Wyoming Dinosaur Center

Wyoming Dinosaur Center2021-02-12T20:10:43-07:00

Project Description

Wyoming Dinosaur Center

  • 110 Carter Ranch Road
    Thermopolis, WY 82443

  • (307) 864-2997

About the Wyoming Dinosaur Center

Today you can be a visitor; 150 million years ago you would have been a snack!

For 160 million years dinosaurs ruled the earth.  They disappeared mysteriously long before man made his appearance.  Only in the last century have we discovered just how important they were and what they were probably like – 50 foot Camarasaurus, meat-eating Tyrannosaurus rex with six-inch teeth, the tiny thumbed Hypsilophodon.

The Wyoming Dinosaur Center and Dig Sites provides a unique opportunity to discover the prehistoric world, from tiny Trilobites inhabiting the seas to giant Pterosaurs who ruled the skies.

The Center is a 16,000 square foot complex in the Big Horn Basin of central Wyoming.  It includes a world-class museum, working dig sites and a complete modern preparation laboratory.  Interpretive dig site tours allow visitors to walk the same ground as ancient dinosaurs and watch as scientists remove fossils from burial sites. By special arrangement, individuals and families can work alongside skilled professionals for a day.

The museum is open yearly, dig site and tours as weather permits. A museum shop includes outstanding fossils, gems, books and excellent educational materials. It’s an experience you won’t forget.

Journey back in time with dynamic displays featuring dinosaurs from all around the world. See the entire paleontological process, from excavation to preparation.

Hours & Location

  • May 15 – September 15
    8 a.m. to 6 p.m. – 7 days a week
  • September 16 – May 14
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – 7 days a week

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day