Learn through Programs and Education
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s educational programs help our visitors learn in an enjoyable and educational atmosphere and so acquire a deeper understanding of the American West.
Plains Indian Map Project
Introducing this exciting new project, created with generous funding from The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston.
This Plains Indian Map is a fusion of scholarship and educational interpretation. The map represents 230 years of movement on the Plains amongst more than 45 different Indian cultures. Territorial, treaty, reservation, and state boundaries flow in an animated timeline.
The innovative scholarship and interpretation showcased in this map is recommended for a broad audience, including K–12 teachers and students. Viewers can pause the online animation at any point to study a particular map.
Center Highlights Map
Are you and your family visiting the Center of the West on your own, or do you have limited time? Check out our Highlights Map!
Family Fun Days
Fun and educational! And geared for families visiting the museums together. Supported in part by the R. Harold Burton Foundation. Click here to learn more.
- March 17, Back to the Future: 3–7 p.m.
Draper Museum Raptor Experience
Don’t miss the amazing birds of our Draper Museum Raptor Experience for the informal “Relaxing with Raptors” 1 – 1:30 p.m. every day the Center is open. Note: Due to a construction project, daily raptor programs are suspended until January 19.
Interested in scheduling a field trip? Borrowing an outreach trunk? Learning about our MILES program? Check out all of our school offerings in our 2016-2017 Educational Opportunities Guide.
You can also click on School Programs to get more details and to register for a field trip, museum adventure, or outreach trunk.
Skype in the classroom
Do you have a class of students who would love to find out more about mountain men and fur trappers? About Plains Indian culture and tipis? About the adaptations of animals to their environment? Watch this video to learn more about our partnership with Skype in the classroom!
Click here to find out more about individual Skype in the classroom lessons.
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West hosts regular lectures on interesting topics all about the American West. Click here to find out more.
For more information, e-mail Interpretive Specialist Emily Buckles, or call her at 307-578-4110.