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

January 2020

School’s Out Camp | Bugs and Nature

January 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$45 – $50

Throughout the year there are a few days that schools across Missoula close for teacher development programs, spring break, or other events. The Montana Natural History Center hosts School’s Out Day Camps on many of these dates to give kids a fun, safe place to explore and learn while school is out of session and their parents are at work. Leave your kids with us for an exciting day full of exploration, discovery, hands-on activities, field trips, and more!  Learn…

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Seasonal Round Workshop, 4-Part Class

January 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$60 – $65
phenology wheel

LOCATION: MNHC DATES: January 7, 14, 21, 28 TIME: 4:00-6:00 p.m. Call 327.0405 to ask about our scholarships! We want everyone to be able to take this class! 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.…

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Nature Connection Through Reflection 4-Part Class

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until January 29, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$60 – $65

Dates: Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22, and 29 Time: 10:00 a.m. - noon Location: Montana Natural History Center Start the new year strengthening your connection to nature and cultivating peaceful reflection. This 4-part series is composed of activities designed to promote a mindful and observant presence in nature whether out in the wild, walking along the river trail, or in your own backyard. Course instructors are artist Kate Crouch, author Peggy Christian, and naturalist Christine Morris. January 8: Meditative Art…

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Drop in with a Naturalist

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with Admission

Second and fourth Wednesday of the month Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. January Theme: Drawing Winter Foliage with Jenah Mead Spend a relaxing morning drawing and painting specimens from MNHC's collections alongside artist and naturalist Jenah Mead. Jenah will share her techniques and offer guidance as you create your own nature-themed art based on this month's theme of winter foliage. All skill levels are welcome to drop in for all or part of the session. Drawing materials will be…

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Naturalist Trivia Night with the Montana Wilderness Association and the Great Burn Conservation Alliance

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$5

Spend a fun filled evening competing in Naturalist Trivia with special guests from the Montana Wilderness Association and the Great Burn Conservation Alliance. You can show off your skills or come to learn more about Montana's wilderness areas and the Great Burn recommended wilderness. Join a team when you arrive or bring a crew. These trivia nights are a wonderful way to meet other naturalists or hang out with friends. Four rounds and two hours of questions will result in…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

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

The miniNaturalist pre-K program encourages curiosity for the natural world. Dates: Every Thursday, September – May Time: 10:00-11:00 am NEW in 2020! To meet the needs of multiple ages, the program will focus on learner directed stations including sensory, art, imaginative play, literacy, and science. We have an adult station too! With coffee, tea, natural history explorations and tips on how to engage your child with nature. Connect with other parents as your children explore. Feel free to stay and spend…

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Discovery Day: Winter Plant Walk

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$5

Date: January 25 Location: Montana Natural History Center Time: 1:00-4:00 pm If you think you can’t identify plants in the winter, you’re wrong! Join members of the Montana Native Plant Society in a slow walk along the Clark Fork River to identify trees and shrubs in their winter condition.  By the time we’re done, you’ll recognize your friends even without leaves and flowers. We will start inside with a slide show, tea, and hot cocoa. Our instructors will talk about using…

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Saturday Kids Activity | Hibernation Celebration

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 25, 2020 at 2:00 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. Drop in anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays, January 11th or…

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Seasonal Round Workshop, 4-Part Class

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$60 – $65
phenology wheel

LOCATION: MNHC DATES: January 7, 14, 21, 28 TIME: 4:00-6:00 p.m. Call 327.0405 to ask about our scholarships! We want everyone to be able to take this class! 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.…

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Nature Connection Through Reflection 4-Part Class

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until January 29, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$60 – $65

Dates: Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22, and 29 Time: 10:00 a.m. - noon Location: Montana Natural History Center Start the new year strengthening your connection to nature and cultivating peaceful reflection. This 4-part series is composed of activities designed to promote a mindful and observant presence in nature whether out in the wild, walking along the river trail, or in your own backyard. Course instructors are artist Kate Crouch, author Peggy Christian, and naturalist Christine Morris. January 8: Meditative Art…

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Echoes on the Land: Glacial Lake Missoula Film Viewing

