The National Museum of Wildlife Art is proud to welcome more than 80,000 people through its doors annually, including more than 10,000 children. The Museum’s award-winning architecture is known for its amazing synergy with the Jackson Hole landscape. The 51,000 square foot building with its Idaho quartzite façade was inspired by the ruins of Slains Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and echoes the rugged hillside behind the facility. It overlooks the 25,000 acre National Elk Refuge and is only 2.5 miles north of the town of Jackson, WY.
Long Term Installations
Selections from the permanent collection
Our collection of American art from the 19th and 20th centuries is particularly strong, recording European exploration of the American West. Our vast holdings cover various genres including explorer art, sporting art, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Modernism. In addition to special exhibitions, there are five long term installations on view.
Realized in memory of
The new Sculpture Trail introduces fine art sculpture into the fabric of Jackson Hole’s incomparable landscape. Designed by award-winning landscape architect, Walter Hood, the trail will feature nearly 30 permanent and temporary works of art and offer an ever-changing view of art in the wild.
Kids & Families
We are a kid-friendly art museum
Explore a variety of engaging exhibits and programs for kids and families. Check out the Children’s Discovery Gallery, draw in the Artist’s Studio, imagine in the Puppet Theater, or ask for a Critter Case and take a family-friendly tour of the Museum. Our programs and in-gallery materials invite you to look, talk, and interpret works of art together.
Library & Archives
Browse, reference, and research
The Library & Archives focuses primarily on material related to wildlife art and artists. The collection contains a wide variety of materials including books, journals, artist biographical files, video and DVD recordings, and Museum publications. Open by appointment only.
Perfect art & wildlife inspired gifts
The Museum Shop has become an essential part of the museum-going experience. We offer apparel and accessories, books, children's gifts, home furnishings, fine jewelry, stationery, posters and prints, and special exhibition items. Make sure to stop in when you visit the Museum.
Rising Sage Café
Enjoy lunch at the Museum
Located inside the National Museum of Wildlife Art just five minutes north of the town of Jackson, the Rising Sage Café has a full service lunch menu and sweeping views of the National Elk Refuge and Sleeping Indian Mountain. Enjoy a delicious lunch before of after you check out the incredible artwork at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.