If you are a fan of geology and paleontology then you'll love visiting Wyoming's 3 and 1/2 dinosaur museums.

Wyoming is one of the best dig sites on the planet for revealing the Earth's past.

What is found in the state gives us a window into our ever-changing planetary life, landscape, and climate. Those are two things that have always evolved and will never stop changing.

No matter if you are just visiting Wyoming or have lived here all of your life, it's worth visiting these three dino museums.

The Glenrock Paleon Museum

This is the smallest of the three museums.

The Glenrock Paleontological Museum was founded in 1995 after finding a Triceratops on a local ranch.

It was given the name " Lady Stephanie " by the children of Glenrock. Since then, the museum has continued to grow, adding fossils from the Cretaceous, Jurassic, and Oligocene periods.

Marine reptiles, sauropod dinosaurs, therapod dinosaurs, and mammals have also been found and added to the museum.

Guided Tours are offered at no additional cost.

The Tate Geological Museum

Located in Casper, Wyoming, this museum was founded in 1980 through a gift from Marion and Inez Tate.

The Tate is on Casper College campus. The museum is a great resource to the community. Many local schools and groups come to the museum to add to their student's learning experience.

One of a minute number of geology and paleontology museums in Wyoming, the Tate houses a collection of over 6000 fossil and mineral specimens.

The Wyoming Dinosaur Center

The largest collection of prehistoric history in Wyoming is located in Thermopolis. 

With over 70 mounted skeletons and hundreds of displays and dioramas, the Wyoming Dinosaur Center will educate, inspire, and capture the imagination of children and adults alike.

The Washakie Museum & Cultural Center

Located in Worland, Wyoming this is the 1/2 museum.

The unique geography of the Big Horn Basin and its world-class archaeological sites allow the Museum to offer one of the finest interpretive centers for local human history.

From ancient mammoth hunters through early settlers, as well as the geology, archaeology, and paleontology of the area, there is a lot on display.

Including ancient creatures.

The Tate Geological Museum Casper Wyoming

The Tate Geological Museum was founded in 1980 through a gift from Marion and Inez Tate. It was originally designated as the Tate Earth Science Center and Mineralogical Museum. Because ‘geological’ encompasses earth science, mineralogy, and paleontology, the name was changed to the Tate Geological Museum in 2001.

Located on the Casper College campus, the museum is a great resource for the community. Many local schools and groups come to the museum to add to their student's learning experience.

Tate houses a collection of over 6000 fossil and mineral specimens.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

Wyoming Dinosaur Center

Thermopolis Wyoming has one of the most interesting and active dinosaur museums in the world. As they continued to make new finds in the area they put in on display, so you can discover and learn.

Let's have a look at some of what is on display.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

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