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free

Join the Glacial Lake Missoula Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute at the Montana Natural History Center for the premiere of "Echoes on the Land," a series of videos about the ice age floods and how they impacted our region. This is the subject of the second annual "Cabin Fever" lecture series.  The videos are part of the new interactive exhibit at the Montana Natural History Center. This event is free and open to the public. More information is…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

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

The miniNaturalist pre-K program encourages curiosity for the natural world. Dates: Every Thursday, September – May Time: 10:00-11:00 am NEW in 2020! To meet the needs of multiple ages, the program will focus on learner directed stations including sensory, art, imaginative play, literacy, and science. We have an adult station too! With coffee, tea, natural history explorations and tips on how to engage your child with nature. Connect with other parents as your children explore. Feel free to stay and spend…

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February 2020

Nature Writing Workshop, 4-Part Class

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$70 – $80

Location: MNHC Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Explore various forms of nature writing, then research and write your own Field Note during this workshop-based four-part class! Instructors: Allison De Jong, writer, naturalist, and editor of Montana Naturalist magazine and Field Notes on Montana Public Radio Drew Lefebvre, naturalist, writer, and MNHC's Museum Programs Coordinator In this four-part class, you'll work with Field Notes editor Allison De Jong, naturalist Drew Lefebvre, and your fellow participants to research, write, and workshop your…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

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

The miniNaturalist pre-K program encourages curiosity for the natural world. Dates: Every Thursday, September – May Time: 10:00-11:00 am NEW in 2020! To meet the needs of multiple ages, the program will focus on learner directed stations including sensory, art, imaginative play, literacy, and science. We have an adult station too! With coffee, tea, natural history explorations and tips on how to engage your child with nature. Connect with other parents as your children explore. Feel free to stay and spend…

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Geology 4-Part Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 27, 2020

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

DATES: February 6, 13, 20, 27 TIME: 12:00-1:00 p.m.  Bring a sack lunch if you like and make it a geology lunch break! LOCATION: Montana Natural History Center Join geologist Bruce Baty for a 4-part series of illustrated geology lectures. This program provides an overview of geological concepts through specific examples. Bruce will guide you on a geologic tour of Glacier and various Utah National Parks, discuss the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens, and demonstrate the stories rocks tell if…

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Saturday Kids Activity | Animals in Winter

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 22, 2020 at 2:00 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 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. Drop in anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays, February 8th or 22nd.

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School’s Out Camp | Winter Exploration Extravaganza

February 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$45 – $50

Throughout the year there are a few days that schools across Missoula close for teacher development programs, spring break, or other events. The Montana Natural History Center hosts School’s Out Day Camps on many of these dates to give kids a fun, safe place to explore and learn while school is out of session and their parents are at work. Leave your kids with us for an exciting day full of exploration, discovery, hands-on activities, field trips, and more!  Learn More…

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Nature Writing Workshop, 4-Part Class

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$70 – $80

Location: MNHC Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Explore various forms of nature writing, then research and write your own Field Note during this workshop-based four-part class! Instructors: Allison De Jong, writer, naturalist, and editor of Montana Naturalist magazine and Field Notes on Montana Public Radio Drew Lefebvre, naturalist, writer, and MNHC's Museum Programs Coordinator In this four-part class, you'll work with Field Notes editor Allison De Jong, naturalist Drew Lefebvre, and your fellow participants to research, write, and workshop your…

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Sip and Sketch: Feather Zentangle with Kate Crouch

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$25 – $30

Create a beautiful work of art in a meditative style with artist, educator, and yogi Kate Crouch. Zentangling is a calming art method in which abstract repetitive patterns flow organically within a shape. Tonight we will be using the outline of a feather and filling the inside with intuitive simple patterns. Shading and watercolor will provide color and dimension to the piece. Kate will guide you through the process. A wide variety of feathers from turkey to pheasant to owl…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

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

The miniNaturalist pre-K program encourages curiosity for the natural world. Dates: Every Thursday, September – May Time: 10:00-11:00 am NEW in 2020! To meet the needs of multiple ages, the program will focus on learner directed stations including sensory, art, imaginative play, literacy, and science. We have an adult station too! With coffee, tea, natural history explorations and tips on how to engage your child with nature. Connect with other parents as your children explore. Feel free to stay and spend…

