Tinkergarten: Playing Messy and Celebrating the Earth

by Keturah Huisken, guest blogger and Tinkergarten instructor As I wrap up another spring of Tinkergarten outdoor classes, I leave the families with a few profound thoughts (they aren’t mine, so I can call them that). One is a quote by the renowned David Sobel, “​Give...

Montana Spring & Summer Butterflies

Montana Spring and Summer Butterflies When you’re out and about exploring this spring and summer, see how many of our lovely butterfly species you can find! Look for the Mourning Cloak cruising on a sunny late winter or early spring day. Other early spring...

Screen-Free Week

The first week of May is screen-free week! Use our checklist for inspiration…and let us know what other screen-free activities you come up with! Download a printable version of our checklist...

Lessons from an Ermine

by Stephanie Laporte Potts, Youth Programs Coordinator I’m usually a go-slow-and-look-around kind of explorer. I’d rather spend a whole day going less than two miles, but getting to know a hundred different wildflowers, than race up a trail to bag another peak. And,...

A Hunter and a Naturalist

by Alyssa Cornell-Chavez, Front Desk Associate and Naturalist At the beginning of 2018 I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the Montana Natural History Center’s Master Naturalist Program. I received my certification in May, and in September I began my...