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Helena

ExplorationWorks 406-457-1800

Located in the Heart of Helena, ExplorationWorks has something for kids ages 1-100. Explore our many interactive activities and exhibits focused on all things science, technology, engineering and math. Navigate the physics of water at our Montana-themed water table, and open and close tubes to design your own air pathways at the Air Maze. Major exhibit changes occur three to four times per year, so no two visits are exactly alike. Please check the website for specific hours, exhibit information, special events, camps, classes and more (www.explorationworks.org).

Holter Museum of Art 406-442-6400

The Holter Museum captures the imagination of young and old through exciting exhibitions and influential art education, fueling curiosity and vision by exploring diverse perspectives and cultures within Montana and beyond.

Montana Historical Society 406-444-2694

Livingston

Yellowstone Gateway Museum 406-222-4184

Woolly mammoth tusks, a bison jump diorama and a fascinating collection of Charlie Russell artwork are just a few of the treasures to behold at the Montana Historical Society in Helena. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to learn more about the Treasure State at the MHS museum and research center in Helena. Its galleries hold hundreds of exciting and unusual objects, some dating back thousands of years. In June, the Historical Society is reopening the Original Governor’s Mansion for tours, after shuttering the facility during the past year due to the pandemic. To book a tour, call (406) 444-4794 or email Anthony.schrillo@mt.gov

Montana Wild 406-444-9944

The Yellowstone Gateway Museum of Park County is a great family destination in Livingston. Indoor and outdoor exhibits include engaging activities for all ages.

West Yellowstone

The Yellowstone Historic Center Museum 406-646-1100

West Yellowstone’s Union Pacific Depot houses the Museum of the Yellowstone, which interprets the heritage of West Yellowstone and tells the story of travel to Yellowstone National Park. It features interactive displays, rare artifacts, weekly educational programs, guest speakers, daily films and guided walking tours of the historic district.  

Montana WILD, located above Spring Meadow Lake State Park, offers outdoor and wildlife education for the whole family and is owned by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Starting June 1st, the center’s summer hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and occasionally in the evening or on weekends for special programs and events. Drop-in visitors will enjoy the exhibit hall with its fish tanks, interactive exhibits and hands-on learning stations.

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2021 Summer Family Fun in Southwest Montana and Yellowstone  

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