From watching the largest outdoor rodeo in the world at Cheyenne Frontier Days to learning how to ski at the Sleeping Giant Ski Area to exploring the living exhibit of reptiles and amphibians at Science Zone, Wyoming is brimming with fun, exciting and educational adventures bound to entertain any kid — and please every parent.
Get your kids excited about Wyoming before setting off on your adventure at Wyoming 4 Kids. Discover fun facts — the official Wyoming state dinosaur is the triceratops — play games like Sled Kid and Wildlife Match Up, learn about hunting for fossils and watch videos of bull-riding at rodeos and cannons blasting off.
Need helping planning stops for the kids on your trip? Here are just few of the can’t-miss only-in-Wyoming kiddie activities:
Yellowstone for Families
The “wildest classroom on Earth” opens its expansive doors to help kids learn about and celebrate Yellowstone. Seasonal programs range from snowshoeing to see hot springs to watching geysers burst: Spring Wolf & Bear Discovery (May–June), Trails through Yellowstone (May–September), Autumn in Yellowstone (September–October) and Family Winter Holiday (December–February).
Wyoming Kids Xtreme
Get outdoors and into nature with this Wyoming State Park program. The Wild West has plenty to offer: exploring caves, kayaking, archery and even building snow huts during the annual Ice Festival.
Junior Ranger Program
Let kids ages 5–12 play an active role in the preservation of Yellowstone. Kids must complete park activities like attending a Ranger-led program and hiking on a park trail before earning their patch: bear track (8–12-year-olds), wolf track (5–7-year-olds) and snowflake (all winter Junior Rangers).
Kids ages 5 and up can investigate the natural mysteries of Yellowstone by completing activities at the Canyon Visitor Education Center, the Old Faithful Visitor Center and out in the field. Once the investigation is complete, kids are awarded an official Young Scientist patch or key chain.