Gallery Opening for Sally Hickman

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Gallery Opening for Sally Hickman

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

‘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


Golden-crowned Kinglet


The Explorations and Discoveries of George Bird Grinnell, the Father of Glacier National Park

Thursday, August 15th, 2002

Evening Program


George Bird Grinnell founded the first Audubon Society, co-founded the Boone and Crockett Club with Teddy Roosevelt, and led the effort to establish Glacier National Park.

Impersonating his cousin in period costume, Mr. Hugh Grinnell uses historical photos, maps, and quotes to bring George Bird Grinnell’s story alive.View 19th-century photographs of the explorations and discoveries during this special program.

Monday, August 15

7:00 pm

$4 suggested donation, MNHC members free

Seed Collecting

Monday, August 12th, 2002

Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden

seedcollecting2011 (8)Learn how to collect and germinate native plant seeds. You can start your own garden from seed! We will discuss methods and ethics and then collect seeds from the garden. Find out which plants would be best suited for your space and practice identifying plants by their seed head rather than flower.

Thursday, August 4

5:30-7:00 p.m.


Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden, near the water tower at the Fort


Soup and Spud Fest 2016

Tuesday, November 20th, 2001
 Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden

Come celebrate the beautiful weather and end-of-summer atmosphere at the Native Plant Garden! Enjoy a variety of soups, baked potatoes with fixin’s, drinks, and garden tours.

Bring your friends! Meet new people! Relax, eat, drink, and enjoy the outdoors at the Garden!

Kids welcome- We have a sand tracking pit, giant hollow log, plenty of hidden trails and fort building materials.

Thursday, September 8

 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Fort Missoula Native Plant Gardens; under the big silver water tower

$5 for food and drinks

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Academic Year Program

Wednesday, October 17th, 2001

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages youngsters in the exploration of the natural world through fun hands-on activities and games.  Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them.


prek-kEach month features a new theme. Explore ‘Forest Friends’, ‘Rocks & Fossils’, ‘Incredible Insects’ and many more.

The hour-long program begins with group time led by a Montana Naturalist History Center Naturalist. The second half  promotes child-directed learning through art activities, dramatic play, science investigation, literacy, and math stations.

We also have a Discovery Room designed just for young naturalists with a touch table, puppets, and books.

Come learn and play with us!

Dates: Every Thursday, September- May

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Admission: $3/$1 MNHC members, adults and children under 2 free


MNHC now on Facebook!

Monday, October 1st, 2001

Check out upcoming events!  See fun event photos!  Become a fan!

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The Classic Glacial Lake Missoula Tour

Sunday, July 1st, 2001

The Ice Age Floods Institute’s Fall Field Trip 2016

This year the Glacial Lake Missoula Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will be hosting the annual Fall Field Trip. Join them for The Classic Glacial Lake Missoula Tour.

September  24

8:00 am-6:00 pm           Buses will leave from the Holiday Inn Parkside.

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Glacial Lake Missoula Sediments



Camas Prairie Ripples








Enjoy a bus tour of geologic features in Missoula and Sanders counties. Lunch is  included at the Historic Paradise School.

A preview lecture open to the public will be given on September 23rd at 7:00 pm by  Larry Smith, Montana Tech, and Richard Chambers, Geologist, at the Holiday Inn Parkside.

To register for this trip please follow the instructions on these Glacial Lake Missoula Chapter Forms:

Information and Registration Form

Liability Release Form

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Tuesday, October 31st, 2000

winter2011 013Learn how to create a beautiful holiday wreath, garland, or door hanging from local conifers! We will cover identification tips and facts about Montana evergreens as you work. Using fragrant boughs you will build the base of your creation. Add cones, sprigs of evergreen shrubs, ribbon, and holiday decorations for flair. We will also have non-traditional wreath materials such as sage, dried grasses, dogwood twigs and more to work with. Let your imagination guide you!

Date: Thursday, December 3

Time: 5:00-7:00 pm  

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Cost: $10/$5 MNHC members. Registration is  required. Please call 327-0405 to sign up.


Glow in the Dark Party!

Tuesday, October 10th, 2000
Saturday Kids’ Activity

masonjar_coverSome animals (scorpions, jellyfish), several lichen and mushrooms, and a variety of rocks will glow or fluoresce under a black light. Come play with glowing goo, make glowing paintings, and see fluorescing rocks. Party while you learn! Fun for the whole family!

Date: Saturday, February 13

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm

Location: Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Program is free with admission to MNHC.  MNHC members free


Evening with a Naturalist: Robert Michael Pyle

Wednesday, September 20th, 2000
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. Our speakers will be interviewed by local new media entrepreneur and SciShow hosts Hank Green and Michael Aranda. 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


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 know 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.

Registration TBA

A big THANK YOU to our program sponsors/partners!

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