The Wildlife Museum project began in 1991 when the Blaine Theater building was donated by Blaine Bank of Montana. The home of the Wildlife Museum is located in Chinook’s downtown business district. This one-of-a-kind facility display's Montana State’s wildlife species in their natural habitat. The facility includes a gift shop featuring the work of many Montana artists, carvers and taxidermists. The role the State’s various animal species played in the history of Montana is brought to life through permanent exhibits, displays, historic narrations and sound effects.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The Wildlife Museum is marked as a unique attraction nestled among an abundance of historical sites such as the Blaine County Museum and the Bear Paw Battlefield, located just 20 miles south of Chinook.
The museum has a tremendous amount of support from the community of Chinook and the surrounding areas. With a determined Board of Directors, most of the renovations have been completed on the building themselves. Many mounted wildlife specimens have been acquired and are now on display for the public to enjoy. Local fund-raisers are held annually and supporters are able to adopt animals that are placed in the permanent exhibits to assist in costs of the project.
The Board has held numerous open house events over the years to offer the public a chance to see the progress on the extensive renovation of the building and to see the collection of mounted animals and birds. Now available for viewing, the museum is a stunning sight for everyone who enters Montana's premier Wildlife contributor.
Feel free to contact us with questions at 406.357.3102
(or 406.357.2385 during the September to May Off-Season), to schedule a group tour or for general information contact one of the board members below:
Museum Gift Shop
Just for Kids Gift Shop
Website design by Montana Grafix - Chinook, Montana - Photos courtesy of Steve Helmbrecht.
417 Indiana Street - Chinook, Montana 59523 - Email us Here. The Wildlife Museum is a 501(c) 3 Non-Profit Organization
The Wildlife Museum
417 Indiana Street - Chinook, Montana 59523
Tours available by appointment.
Contact us on Facebook, E-mail us or call 406.357.3102 to schedule a tour.
(Call 406.357.2385 during the September to May Off-Season)
Admission: $6 / Adults, $4 / Students, 5 & Under FREE
Open June 1st - August 31st
Contact us here for more information.
|Board of Directors
|Kory Cecrle, President
|Bill Harbolt Jr.