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Montana Natural History Center

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Address: 120 Hickory St., Missoula, MT 59801
Phone Number: 406.327.0405
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Wonderful Little Gem of a Museum

While travelling through Missoula we decided to take a side trip to this spot. Very small, but very informative exhibits of the natural history of the area, including a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

While travelling through Missoula we decided to take a side trip to this spot. Very small, but very informative exhibits of the natural history of the area, including a very defined exhibit of the expanse of the ancient glacial Lake Missoula. Nice displays of native animal skulls and furs, touching tables, and nice examples of (non-touchable) taxidermy. It is close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great little museum. Looked like it had all been recently renovated. Must-see if you are from around Portland, Oregon and think the Columbia River Gorge is amazing. I LOVED taking my daughter on an origins of the Columbia River Gorge vacation. The story is absolutely fascinating and the scenery is beautiful. Just imagine being told your geologic theory is crazy... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This little museum/history center is a great place to visit with kids. They have lots of things that can be seen and touched by little hands. My grandkids were fascinated by the live snake which was NOT my favorite. I became a member and have decided to send each grand to a 1 week summer camp. These folks do fabulous... More 

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missoula, mt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The Montana Natural History is a sweet and simple tribute to the natural world, focused especially on the area that we live in. The beetle color wheel, hands-on exhibits and beautiful lay-out are among my favorite things about this museum. Their natural history camps in the summer are outstanding!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

this is a wonderful resource to the community. It tells the story of ancient Lake Missoula. It also familiarizes visitors with the flora and fauna of the area. It is an especially great resource for schools in and around Missoula and families with school aged or older pre-schoolers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Great programs for kids. Friendly staff & volunteers. Special events are also worth your time. Parking can be sparce for events, but can always be had.

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Additional Information about Montana Natural History Center

Address: 120 Hickory St., Missoula, MT 59801
Phone Number: 406.327.0405
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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