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Geology 4-Part Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series

February 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 27, 2020

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

DATES: February 6, 13, 20, 27 TIME: 12:00-1:00 p.m.  Bring a sack lunch if you like and make it a geology lunch break! LOCATION: Montana Natural History Center Join geologist Bruce Baty for a 4-part series of illustrated geology lectures. This program provides an overview of geological concepts through specific examples. Bruce will guide you on a geologic tour of Glacier and various Utah National Parks, discuss the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens, and demonstrate the stories rocks tell if…

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Discovery Day: Cyanotype Winter Plants

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$25 – $30

DATE: Saturday, February 15 TIME: 1:00-3:00 p.m LOCATION: Montana Natural History Center Capture the beautiful forms of winter plants, grasses, and dried flowers in your own cyanotype! Photographer and author Peggy Christian leads this special Discovery Day: Cyanotype Winter Plants. The photograms will be made using a photosensitive surface, organic material, and exposure in a light box. Learn about this photographic printing process and then head out to our Discovery Garden to cut dried specimens. We will identify the plants…

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Closed for Presidents Day

February 17
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States

MNHC will be closed on Monday, February 17th, for President’s Day. Enjoy the long weekend!

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School’s Out Camp | Bugs and Nature

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$45 – $50

Throughout the year there are a few days that schools across Missoula close for teacher development programs, spring break, or other events. The Montana Natural History Center hosts School’s Out Day Camps on many of these dates to give kids a fun, safe place to explore and learn while school is out of session and their parents are at work. Leave your kids with us for an exciting day full of exploration, discovery, hands-on activities, field trips, and more!  Learn More…

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Nature Writing Workshop, 4-Part Class

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$70 – $80

Location: MNHC Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Explore various forms of nature writing, then research and write your own Field Note during this workshop-based four-part class! Instructors: Allison De Jong, writer, naturalist, and editor of Montana Naturalist magazine and Field Notes on Montana Public Radio Drew Lefebvre, naturalist, writer, and MNHC's Museum Programs Coordinator In this four-part class, you'll work with Field Notes editor Allison De Jong, naturalist Drew Lefebvre, and your fellow participants to research, write, and workshop your…

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Treading Lightly Lecture Series: Bitterroot Valley Winter Eagle Project: The Rise of Scavengers and Citizen Scientists

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$5 – $10

From time immemorial, humans have found ways to explore, learn from, and connect with the natural world. We do this in a variety of ways, some of which leave more footprints than others. This year, our lecture series explores how we can study and observe the natural world while doing our best to minimize our impact. Join us as biologists, philosophers, conservationists, and more share their work and their views on how to learn from nature while treading lightly. Our…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

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

The miniNaturalist pre-K program encourages curiosity for the natural world. Dates: Every Thursday, September – May Time: 10:00-11:00 am NEW in 2020! To meet the needs of multiple ages, the program will focus on learner directed stations including sensory, art, imaginative play, literacy, and science. We have an adult station too! With coffee, tea, natural history explorations and tips on how to engage your child with nature. Connect with other parents as your children explore. Feel free to stay and spend…

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Geology 4-Part Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 27, 2020

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

DATES: February 6, 13, 20, 27 TIME: 12:00-1:00 p.m.  Bring a sack lunch if you like and make it a geology lunch break! LOCATION: Montana Natural History Center Join geologist Bruce Baty for a 4-part series of illustrated geology lectures. This program provides an overview of geological concepts through specific examples. Bruce will guide you on a geologic tour of Glacier and various Utah National Parks, discuss the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens, and demonstrate the stories rocks tell if…

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Saturday Kids Activity | Animals in Winter

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 22, 2020 at 2:00 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 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. Drop in anytime between 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays, February 8th or 22nd.

