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Casper's Museums

There are plenty of museums in Casper that will fascinate and educate every member of the family. The Nicolaysen Art Museum brings a diverse range of work from local artists, as well as regional, national and internationally renowned artists. The Corridor Gallery or the Goodstein Visual Arts Gallery boast prime examples of art with western themes.

Take a trip back in time at the Fort Caspar Museum, or visit The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, one of Wyoming's finest museums that allows the visitor to experience what pioneer life was like for the early emigrants traveling on the Oregon Trail, California Trail, Mormon Trail, Bozeman Trail, Bridger Trail and Pony Express Trail. Just to the east across Beartrap Meadow on Casper Mountain, the lucky explorer will find Crimson Dawn Park & Museum. The folksy, primitive museum is open to the public during the summer.

The Werner Wildlife Museum will educate the family about wildlife indigenous to Wyoming; the museum also includes specimens from all around the world. Interact with dinosaurs and learn about Wyoming's unique geology at the Tate Geological Museum. Whatever your particular interest, there's a museum in Casper for you!

  • Historic Trails Interpretive Center

    Historic Trails Interpretive Center

    The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is one of Wyoming's finest museums. Featuring state-of-the-art technology, the interpretive center allows the visitor to experience what pioneer life was like for the early emigrants.Read more
  • Visit  WY Veterans Memorial Museum

    Visit WY Veterans Memorial Museum

    This unique museum is dedicated to memorializing all veterans from the Indian Wars of the 1850s up to the Global War on Terrorism. The Spotlight Case singles out specific veterans and their amazing stories and displays them in an intimate setting.Read more
  • Visit the Salt Creek Museum

    Visit the Salt Creek Museum

    This museum is a showcase for some important Central Wyoming history. Exhibits chronicle the Salt Creek Oilfields from 1889 to the present, oilfield workers and their families, and a history of the area, including the Teapot Dome scandal.Read more
  • Mormon Handcart Visitor Center

    Mormon Handcart Visitor Center

    See different locations in Wyoming where a group of 600 pioneers, many walking with their possessions in handcarts, experienced dangerous hardships until they were rescued by the saints from Salt Lake City.Read more
  • Visit the Fort Caspar Museum

    Visit the Fort Caspar Museum

    Tour the reconstructed 1865 military post at a major river crossing on the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer and pony express Trails, as well as the Transcontinental Telegraph Trail Corridor. Casper is steeped in western history...Read more
  • Visit the Werner Wildlife Museum

    Visit the Werner Wildlife Museum

    The Werner Wildlife Museum offers an exhilarating way to spend an afternoon. The focus of the museum is on Wildlife Native to Wyoming, but displays also include specimens from North America, Asia, Malaysia, Africa, Europe and other locations...Read more
  • Visit the Casper Planetarium

    Visit the Casper Planetarium

    The Casper Planetarium offers visitors and locals a cutting-edge classroom where they can delve into the mystery and magic of the night sky. The kids will learn about the constellations and how to identify them. There are plenty of special...Read more
  • Visit the Science Zone

    Visit the Science Zone

    The Science Zone utilizes innovative exhibits, programs, and outreach to present informal science education throughout the State of Wyoming.....  Read more
  • The Bishop Home

    The Bishop Home

    The Historic Bishop House, built in 1907, stands at 818 E. 2nd Street in Casper Wyoming. It is available for tours and all types of special events....Read more
  • Visit the Tate Geological Museum

    Visit the Tate Geological Museum

    Take a Walk Through Time at the Tate! For everyone interested in dinosaurs (and who isn’t?) and the wonders of Earth’s geologic past, the Tate Museum should not be missed.Read more
  • Visual Splendor at the Nicolaysen

    Visual Splendor at the Nicolaysen

    The Nicolaysen Art Museum (fondly known as the “Nic”) is one of Casper’s treasures. With more than 25,000 square feet of galleries, classrooms and the Discovery Center, a hands-on art studio, the NIC celebrates the visual arts and learning. Read more
  • Casper Museum Consortium

    Casper Museum Consortium

    The Casper Museum Consortium is a non-profit corporation made up of ten museums and museum-like sites in Casper:...... Read more