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Geological Museum

Hours: Mon.-Sat. (10:00am-4:00pm), closed holidays
Phone: (307) 766-2646
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The Geological Museum, in the east wing of the S.H. Knight Geology Building, exhibits the story of ancient Wyoming. Highlight exhibits include: a fully mounted skeleton of the well-known dinosaur Apatosaurus (Brontosaurus); a mounted skeletal cast of the world-renowned “Big Al” the Allosaurus; a 50-million-year-old garfish from Wyoming’s Green River Formation (one of the largest complete freshwater fossil fish on display in the world); casts of skulls of Wyoming’s state dinosaur, Triceratops; and its contemporary, Tyrannosaurus rex; mounted skeletons of Miocene rhinos and camels; an interactive augmented reality sandbox, our fossil prep-lab, and a fluorescent mineral room, featuring specimens from Wyoming and the world. The museum maintains important display collections (particularly vertebrate and invertebrate fossils) that are available for study by students, as well as scientists from other institutions. The museum provides unique opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to pursue research and display projects in Wyoming paleontology, and for students minoring in museum studies to gain valuable experience with natural history museums and collections.

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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