Venture to the Arctic w/ museum’s Polar Family Day & MORe
Next up at the Museum of the Rockies, the Gallatin History Museum Lecture Series continues with Gallatin Agricultural Heritage: More Than Livestock & Crops on Wednesday, December 5th in Hager Auditorium Cindy Shearer’s presentation will begin at 6pm. This event is open to the public.
In conjunction with its visiting exhibits, Polar Family Day comes to the Museum on Saturday, December 8th from 10am–12pm. Explore the world’s frigid climates and the animals that call it home. Get messy with blubber gloves, experiment with snow, and track bears with Polar Bears International. Celebrate the world’s polar regions and winter weather with crafts, activities, and experiments. Sponsored by Polar Bears International, this event is included with Museum admission.
On display through January 27th are photo exhibit Polar Obsession and multi-media Into the Arctic. Both are included with Museum admission.
Polar Obsession is a photography exhibition featuring striking images of the world’s polar regions from National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen. The images will take visitors underwater and across the ice, delivering a unique close-up of wildlife in the Arctic and Antarctic.
Into the Arctic showcases over fifty original oil paintings plus three feature-length films documenting painter and filmmaker Cory Trépanier’s expeditions to the furthest reaches of the Canadian Arctic, a biosphere so remote and untouched, that most of its vast landscape has never been painted before.
Dive deeper into the exhibits with an Evening with the Experts on Tuesday, December 11th from 6–8pm. Meet some of Montana’s experts, researchers, and artists that work in the polar regions of the world. Hear their stories, examine their research, and see how their passion is contributing to our understanding of the Arctic and the Antarctic. After the presentation, enjoy light appetizers and explore the two changing exhibitions, Polar Obsession and Into the Arctic. This event is $8 for members and $12 for non-members.
For more information about these events and other Museum exhibits, visit www.museumoftherockies.org or call (406) 994-5257. •