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.
Coming Soon! What's the difference between poison and venom? Learn about some of the most dangerous plants and animals on the planet. Find out how they are important to medicine.
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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