Both the Tate Geological Museum and the Werner Wildlife Museum will be open on July 4.

According to Deanna Schaff, director of museums at Casper College, the Tate will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Werner will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Tate houses a collection of over 3,000 fossil and mineral specimens as well as Dee the Mammoth, an 11,600 year-old Columbian Mammoth. The mammoth, known scientifically as a Mammuthus columbi, is the largest Columbian mammoth ever found in North America.

The focus of the Werner is on species native to Wyoming, but it also includes a large collection of mammals from Africa and other locations around the world. The museum also houses a display of world-class trophy mounts.

“Our exhibits serve a broad audience from pre-school aged children to avid anglers and hunters,”

The Tate is located on the southern end of the Casper College campus, while the Werner Wildlife Museum is located at 405 15th St. near the Casper YMCA. Both museums are free and open to the public.