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Creative Creatures Afterschool Club

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 6, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$60
girl holding bug

Location: Montana Natural History Center Dates:  Every Monday from Feb. 24 - April 6, except March 16. Time:  Drop off is anytime between 4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Pickup is promptly at 5:30. Ages:  Grades 1st - 5th This camp sits right at the intersection of art and science. Thanks to an exciting new partnership between the Montana Natural History Center and the Missoula Butterfly House & Insectarium, campers will have a chance to work with specimens and educators from both organizations.…

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Nature Writing Workshop, 4-Part Class

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$70 – $80

Location: MNHC Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Explore various forms of nature writing, then research and write your own Field Note during this workshop-based four-part class! Instructors: Allison De Jong, writer, naturalist, and editor of Montana Naturalist magazine and Field Notes on Montana Public Radio Drew Lefebvre, naturalist, writer, and MNHC's Museum Programs Coordinator In this four-part class, you'll work with Field Notes editor Allison De Jong, naturalist Drew Lefebvre, and your fellow participants to research, write, and workshop your…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

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

The miniNaturalist pre-K program encourages curiosity for the natural world. Dates: Every Thursday, September – May Time: 10:00-11:00 am NEW in 2020! To meet the needs of multiple ages, the program will focus on learner directed stations including sensory, art, imaginative play, literacy, and science. We have an adult station too! With coffee, tea, natural history explorations and tips on how to engage your child with nature. Connect with other parents as your children explore. Feel free to stay and spend…

Find out more »

Geology 4-Part Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 27, 2020

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

DATES: February 6, 13, 20, 27 TIME: 12:00-1:00 p.m.  Bring a sack lunch if you like and make it a geology lunch break! LOCATION: Montana Natural History Center Join geologist Bruce Baty for a 4-part series of illustrated geology lectures. This program provides an overview of geological concepts through specific examples. Bruce will guide you on a geologic tour of Glacier and various Utah National Parks, discuss the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens, and demonstrate the stories rocks tell if…

Find out more »

March 2020

Creative Creatures Afterschool Club

March 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 6, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$60
girl holding bug

Location: Montana Natural History Center Dates:  Every Monday from Feb. 24 - April 6, except March 16. Time:  Drop off is anytime between 4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Pickup is promptly at 5:30. Ages:  Grades 1st - 5th This camp sits right at the intersection of art and science. Thanks to an exciting new partnership between the Montana Natural History Center and the Missoula Butterfly House & Insectarium, campers will have a chance to work with specimens and educators from both organizations.…

Find out more »

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

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

The miniNaturalist pre-K program encourages curiosity for the natural world. Dates: Every Thursday, September – May Time: 10:00-11:00 am NEW in 2020! To meet the needs of multiple ages, the program will focus on learner directed stations including sensory, art, imaginative play, literacy, and science. We have an adult station too! With coffee, tea, natural history explorations and tips on how to engage your child with nature. Connect with other parents as your children explore. Feel free to stay and spend…

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Western Wildlife: History and Lore 4-Part Brown Bag Lecture Series

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 26, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 26, 2020

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

Take an educational lunch break with Lee Silliman presenting Western Wildlife: History and Lore. This 4-Part Brown Bag Lecture Series will provide absorbing details about the history of our iconic wildlife. Pack a lunch, enjoy coffee and tea on us, sit back and learn! This course will vividly sketch portraits of the diverse fauna which were abundant in the North American Great Plains and Rocky Mountain ecosystems during the frontier era.  Through vintage imagery and nineteenth century first person narratives,…

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Creative Creatures Afterschool Club

March 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 6, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$60
girl holding bug

Location: Montana Natural History Center Dates:  Every Monday from Feb. 24 - April 6, except March 16. Time:  Drop off is anytime between 4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Pickup is promptly at 5:30. Ages:  Grades 1st - 5th This camp sits right at the intersection of art and science. Thanks to an exciting new partnership between the Montana Natural History Center and the Missoula Butterfly House & Insectarium, campers will have a chance to work with specimens and educators from both organizations.…

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Treading Lightly Lecture Series: Go Find It! Digging Deeper on Conservation Detection Dogs

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$5 – $10

From time immemorial, humans have found ways to explore, learn from, and connect with the natural world. We do this in a variety of ways, some of which leave more footprints than others. This year, our lecture series explores how we can study and observe the natural world while doing our best to minimize our impact. Join us as biologists, philosophers, conservationists, and more share their work and their views on how to learn from nature while treading lightly. Our…

