In response to the latest guidelines and information from local, state and federal public health authorities, the Science Center is temporarily closed to the public. We are committed to following the recommendations of public health authorities and will continue to act in an abundance of caution with the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers as our top priority.Our team has been hard at work brainstorming new and innovative ways that we can continue to deliver science to you at home. Check us out on Facebook and Instagram and look for additional online science content in the next week.All of us at the Montana Science Center deeply appreciate the patience, support, and understanding of our community, and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to the museum as soon as possible.
Dress up like a butterfly and wander through the giant grass; check out our live termites & hissing cockroaches; learn how to tell the difference between an insect and a spider; watch the hexbugs navigate a tricky track.
Check out our new permanent exhibit called Building Brainstorm, which features more than a dozen hands-on activities that explore the creative architectural design process and encourage collaborative problem-solving. Plan a dream home or a dog house, build a skyscraper model, find the best arrangement of an apartment model’s rooms and furniture, and much more.
Explore the science behind nutrition, fitness, and the food we eat with Eat Well, Play Well, a highly interactive bilingual exhibit that encourages healthy living by teaching the science of making healthy food and active lifestyle choices.
Cast your line, measure your catch, then find out which native Montana fish you caught. Check out our fish cam to watch real fish in their environment. Wander over to the 125 gallon aquarium to get a close up view of young rainbow trout from the Ennis Fish Hatchery.
Set your world in motion! Send parachutes soaring high in the Wind Tunnel; test gravity, velocity, and trajectory at the Golf Ball Ramp; send a penny swirling down the Gravity Vortex. It’s a playground for the mind!
The Rigamajig is a large-scale building kit used for hands-on free play and STEAM learning. This collection of wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, nuts, bolts and rope allows visitors to follow their curiosity through play.
STEAMlab is a hands-on, mentor-led space where children ages 8 & up construct meaningful projects, build skills, and unlock understanding.
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