Science Center  Rockpile Museum

Local Museums in Gillette

Science Center Adventurarium

A hands-on science center with open hours to the public. It features insects, reptiles, a bubble machine, Spirograph, shadow machine, and much more.  Located at 525 West Lakeway Drive.

Who May Attend:

All age groups are free with a BTP wristband, accompanied by an adult staff member.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 9:30am to 3:30pm and Friday from 9:30am to 1:00pm

Transportation: TBA

High Plains Energy Equipment Display

“Retired” equipment representing coal mining, railroad, gas and oil production on display on CAM-PLEX grounds (South Garner Lake Road and Windmill Drive). Equipment includes a train locomotive and a coal haul truck.


The Planetarium features a Spitz 512 star projector that accurately shows over 4000 stars on a 30 foot diameter dome. FREE public shows throughout the year (68 seats available), presented in stunning high definition 360 degree, full dome video and explosive surround sound and an experience like nothing on Earth. Located at Sage Valley Junior High at 1000 West Lakeway Drive. Admission is FREE, but donations are appreciated.

Train Viewing Area

See coal trains pass under you. Trains are 115-140 cars long (1.5 miles); each car holds 120 tons of coal. Located on the North Side of Gillette Avenue.

The Rockpile Museum

Features the history of Campbell County and Northeast Wyoming. Hands-on activities throughout the exhibits and coal mining videos. Located at 900 W 2nd Street. FREE Admission. Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday

Frontier Auto Museum

A car museum with a general store and lots of antiques, including a 1911 Jail Cell. Admission is $5 for the museum, kids 7 and under and adults over 80 are free. Located at 211 West 2nd Street

Wright Centennial Museum

Remember Southern Campbell County…coal, oil, gas, and ranching. Located at 104 Ranch Ct. in Wright