Connecting You with Nature in Yellowstone Country
Start your adventure with the nature of Yellowstone here in the Draper Natural History Museum. Learn about grizzly bears, wolves, moose, eagles, wildfire geology, and more. Explore our exhibits, collections, programs and research. Keep up to date on our programs, research, and all topics related to the ecology and human-nature interactions in the Greater Yellowstone Area with our blogs, Fieldnotes from the Edge of the Wild and the Greater Yellowstone Raptor Experience, or check out our DraperNHmuseum channel on YouTube.
You can even listen to a radio piece on our Raptor Initiative: Dr. Preston has discussed this important project on Wyoming Public Radio’s “Open Spaces” program: Click here to listen.
Immerse yourself in our interactive exhibit experiences, take a field trip with our staff scientist/naturalists, or attend a presentation by leading authorities on Yellowstone’s natural wonders and current topics.
Our mission is to foster natural resource stewardship by promoting increased understanding of and appreciation for the relationships binding humans and nature in the Greater Yellowstone Region. We want to help connect you with the nature of Yellowstone and transform you from visitor to explorer.
By Dr. Charles R. Preston, curator
This book highlights Draper and the Greater Yellowstone region it interprets. Richly illustrated with beautiful, color photography
Available in our Museum Store online or by calling 800.533.3838.
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Our Natural History videos
Natural history lends itself to video!
Below is a video playlist of several videos featuring the Yellowstone area—thermal features, wildlife, education, and more. Watch one or all, or choose one of interest to you (advance by clicking the “Next” icon beside the “Play” arrow on the video).
Lunchtime Expeditions lectures on video
The Draper Natural History Museum hosts our Lunchtime Expeditions series of monthly, free public lectures on natural history subjects. Topics range from interesting and informative to controversial and “in the news.” We recently began posting videos of these lectures and will add more as time goes on. Visit our “Lectures and Films” page to watch.