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Geological Museum

Department of Geology and Geophysics

Museum Hours:

Please note that until further notice, the UW Geological Museum will be closed starting Wednesday, March 18th, with an aniticpated opening date of Monday, May 4th; however, this date may change depending on UW and government advisement. 

 

April 3rd  closed

Regular Hours (not currently observed)

Open Monday-Saturday 10 am- 4 pm

CLOSED  SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS

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.

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Virtual Reality Tour of the Museum

Check out our Virtual Reality (VR) tour of the museum! Compatible with a computer, mobile device, or VR goggles.

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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