Tate Geological Museum

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:

Holiday Hours


Closed November 24th & 25th

Open November 26th & 27th- 10am to 4pm


Closed December 23rd-26th

Open December 27th- 30th- 10am to 4pm

Closed December 31st- January 2nd


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!

  • The museum’s hours are 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday
  • We are asking everyone to wear masks out of respect for those staff members with immunocompromised family members and your fellow visitors.
  • We have hand sanitizing stations available and encourage everyone to use them before and after your visit
  • Do not visit if you have any Covid 19 symptoms or have tested positive, even if you “feel better”

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 – Saturday  10 a.m. – 4 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!