Wyoming Dinosaur Center
The 1993 discovery of fossils on Warm Springs Ranch turned Thermopolis into a major center for paleontological research and led to the creation of the Wyoming Dinosaur Center. In addition to the 12,000 square feet of exhibitions that cover the prehistoric record from around the world, the center is headquarters for the scientists who are working on approximately 10 of the 60 surface sites at a time.
You can visit both the museum and the dig sites, which are a few miles away. The Dig for a Day program, which operates spring through fall, allows you to work side-by-side with the paleontologists who are collecting Jurassic-period dinosaur fossils from the ancient sandstone riverbed (reservations are recommended).
110 Carter Ranch Rd.
- Thermopolis, Wyoming 82443
- 43.63223700, -108.19038800
- Summer: daily 8--6. Winter: daily 10--5.
- Visit Website
- (307) 864-2997