Wyoming State Museum

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Wyoming State Museum
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Wyoming State Museum is located in Wyoming
Wyoming State Museum
Location of the museum in Wyoming
Location2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Coordinates41°08′22″N 104°49′04″W / 41.1395°N 104.8177°W / 41.1395; -104.8177Coordinates: 41°08′22″N 104°49′04″W / 41.1395°N 104.8177°W / 41.1395; -104.8177
TypeMuseum
OwnerState of Wyoming
Websitehttps://wyomuseum.state.wy.us

The Wyoming State Museum is a free state-run museum established in 1895 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. It is the official state repository for material concerning Wyoming history and cultural heritage.[1]

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 5 Wyoming habitats.[1]

The museum hosts a variety of programs throughout the year including lectures, exhibit receptions, and family programs. The Family Days series is a free program that provides children and their families with fun and educational opportunities to explore Wyoming's natural and cultural resources. The program is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month, October through May.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Wyoming State Museum". State of Wyoming. Retrieved 28 March 2018.

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