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On the road to Yellowstone in Cody, Wyoming. A world-class, kid-friendly museum focused on Yellowstone’s sights, sounds, and smells (yes, smells). Learn about wildlife and plant of the area and complete a scavenger hunt through four vibrant ecosystems!


See, Hear, and *Smell* Yellowstone.

The Draper Natural History Museum in Cody, Wyoming, is one of five museums at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, WY. This Yellowstone museum dives deep into the diverse plant and animal species of the area. 

The Draper is a favorite among kids and families — bring the whole group on your Yellowstone vacation, and see how bears, elk, wolves, and other wildlife survive and thrive in our backyard!


Draper Gallery Themes

Draper Natural History Museum exhibits focus on the ecology and natural history of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Take a trek with us today!

Bear 104 in the Draper Natural History Museum

What Will You See?

What amazing specimens of Yellowstone area animals will you encounter in our Draper Natural History Museum? Here are a few highlights!

Draper Museum Raptor Experience

Where else can you see live birds of prey up close? Our Draper Museum Raptor Experience presents programs every day! Learn about these Superheroes of Nature at the Center of the West.


The blog will feature various surprising bird facts.

Raptors Aren’t Always What You Expect

There are many surprises in the natural world. Some are due to our own false interpretations and conclusions, others are due to misinformation we have been given, as well as information that at one time was considered true but has been disproven.

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