ECO-Critters with ZooMontana


ZooMontana returns to Lewistown November 11 for 2023’s final Eco-Critters event

American Prairie is pleased to announce an upcoming event in partnership with ZooMontana at the National Discovery Center in Lewistown. On Saturday, November 11, from 10am to 2pm, educational staff from ZooMontana in Billings will be bringing a number of live animals to Lewistown as part of the National Discovery Center’s ongoing program, “ECO-Critters.” ECO-Critters is one of a number of new educational programs recently developed by American Prairie’s National Discovery Center staff, who are excited about their ongoing partnership with ZooMontana.

This is the last of six scheduled visits in 2023 by ZooMontana to Lewistown and the National Discovery Center. Animals visiting on November 11 are a plains hognose snake named Wilbur, a striped salamander, and a tarantula. Animal guests always vary and the line-up may change depending on an animal’s current availability.

During this event, visitors can explore multiple stations and learn about the natural world the animals live in and how they are cared for at the zoo. Visitors can also tour the National Discovery Center exhibits and learn even more about prairie plants and animals. ZooMontana Education and Outreach staff will be on hand to answer questions and handle the animals. 

The American Prairie National Discovery Center is located at 302 W. Main Street in Lewistown, and is open Thursday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Visit americanprairie.org/national-discovery-center to learn more, and follow American Prairie on Facebook for updates on upcoming events and programming.


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