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Montana Natural History Center

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120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
406.327.0405

December 2018

SOLD OUT: Sip and Felt: Mountain Bluebirds with Claudia Paillao

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 13, 2018 at 7:00pm

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$25 – $30

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Please contact us at 327.0405 to be added to the waitlist. Felt your own small Mountain Bluebird! Artist and craftswoman Claudia Paillao, owner of Patagonian Hands, will teach you the technique of needle felting. Learn how to make a mountain bluebird by using barbed needles to poke the wool into shape. Claudia creates animals, mostly birds, using only sheep wool that she gets locally in Montana and from her family’s farm in Chile. You will receive…

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Saturday Kids’ Activity: Wild Gift Workshop – Nature Illustration

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

Wild Gift Workshop: Nature Illustration Spend the afternoon making a special gift during our Wild Gift Workshop. This year we will be teaching you the basics of nature illustration so you can create a life-like drawing with watercolor detail. Starting with a drawing warm-up and following with quick sketching exercises will get your hand and eye ready to observe and draw. Then you will be able to work from a specimen to make the outline and details in pencil and…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

December 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
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Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

December 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

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January 2019

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

January 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
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Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

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Saturday Kids’ Activity: Hibernation Celebration!

January 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

Celebrate hibernating animals during this engaging Saturday Kids' Activity. You will learn about the various ways some Montana creatures hibernate. A frog that can freeze solid! A cozy ball of snakes underground! Bears in their lairs! From intermittent torpor to 8 month slumber these creatures cope with the worst of the winter weather by sleeping through it! Stories, crafts, and science activities will entertain the entire family. Wear your slippers if you like and sip some hot cocoa too.

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Seasonal Round Workshop, 4-Part Class

January 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 29, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$25 – $30
phenology wheel

Explore your personal connection to nature during this informative, reflective, and artistic four-part class. Instructors: Christine Wren, naturalist and educator, and Sally Thompson, anthropologist. Gain inspiration from a variety of traditions that intimately relate to the annual cycles of the seasonal round to explore and extend your own views through artistic means. Over the course of four classes you will identify the particular natural aspects of each season most meaningful to you to create a personal Seasonal Round art project.…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

January 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

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Seasonal Round Workshop, 4-Part Class

January 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 29, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$25 – $30
phenology wheel

Explore your personal connection to nature during this informative, reflective, and artistic four-part class. Instructors: Christine Wren, naturalist and educator, and Sally Thompson, anthropologist. Gain inspiration from a variety of traditions that intimately relate to the annual cycles of the seasonal round to explore and extend your own views through artistic means. Over the course of four classes you will identify the particular natural aspects of each season most meaningful to you to create a personal Seasonal Round art project.…

Find out more »

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

January 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

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Saturday Kids’ Activity: Hibernation Celebration!

January 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

Celebrate hibernating animals during this engaging Saturday Kids' Activity. You will learn about the various ways some Montana creatures hibernate. A frog that can freeze solid! A cozy ball of snakes underground! Bears in their lairs! From intermittent torpor to 8 month slumber these creatures cope with the worst of the winter weather by sleeping through it! Stories, crafts, and science activities will entertain the entire family. Wear your slippers if you like and sip some hot cocoa too.

Find out more »

Seasonal Round Workshop, 4-Part Class

January 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 29, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$25 – $30
phenology wheel

Explore your personal connection to nature during this informative, reflective, and artistic four-part class. Instructors: Christine Wren, naturalist and educator, and Sally Thompson, anthropologist. Gain inspiration from a variety of traditions that intimately relate to the annual cycles of the seasonal round to explore and extend your own views through artistic means. Over the course of four classes you will identify the particular natural aspects of each season most meaningful to you to create a personal Seasonal Round art project.…

Find out more »

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

January 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

Find out more »

Seasonal Round Workshop, 4-Part Class

January 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 29, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$25 – $30
phenology wheel

Explore your personal connection to nature during this informative, reflective, and artistic four-part class. Instructors: Christine Wren, naturalist and educator, and Sally Thompson, anthropologist. Gain inspiration from a variety of traditions that intimately relate to the annual cycles of the seasonal round to explore and extend your own views through artistic means. Over the course of four classes you will identify the particular natural aspects of each season most meaningful to you to create a personal Seasonal Round art project.…

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Evening Program: Naturalist Trivia Night! With the International Wildlife Film Festival

January 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$5

Join us for Naturalist Trivia Night with the folks from the International Wildlife Film Festival! You can bring a team or become part of one when you arrive. Naturalist Trivia Nights are a great way to learn about our local natural world. Come to show off your skills or acquire new knowledge about Montana’s flora, fauna, and landscape. This is going to be a great night of questions with our special guest hosts! There are usually 4 rounds of questions,…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

January 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

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February 2019

Four-part Morning Program: Geology Rocks!

February 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until February 22, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$40 – $45

Learn to read the landscape by learning foundations in general and local geology. Geologist Bruce Baty provides lectures and hands-on activities to illustrate geologic principals during this fascinating series. You will practice recognizing different types of igneous rocks through study and sorting, get a primer on common mineral composition, discover how rock changes through metamorphism, and find out how landscape features are the key to understanding the past. The series provides an excellent introduction to geology and offers plenty of time…

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Saturday Kids’ Activity: Animals in Winter

February 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

How do animals stay warm in winter and navigate the snow and storms? Find out during this drop-in program! Come by anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 to see and touch a variety of winter animal furs and learn about the winter animal lifestyle. Deer grow special hollow hairs to trap insulation. Weasels turn white to blend in with their surroundings. Great blue herons can stand in frigid rivers without getting frost-bite. Make your own furry animal craft!

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

February 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

Find out more »

Four-part Morning Program: Geology Rocks!

