Family Programs

The Wyoming State Museum’s family programs impact more than 3,500 community members each year. These unique programs allow families of all ages, sizes, and backgrounds to engage with the museum while learning, creating, and playing. Whether they are enjoying Family Days on the first Saturday of each month, or trick-or-treating through Halloween at the Museum, families can always find something fun at the Wyoming State Museum.



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!


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




Halloween at the Museum


Halloween at the Museum

Date: October 29th, 2023

Time: 12:00PM – 4:00PM

Experience the magic of the past by trick-or-treating through history.

Our Halloween at the Museum celebration is one of our biggest events of the year! Each year, more than a thousand community members come to the museum to experience history brought to life. Meet characters from Wyoming’s past, get up close to specimens and objects from the museum collection, check out Air Force vehicles and equipment, and enjoy fun activities like a sheepherding race and a “bacon toss.”

Every kid who participates gets a bag of trick-or-treat candy, generously provided by Smile Doctors of Cheyenne and Walmart on Del Range Blvd.








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Día de los Muertos Altars

The Wyoming State Museum is looking for individuals and groups from Cheyenne and the surrounding area to create and display altars in our Día de los Muertos celebration on November 4, 2023.

This is an opportunity to pay homage to deceased loved ones–family, friends, pets, ancestors, devastated communities, etc–by creating a personal altar that will be displayed in the Wyoming State Museum.

Please request your altar space no later than

5:00 pm on Friday, October 13, 2023

Altar space is available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be reviewed for approval. Your altar narrative must be submitted with your application in order for it to be accepted and for your space to be reserved.

Apply Online

Download the application in English:

El Museo del Estado de Wyoming busca a personas y grupos de Cheyenne y alrededores para crear y exponer altares en nuestra celebración del Día de los Muertos el 4 de noviembre de 2023.

Esta es una oportunidad para rendir homenaje a seres queridos difuntos (familiares, amigos, antepasados, comunidades devastadas) al crear un altar personal que será expuesto en el Museo del Estado de Wyoming.

Solicita tu espacio para el altar antes de las

5:00 p. m. del viernes 13 de octubre de 2023

Las solicitudes de espacios para altares serán consideradas en orden de llegada.  La descripción de tu altar (ver debajo) deberá entregarse con este formulario para ser aprobada y para reservar tu espacio.

Aplica online




If you have any questions, please reach out to the Museum’s Curator of Community Engagement:


Melisa McChesney

Curator of Community Engagement

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