The new building has been a bit like having a delicious pie in the middle of the table but you're not allowed to dig into it. Playing the role of the pie in this scenario would be the new terminal at the Missoula Montana Airport. It's been sitting there for a bit, it looks delicious ready, but it just hasn't quite been time yet. Well, we're almost to the finish line with the new terminal and in less than two weeks it'll be open for business.

After an earlier opening day in May was pushed back a bit, the waiting game will end when the new terminal opens on June 8 for passengers and flights. But before it does, NBC Montana reports that the airport will host its Open House Celebration on May 31 to give the community a chance to check it out before officially opening.

From a Missoula Montana Airport press release:

MSO’s Terminal Expansion project modernized the facility to serve the region well into the future, providing passengers an elevated travel experience at MSO.

Attendees of the Open House event will explore the new amenities and learn about the project from Team MSO, including hearing directly from Lorie Dankers a TSA spokesperson regarding their technology advancements in the new terminal.

Be one of the first to see new features at the airport:

  • Expanded ticketing options
  • Extra TSA screening lines
  • Additional boarding areas
  • Improved baggage handling
  • A sit-down restaurant
  • A viewing area
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The open house will take place from 4 PM to 7 PM and the press release says parking will be free for the first 60 minutes in the short-term or long-term areas. But keep in mind that parking will be limited.

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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.

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