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Make our five museums a must-see on your journey through Yellowstone and the West.

Eight Seconds: Black Cowboys in America

Today’s cowboys and cowgirls are more diverse than you might expect. An exhibit featuring the photos of Ivan McClellan. Free with admission.

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Five massive museums under one roof. Explore stories and objects of the Wild West. Explore >>


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May 1 – Sept. 15 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sept. 16 - Oct. 31 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov. 1 - Nov.30 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Dec. 1 - Feb. 28 Thu. - Sun., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mar. 1 - Apr. 30 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed NYD, Thanksgiving, Christmas

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Adults $19.75
Kids 6-17 $13.25
Kids <5 Free
Seniors $18.75
Tour Groups Call: 307-578-4000
Members Free

What Lies Beneath:
Yellowstone Lake's Mysterious Vents

Something’s going on beneath the surface of Yellowstone Lake. Photos by Chris Linder of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Free with admission.

Stories of the West

Chasing butterflies with nets outstretched.

Fields of Discovery – Points West Online

Museum Minute: The ‘Biography’ That Made Colt Buntline Revolvers Famous

Fig. 7: Buffalo Bill's Wild West show cast and personnel, Earl's Court, London, England, May 1887. MS 6 William F. Cody Collection, McCracken Research Library. P.6.205

Finding Frank – Points West Online

Museum Minute: The Stetson Hat In Literature

Greater sage-grouse habitat exhibit in the Draper Natural History Museum

BBCW Youth Advisors awarded environmental project grant from Smithsonian Institution

Kurz and Allison print. "Capture and Death of Sitting Bull," January 5, 1891. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC, 20540 USA. LC-DIG-pga-01896

Sitting Bull: Even Cody Couldn’t Save Him – Points West Online

William Ranney (1813-1857). "The Prairie Burial," 1848. Gift of Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran. 3.97 (detail)

Forging an American Identity: The Art of William Ranney – Points West Online

From the Streets to the Academy: the Charles G. Clarke Story

“To connect people to the stories of the American West”
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