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

Art Show: Fire in the Sky

 The art show will run from Thursday, November 8th to Thursday, February 7th, 2019. Call the museum for more details!


Wildlife Study Group

Programs take place at 7:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the Arctic-Africa Room of Werner Wildlife Museum.

February 21: “Honest Horses: Studying the Wild Mustangs of the Red Desert.” Chad Hanson, Chair of the Department of Social & Cultural Studies at Casper College.

March 21: “Dead Dinosaurs in Arctic Alaska. “ J.P. Cavigelli, Collections Manager, Tate Geological Museum at Casper College.

April 18: “Economic Viability of Western Rangelands.” Jerry Hawkes, Dean of School of Science, Casper College.

All presentations are free, family friendly, 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 or email indiahayford@caspercollege.edu.

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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