Find out more »

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

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

The miniNaturalist pre-K program encourages curiosity for the natural world. Dates: Every Thursday, September – May Time: 10:00-11:00 am NEW in 2020! To meet the needs of multiple ages, the program will focus on learner directed stations including sensory, art, imaginative play, literacy, and science. We have an adult station too! With coffee, tea, natural history explorations and tips on how to engage your child with nature. Connect with other parents as your children explore. Feel free to stay and spend…

Find out more »

Western Wildlife: History and Lore 4-Part Brown Bag Lecture Series

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 26, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 26, 2020

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

Take an educational lunch break with Lee Silliman presenting Western Wildlife: History and Lore. This 4-Part Brown Bag Lecture Series will provide absorbing details about the history of our iconic wildlife. Pack a lunch, enjoy coffee and tea on us, sit back and learn! This course will vividly sketch portraits of the diverse fauna which were abundant in the North American Great Plains and Rocky Mountain ecosystems during the frontier era.  Through vintage imagery and nineteenth century first person narratives,…

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Saturday Kids Activity | Rockhounding

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm

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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School’s Out Camp | Explore Nature with MNHC for Spring Break

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until March 20, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$45 – $50

March 16-20th: Explore Nature with MNHC During Spring Break! This MCPS spring break, elementary school students can join MNHC naturalists for a day–or a week–of fun and learning outdoors. Each day will be led by MNHC’s professional teaching naturalists, and will feature different hands-on nature explorations, field trips, creative activities, and time for free play in nature. We will take hikes, explore local natural areas, use naturalist tools, and follow our curiosity as we learn about local plants, animals, rocks,…

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School’s Out Camp | Explore Nature with MNHC for Spring Break

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until March 20, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$45 – $50

March 16-20th: Explore Nature with MNHC During Spring Break! This MCPS spring break, elementary school students can join MNHC naturalists for a day–or a week–of fun and learning outdoors. Each day will be led by MNHC’s professional teaching naturalists, and will feature different hands-on nature explorations, field trips, creative activities, and time for free play in nature. We will take hikes, explore local natural areas, use naturalist tools, and follow our curiosity as we learn about local plants, animals, rocks,…

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School’s Out Camp | Explore Nature with MNHC for Spring Break

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until March 20, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$45 – $50

March 16-20th: Explore Nature with MNHC During Spring Break! This MCPS spring break, elementary school students can join MNHC naturalists for a day–or a week–of fun and learning outdoors. Each day will be led by MNHC’s professional teaching naturalists, and will feature different hands-on nature explorations, field trips, creative activities, and time for free play in nature. We will take hikes, explore local natural areas, use naturalist tools, and follow our curiosity as we learn about local plants, animals, rocks,…

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School’s Out Camp | Explore Nature with MNHC for Spring Break

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until March 20, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$45 – $50

March 16-20th: Explore Nature with MNHC During Spring Break! This MCPS spring break, elementary school students can join MNHC naturalists for a day–or a week–of fun and learning outdoors. Each day will be led by MNHC’s professional teaching naturalists, and will feature different hands-on nature explorations, field trips, creative activities, and time for free play in nature. We will take hikes, explore local natural areas, use naturalist tools, and follow our curiosity as we learn about local plants, animals, rocks,…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

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

The miniNaturalist pre-K program encourages curiosity for the natural world. Dates: Every Thursday, September – May Time: 10:00-11:00 am NEW in 2020! To meet the needs of multiple ages, the program will focus on learner directed stations including sensory, art, imaginative play, literacy, and science. We have an adult station too! With coffee, tea, natural history explorations and tips on how to engage your child with nature. Connect with other parents as your children explore. Feel free to stay and spend…

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Western Wildlife: History and Lore 4-Part Brown Bag Lecture Series

March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 26, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 26, 2020

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

Take an educational lunch break with Lee Silliman presenting Western Wildlife: History and Lore. This 4-Part Brown Bag Lecture Series will provide absorbing details about the history of our iconic wildlife. Pack a lunch, enjoy coffee and tea on us, sit back and learn! This course will vividly sketch portraits of the diverse fauna which were abundant in the North American Great Plains and Rocky Mountain ecosystems during the frontier era.  Through vintage imagery and nineteenth century first person narratives,…

