Wild About Nature Hosted by Girl Scouts of Southwest Montana

Montana Natural History Center 120 Hickory St., Missoula, MT

Is your girl wild about nature? Does she get buzzed about bugs or enchanted with ecosystems? Join Girl Scouts as we discover the natural world while exploring STEM! This program, in partnership with the Montana Natural History Center, will guide attendees through a series of activities and lessons to engage their inner naturalist. Girls will […]

$15

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CANCELED – Saturday Kids’ Activity | Rockhounding

Montana Natural History Center 120 Hickory St., Missoula, MT

Due to concerns about COVID-19, Saturday Kids' Activities are canceled until further notice. Stay healthy, friends! Learn about our local rocks and find a few treasures to take home! Are you interested in becoming a rockhound? At this drop-in activity you can see neat mineral and crystal samples, learn about our most common local rocks […]

Free with Admission

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CANCELED – Saturday Kids’ Activity: Explore the Watershed

Montana Natural History Center 120 Hickory St., Missoula, MT

Due to concerns about COVID-19, Saturday Kids' Activities are canceled until further notice. Stay healthy, friends! Come by and explore our Clark Fork river watershed with a fun interactive floor model. Move people, trees, buildings, and animals around on the map as you learn about the many interrelated parts of our watershed. You can see […]

NatureWebs #4: Making Mountains: Adventures in Topography Part 1

Montana Natural History Center 120 Hickory St., Missoula, MT

Join us for NatureWebs: FREE Science & Nature Webinars from the Montana Natural History Center.  How can we represent a three-dimensional landform on a two-dimensional piece of paper? How do map makers show elevation? Are all maps the same? Let’s take a look at all of these questions and more by making a mountain and […]

Free

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CANCELED – Saturday Kids’ Activity: Insect Investigations

Montana Natural History Center 120 Hickory St., Missoula, MT

Due to concerns about COVID-19, Saturday Kids’ Activities are canceled until further notice. Stay healthy, friends! Spring brings insect investigations! Learn about insect body plans and lifestyles. Models, puppets, and - best of all - collecting materials will be available for use. Find out how to identify an insect and where you might find one. […]

Free with Admission
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Getting to Know Flowers: Three-Part Virtual Series for Kids

Montana Natural History Center 120 Hickory St., Missoula, MT

Please join us for a three-part series on getting to know flowers! This class is geared to students in 3rd-6th grade and will meet via Zoom at 11am on Wednesdays (May 13, 20, 27) for interactive, one-hour lessons. Students will learn to identify flower anatomy, flower families, and specific flowers. Each week, students will be […]

$30 – $50

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Family FieldStudies: Monarchs, Milkweed, & Mysteries

Montana Natural History Center 120 Hickory St., Missoula, MT

What do mountains have to do with monarch migration? Why are monarchs orange? Why does milkweed matter? Join Maggie Hirschauer, zoologist and Bitterroot Monarch Project Coordinator at the MPG Ranch, for a two-part series that explores these questions and more! Participants will gain access to two engaging videos that introduce the life cycle of monarchs, the relationship […]

$2 – $20

NatureWebs: Super Spider Edition with Missoula Butterfly House & Insectarium

Montana Natural History Center 120 Hickory St., Missoula, MT

Date: Tuesday, July 7th, 10:30-11:00 AM MST Join us for this eight-legged edition of NatureWebs! Our friends at the Missoula Butterfly House & Insectarium will cover everything from spider anatomy and feeding habits to how they grow and defend themselves. We’ll meet a wide range of spiders and dispel old and inaccurate spider myths. We’ll […]

Free

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Spring Break Family Naturalist Programs

Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden 404 H Road, Missoula, MT

Join us to explore the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden on Tuesday and/or Thursday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. this week for a free, socially distanced program designed for elementary-aged students and their families. Each day we'll have three naturalist-themed trails set up for your family to enjoy at your own pace to help […]

Free
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Spring Break Family Naturalist Programs

Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden 404 H Road, Missoula, MT

Join us to explore the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden on Tuesday and/or Thursday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. this week for a free, socially distanced program designed for elementary-aged students and their families. Each day we'll have three naturalist-themed trails set up for your family to enjoy at your own pace to help […]

Free