The Glenrock Paleontological Museum was formed in 1995 after Sean Smith, Director of Paleontology, found a Triceratops on a local ranch. Since then, the museum has continued to grow, adding fossils from Cretaceous, Jurassic and Oligocene time periods including marine reptiles, sauropod dinosaurs, theropod dinosaurs and mammals in addition to many other fossils. All fossils were found in Wyoming and will remain here for the enjoyment of visitors of all ages.
Since the primary mission is education, the Paleon Museum offers a wide range of educational opportunities. In addition to the museum experience, tours of the preparation lab are offered, giving visitors a first-hand look at the process and care of the fossils after they are brought in from the field. The preparation staff looks forward to showing the visitors the projects they are working on and explaining the intricacies involved in fossil preparation.
Along with education, the museum’s other primary mission is science and research. The museum has a large collection of fossils, including some rare and new species. The facility is open to all researches who wish to further their education and contribute to the Paleontological community.
Housed in a historic 32 thousand square foot building in downtown Glenrock, Wyoming the museum continues to expand their collections and exhibits, so they may provide a greater experience and education for visitors.
Courtesy of Glenrock Paleontological Museum.