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    Geological Museum

    Department of Geology and Geophysics

    Museum Hours:

    Regular Hours

    Open Monday-Saturday 10 am- 4 pm


    We will be Closed Febuary 15th, 2021 for Presidents' Day

    Admission is always free! 

    The University of Wyoming Geological Museum in Laramie supports academic programs, scientific research and public education. It is overseen by the Department of Geology and Geophysics in the College of Arts and Sciences. The UW Geological Museum features a variety of displays to illustrate Wyoming's past environments, highlighted by a 75-foot Apatosaurus (Brontosaurus) skeleton that dominates the museum's exhibit hall. Another highlight is "Big Al," a display of the most complete Allosaurus fossil ever found. 

    Samuel H. "Doc" Knight, the legendary Wyoming geologist, was an early museum curator. Knight painted one of the museum's large murals and constructed a campus landmark, the large, copper-plated Tyrannosaurus rex that stands outside the museum.


    Virtual Reality Tour of the Museum

    Check out our Virtual Reality (VR) tour of the museum! Compatible with a computer, mobile device, or VR goggles.

    Donate to the Museum

    Be a part of our Legacy and help fund students, displays, and outreach! Type 'UW Geology Museum' in the 'Other' box in the gift designation section. We greatly appreciate your consideration!


    Take a look at the Geological Museum's Facebook page to stay up on the latest in the Museum!!

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