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Learn about dinosaurs, tree houses and toys at Museum of the Rockies

March 3, 2009

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A family day in the Tree Houses and Toys exhibits and a lecture on dinosaur growth will take place at the Museum of the Rockies this week.
Tree Houses and Toys Family Day is set for 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 7. Two indoor tree houses, an interactive symphony of forest sounds, dissected toys, and more await families in the new exhibits. Visitors are invited to discover which creatures live in trees with special programming from the Montana Outdoor Science School, get their faces painted like a tree dweller, listen to stories, and create special tree-house and toy crafts.

This event is free to members and free to the public with paid museum admission.

MSU graduate student Holly Woodward will discuss "Maia, How You've Grown," at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5. The lecture is free to the public. The lecture features a look inside dinosaur bones. Forty-six Maiasaura duck bill dinosaur bones collected from a bone bed in Choteau provide an opportunity for a large-scale histological examination of growth patterns and individual variation within a dinosaur population.

For more information, visit or call 994-2251. The Museum of the Rockies is open during the winter and spring from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 12:30-5 p.m. on Sundays.