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Museum Admission

Purchasing a general admission ticket gives you entry to all five of the Center's museums for just one price, as well as current special exhibitions and programs specified as "included in regular admission." Tickets are good for two consecutive days.

Exclusive Tours

Book an Exclusive Tour and enjoy a private, expert-led experience tailored to your curiosities and questions. These aren't your traditional scripted experiences, so no two Exclusive Tours are the same. Learn hidden secrets, visit VIP areas, and explore history like never before.


* Customizable 1 or 2-hour Tours through any Center Museum

* A Personal Guide to Explore your Museum(s) of Choice

* Access to VIP Spaces

* Hands-on Time with Select Artifacts

* Member and Large Group Discounts (Call 307-254-7073 to book direct)

Exclusive Tours & Trivia Takeover

Calling all trivia fans, history nerds, and people who just like to have fun and drink good craft beer! The Buffalo Bill Center of the West Exclusive Tours and Cody Craft Brewing staff are teaming up to bring you an exciting night of  Exclusive Tours Trivia Takeover! 


Come out to Cody Craft Brewing (1732 Sheridan Ave Cody WY) on May 28th at 6pm to support Cody community members and test your trivia knowledge of Cody and Wild West history!


Go it alone or grab some friends, family members, or strangers off the street who look like they might know a thing or two about the American West. Cody Craft Brewing is family friendly, so the under-21 crowd are welcome to participate too. With five rounds with seven questions each, plus bonus round and tiebreaker questions, there are plenty of chances to win awesome prizes.


Over $500 in prizes await the most knowledgeable teams among you!


Your Trivia Takeover ticket acts as a one-time General Admission pass to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Which is great because some of the answers to the trivia questions asked on May 28th can be found on public display in the Center of the West!


For questions, email [email protected] or call/text the Exclusive Tours Office at 307-254-7073.

Stroller Tours

Join other new parents for a culturally enriching experience to share with your child. Limited space available. Registration required. Free for members, $15 per non-member adult.

IEFA On-site PD

June 2-5, 2024

Educators: Join us on-site at the Center of the West for a professional development opportunity which will help you meet Indian Education for All Social Studies Standards. 28 Contact Hours = 2 Wyoming PTSB Credits or 28 Montana OPI Renewal Units.

During our on-site profesional developments, we connect with Indigenous knowledge keepers, develop a professional learning community, learn in the museum galleries, and earn professional development credit. You must be present for the entire duration of the course.

Fee: $45, lunches provided.

Participants are responsible for travel, food (breakfast and dinner), and lodging. Group accommodation rate with Blair Hotels available.

Contact Heather Bender at [email protected] for more information.

Exclusive Tours and Toddies: Rodeo Flicks with Click

Join Exclusive Tours in welcoming two-time National Finals Rodeo (NFR) Photographer of the Year, Christopher "Click" Thompson to Cody, Wyoming, and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West for a Deluxe Tours and Toddies program on July 3rd from 4:30-6:30 PM. During the heart of Cody's Stampede Rodeo celebrations, here's another chance to experience our unique cowboy culture!

Whether you are a budding photographer, rodeo aficionado, or just love the history of the Old West, you don t want to miss spending time with Click as he shares his serendipitous photographic journey into the heart of the American rodeo.

Photographer, graphic designer, and educator, Thompson channels his east coast roots to capture a modern western icon: The American Cowboy. From the grand vistas of the American west to the boots and spurs of each cowboy passed, there are always new moments to see, feel, capture, and share.

join Click and our expert Exclusive Tours guides on a tour thru rodeo and cowboy history. From paintings by Charlie  the Kid  Russell and N.C. Wyeth in the Whitney Western Art Museum to the legendary performers of the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show, Click s photographs will be on display FOR ONE DAY ONLY alongside some of our most treasured artifacts.

At the end of the tour, Click will bring the guests back to the Exclusive Tours Depot for additional Q&A, custom charcuterie, and adult beverages.

Don t miss this opportunity to experience first-hand accounts with one of the best photographers in the rodeo world as he continues to capture Western history in the making!

This VIP Exclusive Tours and Toddies experience is $60/person, and just $55/person for the Center of the West members. Spots are limited! Advanced registration is required. Register online at, or by calling (307) 254-7073, or by emailing [email protected].






Exclusive Tours and Trails: Four Bear History Hike

What better way to learn about the past than to hike through it?

Exclusive Tours at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is teaming up with Hiking Buddy LLC to bring visitors into the beautiful lands and historic trails of the American West.

Four Bear Trail provides stunning vistas of the North Fork Shoshone River valley, showcasing captivating volcanic spires, turrets, and banded rock formations. Join our expert guides for an engaging and enlightening journey through the rich history of this remarkable area.

This isn't just a walk - it's an interactive hike through time that will get your blood pumping! Engage with your guides, ask questions, enjoy the views, and join a trek that brings history and geology to life.

