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Montana Natural History Center

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Appreciating and understanding nature through education

The Montana Natural History Center is a truly ingenious concept. Established in 1991, its mission... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Videos were the Best

The natural history portion of the center is quite small. However the videos of the Lake Missoula... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2017
Columbia Falls, Montana
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The mission of the Montana Natural History Center (MNHC) is to promote and cultivate the understanding, appreciation and stewardship of nature through education. MNHC offers numerous programs for children, including week-long summer outdoor...more
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120 Hickory St., Suite A, Missoula, MT 59801-1820
+1 406-327-0405
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

The Montana Natural History Center is a truly ingenious concept. Established in 1991, its mission is to promote and cultivate the appreciation, understanding and stewardship of nature through education. Located at 120 Hickory Street in Missoula, near Osprey Baseball Stadium and Currents Aquatic Center, on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

The natural history portion of the center is quite small. However the videos of the Lake Missoula ice breakup were great and worth the time and admission

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank oldwoodworker
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We stopped to learn more about the ice age floods but were delighted to see all the animals on display. Very interesting and there was a scavenger hunt which was perfect four our fourth grader

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Charlotte F
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Wanted to see the exhibit on the Missoula Flood which itself is worth the visit, but found the rest of this rather small museum excellent. Built with kids in mind we found ourselves fascinated and learned a lot about the local animals.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank ppkg
Reviewed August 23, 2016

They have 2 very good videos in their exhibit about the Missoula Floods and Washington Channeled Scablands. Lots of taxidermy and fossil exhibiits as well. 1 hour about all you need to see the Museum. But if you want info on Scablands and are passing...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 9, 2016

Really small museum with a few stuffed animals. It appears to be a research facility for the university. Kids might like it but we spent 15 minutes and it was time to go.More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Allison D, Communications Coordinator at Montana Natural History Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2016

Thanks for stopping by! The Montana Natural History Center does collaborate with the University of Montana, but we are not a research facility. Our focus is on nature education, which includes summer camps, programs in elementary schools, and center visits for kids, as well as...More

Reviewed July 21, 2016

We didn't know much about the natural history of Montana and were pleasantly surprised by the really friendly and knowledgeable staff and small but interesting exhibits. Nice place to spend an hour or so, and at least for our visit the fee was already paid...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Charitonenko
Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

A twenty fifth anniversary celebration was taking place the day we visited this wonderful little museum in historic downtown. It's small and friendly where one can get up close to all the displays. And it is packed with information. We were interested in the history...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Virginia W
Reviewed February 20, 2016

Our kids enjoy looking at the exhibits in the museum, especially the slides that they place under the microscope In nice weather, watching outside on the path is fun too! Plus the homeschool class that meets once a month is great! The teachers are amazing...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Michaela H
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Great exhibits, wonderful staff. Great kids area. The exhibits were informative, well done and spaced out to allow a great experience.

Date of experience: October 2015
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