Bozeman, MT and The Museum of the Rockies
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Bozeman, I love this quaint Montana town. It had such a fun hip vibe to it. With The University of Montana at the heart of the town this brings lots of great events and activities to the area for all ages. The Museum of the Rockies is located directly next to the university. I believe the museum is affiliated with the university. We had a fun day at this museum. It had a fun way of learning the history of Montana. As you walk through the museum you are evolving right along with Montana, starting one billion years ago when there was water where Montana is today.
These models helped me to understand the formation of Montana and the Rocky Mountains. It also helped that Jeff broke down the fancy verbiage and explained them in “Jill terms”.
And although we aren’t huge dinosaur fans, they did have an impressive dinosaur hall. They also had a great show on color at the planetarium, which was particularly exciting for Koah as he had never been. And man, o, man those planetarium seats were super comfortable. The 30 minute presentation was way too short for me.
The kids favorite part of this museum was the Exploring Yellowstone kids room. It happened to be one of my favorite parts as well, as I was really impressed with the animals that were placed through out the exhibit. Each animal was designed and made with items that would have otherwise been trash. This inspired me to think how I could use items that I would otherwise throw away.
We also stopped into the Bozeman Public Library. We headed to this library after dinner and I was thinking that we would be gone for about an hour before heading back to the campground. We were here for 3 hours (until closing at 8). The kids were just having too much fun, and I had to savor the moment and let them be.
Playing “chester” (against herself).
Doing some art, with her keen artist eyes.
I even got to flip through a few crochet books as the kids were all busy doing their thing. It is moments like these where I say I could do this forever or at least for a long time but then there are those other days. But for today, I’ll take this one and cherish it and remember it.