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Thermopolis Dinosaur Museum; Ready to Rise Again


“The Thermopolis Dinosaur Museum is set to be upgraded.

News 13’s Landon Harrar showed us on Saturday the groundbreaking for the new museum and what you can look forward to seeing when it is to be completed.

One major reason for moving the dinosaur center is to make it more visible to attract visitors.

Angie Guyon, Dinosaur Museum Director shared, “We feel we are one of the best tourist attraction locally and we’re a little hard to find, we’re off the beaten path and we feel by moving it to the highway just south of Thermopolis we’ll increase our exposure.”

Dinosaur Museum Educator and Excavator Andrew Rossi, “Over a million cars pass by this exact spot every year and now we’re going to be building a stunning architectural wonder right here, we’re going to have dinosaur statues on the outside.”

The new museum will also be bigger, much bigger!

“Our current facility has 16- thousand square foot exhibition space and our new facility will be about 75-thousand square feet, it will include special exhibition areas a kid’s space and a restaurant.”

“This is our opportunity to build the dinosaur museum of the 21st century to really update our current exhibits, bring more stuff out of our collections, out that’s visible to the public and to present more of Wyoming’s fossil legacy.”” (…) READ MORE

Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)