Places to Learn About Dinosaurs and Wyoming’s Past

Most kids are known to be dinosaurs’ fans…and who isn’t? Wyoming has many interesting kid-friendly places to learn about dinosaurs, and also about the history and past days of our planet. What’s better than taking your kids to an educational place where they will learn and enjoy at the same time? Check this list on our top choices of places to learn about dinosaurs and Wyoming’s past and get ready to learn and have a nice family time!

Where: 506 West Birch Street, Glenrock, WY 82637, USA
Hours: September 1st through May 31st: Sunday to Wednesday: CLOSED – Thursday to Saturday: 11 AM – 4 PM | No guided tours after 3:00

From reproductions of dinosaur bones to a Fossil Reproductions’ exhibition, you will discover plenty about dinosaurs and learn about the natural history of Wyoming.

The entire family will be amazed at the amazing exhibitions! One of the best places to Learn About Dinosaurs and Wyoming’s Past!

Where: 110 Carter Ranch Rd, Thermopolis, WY, USA
Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM winter | 8 AM – 6 PM summer | 7 days a week, closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day

With geological and paleontological experiences for the entire family to enjoy, you will not want to miss the chance to visit the Wyoming Dinosaur Center.

The place features the unique and largest fossil collections in the world! What are you waiting for?

Where: 1831 Demaris Drive, Cody, WY, USA
Hours: 8 AM – 6 PM Daily

Visit the Old Trail Town and the Museum of the Old West to learn about everything Old West- related.

You will be amazed at the historic buildings and Indian artifacts. An experience you will not want to miss!

Where: 2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002, USA
Hours: Museum Hours: Monday. – Saturday 9 AM – 4:30 PM | Closed State and Federal Holidays | Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8 AM. – 5 PM

Wyoming has such an interesting history, and this museum is the perfect one to learn about Native American history in Wyoming!

Discover the many Native American artifacts from the collection and enjoy getting to know this State’s past.

Where: 1000 E University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071, USA
Hours: Open Monday-Saturday 10 AM- 4 PM | Closed Sundays & Holidays

Dinosaurs’ fans get ready to explore an amazing place for you! Discover the 75-foot skeleton as soon as you enter the hall!

See what else the Geological Museum has for you and spend a great family time!

Where: 965 Gray Rocks Road, Fort Laramie, WY
Hours: The visitors center opens daily at 8 AM and closes at 4:30 PM

You will be overwhelmed by just standing in the very place where the epic days of the frontier West occurred.

So much history and people have walked this place, you’ll feel very lucky to be learning about it as you experience it in the place itself!

Where: 121 West 15th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001, USA
Hours: September – April: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM, Saturday 9 AM – 3 PM, Sunday 11 AM – 3 PM | June – August: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 6:30 PM, Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 11 AM – 3 PM

Each and everyone in the family will love this special museum!

Discover the story of the Cheyenne beginnings during the Transcontinental Railroad construction through amazing exhibits!

Where: 700 Hennick Street, Pinedale, WY, USA
Hours: 9 AM- 5 PM Daily | Closed Nov 1 – April 30

The era of the mountain man was such an important part of Wyoming’s history.

Learn all about it and also about Plains Indian, the Oregon Trail and developments in this region with interpretive experiences and more!

Where: 3 East Flaming Gorge Way, Green River, WY, USA
Hours: Winter Hours (Mid October-Mid March): Tuesday-Saturday 9 AM- 5 PM | Summer Hours (Mid March-Mid October): Monday-Saturday 10 AM- 6 PM | Closed Sundays & Major Holidays

This is the right venue to visit if you want to learn more about the cultural heritage of Southwestern Wyoming through photograph collections, artifacts, research material, and more!

Where: 4808 N Fork Hwy, Cody, WY, USA
Hours: 8 AM – 6 PM weekdays (7 PM close from June to August), 9 AM – 5 PM weekends | Open year-round

In addition to enjoying astonishing views, you will learn about geography, farming, prehistoric artifacts, dam construction, area wildlife and so much more!

Don’t miss this opportunity to visit a magical place, share fantastic views, and create memories with your loved ones!

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