Those eager for the reopening of the Geological Museum on the University of Wyoming campus will have to wait just a little while longer, but for good reason.
The Museum closed down in May of this year to undergo some badly needed renovations and updating. The manager of the Museum, Kelli Trujillo, explained that the building hasn't really been updated since being built back in 1955. Numerous structural characteristics were no longer up to building code, including asbestos floor and ceiling tiles and the railings on the upper level. Not only that, but the museum lacked accommodations to support the changes occurring in science.
After construction is complete, the museum will be up to building code along with being able to provide a more conducive and interactive environment for faculty, students and the general public.
When asked why people should come visit, Kelli Trujillo says "because this is the University of Wyoming Geological Museum and this is the place to see our Wyoming rocks and fossils, our Wyoming mineral resources and energy resources to try and understand all of that to see everything not that far away from where it was taken out of the ground."
The museum should open in early November and is free for everyone.