The Casper Museum Consortium is a non-profit corporation made up of nine museums and museum-like sites in Casper:
Fort Caspar Museum
Historic Bishop Home
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
Nicolaysen Art Museum & Discovery Center
Tate Geological Museum
The Science Zone
Werner Wildlife Museum
Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum
The Consortium came together in 1998 as a joint venture between the City of Casper and the Natrona County School District with the common goal of marketing the top-notch facilities we have in Casper to both in and out of town visitors. We have grown into a relevant and useful organization in this community.
Our Mission: Working together to promote cultural experiences through museums and similar institutions in Central Wyoming.
Our Vision: Collectively and individually leveraging and championing exemplary and engaging learning opportunities through museums and similar institutions in Central Wyoming.
Our governing Board consists of Directors from each of the museums, plus four Community Advisors. The Marketing Coordinator is the only part-time employee of the Consortium.
Major projects for the Consortium include the annual “Passport to Adventure Hunt,” where people are invited to visit 6 of the 13 museums in the area, answer a question and get their Passport booklet stamped at each museum, then turn in their stamped answer sheet by August 31. Then they are eligible to win one of eight Grand Prize Packages, which feature all the best amenities in the Casper area.
The museums work year round to create wonderful educational programs for children. Education Curators and their staff develop classes, exhibits, and special activities for children visiting their museum. They also work with teachers to make sure state and district Essential Curriculum standards are met when they come for site visits. Teachers love to visit because they realize that learning comes alive at the museums! Information learned at the museums becomes embedded in long-term memory through authentic experiences. The children not only remember the information learned, but experience “living the lesson” to enhance further sequential learning development.