” Family Workshop, 5 – 7 p.m. Artist Jeff Rudolph helps families relax, create, and sculpt.

August 11: Lecture & book signing, Dr. John P. Langellier with Fighting for Uncle Sam: Buffalo Soldiers in the Frontier Army, 7 p.m. Free.

August 11 – 13: Buffalo Bill Invitational Shootout. More info.

August 16: Raptor program schedule change: Relaxing with Raptors, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (through September 15).

August 16: Lecture & reception: Dr. Charles R. Preston with The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Where Do We Draw the Lines?

August 24: Buffalo Bill Art Show Opening Reception, 6 p.m. 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.
  • 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: Raptor program schedule change: Relaxing with Raptors, 1 p.m.

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

September 24: 40th Annual Patrons Ball fundraiser, 6 p.m. More info.