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

Werner Wildlife Museum presents Summer Animal House for Children.

June 14            12:30 p.m.       Animal Tracks and Signs

July 12             12:30 p.m.       Learn to Be a Junior Naturalist

August 9          12:30 p.m.       Animals of the Frozen North

Summer Animal House is a monthly wildlife program for elementary school children. Each session lasts meets at 12:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the summer months and lasts approximately half an hour.  Mike Bardgett, the program’s featured speaker, obtained a B.S. from UW in wildlife management and conservation.  He is a Choctaw tribal member, Audubon Society member, and a former Marine.  Following his retirement from the BLM, Wyoming State Parks, and Natrona County School District, Bardgett continues to volunteer his services as a naturalist to Werner Wildlife Museum.

All presentations are free and open to the public.  Reservations for programs are greatly appreciated due to space constraints. Special programs for large groups can be arranged.  For more information, please call the museum at 235-2108, Monday through Friday, 9:00- 5:00.    Werner Wildlife Museum is located at 405 East 15th Street in Casper.

Events

Wildlife Study Group

June 21 7:00 p.m.             Eileen Lemm, Werner Wildlife Museum. “The Quetzal’s 100th Birthday Bash”  

July 19 7:00 p.m.               Dwaine Wagoner, “Butterflies of Natrona County”

August 16 7:00 p.m.         Darren Divine, PhD, Casper College, “Managing Wildlife in Arid Habitat - the Role of Developing Suitable Water Resources”   

September 20 7:00 p.m.  Rob Arlen, "Alligator Courtship"

Programs are held at Werner Wildlife Museum at 405 East 15th Street and are free and open to the public.  Reservations are appreciated but walk-ins are never turned away.  For more information, call 307-235-2108, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Summer Field Science is filling fast!

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 p.m. each day.  Field trips will leave from Casper College.

Download the registration form!  Or download 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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