600 W Kagy Blvd
Bozeman, MT 59717
Montana is full of the exciting science that happens right in your backyard! On select Saturdays in the main lobby, meet a Montana scientist and learn about their area of specialization. Researchers will be displaying real specimens, artifacts, and touchable items that will be sure to spark curiosity in the natural world. From snow science to paleontology, there are so many interesting subjects for everyone to enjoy!
The Varricchio Family Paleontology Laboratory at MSU provides space and equipment for undergraduate and graduate students to prepare and study fossils as part of various research endeavors. Zakaria Hannebaum is an Undergraduate Researcher at Montana State University and the Lab Manager for the Varricchio Family Paleontology Laboratory at MSU. Zakaria’s research focuses on understanding the taphonomic processes affecting the preservation of the small dinosaur called Orodromeus, along with analyzing the population dynamics of this species throughout the Two Medicine Formation in Montana.