Siebel Dinosaur Complex Overview for the Montana Dinosaur Trail

Length: 4 minutes. Museum of the Rockies is a Smithsonian Affiliate and recognized as one of the world’s finest research and history museums. The museum houses the most T. rex specimen anywhere in the world. Notable exhibits include the growth series of Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex, the Montana’s T. rex skeleton, the Big Al Allosaurus specimen, and many other one-of-a-kind dinosaur finds. Museum of the Rockies also delights visitors with changing exhibits from around the world, permanent indoor and outdoor regional history exhibits, planetarium shows, and a museum store.

Amy Atwater, the paleontology collections manager at Museum of the Rockies (MOR) in Bozeman, gives visitors an inside look at the museum.

At the forefront of the MOR team is Dr. John Scannella, the curator, who is an expert in the growth and development of triceratops. The team also includes Scott Williams, the lab and field specialist. Williams is incredible at figuring out all sorts of problems including how to get a fossil out of the rock and from one place to another. Williams also studies an assortment of creatures from the Cretaceous time period. Amy Atwater represents the mammal lovers and is interested in the time period following the dinosaur extinction. Finally, Ellen-Therese Lamm specializes in histology.

Learn more about the Museum of the Rockies along the Montana Dinosaur Trail:

Montana is rich in paleontological history and has produced some of the most important dinosaur finds. The Montana Dinosaur Trail is a consortium of 14 museums across the state of Montana. Each facility features dinosaur-related displays and many of the museums and their staff are actively adding to paleontology research.