Museum of the Rockies

2016 Out West, Montana, Road Trip

On our 2008 trip we stopped here to get just a little taste of this stupendous museum. This trip we want to see more. We camped just a ten minute drive away and came in this afternoon to begin the adventure.  We browsed a bit in the Siebel Dinosaur Complex learning more about the origins of life, gazing at some stupendous dinosaur fossils, and watching paleontologists at work in the lab. We took in the 4PM Taylor Planetarium show, Lamps of Atlantis about the night sky over Atlantis 3,600 years ago. Then we spent some time in the temporary exhibit, The Villas of Oplontis gazing at frescoes and other 2000 year old fragments of a villa near Pompeii. A quick trip to the gift shop and we have a cool video to watch tonight about the largest dinosaur ever discovered. Time now to head east a few miles to Bear Canyon Campground to fix dinner and rest up for tomorrows adventures here!




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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

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Magerøya Island

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