P1090623The Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum presents educational programs for all ages

The museum strives to develop a strong community bond with Buffalo and the surrounding area through its education programs and exhibits



P1080608“Dinosaur Expo!” : Partnership with the T-Rex Natural History Museum in Ranchester, WY, presenting an interactive educational program on dinosaurs

“Neighborhoods” : Matching game with historic photos from the museum’s collection, as well as learning about public art

“Rocks!” : Partnership with Jeb Taylor, this program discusses all things rock related as well as the uses of rock throughout history


“Native American History and Crafts” : Through crafts and discussion, students learn about the Northern Cheyenne, Arapaho, Crow, Shoshone, and Lakota Sioux

Homeschool: programs throughout the year

The above programs are often conducted in cooperation with area school districts and groups, but are also offered as content for other programs

For school tours, please read our School Chaperone and Field Trip Information guide



Scavenger Hunts and the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum Activity Book can be completed while touring the museum.  Available to all museum visitors, be sure to visit the front desk for your copy.  Coloring Pages are available for children throughout the museum galleries for our young visitors to take home

Walking and Driving tours featuring Johnson County history are available at the museum and other locations



The museum also offers:

Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum Scouts Program: for Boy and Girl Scouts

TA Ranch Tours  which are available for those wanting to visit the site of the Johnson County Cattle War’s climax which features historic buildings

To schedule tours, learn about our programming, or volunteer for the educator department, contact museum educator Jennifer Romanoski at educator@jimgatchell.com or 307-684-9331