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.
While visiting the Center, families with children can enjoy a break from the indoor galleries at our garden play area! Expend some of that excess energy on this western-themed playground, built with community volunteer help in 2016.
Children’s Camps and Workshops
- June 7–9: Art Camp with Michele Farrier for 10–12 year olds
- June 7–9: Art Camp with Michele Farrier for 13–16 year olds
- June 29: Plains Indian Games for 9–11 year olds
- July 11–13: Teton Adventure Discovery Field Trip for middle schoolers
- July 24, 26, 28: Little Aspiring Artists for 3–5 year olds
- July 25: Floating through Time field trip for middle schoolers
- July 31–August 4: Colorful Creations for 6–9 year olds
- July 31–August 4: Colorful Creations for 10–12 year olds
- August 17: Plains Indian Games for 9–11 year olds
- June 23–25: Plains Indian Arrows workshop
- July 6: Bike and Rock Talk family outing
These programs are made possible through a generous grant from 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.
- Happy Trails to You: Western Music Arts and Crafts
- The West and You Arts and Crafts
- Western Arts and Crafts
- Wild Wonderland: Yellowstone Arts and Crafts
- Nature Arts and Crafts
- How the West Was Fun: Frontier Arts and Crafts
- Wild Things: Wildlife Animal Arts and Crafts
- Native American Arts and Crafts
- Cowboy’s Life is the Life for Me: Cowboy and Cowgirl Arts and Crafts
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
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.