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Wyoming State Museum

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The mission of the Wyoming State Museum is to serve as an educational, historical, and cultural institution, whose goal is to collect, preserve, and interpret artifacts that reflect the human and natural history of Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West.

Wyoming State Museum School Tours and the Hands On History Room

Bring your class to the Wyoming State Museum for a history lesson they will never forget! Visit The Wild Bunch gallery and view antelope, falcons and other prairie wildlife in their natural habitat. The Swamped With Coal gallery explores the importance of Wyoming's mineral resources. The R.I.P. Rex in Pieces gallery has a full size Camptosaurus skeleton, one of the first dinosaurs found in Wyoming. And in Drawn to This Land, find out how and why people came to Wyoming, from 12,000 years ago to the present. Throughout the museum, hands-on displays and activities help students interpret and understand the exciting history of Wyoming.

The Wyoming State Museum's Hands-on History Room is a place to learn about history by touching and doing. Climb aboard a mounted wooden horse and imagine yourself carrying the mail for the Pony Express. Wear the latest fashions from the 19th century. Try cooking a meal from a chuckwagon. Identify objects, both past and present in the Curiosity Cabinet. Crawl inside a tipi and imagine the life of Native Americans. The Hands-on History Room is packed with objects and activities and is a useful tool for educators throughout the year. State Museum staff can present educational programs to groups in the Hands-on History Room and reproduction artifacts are used so that students come face to face with objects of the past. Help your students discover that learning about Wyoming can be fun!

School groups are welcome throughout the year at the Wyoming State Museum, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We recommend that you contact us well in advance and schedule a time for your visit. Scheduling your visit helps us plan programs specific to your needs and helps control the number of students in the museum at one time. This is extremely important from January through June when over 1000 students can visit the museum each month. Scheduling a visit helps us ensure a quality educational and enjoyable experience for all museum visitors.

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Hours:Summer Hours (May through October): Mon. - Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Winter Hours (November through April): Mon. - Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and State and Federal Holidays Office Hours (all year) Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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