The University of Wyoming Geological Museum will close on May 7 for its first significant renovation in decades.
The museum closed briefly in the summer of 2009 due to state budget cuts, drawing attention from fans of the museum from around the world. When the museum reopened in August 2009, it was with the help of private funds from the UW Foundation.
It now has an endowment fund of more than $1 million.
The renovation project aims to make the museum a focal point for student and faculty research, while giving the public an appreciation of Wyoming's geologic history and mineral resources.
The museum is expected to reopen in early September.