This trek averages about 4.0 hours with lots of stops planned for participants to enjoy the scenery, learn some geology, catch our breath, and grab as many photos as desired. Whether you re a seasoned hiker or a nature enthusiast, this tour caters to all levels of expertise.

Let's explore history together and discover YOUR West!

Limited spots are available. For questions call/text (307) 254-7073, or email [email protected].

Geology Field Trip - On the Road to Yellowstone!

The geologic wonders of this region don't stop at the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park! Join us on this field trip to explore world-renowned geology that goes unnoticed by most on the road to Yellowstone. $65 for members and students and $85 for non-members. Transportation is provided.


Iphoneography Photography (Grades 5th-8th)

June 10th-11th; Join us June 10th and 11th from 8:30-11:30am to unlock the power of your smartphone camera with our two-day Iphoneography workshop led by acclaimed local photographer Julia Cook!

From mastering composition to understanding lighting and color, Julia will guide you through every step to elevate your smartphone photography skills. Whether you are a beginner or an enthusiast, this workshop promises to enrich your creative vision and help you capture stunning moments with your smartphone.



MuseSTEM (3rd-5th Grade)

June 17-20; Currently enrolled 3rd-5th graders (8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) With a new theme every year, students will be challenged each day to solve problems and complete tasks. The activities will help students learn about the museum in a whole new way using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. $50/student, $40/member.






Nature's Canvas (3rd-5th Grade)

July 8th-11th; 3rd-5th Grade

Attention young nature enthusiast: Join us for an unforgettable journey where students will learn to observe sketch, and document the beauty of our great outdoors Get ready to discover and embrace the natural wonders through the art of nature journaling!

Sensory Adventure with Smell and Sight (Ages 4-5)

July 12; Ages 4-5 (10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)

Focusing on our senses of smell and sight, we will explore natural world around us. With active play and lots of games, students will start to appreciate the smells and colors all around. Fee $10/session for members and $12/session for general public.



Little Aspiring Artists (Ages 4-5)

July 16, 17, 18 Ages 4-5 (10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)

This preschool class is designed to engage and inspire young minds with art... outside. Activities will foster creativity with color, shapes, and textures. Active play will be incorporated into every lesson. Instructor Sarah Shearer. $30/student; $25/member


Scats and Tracks (k-2nd Grade)

July 16th-18th; K-2nd Grade

What's that smell? Oh, it is just our poopologist preparing to take k-2nd graders on an interesting and exciting journey involoving animal scats and tracks! I promise this one is going to be super stinkin' fun!

Sensory Adventure with Sound (Ages 4-5)

July 19; Ages 4-5 (10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)

Focusing on our sense of hearing, we will explore natural world around us. With active play and lots of games, students will start to appreciate the sounds of nature. Fee $10/session for members and $12/session for general public.


Colorful Creations morning session (Grades K-2)

July 22-July 25; Currently enrolled K-2 graders; (9:00-10:30 a.m.)

Instructor Sarah Shearer will lead students in a art journey using a variety of materials through a variety of projects. Focusing on the building blocks of art and design, these art classes are a whole lot of creativity combined with a whole lot of fun. $40/student; $35/member




Colorful Creations afternoon session (Grades 3-5)

July 22-July 25, 2024; Currently enrolled 3rd -5th graders (1:00-2:30 p.m.)

Instructor Sarah Shearer will lead students on an art journey using a variety of materials through a variety of projects. Focusing on the building blocks of art and design, these art classes are a whole lot of creativity combined with a whole lot of fun. $40/student; $35/member


Sensory Adventure with Touch (Ages 4-5)

July 26; Ages 4-5 (10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)

Focusing on our sense of touch, we will explore natural world around us. With active play and lots of games, students will start to appreciate the textures inside and outside the museum. $10/session for members and $12/session for general public.



The Art of Angling (4th-8th Grade)

July 29- Aug 1; 4th - 8th Grade

Join us July 29-August 1st, where we will be exploring the ecosystem of trout, mastering knots and casting techniques, trying our hands at fly tying, and embracing the ethics of responsible fishing. through interactive demonstrations and guided sessions, students will acquire the skills and knowledge to be proficient anglers. From reading the water to selecting the correct fly, and possibly even catching a trout, this program will give you the basics to get on the water. Get ready to reel in the excitment this summer!

Birds, Bats, and Bugs (K-2nd Grade)

July 30-Aug 1; K-2nd Grade

Calling all young explorers from Kindergarten to 2nd grade to join us for an unforgettable journey with Birds, Bats, and Bugs. Through a variety of activities, students will uncover the secrets of these crazy creatures. Students will learn about their habitats, behaviors, and the importance in our ecosystem. Get ready to spread your wings as we dive into the world of Birds, Bats, and Bugs!

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