Find out more »

School’s Out Camp | Explore Nature with MNHC for Spring Break

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until March 20, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$45 – $50

March 16-20th: Explore Nature with MNHC During Spring Break! This MCPS spring break, elementary school students can join MNHC naturalists for a day–or a week–of fun and learning outdoors. Each day will be led by MNHC’s professional teaching naturalists, and will feature different hands-on nature explorations, field trips, creative activities, and time for free play in nature. We will take hikes, explore local natural areas, use naturalist tools, and follow our curiosity as we learn about local plants, animals, rocks,…

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Creative Creatures Afterschool Club

March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 6, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$60
girl holding bug

Location: Montana Natural History Center Dates:  Every Monday from Feb. 24 - April 6, except March 16. Time:  Drop off is anytime between 4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Pickup is promptly at 5:30. Ages:  Grades 1st - 5th This camp sits right at the intersection of art and science. Thanks to an exciting new partnership between the Montana Natural History Center and the Missoula Butterfly House & Insectarium, campers will have a chance to work with specimens and educators from both organizations.…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

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

The miniNaturalist pre-K program encourages curiosity for the natural world. Dates: Every Thursday, September – May Time: 10:00-11:00 am NEW in 2020! To meet the needs of multiple ages, the program will focus on learner directed stations including sensory, art, imaginative play, literacy, and science. We have an adult station too! With coffee, tea, natural history explorations and tips on how to engage your child with nature. Connect with other parents as your children explore. Feel free to stay and spend…

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Western Wildlife: History and Lore 4-Part Brown Bag Lecture Series

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 26, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 26, 2020

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

Take an educational lunch break with Lee Silliman presenting Western Wildlife: History and Lore. This 4-Part Brown Bag Lecture Series will provide absorbing details about the history of our iconic wildlife. Pack a lunch, enjoy coffee and tea on us, sit back and learn! This course will vividly sketch portraits of the diverse fauna which were abundant in the North American Great Plains and Rocky Mountain ecosystems during the frontier era.  Through vintage imagery and nineteenth century first person narratives,…

Find out more »

Saturday Kids Activity | Rockhounding

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm

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 »

Creative Creatures Afterschool Club

March 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 6, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$60
girl holding bug

Location: Montana Natural History Center Dates:  Every Monday from Feb. 24 - April 6, except March 16. Time:  Drop off is anytime between 4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Pickup is promptly at 5:30. Ages:  Grades 1st - 5th This camp sits right at the intersection of art and science. Thanks to an exciting new partnership between the Montana Natural History Center and the Missoula Butterfly House & Insectarium, campers will have a chance to work with specimens and educators from both organizations.…

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April 2020

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

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

The miniNaturalist pre-K program encourages curiosity for the natural world. Dates: Every Thursday, September – May Time: 10:00-11:00 am NEW in 2020! To meet the needs of multiple ages, the program will focus on learner directed stations including sensory, art, imaginative play, literacy, and science. We have an adult station too! With coffee, tea, natural history explorations and tips on how to engage your child with nature. Connect with other parents as your children explore. Feel free to stay and spend…

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Creative Creatures Afterschool Club

April 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until April 6, 2020

Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$60
girl holding bug

Location: Montana Natural History Center Dates:  Every Monday from Feb. 24 - April 6, except March 16. Time:  Drop off is anytime between 4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Pickup is promptly at 5:30. Ages:  Grades 1st - 5th This camp sits right at the intersection of art and science. Thanks to an exciting new partnership between the Montana Natural History Center and the Missoula Butterfly House & Insectarium, campers will have a chance to work with specimens and educators from both organizations.…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

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

The miniNaturalist pre-K program encourages curiosity for the natural world. Dates: Every Thursday, September – May Time: 10:00-11:00 am NEW in 2020! To meet the needs of multiple ages, the program will focus on learner directed stations including sensory, art, imaginative play, literacy, and science. We have an adult station too! With coffee, tea, natural history explorations and tips on how to engage your child with nature. Connect with other parents as your children explore. Feel free to stay and spend…

