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Montana Natural History Center reviews
The entrance was not expensive: 3$. First we started to look at the animals on Montana. They are not alive. There were some skeletons. There were lots of birds, also not alone. There were insects..... more »
The taxidermy alone was worth the visits. I have never seen such a variety of grizzlies. And the birds were great to see - the ones flitting through the trees are much more difficult to get a close.... more »
Great for kids (and adults who love learn) This is on the smaller side...but for a 3 years old was the perfect amount of space. There are a surprising amount of things in the building, you could spend a couple hours reading and looking at all the specimens. But if you have the attention of a toddler that is great too! They had a wonderful kid's room in addition to the main exhibits and a cool interactive 3-D globe. Also: so affordable. 2 adults and a toddler $6 Staff was super friendly, around if you needed them but not hovering.
It was very interesting. Kind of small but still good. In the very beginning, you can't touch the animals because taxidermy and human hands isn't good. But as you go to the next exhibits, they have a touch and feel which is nice for children. It looks like they had rooms for younger children Also, you can use the microscope to see different things. Towards the end is a video which is very interesting but I think younger children would be bored with it.
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