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DRAPER NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

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!

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See, Hear, and even Smell Yellowstone

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

The Draper is a favorite among kids and families, so bring the whole group on your Yellowstone vacation and explore here either before or after your trip to the park. In the Draper, see how bears, elk, wolves, and other wildlife survive and thrive in our backyard—and how our humans presence in the mix also affects the ecosystem.

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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.

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