Family Programs

Family activities at the Center of the West

At the Buffalo Bill Center of the West we know how to have fun with a variety of family programs! For more information on future family-friendly programs and activities, e-mail Emily Buckles or call her at 307-578-4110.

Get right into art at our "Let's pARTy" Family Fun Day.

Our Family Fun Days give kids and families enjoyable and educational activities in our museums.

Upcoming Family Fun Days for fall/winter 2016

  • January 20: Winterfest, 3–7 p.m.
  • March 17: Back to the Future—Celebrating 100 Years! 3–7 p.m.

Click here for our flyer listing all of our upcoming Family Fun Days.

Family Fun Days are supported in part by the Harold R. Burton Foundation.


Looking for some fun arts and crafts projects for the kids?

Check out these step-by-step instructions of several projects and share these activities with your family.


Take a look at some past activities:

We’ve had a ton of fun at our summer family fun days. Click here to visit our Family Fun Day photo album on Facebook.

At one Family Fun Day, we enjoyed family activities all about food! Attendees learned Dutch oven cooking basics from “Cookie” Ron Reed, took turns at the hand crank to make ice cream, learned the art of cake decorating, and planned out a menu for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. Some of our guests even shared their favorite family recipes: CLICK HERE to download our “Tasty Traditions Family Recipes” booklet

Where is Stanley?

At another of our Family Fun Fridays, Where’s Stanley at the Museum? kids had a great time with an activity that combined elements of the well-known book series Where’s Waldo and Flat Stanley.

CLICK HERE to check out some of stories and pictures they created, and download an activity to do yourself!


For more information on our family programs, e-mail Emily Buckles or call 307-578-4110.

To find out about other upcoming events at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, click here.