Werner Wildlife Museum | Casper College, Wyoming

Werner Wildlife Museum

Visit Us

The Werner Wildlife Museum is located at 405 E. 15th Street, just a short walk from the Casper College campus.

The backyard garden, bird feeding station, and picnic area are now open as is the children’s interactive area, The Lair.

Tours, group activities and special presentations are available by appointment.


We are open:

  • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

The museum and all events are free and open to the public.

News and Updates

Now accepting entries for the Earthworks: Artisans in Nature. This juried show is accepting fine craft and decorative art pieces until April 4th. The show will open on April 12th.
Please contact India at the museum for more details.

Events

Wildlife Study Group

All presentations are free and open to the public. Reservations are appreciated but walk-ins will not be turned away. For more information call the museum at 235-2108.

February 15:  “Bird-brained Ideas About Our Fine-feathered Friends.” by Stacey Scott

March 22: “Harnessing Stubborn: Packing With Mules” by CC Instructor Todd Jones at 6:00pm, to be held at the Werner Ag pavilion next to the Tate Geological Museum. Please note the time and location of this presentation.

April 19: “Field Science Through the Ages” Jessie Anderson and Terrance Logue

Summer Field Science

The Werner Wildlife Museum is honored to again co-host Summer Field Science, a 5-day field experience for current 4th grade students with an interest in science and nature.  

Students will spend the week taking field trips around the Casper area and learning about the local plants, rocks, animals and fossils.  We will visit Speas Fish Hatchery, Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park, and Casper Mountain among others.  There are 20 spots available for this exciting week-long experience.  

The dates for the 2018 summer field science experience are June 18th - June 22nd, and will go from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.  Field trips will leave from Casper College.

Click here to download the registration form!  Or click here for our brochure.

About the Werner Wildlife Museum

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 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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