Go on a Dig at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center

Go on a Dig at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center

Millions of years ago giant reptiles ruled the Earth. Fossils have been found throughout the world, and have inspired many to become dinosaur hunters or at least dream of it. Some of the best relics have been found right here in the United States. In 1993, bones were first discovered in Thermopolis, Wyoming. This discovery eventually led to the construction of the Wyoming Dinosaur Center. Movies like Jurassic Park have helped us all picture these creatures lumbering across the landscape, and museums like this help us grasp the sheer size of these prehistoric creatures. 

Wyoming Dinosaur Center

Visitors to this facility will find working dig sites, a preparation laboratory, and a world-class museum. Guests can walk among the remains of creatures from various periods, in the Walk Thru Time section. Here you can follow the historical path from primitive life forms to the rise of the dinosaurs.

Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus

Various exhibits at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center showcase the creatures from each era. In one display Stan, the T-Rex, charges a Triceratops.


Nearby, Jimbo the Supersaurus towers over the room. At 106 feet long, this skeleton one of the largest ever assembled. The sheer size of it is humbling.


Dozens of dioramas and displays fill the museum, and there are over 30 expertly mounted dinosaur skeletons on display. The Wyoming Dinosaur Center is also home to the only Archaeopteryx fossil (a bird-like dinosaur) on display in North America. Plenty can be found here to keep even the pickiest Dino-expert satisfied. Museum admission includes entry to their large gift shop, and for an additional charge guests can choose to join in on a real dinosaur dig for the day. This special feature does require advance registration.

By |2018-11-22T06:25:40+00:00January 27th, 2017|Thermopolis, Western US, Wyoming|2 Comments

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  1. Melanie Trethowan February 4, 2017 at 12:05 am - Reply

    Love the dinosaurs! The researchers/coordinators look like they have done an excellent job at reconstructing the skeletons and communicating all the information in a fascinating way. I can’t imagine what it would have been like to live amongst those beasts. They are gobsmacking! Thanks for sharing. Mel

    • Jeff & Crystal February 4, 2017 at 6:04 am - Reply

      It was certainly an eye opening experience visiting this place. Being a dino-fan, I was like a kid in a candy store. Thanks for visiting our site.

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