Meet four species of wild sheep that are found in North America.
Come explore the world of the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. The central display, "Sheep Mountain", is a 16-feet tall diorama that recreates the summer and winter habitats of the Bighorns. It includes plants and other animals that share their home.
The exhibits include several hands-on interactive displays that will engage, educate and entertain visitors of all ages! Try the computer game "How Would You Manage the Herd?". Identify animal tracks and fur samples. Listen to a variety of local people telling their own sheep story. (Everyone here has one!)
Examine a recreation of an ancient Sheepeater Indian sheep trap, and make your own drawing of a petroglyph based on an original design that was created hundreds of years ago. Ponder the skillful creation of a sheep horn bow, a highly prized possession among the early inhabitants of this area.
The Center also includes a theater where the short film "Life of the Bighorn" is shown regularly.
Our dioramas include full-body taxidermy mounts of a grizzly bear, marmot, wolf, golden eagle, mule deer, chipmunk, pika, coyote, mountain goat, bushy-tailed woodrat, mountain lion and more!
Examine predator/prey relationships. See the mountain environment through the eyes of a bighorn sheep. Compare the heartbeat of a bighorn sheep to the heartbeat of other animals. Explore the survival strategy of migration. There are many experiences to be enjoyed at the National Bighorn Sheep Center!