Museum of the Rockies (MOR) wants all Montana's adult communities to be able to engage with museum professionals, so we’re bringing the Museum to you! In partnership with the Live Learning Network, MOR will give you the opportunity to engage with our Montana history collections. Programs are always free for Montana adult communities with advanced registration!
Dinosaurs Grow Up: Studying the Life Patterns of Dinosaurs
Monday, December 16 at 2:10 p.m. MST
Overview: How did dinosaurs grow up? How long did it take for a Tyrannosaurus rex to grow to its full size? How do we know how old each dinosaur was when it died? We can reconstruct the life pattern of a dinosaur by closely studying its fossilized bones. Study real fossils from the Museum of the Rockies’ collection to discover how dinosaur babies grew to adults.
Tuesday, January 21 at 2:10 p.m. MST
Overview: Fossil evidence provides a record of the evolutionary history of life on Earth. Explore the collections from Museum of the Rockies and explore how dinosaurs and other animals have evolved to produce specific adaptions for survival. Examine how scientists use specific characteristics of skeletons to create hypotheses of evolutionary relationships.
Dinosaur Dentists: Exploring Teeth of the Mesozoic Era
Thursday, February 20 at 2:10 p.m. MST
Overview: Like animals today, animals that are now extinct had special adaptations that helped them survive in their habitat. Study real fossils from the Museum of the Rockies’ collection and discover how different teeth of dinosaurs and ma mals that lived during the Mesozoic Era were adapted to these animals’ diets.
May 1, 2019 | Michael Fox & Dr. Shane Doyle
In the third week of August, the sleepy Montana town of Crow Agency becomes the Tipi Capital of the World, hosting pow wows, rodeos and most importantly a great gathering of families and friend of the Apsaalooke Nation of American Indians. Learn more about the origins of this celebration and homecoming that welcomes thousands of spectators and over 1,000 tipis to southeast Montana.
Silver City to Copper Kingdom
April 3, 2019 | Michael Fox
The story of Butte, Montana is a classic tale of booms and busts, flourishing immigrant communities, and tragic disasters. This tough and determined community, created by determined prospectors and wily Copper kings, perseveres under the shadow of the headframes and smelters that powered the technological revolution in the United States.
Big Teams in the Big Sky
March 1, 2019
Before the advent of the tractor, farmers and ranchers in Big Sky country relied on true horsepower to till the soil and harvest crops. Join us for a discussion of how humans and their animals worked together to make the northern plains one of the world’s greatest grain and hay producing regions.