Kids in Bozeman got a chance to get their hands on real artifacts at the Museum of the Rockies' annual Junior Archeology day.
Organizers say it's a fun event that offers hands-on activities that showcase archeology in Montana and other cultures around the world.
They say it's important to be able to teach kids and adults alike the importance of archeology and preserving archeological sites.
Coordinator Crystal Alegria says artifacts are a good way to learn about the pre-history of Montana.
"The artifacts tell a lot of stories and they tell the story of how people lived here in the landscape in Montana many, many years ago so, this is a good way to do it and kids have a lot of fun and they learn a lot at the same time," says Alegria.
The event is just one way the museum of the rockies celebrates "Archeology Month".