Tate Geological Museum | Casper College, Wyoming

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  • Monday - Friday = 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Holidays = 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday = closed

Where is the Tate Geological Museum?

We are part of Casper College in Casper, Wyoming. The Casper College address is 125 College Drive, but that is the whole college. If you try to find us with Google Maps, you will end up a half mile away. We are actually on Lisco Drive, which is only a bit better. Casper College addresses have stumped Google. Additionally, our entrance road is not even on google maps.

The following directions are based on the Google Maps version of "125 College Drive": From the base of Casper College, get onto Casper Mountain Road and go south (uphill). Go through the stoplight (wait for it to turn green), continue uphill (south), past the road to the right that leads into the college and then take the next road on the right. The Tate Museum is right in front of you, a bit to the right.

Stop by for a visit!

Thank you to the Blue Envelope Health Fund for generously donating two AEDs to the Tate. One is located at the museum and the other is taken into the field during our many digs, field trips and expeditions. THANK YOU!

Tate Weather Station

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The mission of the Tate Geological Museum at Casper College is to provide educational resources to the community, researchers and visitors.  Our position as a regional Earth Science Education Center is maintained by exhibits, educational programs, active collecting and collections preservation.

We are FREE and open to the public.

News and Events:

Join us for our annual Holiday Open House from 10am to 2pm on December 8th!

Meet Santasaurus, make an origami dinosaur ornament, and have your mystery fossils identified with our Fossil Road Show. We’ll have cookies, punch, cider, door prizes, make and take your own fossil cast and face painting. Don’t forget, members will receive a 20% discount in the gift shop, so stock up on stocking stuffers, jewelry, toys, books and unique gifts for the holiday season!

New this year is our Holiday Story Time. Join author Casey Rislov as she reads holiday and dinosaur themed books at 10:30 and 11:30am.

Holiday hours

  • December 24-25: Museum closed
  • December 26-29: holiday hours 10am to 4pm
  • December 31: Museum closed
  • January 1: Museum closed
  • January 2: normal business hours resume

2018-2019 Coffee, Tea and Dee

Please join us for Coffee, Tea and Dee and enjoy a free cup of coffee or hot tea from P. Hawk coffee roasters!. This FREE event runs on the first Wednesday of the month, from  8:30am to 11:30am, September to May.  

  • December 5th
  • January- No event
  • February- 6th
  • March- 6th
  • April- 3rd
  • May- 1st

Join Today!

All members receive the bi-monthly newsletter, the Tate Museum Geological Times, a 10% discount at the museum gift shop, exclusive access for birthday parties and invitations to Members' Only events and field outings. Learn more about Tate Membership.

Cover photo for the "Dee and the Mammoth" book.

The book sells for $21 in our gift shop. If you can't visit our gift shop, give us a call or download an order form (PDF).

"Dee and the Mammoth"

by Gene Gagliano, illustrated by Zak Pullen.

"Dee and the Mammoth" is a children's book written by Gene Gagliano of Buffalo, WY, and illustrated by Zak Pullen of Casper. It is inspired by the discovery of Dee the Mammoth, but in this story, Dee is a little girl who tells a story about a mammoth through letters from her dad who is working on a mammoth dig. The book also includes a DVD which features an audio version of the book, and a documentary film about the Tate Museum's Dee the Mammoth.

Wholesale orders can be made by downloading the form, then sending it to the Tate Museum at the address on the form.