Family Days

Date: First Saturday of Every Month (except Holidays)

Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Join the Wyoming State Museum for a fun (and FREE) Family Day program on the first Saturday of every month!  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!

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OCTOBER 1, 2022: Creepy Crawly Critters

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 see live insects from the CSU Bug Zoo, meet a University of Wyoming entomologist, and more.

We are requiring registration for this event. Use this link to reserve your one-hour time slot for FREE!






NOVEMBER 5, 2022: Día de los Muertos

Celebrate your loved ones that have passed on and learn about the cultural traditions, folk art, and history of the Day of the Dead! For two days each November, deceased loved ones can come back and visit their living relatives, who celebrate with music, dancing, food, art, and offerings. Join us on November 5 between 10 am and 2 pm to:

  • Learn about and create your own delicious sugar skulls (or “Calaveras”);
  • Watch dance performances from Los Angelitos Unidos y los Rayos del Sol;
  • Discover how the annual monarch butterfly migration creates an important connection between the living and the dead;
  • See altars (or “Ofrendas”) set up by community members and students;
  • And more!