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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
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.
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
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
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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
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
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
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