The Nature Adventure Garden, on the east side of MNHC between the river trail and our building, is designed to be a play area that is almost entirely free of traditional structures. In lieu of swings and typical playground equipment, it features boulders, hills, shrubs, and the natural structure that the research links to creative and healthy play.
The Nature Adventure Garden incorporates a variety of native plants to attract insects and birds. It also reflects the Montana Natural History Center’s mission of education by serving as a demonstration garden, showing how under-utilized space can be transformed into an area for creative, unstructured play.
And it provides a fun stop for kids and grownups to visit along the Clark Fork Riverfront Trail. Stop by and play!