Werner Wildlife Museum

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News and Updates

September 17th, 2020- 7:00pm

“The History of Museum Collecting: From Wonder Cabinets to the Werner Wildlife Museum.” By Museum Director Patti Finkle and Dr. Valerie Inella Maiers

October 15th, 2020- 7:00pm

“Moths of Natrona County” by Dwaine Wagoner

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Hello everyone!

The Tate Geological Museum and the Werner Wildlife Museum are pleased to announce that we will once again be open to the public beginning on Monday, June 1st! 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!

  • We are limiting the number of visitors in the museum to 25 at a time, per Governor Gordon’s orders. This includes the staff working in the museum.
  • The summer hours for both museums will be 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. The Werner will be closed on Saturday and the Tate will be open from 10am to 3pm on Saturday. Closing an hour early each day will allow staff to clean and disinfect the museums.
  • We are requiring everyone to wear masks out of respect for those staff members with immunocompromised family members and your fellow visitors. 
  • We will have sanitizing stations available at both museums and will encourage everyone to use them before you begin your visit and again at the end.
  • Both the Dino Den and The Lair are closed until further notice. (I know! I’m sorry!)
  • Remember to keep 6 feet apart from any visitors who are not in your group and to keep children with you at all times.
  • We will wipe down surfaces as often as possible, but please try to keep your hands, and your little one’s hands, to yourself as much as possible.
  • We have canceled all summer programming, and will not be giving tours. 
  • We ask that no large groups (over 8 people) visit the museum.
  • Pursuant to the Wyoming Department of Health screening guidelines, DO NOT VISIT THE MUSEUMS if you have any of the following symptoms:
  • Chills
  • A new or worsening cough not caused by another health condition
    New or worsening difficulty breathing not caused by another health condition.
  • Sore throat.
  • New or worsening muscle aches not caused by another health condition.
  • New or worsening headache that is not normal for you and not caused by another health condition.
  • New loss of sense of taste or smell should stay home.
  • Stay home until a minimum of 4 days after the fever has broken.
  • Please stay home if you have tested positive, even if you feel better!

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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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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: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

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

Call us at 307-235-2108 if you have any questions.