Family Days

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

Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Join the Wyoming State Museum for our fun (and FREE) Family Day events! Each month we celebrate a different topic, from science and wildlife to history and culture. Gather your little learners and head over to the museum to play games, make crafts, and enjoy tons of engaging educational activities! 

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.

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


POLLINATOR PARTY: Mar 2, 10 am - 2 pm

Buzz and flap your way to the Wyoming State Museum for a Family Day all about Pollinators! Bees, bats, butterflies, and birds make the world go ‘round by transporting pollen from plant to plant. Learn all about our region’s amazing pollinators while you make beautiful crafts, play games, wear butterfly wings, and more! Partners from the Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society, the Laramie County Conservation District, Wyoming Outdoor Recreation, and the UW Biodiversity Institute will join us to share their expertise through all sorts of fun activities., Laramie County Conservation District, Wyoming Outdoor Recreation, and UW Biodiversity Institute will join us to share their expertise along with lots of fun activities. 


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GREAT OUTDOORS: Apr 6, 10 am - 2 pm

Oh the places you will go!

How much do you know about the landscapes and animals around you? Learn all about the wide world through crafts, playing games, and more as you travel through the museum. Partners from Wyoming State Parks, the Draper Museum Raptor Center, Wyoming Outdoor Recreation, and Wyoming Game & Fish will share their expertise on the great outdoors through a variety of activities and educational stations. 

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HOME ON THE RANGE: May 4, 10 am - 2 pm

Head west to the days of homesteaders and pioneers and learn about these people of the prairie that made their “home on the range.”

Those that settled on the prairie had to be resourceful and use what they could find in the landscape around them. From creating their own clothes, building their own homes, and creating something out of the little around them, these people made their homes in wide open spaces. Learn about these people and their amazing lives through crafts, games, and educational talks from the Wyoming State Museum and our partners! 

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DINO DAY: July 13, 10 am - 2 pm

Have a dino-mite time at the Wyoming State Museum’s Dino Day!

Visit our "field of dinos" to see how big (and small!) some of your favorite dinos were, explore our tunnel through time, see our resident triceratops, make dino-themed crafts, and more! 

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