Tate Geological Museum

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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:

The museum will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday beginning on Wednesday, the 25th. We will reopen at 10:00am on Monday, Nov. 30th.

We will also have special hours (see below) in December for the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Closed December 24th, 25th, and 26th

Open 10am to 4pm on December 28th, 29th, and 30th

Closed December 31st, January 1st and 2nd


Hello everyone!

The Tate Geological Museum and the Werner Wildlife Museum are pleased to announce that we will once again be open to the public beginning on Monday, June 1st! Due to Covid-19, we do have a few changes that we wanted to let you know about. Thank you in advance for working with us to protect everyone

  • We are limiting the number of visitors in the museum to 25 at a time, per Governor Gordon’s orders. This includes the staff working in the museum.
  • The summer hours for both museums will be 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. The Werner will be closed on Saturday and the Tate will be open from 10am to 3pm on Saturday. Closing an hour early each day will allow staff to clean and disinfect the museums.
  • We are requiring everyone to wear masks out of respect for those staff members with immunocompromised family members and your fellow visitors.
  • We will have sanitizing stations available at both museums and will encourage everyone to use them before you begin your visit and again at the end.
  • Both the Dino Den and The Lair are closed until further notice. (I know! I’m sorry!)
  • Remember to keep 6 feet apart from any visitors who are not in your group and to keep children with you at all times.
  • We will wipe down surfaces as often as possible, but please try to keep your hands, and your little one’s hands, to yourself as much as possible.
  • We have canceled all summer programming, and will not be giving tours.
  • We ask that no large groups (over 8 people) visit the museum.
  • Pursuant to the Wyoming Department of Health screening guidelines, DO NOT VISIT THE MUSEUMS if you have any of the following symptoms:
  • Chills
  • A new or worsening cough not caused by another health condition
    New or worsening difficulty breathing not caused by another health condition.
  • Sore throat.
  • New or worsening muscle aches not caused by another health condition.
  • New or worsening headache that is not normal for you and not caused by another health condition.
  • New loss of sense of taste or smell should stay home.
  • Stay home until a minimum of 4 days after the fever has broken.
  • Please stay home if you have tested positive, even if you feel better!


Beginning January 1, 2020, our popular Saturday Club will become an exclusive member perk! We are excited about this addition to our membership benefits and hope that it will make communicating with our Saturday club participants easier and more efficient. To become a member, simply click the link below or visit the museum and fill out the form. Family memberships are $36 and run for one full year from the date of purchase.

Join Today!

 All members receive the bi-monthly newsletter, the Tate Museum Geological Times, invitations to Members Only outings, exclusive access to birthday parties, admittance to our monthly Saturday Club and a 10% discount at the museum gift shop. We have Individual and Family level memberships and all memberships are good for one calendar year.

Learn more about Tate Membership.

The book sells for $21 in our gift shop. If you can’t visit our gift shop, give us a call. 307-268-2447

Wholesale orders can be made by calling the gift shop or mailing the order form to the museum. Download the Form

“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.

Contact Us


  • Monday – Friday  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday and Holidays  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday  Closed

Where is the Tate Geological Museum?

We are located on the Casper College Campus in Casper, Wyoming.

To find us, type in “Tate Geological Museum” and Google Maps  will take you straight to the museum.

If you type in our address,  “125 College Drive”, Google Maps will take you to the center of campus. To get to the museum from there, go south (uphill) from the gym on Lisco Dr. (the campus access road). The Tate Geological Museum will be on the right at the top of campus. You should pass 2 other buildings before you’ll get to the Tate. Look for the life size T. rex statue in front of the museum.

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!