Draper Natural History Museum Programs
Natural history programs take participants beyond the walls of the Center. Through field trips, presentations by experts in their fields, and special events, there are many opportunities to experience Yellowstone’s nature first-hand and up-close.
PLEASE NOTE: due to health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19, some lectures have been cancelled and some are being presented virtually.
Lunchtime Expeditions Lectures
Our Lunchtime Expedition series runs from February through December, the first Thursday of the month. These free lectures explore a variety of natural history subjects and issues and take place in our Coe Auditorium at 12:15 p.m. Lunchtime Expeditions are supported in part by Sage Creek Ranch and the Nancy-Carroll Draper Foundation. We’re finalizing our schedule for 2020; we’ll post final details as soon as we have them. Here’s the schedule so far:
- August 6: CANCELLED, Embere Hall, Alpine Ecology and Pika Response to Changing Environmental Conditions
- September 3: Paul Cross, Disease Transmission in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Ungulates
- September 30 (note the date change for what would usually by our October talk): Carol McIntyre, More than 30 Years Insights on Golden Eagles in Alaska
- November 5: Larry Heaney, Island Biogeography of Mammals in the Philippines
- December 3: To be determined
Draper After Dark Lectures
This series, also generously supported in part by Sage Creek Ranch and the Nancy-Carroll Draper Foundation, takes place once a month (exact date depends on speaker) June through August at 5:15 p.m. We’re working on the schedule and details for these lectures. Here’s what we have so far!
- July 15: CANCELLED, Traute Parrie, David Kallenbach, and Jesse Logan, Voices of Yellowstone’s Capstone: A Narrative Atlas of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness
- August 12: TENTATIVE, Dusty Lasseter, Wyoming Bear Wise Program – Success and Prevention
Draper Museum Raptor Experience
The Draper Museum Raptor Experience is a live raptor education program of the Draper Natural History Museum. What better way to celebrate the wildness of this wonderful area than by sharing some of its most spectacular wild animals with our guests? Visitors can get an up-close-and-personal view of some of Wyoming’s most recognized predators—the birds of prey! Click through to the Raptor Experience page, or visit our blog and facebook page to find out more!
This program of the Draper Museum is funded in part by the W.H. Donner Foundation and the Donner Canadian Foundation—the latter in partnership with the University of Wyoming’s Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center.
The staff of the Draper Natural History Museum lead a variety of popular field expeditions each year. Past trips have taken participants to the field in search of golden eagles, owls, the predators of Yellowstone, and Big Horn Basin geological wonders.
For more information about any of our Field Expeditions, contact Interpretive Specialist Emily Buckles at [email protected] or 307-578-4110.