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Geological Museum

Department of Geology and Geophysics

Museum Hours:

Open Monday-Saturday 10 am- 4 pm


Admission is always free!

The University of Wyoming Geological Museum in Laramie supports academic programs, scientific research and public education. It is overseen by the Department of Geology and Geophysics in the College of Arts and Sciences. The UW Geological Museum features a variety of displays to illustrate Wyoming's past environments, highlighted by a 75-foot Apatosaurus (Brontosaurus) skeleton that dominates the museum's exhibit hall. Another highlight is "Big Al," a display of the most complete Allosaurus fossil ever found. 

Samuel H. "Doc" Knight, the legendary Wyoming geologist, was an early museum curator. Knight painted one of the museum's large murals and constructed a campus landmark, the large, copper-plated Tyrannosaurus rex that stands outside the museum.


Take a look at the Geological Museum's Facebook page to stay up on the latest in the Museum!!

The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science

Visit the Museum for the world premier of the The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science, a project co-founded by UW Paleontologist Dr. Ellen Currano. The Exhibit and Movie premier on Friday, March 3rd, 2017, and the exhibit will remain on display until May 16.

Donate to the Museum

Be a part of our Legacy and help fund students, displays, and outreach! Type 'UW Geology Museum' in the 'Other' box in the gift designation section. We greatly appreciate your consideration!

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