February 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until February 22, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$40 – $45

Learn to read the landscape by learning foundations in general and local geology. Geologist Bruce Baty provides lectures and hands-on activities to illustrate geologic principals during this fascinating series. You will practice recognizing different types of igneous rocks through study and sorting, get a primer on common mineral composition, discover how rock changes through metamorphism, and find out how landscape features are the key to understanding the past. The series provides an excellent introduction to geology and offers plenty of time…

Find out more »

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

February 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

Find out more »

Four-part Morning Program: Geology Rocks!

February 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until February 22, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$40 – $45

Learn to read the landscape by learning foundations in general and local geology. Geologist Bruce Baty provides lectures and hands-on activities to illustrate geologic principals during this fascinating series. You will practice recognizing different types of igneous rocks through study and sorting, get a primer on common mineral composition, discover how rock changes through metamorphism, and find out how landscape features are the key to understanding the past. The series provides an excellent introduction to geology and offers plenty of time…

Find out more »

Saturday Kids’ Activity: Animals in Winter

February 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

How do animals stay warm in winter and navigate the snow and storms? Find out during this drop-in program! Come by anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 to see and touch a variety of winter animal furs and learn about the winter animal lifestyle. Deer grow special hollow hairs to trap insulation. Weasels turn white to blend in with their surroundings. Great blue herons can stand in frigid rivers without getting frost-bite. Make your own furry animal craft!

Find out more »

Sip and Sketch: Drawing with Graphite

February 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$25 – $30

Spend an enjoyable evening learning how to develop your skills in graphite drawing. Artist Jenah Mead will demonstrate her drawing process, moving from a gesture and shapes to more confident lines, to values, to details. Choose your subject from a wide array of bird-related natural objects--bird specimens, eggs, and nests. Jenah will provide individual support in approaching texture and subjects. All materials, two glasses of wine, beer, or soda, and light refreshments are included in the program. So sit back,…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

February 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

Find out more »

Four-part Morning Program: Geology Rocks!

February 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until February 22, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$40 – $45

Learn to read the landscape by learning foundations in general and local geology. Geologist Bruce Baty provides lectures and hands-on activities to illustrate geologic principals during this fascinating series. You will practice recognizing different types of igneous rocks through study and sorting, get a primer on common mineral composition, discover how rock changes through metamorphism, and find out how landscape features are the key to understanding the past. The series provides an excellent introduction to geology and offers plenty of time…

Find out more »

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

February 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

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March 2019

Saturday Kids’ Activity: Rockhounding

March 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 23, 2019 at 2:00pm

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

Learn about our local rocks and find a few treasures to take home! Are you interested in becoming a rockhound? At this drop-in activity you can see neat mineral and crystal samples, learn about our most common local rocks and check out some of the tools every rockhound needs. Either in sand or outside (depending on weather) you will be able to dig for your own rocks to start or add to your collection. Come by anytime between 2:00 and…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

March 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

Find out more »

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

March 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

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Evening Program: Naturalist Trivia Night! With the Clark Fork Coaltion

March 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$5

Join us for Naturalist Trivia Night with special guest hosts- the Clark Fork Coalition! You can bring a team or become part of one when you arrive. Naturalist Trivia Nights are a great way to learn about our local natural world. Come to show off your skills or acquire new knowledge about Montana’s Clark Fork Watershed. There are usually 4 rounds of questions, frequently on a common theme. Some rounds are verbal, others visual or even auditory (guess that sound!).…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

March 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

Find out more »

Saturday Kids’ Activity: Rockhounding

March 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 23, 2019 at 2:00pm

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

Learn about our local rocks and find a few treasures to take home! Are you interested in becoming a rockhound? At this drop-in activity you can see neat mineral and crystal samples, learn about our most common local rocks and check out some of the tools every rockhound needs. Either in sand or outside (depending on weather) you will be able to dig for your own rocks to start or add to your collection. Come by anytime between 2:00 and…

Find out more »

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

March 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

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April 2019

Evening Lecture: Deep Wild vs. Modern Tribalism with Jon Turk

April 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$5 – $10

Around 70,000 years ago, in the early pre-history of humankind, extreme and prolonged drought in East Africa reduced the population of Homo sapiens to near extinction. Our tool technology was primitive and we were too weak and slow to compete effectively on the harsh, dry savanna. In Deep Wild vs Modern Tribalism, Jon Turk draws from history and his own explorations in remote corners of the globe to understand how our intimate knowledge of the environment, combined with ceremony and mythology, gave us the cutting…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

April 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

Find out more »

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

April 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

Find out more »

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

April 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

Find out more »

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

April 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

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May 2019

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

May 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
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Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

May 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

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Saturday Kids’ Activity: Insect Investigations

May 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on May 25, 2019 at 2:00pm

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

Spring brings insect investigations! Drop-in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 to learn about insect body plans and lifestyles. Models, puppets and best of all- collecting materials will be available for use. Find out how to identify an insect and where you might find one. Then borrow some bug-catchers and try your luck in our Nature Adventure Garden. Bring what you find back in for an identification before letting it go or use a field guide outside.

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

May 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

May 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

Find out more »

Saturday Kids’ Activity: Insect Investigations

May 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 25, 2019 at 2:00pm

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

Spring brings insect investigations! Drop-in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 to learn about insect body plans and lifestyles. Models, puppets and best of all- collecting materials will be available for use. Find out how to identify an insect and where you might find one. Then borrow some bug-catchers and try your luck in our Nature Adventure Garden. Bring what you find back in for an identification before letting it go or use a field guide outside.

Find out more »

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

May 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
+ Google Map
Free with admission
young girl looks at a spiderweb through a magnifying glass

The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages young children 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. Each 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…

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