State Museum to host Creep Crawly Family Day


For the second year in a row, the Wyoming State Museum is hosting “CreepyCrawly Critters,” a Family Day dedicated to the strange and wonderful wildlifethat we associate with Halloween.

Visit the museum on October 1, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to find games, activities, crafts, and learning opportunities for all ages.

Creepy Crawly Critters offers kids and adults alike the chance to meet with partners from the University of Wyoming Entomology department, the Biodiversity Institute, Colorado State University’s Bug Zoo, and Wyoming Game & Fish. 

You’ll get to see live bugs, snakes, and salamanders, enjoy beautifully mounted insect specimens, learn about the important role bats play in our ecosystems, and even take your picture with a real (but no longer living) alligator! Crafts and activities include a Creepy Crawly obstacle course, a flying bugs game, and a make-your-own slime station. 

Like all Wyoming State Museum Family Days, this event is FREE for all ages and will bring attendees closer to the museum’s diverse collections. Families can find the registration link at or they can register by phone at 307-630-2573.

Family Days are generously sponsored by SCHEELS in Johnstown, CO. Thanks to their support, these events are always free and open to everyone! Family Day fans can follow the museum’s facebook and instagram accounts to stay in the know about upcoming events: @wyomingstatemuseum.

The Wyoming State Museum is located in the Barrett Building, 2301Central Ave. in Cheyenne. Please call 307-630-2573 for more information.