Homeschool Naturalists

Our Homeschool Programs aim to provide a holistic look at how we can observe and explore the world around us. 

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year opens August 6, 2021.

Naturalists Program, PreK-5th grade

The Homeschool Naturalists Program serves PreK-5th grades and meets on the second Friday of each month from September to May. These classes are for students who enjoy learning natural history topics through exploration, discussion, nature journaling, and discovery.

Maximum class size: 15 students

Cost: $90 per student; includes 9 classes. 

Registration/Course Offerings:

PreK-K registration closed at this time                                           

Click here to register for 1st-5th Grades                                            Second Fridays, 10-11:30am*

Homeschool students roasting marshmallows at the end of their naturalist lesson on fire ecology.

Naturalists Outdoors, PreK-8th grade with family

The Naturalists Outdoors class meets once a month (September to May) in a natural area within 10 miles of Missoula’s downtown. Each gathering is outdoors and will include activities designed to spark exploration, discovery, and stewardship of our natural environment. This is the perfect class for children and families who love to explore and learn about the natural world around them!

Maximum class size: 20 students

Cost: $90/student; includes 9 classes

Registration/Course Offerings:

Registration currently closed at this time.


*Due to Covid-19 precautions, all in-person programs will require participants and guardians to wear masks that cover their nose and mouth while indoors or within 10 feet of other participants or leaders. Additionally, all in-person programs may be modified to a virtual format dependent on Montana Natural History Center’s Covid-19 safety procedures.

Questions? Please use our online form below or contact Bailey Zook at 327.0405 ext. 208.

Homeschool Naturalists