Photos from Darwin Day at the Museum of the Rockies

The Museum of the Rockies here in Bozeman, famed for being the place where paleontologist Jack Horner works, held its first Darwin Day celebration on Wednesday, February 11th. They had cake, a short animated film about Darwin showing in the Hager Auditorium (from the Now You Know About series), and museum staff and docents assisting children in exploring fossils, making observation notebooks, creating personal family trees, and a Finch beak activity using different-sized binder clips to pick up a variety of seeds (lima beans, popcorn, and pinto beans). And the Thermal Biology Institute from MSU was there for “Make Your Own DNA Necklaces.” We brought Patrick and he had fun, but I think some of the activities were a little above a three-year-old’s level. Here are some pictures (click on them to see larger):

Beaks Activity, Darwin Day, Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, MT

Beaks Activity, Darwin Day, Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, MT

Beaks Activity, Darwin Day, Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, MT

Activities, Darwin Day, Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, MT

Patrick & Michael & Mammoth Skull

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