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Wildflower Art Lecture with the Native Plant Society

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
free

DATE: Thursday, April 9 TIME: 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Montana Natural History Center The Clark Fork Chapter of the Montana Native Society is hosting a Wildflower Art lecture at the Montana Natural History Center! Stephanie Frostad, Kristi Hager, Kendahl Jan Jub, Rosella Mosteller, and Nancy Seiler will present their wildflower art in an illustrated program and tell us stories about their art and the flowers. This lecture will get you ready for spring flower viewing and maybe flower drawing and painting!…

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Saturday Kids Activity: Explore the Watershed

April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm

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

Come by and explore our Clark Fork river watershed with a fun interactive floor model. Move people, trees, buildings, and animals around on the map as you learn about the many interrelated parts of our watershed. You can see where the Clark Fork begins, which mountains drain water into our local rivers and learn about human impacts. Create your own beautiful map of the river using tracing paper and colored pencils. Drop-in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

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

The miniNaturalist pre-K program encourages curiosity for the natural world. Dates: Every Thursday, September – May Time: 10:00-11:00 am NEW in 2020! To meet the needs of multiple ages, the program will focus on learner directed stations including sensory, art, imaginative play, literacy, and science. We have an adult station too! With coffee, tea, natural history explorations and tips on how to engage your child with nature. Connect with other parents as your children explore. Feel free to stay and spend…

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Treading Lightly Lecture Series: Living Museums: Learning in Missoula’s Urban Forests

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$5 – $10

From time immemorial, humans have found ways to explore, learn from, and connect with the natural world. We do this in a variety of ways, some of which leave more footprints than others. This year, our lecture series explores how we can study and observe the natural world while doing our best to minimize our impact. Join us as biologists, philosophers, conservationists, and more share their work and their views on how to learn from nature while treading lightly. Our…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

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

The miniNaturalist pre-K program encourages curiosity for the natural world. Dates: Every Thursday, September – May Time: 10:00-11:00 am NEW in 2020! To meet the needs of multiple ages, the program will focus on learner directed stations including sensory, art, imaginative play, literacy, and science. We have an adult station too! With coffee, tea, natural history explorations and tips on how to engage your child with nature. Connect with other parents as your children explore. Feel free to stay and spend…

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Saturday Kids Activity: Explore the Watershed

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm

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

Come by and explore our Clark Fork river watershed with a fun interactive floor model. Move people, trees, buildings, and animals around on the map as you learn about the many interrelated parts of our watershed. You can see where the Clark Fork begins, which mountains drain water into our local rivers and learn about human impacts. Create your own beautiful map of the river using tracing paper and colored pencils. Drop-in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.

Find out more »

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

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

The miniNaturalist pre-K program encourages curiosity for the natural world. Dates: Every Thursday, September – May Time: 10:00-11:00 am NEW in 2020! To meet the needs of multiple ages, the program will focus on learner directed stations including sensory, art, imaginative play, literacy, and science. We have an adult station too! With coffee, tea, natural history explorations and tips on how to engage your child with nature. Connect with other parents as your children explore. Feel free to stay and spend…

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May 2020

miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

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

The miniNaturalist pre-K program encourages curiosity for the natural world. Dates: Every Thursday, September – May Time: 10:00-11:00 am NEW in 2020! To meet the needs of multiple ages, the program will focus on learner directed stations including sensory, art, imaginative play, literacy, and science. We have an adult station too! With coffee, tea, natural history explorations and tips on how to engage your child with nature. Connect with other parents as your children explore. Feel free to stay and spend…

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Saturday Kids Activity: Insect Investigations

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm

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 p.m. 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. Use a field guide outside or bring what you find back in for an identification before letting it…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

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

The miniNaturalist pre-K program encourages curiosity for the natural world. Dates: Every Thursday, September – May Time: 10:00-11:00 am NEW in 2020! To meet the needs of multiple ages, the program will focus on learner directed stations including sensory, art, imaginative play, literacy, and science. We have an adult station too! With coffee, tea, natural history explorations and tips on how to engage your child with nature. Connect with other parents as your children explore. Feel free to stay and spend…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

