How old are rocks? Where do fossils come from? What is topography and what do the contour lines on a map represent? Discover how different layers of the earth reveal answers to these questions through our augmented reality sandbox and fossil display. Fossil collection curated and donated by Bill MacBride.
Come ask your questions about the Universe! Build a space shuttle and test its durability, plan a space mission, learn what’s not visible to the human eye in space and ask the question - Are we alone? Sun, Earth, Universe is on loan from The Science Zone in Casper, Wyoming (big thanks to them!)
Cast your line, measure your catch, then find out which native Montana fish you caught. Wander over to the 125 gallon aquarium to get a close up view of young rainbow trout from the Ennis Fish Hatchery. Special thanks to Crystal Clear Aquariums for their support!
From spiders and snakes to mushrooms and oleander, the list of nature’s toxic tenants is long and diverse. Nearly every group of the animal kingdom — and many more in the plant kingdom — are represented by species that produce toxins, in the form of either poison or venom. What's the difference between poison and venom and why are they important in medicine? Visitor challenge: see if you can find our two resident poison dart frogs hiding in their vivarium.