Wednesday, June 20, 2018
GREAT DISPLAY - WORTH A VISIT!! Beautiful observation deck, great view of the valley with a free telescope to use!! Gives you a good understanding of the local wildlife and you get to see the changes in human perspective over time. PRICE$$: You can get discount on the somewhat hight prices if you are a child, student, vet, military, or senior person which brought our groups price per person down to around $7 instead of the usual $12 per adult.
LAYOUT: The layout is scattered but small enough to make sure you can see everything in at least 2 hours if you don't linger.
DISPLAYS: There is a very informative display about invisible boundaries and the affect on wild life migration patterns in Yellowstone area that is eye opening. There are interactive displays and videos that convey the scale of the Yellowstone ecosystem very effectively. You get to see almost first hand how animals are oblivious to the "boundaries" of the park. The display is on loan for a few seasons I believe so go check it out if you're in the area this year!! (2018)
There is also a statue of the mythical Hercules taming the stallions, which was made by the same man who sculpted the famous mount Rushmore faces.
KIDS: kids will definitely enjoy the visit to the museum. Not only is is small enough so they won't get bored, but there's plenty of interactive displays and interesting pictures. There is an entire section for kids with workshops and play areas. Great thinking!!