Wyobraska Natural History Museum - Wildlife World

category : Museums
Wyobraska Natural History Museum - Wildlife World

When you walked into the Wyobraska Natural History Museum, also known as Wildlife World, you could not help but utter an unexpected "Wow!"

Wildlife World is temporarily closed pending its re-opening at the Riverside Discovery Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska in the near future. Check website.

Over 250 animals from all seven continents of the world are brilliantly displayed throughout the 13,000 square foot gallery, each set into its natural habitat, whether desert, mountain, or plains. Many of the animals in the museum are so rare and priceless, they are coveted by such prominent institutions as the Smithsonian. Masterful dioramas canvas the walls as a back-drop for each authentic scene, art that took 10 years of painstaking, meticulous work to complete.

On the ground floor sit the museum's most prized collections, including an authentic life sized replica of the prehistoric Baluchithere, an ancestor of today's rhinoceros and the largest mammal ever to roam the earth. Standing 19 feet tall and 30 feet long, it is the only authentic replica of its kind in the world.Birds

Also unique to the Wyobraska Natural History Museum, is a rare collection of birds and small animals set in picturesque glass dioramas since 1880. Included in the large exhibit is the most perfectly preserved Passenger Pigeon in the world, a bird that became extinct more than a century ago in 1899. The second floor houses an impressive collection of deer, including a rare albino, as well as an exhibit of various prehistoric shells and bones.

The museum offers an experience no zoo could match, giving you the opportunity to stand literally nose to nose with a curious zebra, take your picture riding a proud lion and stand next to powerful jungle cats who, if you didn't know better, make you believe they're about to leap from their place on the exhibit and pounce on the nearest prey.

Hours: Closed
Address: 950 U Street
Phone: 308-436-7104
Our Website:

Ground Floor Passenger Pigion Butterflies Tundra
Horned Animals Horned Animals Second Floor Second Floor

Come visit us in Gering, Nebraska

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Monument Shadows Golf Course

The City of Gering boasts a fantastic 18-hole course golf course with Bent Grass fairways and Bluegrass greens. The golf course also has a driving range, a clubhouse, and additional cart storage.

Gering, NE Golf Courses

Robidoux Pass Trading Post

Following the Oregon Trail can be quite exciting, imagining the pioneers that must have traveled the path, what they were like, what they were thinking and what they went through to conquer such terrain as is found at Gering's Robidoux Pass, listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Gering, NE Pioneer Life

Garlock Cabin

In early 2001, the North Platte Valley Museum embarked on an ambitious project to move part of a 113 year-old cabin from it's original "home" in Gering, Nebraska several blocks to the inside exhibition area of the Museum. Construction on the cabin began in 1887

Gering, NE Pioneer Life

Farm and Ranch Museum

The Farm And Ranch Museum located by Scotts Bluff National Monument is a volunteer driven agricultural museum and the only one of its kind in the state, dedicated to the preservation of the story of the North Platte Valley's deep-seeded agricultural traditions. You'

Gering, NE Museums

Five Rocks Amphitheater

The Five Rocks Amphitheater and pavilion houses bands and other open-air entertainment in the summer months, as well as Thursday night movies with a "drive-in"-like atmosphere. Tickets for Five Rocks Events are available at the City of Gering offices, 1025 "P" Street.

Gering, NE Theatres

Things to do Museums near Gering, NE

Western Nebraska Mexican American Historical Museu

Aztec cooking utensils, stone building, Aztec and Mayan artifacts, local and Mexican cultural history, Mexican clothing, phot...