The miniNaturalist Pre-K Program engages youngsters in the exploration of the natural world through fun hands-on activities and games.  Emphasis is on observation, sensory skills, and imagination to cultivate a positive connection with nature at an age when children are just beginning to investigate the world around them.


prek-kEach month features a new theme. Explore ‘Forest Friends’, ‘Rocks & Fossils’, ‘Incredible Insects’ and many more.

The hour-long program begins with group time led by a Montana Naturalist History Center Naturalist. The second half  promotes child-directed learning through art activities, dramatic play, science investigation, literacy, and math stations.

We also have a Discovery Room designed just for young naturalists with a touch table, puppets, and books.

Come learn and play with us!

Dates: Every Thursday, September- May

Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Admission: $3/$1 MNHC members, adults and children under 2 free