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STEAM Connections Field Trips

STEAM Connections Field Trips are designed to be interactive, educational and hands-on for students of all ages. With several standards-aligned curriculums, classrooms get an exciting opportunity to explore science and technology in a way that also introduces STEM concepts to them in an informal learning setting.

*Generally, field trips for public schools, especially Title 1 designated schools are funded by Foundation Grants and the Montana Photonics Industry Alliance. Private schools and homeschool groups are charged a group rate. Funding may also be available through individual school’s Parent Advisory Committees (PACs).

Field Trip Opportunities include:

For details on each of the lessons, please contact our Director of Education.

Field Trip Inquiry

Preschool Field Trips

Self-Guided STEM Activities
Add-on simple science experiments are available.

Grades K-3

Self-Guided STEM Activities
Incredible Insects!

Grades 4-8

Engineering & 3D Design
Intro to Programming, Using Scratch
Simple Electrical Circuits
Looking Into Light (a partnership with MPIA)

Grades 7-12

Engineering & 3D Design
Intro to Programming, Using Scratch
Looking Into Light (a partnership with MPIA)
Photonics: Lasers & Lights (a partnership with MPIA)

MSC Field Trip Basics:

Planning your field trip is easy! Choose from one of the options below, or give us a call and we can help answer your questions.

Self-Guided Field Trips

Mon - Fri, reservations required

$5 per student (minimum of 8 kids); chaperones free.

After a brief orientation by our Visitor Services staff, your group may explore and experience the museum at your own pace (STEAMlab not included).

Guided Field Trips

Tues, Wed, Thur | 10 am or 1 pm | 1.5 hours

(additional times may be available upon request)

In the Museum

$5 per student; chaperones free.

Group limit: 40 students

Geared for Grades K-3, these programs are led by a Museum Educator and feature hands-on activities on a variety of STEM topics. Additional science or hands-on activity can be added for $75 per classroom.

STEAM Connections

$125 (1-12 students) | $250 (13-24 students)

Group limit: 24 students

STEAM Connections field trips are interactive, standards-based field trips and take place in our high-tech STEAMlab. They are facilitated by MSC Staff & MSU pre-service teachers.

Field Trip Inquiry

For additional field trip curricula details or to schedule a trip, call us at 406.522.9087 or email Natalia Kolnik, Director of Education.

Field Trip Inquiry

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