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Gallery Opening for Don Jones

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

First Friday

Brown Bear (Ursus arctos)

Don Jones is a full-time wildlife photographer whose travels take him from the Arctic to Everglades in search of wild subjects. He is the author of eleven books of North American wildlife and his work graces the pages of magazines published around the world.

Don Jones

Friday, September 2

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

The show will be up through October.

Gallery Opening for Sally Hickman

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

‘Backyard Bird Project, Set II’

For 30 years Sally Hickman has been observing and recording birds who visit her backyard. View the detailed paintings she made of each one. Sally includes information on how the area around her backyard has changed and has grouped her paintings by incidence of sighting . This show will  presents her second set of paintings.

Downy Woodpecker and Northern Flicker

Gallery Opening on Friday, August 5,
4:30-6:30 p.m., at the
Montana Natural History Center

Free.

Golden-crowned Kinglet

 

Sip and Sketch with Nancy Seiler

Monday, August 12th, 2002

Enjoy an evening of butterfly painting led by artist Nancy Seiler.Swallowtail015 2

As you sip wine Nancy will explain a variety of techniques to help you create a butterfly work of art in her pen and paint style. We will have real specimens to paint from and all the materials you need to experiment or hone your technique.

Nancy Seiler is a certified Golden Artist Educator as well as a classical botanical illustrator certified by The Denver Botanic Gardens Botanical Illustration Program. She teaches as a guest artist in Missoula public schools for Spark! Arts Ignite Learning—Any Given Child Initiative. Nancy is also registered with the Montana Arts Council as an Artist Educator.

Date: Wednesday, September 7

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

Price: $25 (2 glasses of wine and art materials included)

REGISTRATION HERE

 

Gallery Opening for Don Jones

Monday, August 12th, 2002
Wildlife Photography
Don Jones

Don Jones

The Montana Natural History Center is pleased to announce a First Friday Gallery Opening for acclaimed wildlife photographer Don Jones. 

Don Jones is a full-time wildlife photographer residing in the small northwest Montana

Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)

Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)

town of Troy. Don’s travels take him from the Arctic to Everglades in search of wild subjects. He is the author of eleven books of North American wildlife and his work graces the pages of magazines published around the world. Of the nearly 750 magazine covers he has accumulated over the last 25 years, the one he holds dearest is his first cover on Ranger Rick—a magazine his mother subscribed for him as a small boy growing up in Chicago. For more of Don’s work check out his website at www.donaldmjones.com

Friday, September 2

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

The show will be up through October.

Brown Bear (Ursus arctos)

Brown Bear (Ursus arctos)

Animal Olympics

Friday, August 9th, 2002
Saturday Kids’ Activity

frog jumpingHow would you compete against a mountain lion in the long jump? Or versus a Great Blue Heron in the one-legged stand? Find out during a movement focused afternoon.  Learn fun facts about animal feats as you compete. As you make your way through each Olympic event you can fill out your score card and make a medal at the end.

 

 

Saturday, September 3

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

This program is free with admission to MNHC.

 

Creatures of the Night

Saturday, August 3rd, 2002
Saturday Kids’ Activity

raccoonWho is awake and moving about under the light of the moon? Night creatures! Hear stories and explore the science behind some of our favorite nocturnal animals.

Bats can hunt by echolocation, owls float silently thanks to specially fringed feathers, and raccoons use their sensitive paws to feel for prey. You will be able to examine specimens and play games to celebrate night and night creatures.

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Saturday October 22

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

This program is free with admission to MNHC

Track it Out!

Friday, August 2nd, 2002
Saturday Kids’ Activity

tarcksHone your skills as you study tracks and animal sign. Activities will help you learn how to identify tracks by looking at stride length, straddle length, and gait patterns.

Investigate life-size track casts and specimens throughout the Center. We will have our favorite track books out to peruse and fun challenges to try.

Saturday, November 12

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

This program is free with admission to MNHC.

Wild Gift Workshop

Thursday, August 1st, 2002
Saturday Kids’ Activity

87d9b72db7c5c3f40679c3f37b7c4ba9Make holiday gifts out of natural materials! Visit different stations set up in MNHC to create painted rocks, pine cone gnomes, printed fabric, and more.

Skip the stores and enjoy crafting inside the Montana Natural History Center. We will have hot cocoa to keep you fortified and lots of different art supplies to make cards and gifts.

Saturday, December 3

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

This program is free with admission to MNHC.

Evening with a Naturalist: Robert Michael Pyle

Saturday, July 20th, 2002
The Good Food Store Presents Evening with a Naturalist: Robert Michael Pyle at MNHC

We are bringing four big names to MNHC this year and offering an exclusive, dynamic evening with these experts.  Annie Garde of MTPR’s Pea Green Boat will be interviewing Robert Michael Pyle. The $60 ticket also includes drinks provided by the Dram Shop, light appetizers provided by the Good Food Store, and an opportunity to meet a famous naturalist.

September 23:

Robert Michael Pyle

with Guest Host Annie Garde

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Robert Michael Pyle is the founder of the Xerces Society, renowned writer, and lepidopterist. The Xerces Society focuses on the conservation of invertebrates and Robert Pyle is known especially for his work and writings on butterflies. He has taught writing and natural history for many colleges and institutes. His work includes numerous books, essays for Orion magazine, and papers. For this he has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship, the Washington State Book Award, and the John Burroughs Medal for Distinguished Nature Writing.

 

Date: Friday, September 23, 2016

Time: Doors open at 7:00 pm; program begins at 7:30

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Admission: $60
Only 50 seats available.  Registration is required.

REGISTER HERE

A big THANK YOU to our program sponsors/partners!

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Naturalist Trivia Night!

Monday, June 10th, 2002
Evening Program

Compete in a fun and exciting game of Naturalist Trivia! You can show off your skills or come to learn new nature facts. This program is entertaining and educational for all skill levels. Bring a team or join one when you arrive.

BYOB and snacks.

 

Wednesday, November 16

7:00-9:00 p.m.

$5 suggested donation; MNHC members free

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.