Family Days

Date: First Saturday of the Month (September - May)

Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Wyoming is a really fun place to be in the summertime! With family gatherings, outdoor adventures, and tons of community events to attend, we understand that your lives can get pretty busy. That's why we're making some minor changes to our annual Family Day schedule. 

Going forward, you can expect nine amazing Family Days each year, running the first Saturday of the month from September through May. You can also join us for popular special events like Dino Day in the summer and Halloween at the Museum in the fall! We'll be using June, July, and August to meet you at community gatherings like Super Day, Frontier Days, and Plein Air in the Parks.

All Family Days include games, crafts, and other engaging activities!  Each month we celebrate a different topic, from science and wildlife to history and culture.

Family Days are generously sponsored by Scheels in Johnstown, CO. Thanks to their support, these events are always free and open to everyone!


CREEPY CRAWLY CRITTERS: Oct 7, 10 am - 2 pm
Holy creepy crawlies Batman!
Get ready for some Spooky Season fun at the Wyoming State Museum. At Creepy Crawly Critters, you’ll learn all about the weird and creepy animals that live among us.
We will have something for everyone in the family, from crafts and games, to educational talks from museum staff! Plus you'll meet experts from the Biodiversity Institute and the Cheyenne Animal Shelter!

Register here: 

Creepy Crawly Critters 2023











DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS: Nov 4, 10 am - 2 pm
Celebrate your loved ones that have passed on and learn about the cultural traditions, folk art, and history of the Day of the Dead!
Across Latin America, it is believed that the passageway between the real world and the spirit world opens each year on November 1 and 2. For two days, deceased loved ones can come back and visit their living relatives, who celebrate with music, dancing, food, art, and offerings.
Join us on November 4th from 10am to 2pm to learn about the culture and traditions as well as create a variety of crafts and play games that relate to the traditions of Día de los Muertos.
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I HEART ART: Dec 2, 10 am - 2 pm
We heart art and you should too!
Art is not only a decorative piece but can be something that changes our outlook on the world around us. At I Heart Art, you’ll learn all about art, from creation, to different mediums, to art in museums.
We will have something for everyone in the family, from crafts and games, to educational talks from museum staff! 

Register here: 

I Heart Art 2023