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Wyoming Symphony Orchestra - The mission of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra is to enrich the cultural lives of adults, expand the musical horizons of children and provide an outlet for the creative talents of musicians living in Wyoming by performing classical and 'pops' music for an expanding audience.

Mormon Handcart Historic Site - Experience a handcart journey much like the one pioneers endured over 150 years ago. Visit the Mormon Handcart Visitors' Center and view exhibits recording the tragic circumstances of two particular handcart companies. Leaving late in the summer, they risked bad weather, exposure, and death in order to unite with the main body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Casper Planetarium - The planetarium offers public showings throughout the year, providing audiences with a unique multi-media encounter with space and astronomy-related subjects. Programs range from the latest frontiers of astronomical research to astronomy's earliest roots. The planetarium features some 'hands on' science displays in the lobby.

Tate Geological Museum - A small but growing, privately funded institution associated with Casper College in Casper. The museum exhibits reflect the rich paleontological and mineralogical heritage of Wyoming.

Werner Wildlife Museum - The Museum provides quality education experiences for students and the general public. Wyoming is famous for its abundant and diverse vertebrate wildlife, thus the focus of the Werner Wildlife Museum is on wildlife indigenous to Wyoming. However, displays include numerous other specimens from North America, Asia, Malaysia, Africa, Europe and other locations around the world.

Glenrock Paleontological Museum - This museum was opened in 1995 after a Triceratops skull was found. The land owner wanted it to go to the children of Glenrock so the museum was opened as an educational facility for children and adults. The focus is to teach people what paleontology is about, from finding the fossils and excavating them, to casting them and doing research.

Carbon County Museum - This museum has permanent collections on the Union Pacific Railroad, pioneers, residents and outlaws, Native Americans, agriculture, the only Thomas Edison exhibit in Wyoming and much more!

Stage III Community Theatre - A non-profit, all-volunteer community theater. The season runs from September to June and features 6 productions.

Fort Caspar Museum - Collects, preserves and exhibits artifacts concerning the social and natural history of Fort Caspar, the City of Casper and central Wyoming.

The Science Zone - Casper's only children's Science Museum. Located on the third floor of the Nicolaysen Art Museum, the center features hands-on science displays guaranteed to please parents and spark the interest of kids of all ages! Families can experience the excitement of exhibits which demonstrate important scientific concepts - disguised as FUN!

Nicolaysen Art Museum - Committed to offering art exhibitions and education to the residents of Casper, and people throughout the region. The NIC is a regional museum which focuses on art that is made in the region or art that is made about the region.

Wyoming Pioneer Museum - Open year round, the Pioneer Memorial Museum collects, preserves, interprets and displays historical and cultural materials related to the westward expansion, to Wyoming pioneers in particular and the west in general.

Deer Creek Museum - This museum includes Native American Indian artifacts, artifacts from the Buffalo Jump, and items from pioneer times. The Deer Creek Museum Archives also have early building permits, historic maps and personal accounts of area residents.

Saratoga Museum - The pioneer home, along with other exhibits, tells the story of Saratoga's early pioneer ranchers, merchants, tradesmen, loggers, clergy, dentists, physicians, educators and the women working beside then in the settlement of the valley.

Hoofprints of the Past Museum - When you think of "cowboy" and the "old west", you should have little trouble picturing Kaycee. Every year the museum puts on several well guided and narrated tours of the region. Tours include destinations such as the site of Nate Champion's shootout; Butch Cassidy's Hole-in-the-Wall, Outlaw Caves, the Dull Knife Battle, and many other historic spots in route.

Grand Encampment Museum - The Museum features the Doc Culleton Interpretive Center and a collection of more than a dozen original buildings representing timbering, mining, and agricultural history of the Encampment valley.

Historic Trails West - Living history wagon treks and horseback adventures. Meet at Fort Casper, then climb aboard a wagon or saddle up to travel the Oregon, California and Mormon Trails. Choose from 1 1/2 hr trek to an overnight trek or up to a 5 day trek.

Wyoming Frontier Prison - Includes guided tours through the Prison, the Wyoming Peace Officers' Museum, a new exhibit on the current Wyoming State Penitentiary, and a prison museum.