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Missoula Children's Museum. RAWR!

Children's Museum, Missoula

www.familiesfirstmontana.org

The Children's Museum, Missoula has a fun, interactive learning opportunity that allows you to explore your interests and abilities through play. The Museum is a destination where kids can be kids and grownups can network with other parents and caregivers and feel like part of a community. We have positive learning experiences, developmental growth and quality family time. Hands-on exhibits and weekly programs for kids ages infant through 10!

Exhibits include Busy Babies, Dino Dig, Water Works…Wonders! and a beautifully made Forest Exhibit.

A bear made of sand at the Missoula Children's Museum

Only $3.50 per person and everyone under the age of 1 is free!

Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

Located at:
225 West Front Street
Missoula, MT 59802

Children's Museum of Bozeman. Can you see the people between the columns?

Children's Museum of Bozeman

www.cmbozeman.org

The Children's Museum of Bozeman has hands-on, sensory exhibits and fun games that take you to the land of imagination! It also helps encourage curiosity, creativity, and self-confidence, all in one visit! Okay, maybe two.

Fun stuff:

Bubble Wall (How big of a bubble can you make? Come and check out our refurbished Bubble Wall), Magnetic Canvas (Gears, shapes, and marble runs!), Our Big Sky Home (A constantly evolving exhibit celebrating one of Southwestern Montana's most treasured resources, you get to explore many different ways of learning using the outdoors!), Toddler Area (Sensory table, giant blocks, bead table, puzzles and puppets!), Visit the Old West (Build your own log cabin and play dress-up in our tipi as you explore the Old West!), Bobcat Court (Be a star on or off the court at our MSU Bobcat area!), Doctor's Office (Come and play in our doctor's office complete with x-rays and anatomical models!), Puppet Theater (Let your imagination go wild behind our delightful puppet theater!), Pinbell Machine (Make your own melody with our take on the classic pinball machine!)

Our goal is to be a place where kids and families can have fun learning together!

Dress-up at The Children's Museum of Bozeman

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Located at:
234 East Babcock Street
Bozeman, MT 59771

Painting in the Children's Museum of Northeast Montana, GlasgowChildren's Museum of Northeast Montana, Glasgow

http://www.curiousminds.citymax.com

The Children's Museum of Northeast Montana excites exploration, creativity and discovery, and empowers with knowledge through fun, hands-on experiences. Here are some of the amazing exhibits you may see:

From Seed To Market – Come learn about the agricultural process of farming. From viewing the root system of vegetables and grains to pretending at our child-sized farmers market stand!

Music Heard From Around the World - Travel to other countries across the globe and experience the musical instruments they use while learning how these cultures use music in their lives.

Excavation Station - Practice your Paleontological skills as a dinosaur excavator! In our sand pit, with brush in hand, you uncover fossils of these creatures that once roamed the earth.

Lights, Camera, Action - Everyone will have fun putting on and watching puppet shows in this whimsical theater. Also, take your inner actor and dress up in fun costumes on stage!

Castle of Make Believe – Come to the land of Pretend and Imagination as you dress up as Harry Potter, Fancy Nancy, a firefighter, a princess...whatever your imagination can discover with our clothes, hats, and shoes. It all takes place under a simply gorgeous castle canopy.

Admission is only $2.00 for adults and $1 for children! Children 2 and under are free! (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

Ferocious at Children's Museum of Northeast Montana, Glasgow

Hours:
Saturday- 10am-3pm
Sunday and Monday- Closed
Tuesday - 10am-3pm
Wednesday - 4pm-8pm
Thursday and Friday - 10am-3pm

Located at:
98 Highway 2 East, Suite 4
Glasgow, MT 59230

Children's Museum of Montana, a yellow submarine

Children's Museum of Montana, Great Falls

www.childrensmuseumofmt.org

The Children's Museum of Montana exists to ignite a lifelong passion for learning through hands-on interactive exploration of science, math and culture. The Children's Museum of Montana offers the most fun per square foot for everyone!

Some museums ask their visitors not to touch the exhibits. ‘Look with your eyes, not with your hands,' they say. That never happens at the Children's Museum of Montana. In fact, every exhibit in the entire museum is designed so you can touch, poke, raise, lower, push and examine to your heart's content.

Only $3 for anyone age 2 or older! Senior discount $2. Children under the age of 2 and members always get in free!

Children's Museum of Montana, The Big Dig site

Hours:
Summer (May - September)
Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Winter (October - April):
Wednesday – Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Located at:
22 Railroad Square, Civic Center Complex
Great Falls, MT 59401

A human body at ExplorationWorks, Helena

Exploration Works, Helena

http://www.explorationworks.org

ExplorationWorks is an innovative, hands-on Museum of Science and Culture, where learning is active, fun and shared. ExplorationWorks is thrilled to provide a variety of ever-changing and always exciting programs and exhibits for you to discover. The four topics being developed for the first year of exhibits are:
Biomimicry: (Come and explore how natural wonders are used to develop new products, quick manufacturing processes and fun applied case-based reasoning.)
Human Health and Wellness: (Discover how we can stay healthy and use our bodies' awesome built-in capacities to avoid illness.)
Wind and Aerodynamics: (Investigate the worlds of wind power, flight, and wind-based fun!)
Natural World: (Delve into the world around us and learn how we can help our planet.)

We’ll also host Exploration Science Camps!

A touchable, simulated pond at ExplorationWorks, Helena

Admissions:
Members and kids under 2 are free
Adults $8.00
Seniors (65+) and students (with ID) $6.50
Kids under 18 $5.50

Summer Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am–5 pm
Sundays and Mondays: Closed

Located at:
995 Carousel Way
Helena, MT 59601

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