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The Ice Age arrives at the Wyoming State Museum

The ice age arrives at the Wyoming state museum. Melisa McChesney, Curator of Community...
The ice age arrives at the Wyoming state museum. Melisa McChesney, Curator of Community Engagement, Wyoming State Museum(Valeria Fugate)
Published: Dec. 28, 2021 at 5:56 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - If you are looking for a fun activity or even to get out of the house, the Wyoming State Museum is starting its ice-age event.

“Whether you have family from out of town that has never been to Wyoming and you want to give them a taste of what Wyoming is like. Or if you’ve got kids at home that need to get out and play around, we’ve got a hands-on room and lots of interactive activities for kids throughout the museum,” said Melisa McChesney, Curator of Community Engagement, Wyoming State Museum.

From Dec. 29th until Jan. 8th, the museum will be showing how humans survived and interacted with animals under the harsh conditions of an ice age.

The state museum will have some special animals on display and show how several species evolved into some of the current forms we know today, even man’s best friend.

“Dogs are a man’s best friend and they have been for 10s of thousands of years. We were walking amongst moose and muskox and mastodons, but dogs were right there with us. We have a copacetic relationship. Humans evolved with dogs helping us,” said Laura Dale, Education Coordinator, Wyoming State Museum.

The museum has several other displays, like dinosaurs, Native American Art and Culture and Wyoming history.

The Wyoming State Museum will be open from 9 am to 4:30 pm this week, but they will be closed Friday, New Year’s Eve and Saturday, New Year’s Day.

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