Who would have thought, especially when you were a kid, that finding a fossil could turn into millions? It's going to happen on July 28th for some dude near Havre. Back in 2018, someone discovered a T-Rex relative that scientists say is 76 million years old. They call it a Gorgosaurus.
By the way that would be a great pick-up line:
How you doin'? If you were a dinosaur you'd be a "gorgeous-saurus"!
Anyway, this dinosaur pre-dated the big T-Rex by 10 million years. It's approximately 10 feet tall and 22 feet long. This thing is going up for auction on July 28th at Sotheby's in New York. It's hard to tell how much it will bring but some experts think anywhere between the five to eight million dollar range. Can you believe it?
The difference this time is anyone will be able to bid on this thing, not just museums. I would imagine some foreign buyers will probably be in the mix because of some aphrodisiac quality it's supposed to have.
I couldn't have it, my dog would tear that thing apart. No doubt it will put Havre on the map for every dinosaur hunter trying to get rich quickly. Kind of like finding buried treasure only in a hell of a lot colder climate.
Speaking of old things, thanks for all the birthday wishes, sometimes I feel as old as a dinosaur.
See ya tomorrow at 5 a.m.
Montana's Museum Of The Rockies Is For Everyone! Check It Out
Museum of the Rockies
is nestled right next to Bobcat Stadium in Bozeman. The Museum is part of the American Alliance of Museums
, which means that the Museum of the Rockies is one of the 1,095 museums to hold this distinction. With over 33,000 museums nationwide, this is quite an accomplishment.
The Museum of the Rockies is also part of the Montana Dinosaur Trail
. What is that? It is a trail that runs through the state of Montana and has 14 locations. Each location will get you just a little closer to the history and knowledge of Dinosaurs.
Museum of the Rockies has current and rotating exhibits. Currently, (December 2021) here are some of my favorites that are on display: Siebel Dinosaur Complex
, Welcome to Yellowstone Country
, which digs into the history of Montana, Enduring Peoples Exhibit
, highlighting the American Indians of Montana, and the Paugh Exhibit
, illuminating the stories that connect us with the Northern Colorado Rockies. You can see all the exhibits here
to make planning your trip easier.
Museum of the Rockies is an independent 501 Non-Profit here in Bozeman. With that being said, they hold some of the most exquisite benefits throughout the year.
This gives the museum the opportunity to continue to be a highlight for the city of Bozeman. Another way to continue the success of the Museum of the Rockies is to become a member.
If you are considering donating to the Museum of the Rockies, you can check it out here
and decide which program works best for you. Help Bozeman keep this amazing learning tool open and available to everyone. Enjoy your time at the Museum of the Rockies
Six Museums To Check Out in Montana
Love history, art, or dinosaurs? Montana has museums statewide that are perfect for any interest. The next time you are traveling through the Big Sky State, you should check out one of these amazing museums.