In a slightly different take on traditional Santa Claus and gift shopping, four Casper museums have come together to plan a fun-filled family day on Saturday. Here is a brief description of what each museum plans.
Holiday on the Homestead at The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, 1501 N. Poplar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The celebration will feature an assortment of festive activities, as well as live demonstrations. This year’s theme is “Music and Memories,” and you can operate model railroad trains, see active demonstrations, enjoy yummy treats at the Prairie Sweet Shop, view gingerbread houses, watch a blacksmith operate and more. Don’t miss the first-ever appearance of Johnny Horizon, the BLM mascot, and take a selfie with him. The celebration is free and open to the public, however, visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to benefit the Wyoming Food for Thought Project.
Holidazzle Day at The Science Zone, 111 W. Midwest: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate the season and have fun while learning. The Science Zone will have extra activities and workshops, including homemade LED ornaments, melting snowmen, sleigh bell engineering, snowman luminaries and bobsled races. Don’t forget your picture with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon. All activities are free with regular admission except pictures with Santa, which will be $5.
Christmas Traditions at The Historic Bishop Home, 818 E. 2nd St.: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa will stop by for photo opportunities. On display this holiday season at the Historic Bishop Home are dolls throughout the years mingled with the toys of the 20th century. Enjoy a walk through your childhood and share it with your children and grandchildren. “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” and “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” will be read by local celebrities in the attic throughout the day. Hot chocolate, cookies and hot mulled cider will be served. Suggested donation is $5 per adult and $3 per child.
Annual holiday open house at The Tate Geological Museum, Casper College: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come to the Tate’s Annual Holiday Open House for a fun shark tooth hunt, face painting, ornament workshop, and Make-and-Take Fossil Casts. Bring your rocks and fossils to the Fossil Rock Show and try to stump the geologist. Take a tour of the Rex Annex too. Everyone receives 10 percent off all purchases in the gift shop and members receive 20 percent off. You can also take a photo with everyone’s favorite holiday dinosaur, Santasaurus. Free admission, as always.