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

The miniNaturalist pre-K program encourages curiosity for the natural world. Dates: Every Thursday, September – May Time: 10:00-11:00 am NEW in 2020! To meet the needs of multiple ages, the program will focus on learner directed stations including sensory, art, imaginative play, literacy, and science. We have an adult station too! With coffee, tea, natural history explorations and tips on how to engage your child with nature. Connect with other parents as your children explore. Feel free to stay and spend…

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Saturday Kids Activity: Insect Investigations

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm

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 p.m. 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. Use a field guide outside or bring what you find back in for an identification before letting it…

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miniNaturalist Pre-K Program

May 28 @ 10:00 am
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Free with admission

MiniNaturalists is cancelled on Thursday, October 17 due to jury duty. Come see us again next week! 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: January: Animals in Winter February: Diggin’ Dinos and Fossils March: Wild…

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1st Annual Nature Journaling Conference at the Montana Natural History Center

May 29 - May 31
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$250

DATES: May 29-31 TIMES: Friday, 4:30-7:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00- 4:30 p.m. & 7:00 -9:00 p.m., Sunday, 9:00- noon LOCATION: Montana Natural History Center Registration is required. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. on January 1st. Follow this LINK to register. Learn from four experienced instructors: Hannah Hinchman, Nancy Seiler, Claire Emery and Jenah Mead. Throughout the weekend they will teach a variety of nature journaling tips and techniques- event-mapping, drawing native plants and more- to enhance your joy of nature journaling.…

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June 2020

Plants in the Park with Peter Lesica

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$70 – $80

June 6 10:00-4:00 Meet at the Montana Natural History Center Greenough Park along Rattlesnake Creek is one of Missoula’s crown jewels. Spend the day with botanist Peter Lesica learning the flowers, trees and shrubs and their ecology found in this accessible riparian area.  Greenough has a lovely variety of plants to behold in late spring; some of them rare in Montana.  We will start at the Montana Natural History Center and then travel to the park on the MNHC bus. This class…

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July 2020

Closed for 4th of July

July 4
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States

MNHC will be closed on July 4th. Have a wonderful holiday!

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September 2020

Closed for Labor Day

September 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States

MNHC will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 7. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Treading Lightly Lecture Series: The Language of the Wild: Studies in Animal Communication

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$5 – $10

From time immemorial, humans have found ways to explore, learn from, and connect with the natural world. We do this in a variety of ways, some of which leave more footprints than others. This year, our lecture series explores how we can study and observe the natural world while doing our best to minimize our impact. Join us as biologists, philosophers, conservationists, and more share their work and their views on how to learn from nature while treading lightly. Our…

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October 2020

Treading Lightly Lecture Series: Treading Lightly in the Anthropocene

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$5 – $10

From time immemorial, humans have found ways to explore, learn from, and connect with the natural world. We do this in a variety of ways, some of which leave more footprints than others. This year, our lecture series explores how we can study and observe the natural world while doing our best to minimize our impact. Join us as biologists, philosophers, conservationists, and more share their work and their views on how to learn from nature while treading lightly. Our…

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November 2020

Treading Lightly Lecture Series: Live Community Storytelling: Notes from the Field

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
$5 – $10

From time immemorial, humans have found ways to explore, learn from, and connect with the natural world. We do this in a variety of ways, some of which leave more footprints than others. This year, our lecture series explores how we can study and observe the natural world while doing our best to minimize our impact. Join us as biologists, philosophers, conservationists, and more share their work and their views on how to learn from nature while treading lightly. Our…

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December 2020

CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

December 24 - December 26
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Bird on pine branch wearing green and red stocking cap and scarf

The Montana Natural History Center will be closed on Thursday, December 24th, Friday, December 25th, and Saturday, December 26th so that our staff can spend time with their families! Happy Holidays!

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CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

December 31, 2020 - January 1, 2021
Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory Street, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801 United States
Bird on pine branch wearing green and red stocking cap and scarf

The Montana Natural History Center will be closed on Thursday, December 31st and Friday January 1st so that our staff can spend time with their families! Happy Holidays!

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