The Wyoming State Museum is a state-run museum established in 1895 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. It is the official state repository for material concerning Wyoming history and cultural heritage.Before you head to Cheyenne, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cheyenne online attractions planner, to make sure you see all that Cheyenne has to offer, including Wyoming State Museum.
Permanent exhibit themes include coal, wildlife, fossils, Wyoming settlement, Native American culture and history, the National Park Service in Wyoming, and other Wyoming-related issues. The museum also hosts a variety of temporary exhibits and provides traveling exhibits to cultural institutions in Wyoming and surrounding states.
In 2017 the museum opened a children's area called the Hands-On Habitats Lab. The exhibit features interactive exhibits that teach visitors about the flora and fauna in five Wyoming habitats.
The museum hosts a variety of programs throughout the year including lectures, exhibit receptions, and family programs. The Family Days series provides children and their families with opportunities to explore Wyoming's natural and cultural resources..
Wyoming State Museum Reviews
The Wyoming State Museum is not widely advertised. It is a well curated, extensive collection and an enjoyable atmosphere. It's worth a visit or even ten. more »
It has a little something for everyone! The children's section is great cause it's all hands-on!! There are other sections which are also hands -on. It is a great small museum. more »
This museum is wonderful. There is something for everyone! Earth science, natural history, history, anthropology... It's a great place to spend an afternoon.
I can't believe it's been that long since we have been here. They added so much since the last time. We had other plans so we didn't have a lot of time and were only able to see the interactive room and it was neat. Fun for the whole family. The front best lady was very kind as well. We will be back again. This place is a must see!
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