Werner Wildlife Museum

News and Updates:

Werner Wildlife Study Group Calendar

Jan. 19            7:00 p.m.  Art Van Renssalaer, photographer.  “Nature in Focus: Photographing Wyoming’s Wildlife

Feb. 16           7:00 p.m.  Stacey Scott, Audubon Society.  “Silent Wings and Night Vision: Wyoming’s Owls.”

Mar. 16           7:00 p.m.  Amanda Withroder, Wyoming Game and Fish Staff Biologist, Habitat Protection Program. “Wildlife Conservation in a Boom and Bust State: Wildlife and Energy Development”

Apr. 20           7:00 p.m.  Justin Binfet, Wyoming Game and Fish Wildlife Management Coordinator, Casper Division.  "Chronic Wasting Disease Epidemiology."  

 Werner Wildlife Museum encourages community participation! If you are interested in attending a program, presenting a program or sponsoring a speaker, please contact India or Eileen at 235-2108 Monday through Friday, 9-5 or send an e-mail to indiahayford@caspercollege.edu.         

The public is welcome at all presentations.  Reservations are appreciated but walk-ins will not be turned away.      

Sacred Space: Wyoming’s Wilderness

Open until Feb. 27, 2017

The Werner Wildlife Museum’s latest art show Sacred Space: Wyoming’s Wilderness, is an exhibition of fine arts and crafts celebrating Wyoming’s wildlife and wild places. Stop by during our regular business hours to see this unique show.



An exhibit of decorative arts and crafts celebrating life in Wyoming.

This show is open to Wyoming artisans who work with natural materials including but not limited to fiber, leather, bone, horn, wood, stone, gems, and metal.  Items which visually incorporate more than 5% manmade materials are excluded from the exhibit as are paintings and photographs.  Size constraints may apply due to space limitations.

Deadline for Entries:  Friday, April 7, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

Exhibit will run from April 13 through July 13, 2017.

To request entry forms and guidelines, please call 307-235-2108, email indiahayford@caspercollege.edu, or come by

Werner Wildlife Museum at 405 East 15th Street, Casper, WY between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The backyard garden, bird feeding station, and picnic area are now open as is the children’s interactive area, The Lair. The Museum and all events are free and open to the public.

The Werner Wildlife Museum was founded in 1964 by Herman Werner. In 1970, Werner donated the building and collections to Casper College. Over the intervening decades, the collection has grown from the original 36 exhibits to almost 400 birds, fish, and animals. The museum now includes The Lair, an interactive area for children, as well as a garden, bird feeding station, and picnic area. The museum’s main focus is native Wyoming wildlife but also houses many birds and animals from around the world. The Werner Wildlife Museum is located at 405 E. 15th Street, just a short walk from the Casper College campus. Tours, group activities and special presentations are available by appointment.

We are open:

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Werner Wildlife Museum Mission:
The mission of the Werner Wildlife Museum at Casper College is to promote learning and appreciation of the Earth’s natural history through preservation of collections, exhibits and outreach as consistent with the mission and goals of Casper College.

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