it's time for you to

Discover Nature

The Big Horn Basin Nature and Discovery Center is Coming Soon!



Big Horn Basin Nature & Discovery Center Joint Powers Board is hiring an events coordinator. Hours will be dependent upon each event. Fundraising background will be helpful. Send your resume’ or letter of interest to BHBNDC JPB, 527 Warren St. Thermopolis, WY  82443.


Plan to

Discover, Learn & Grow


a few words about us

The Big Horn Basin Children’s Nature and Discover Center is a joint powers board between the Town of Thermopolis and Hot Springs County with a goal of expanding the horizons of today’s youth through education and exploration. 

Construction is underway for the Children’s Outdoor Learning Area, which is being built on the Nature and Discovery Center location.

this is why

You Need to Visit


Learn New Skills

There are many activities to explore and learn new things. 


Discover New Facts

Nature is full of intereting facts you will see as you explore nature. 


Grow with the Best

There is so much to explore we have something for every age and plenty to engage them as they grow. 

Folk Festival

Josh Chrysler, Folklorist and Health & Wellness Specialist with Wyoming Arts Council and Toddi Darlington, chair of the Big Horn Basin Folk Festival and secretary of the Nature & Discovery Center Joint Powers Board pose in front of the Hole in the Wall Bar at the Hot Springs County Museum & Cultural Center. Josh was in town meeting with Jacky Dorothy of Legend Rock Media and Toddi about re-branding the Folk Festival to allow for growth of the state recognized event. The new Wyoming Discovery Days will be held August 1 & 2, 2020 in Hot Springs State Park as part of the Gift of the Waters Pageant Weekend.


Discovery in action

Coming to Thermopolis

Big Horn Basin Nature and Discovery Center

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