Museum Tours

Come to the museum for a hands-on tour or let us bring the museum to you!

A group tour makes a great field trip for any class. Be it at the end of a unit, or as an introductory look into what students will be studying in class, a tour of the Tate Geological Museum is a wonderful addition to any lesson plan. We have a wealth of specimens and fossil casts that students can handle and examine during their visit. Open access at the Fossil Preparation Lab window gives students a chance to see some of the “behind the scenes” operations you don’t always get to see at every museum. If you’d like a more interactive visit to the museum, we also have scavenger hunts for students. We can also incorporate an educational activity, such as determining the weight of dinosaurs, learning how fossils form, and fun with plate tectonics and food  into the visit, giving students a chance to get more involved with their museum visit.

It is best to schedule your tour or classroom visit as far in advance as possible to ensure you get the day and time that best fits your schedule.

Not sure if you will be able to make it to the museum? We can bring the museum to you! Tate staff can bring rocks, fossils, minerals and dinosaurs into your classroom and present on whatever topic best fits your curriculum. Museum staff arrive with a number of materials, from fossil casts to the real thing, and always have plenty of hands-on items to be passed around the room. Our Education Specialist can also accompany you on a variety of field trips including guided trips to Casper Mountain, Alcova and other geology or fossil focused destinations. We also have a selection of Teaching Trunks filled with a great variety of specimens, fossil casts, books, posters and many other resources that can be checked out for use in the classroom.

Call today to make your appointment!

800-442-2963, ext. 2447