What can I do and see at the National Museum of Wildlife Art?
On a cliff overlooking the National Elk Refuge, the building seems to come from the earth itself, capturing the natural beauty of the surroundings. It blends right in with the red sandstone terrain as it pays tribute to animals in their natural habitat. There are fourteen galleries for exhibitions and one interactive children's gallery. With a café, member's lounge, classrooms and a 200-seat auditorium, the National Museum of Wildlife Art has everything you would want in a museum of this kind. The art is spectacular, with over 550 artists represented. These range from artists in early American tribes to those contemporary artists devoted to nature.
Where is the museum?
It's located 2.5 miles north of the town square in Jackson. Drive north on Highway 89 and look for the stone building on the west side of the highway. It overlooks the National Elk Refuge. $1 off admission if you ride the START bus up to the museum.
When is it open?
The museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Veteran's Day, and Christmas Day.
How much does it cost to visit?
- Adult: $12
- Senior (60 and over): $10
- Children (5-18): $6
- Children (under 5): Free
Who can I call if I have more questions?
Call the museum directly at 307-733-5771.